Ashish Nehra has still not fully recovered from the hamstring injury and might not play this game. Mohammed Siraj will likely replace him. Siraj has high standards to live up to.
The opening pair of Sunrisers will have to show their class today: David Warner and Shikhar Dhawan have put together four 50+ partnerships. They will have to repeat that if they have any chance of winning against Mumbai.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar has dismissed Parthiv Patel five times. Can he get him for the sixth time? Yuvraj Singh struggles against Harbhajan Singh. He has scored only 45 runs off 58 Bhajji balls. It will be interesting to watch them play.
Mumbai star Krunal Pandey has still not recovered from the injury and will not don the team jersey today. Karn Sharma will continue to play as his replacement. Sharma picked up three wickets in the previous match against Delhi Daredevils.
Jos Butter has travelled back for the national duties and Lendl Simmons will continue to open for Mumbai. If he repeats DelhiDehi heroics, Sunrisers will get a cloudy sky.
West-Indian batsmen Kieron Pollard is slowly starting to bloom and his previous knock of 63 runs in 35 balls shows that he will only get better.. If he gets going in today’s encounter against Sunrisers Hyderabad he can create a non-seasonal storm in Hyderabad.