IPL 2021: SRH's probable XI against Mumbai Indians
Sunrisers Hyderabad will be facing Mumbai Indians in the 55th match of the second phase of the Indian Premier League. Both the teams will be going to play their final match of the competition. Sunrisers Hyderabad has won only 3 matches in the tournament so far.
They would not be happy after considering their performance in the first and second phases of the 14th edition of the Indian Premier League. However, they defeated RCB in their previous encounter as Bhuvneshwar Kumar defended 13 runs against AB de Villiers in the final over of the game. So, let's have a look at the probable playing xi of Sunrisers Hyderabad in the upcoming match against Mumbai Indians on Friday.
The opening batsman from England made his debut for Sunrisers Hyderabad with a bang. He scored 60 runs in his first match but failed to continue the same momentum in the remaining games. He got 2 and 10 in the next two matches against Chennai Super Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders. Then he added 44 runs in the previous match against Royal Challengers Bangalore and will be looking to continue the same flow in the upcoming game. It will be interesting to see that how he's going to face the likes of Jasprit Bumrah and Trent Boult on Friday.
After the failure of Wriddhiman Saha in the top-order, Kane Williamson and the team management decided to promote the youngster Abhishek Sharma to open the innings along with Jason Roy. He scored 13 runs in his last outing and SRH will be looking to give him one more opportunity as was opened for the first time for the franchise. It is a great opportunity for Abhishek Sharma to showcase his batting skills for the SRH fans.
Kane Williamson (C)
The skipper of the side, Kane Williamson will handle the middle-order duties. He can give a flying start if the top-order fails to do. The Newzealand batsman is the leading run-getter for Sunrisers Hyderabad who has amassed 266 runs that he played at an average of 44.34 including two fifties to his name. Kane Williamson has been handed over the leadership responsibility after SRH management decided to sideline the Australian batsman David Warner. Though they didn't get the expected results as Kane Williamson was playing like a one-man army for the side.
After witnessing a plethora of failures Uttar Pradesh batsman, Kane Williamson is still giving him opportunities to give his best for the team. He didn't much opportunities to bat and still managed to score 43 runs at a strike rate of below 82. Priam Garg has to use to showcase his performance in the coming period or else he has to leave SRH in the upcoming edition of the cash-rich contest. Overall, he has piled up 176 runs for SRH and should look to improve his batting in the upcoming days.
Wridhhiman Saha (Wicket-keeper)
After Sunrisers Hyderabad management sidelined the Australian batsman David Warner, Wriddhiman Saha was once again handed over the opening role in the 14th edition of IPL. However, he didn't live up to the expectations of the fans and scored only 129 runs in 8 matches that he played at an average of 16.12 and a strike rate of below 100. Still, Sunrisers Hyderabad will look to give him one more opportunity as this will be the final match of the league stages of the tournament.
The 20-year-old Abdul Samad is known for his big-hitting abilities in the domestic circuit. He played some vital knocks for Sunrisers Hyderabad during the crunch moments of the match. In the ongoing edition of IPL, Abdul Samad didn't cross the 30 run mark after getting featured in 10 games. Likewise, Kane Williamson is giving back to back opportunities for the youngsters and wants to do the finishing role for the team.
The tall all-rounder from West Indies is doing his best for the franchise. He has scored 84 runs with the bat including the crucial 47 off 29 balls against Punjab Kings which includes 5 sixes as well. That blistering knock ended up in a losing cause as Punjab Kings won the match by a margin of 5 runs. With the ball, Jason Holder has scalped 12 wickets from seven matches and conceded only 7 runs per over. Let's see how he's going to tackle Mumbai Indians with his all-around performance.
The leg-spinner from Afghanistan has been one of the consistent members in the SRH setup. He has done a lot for the Hyderabad-based franchise with both the bat and the ball. In this edition, he has once again proved his worth as he scalped 16 wickets at an economy rate of well below 7 and has also scored 64 runs for his team. He will be keen to go through the batting lineup of Mumbai Indians in the upcoming fixture.
Without any doubt, Bhuvneshwar Kumar will lead the bowling attack for Sunrisers Hyderabad in the next game. He didn't live up to the reputation of the fans as he plucked only 6 wickets in this edition of the Indian Premier League. However. he made a solid comeback in the previous encounter against Royal Challengers and removed the skipper Virat Kohli for 4 runs. Then he defended 13 runs in the last over and that too against one of the dangerous batsman AB de Villiers.
Siddarth Kaul is looking good with the ball in the last few matches. He bowled brilliantly in the last game against Royal Challengers Bangalore as he removed Daniel Christian and bowled a maiden over as well. At the end of the match, he completed his spell with the figures of 1 for 24. Sunrisers Hyderabad will be expecting the same figures in the upcoming encounter against Rohit-led Mumbai Indians.
The new bowling sensation Umran Malik has come to the spotlight when he played his first match against Kolkata Knight Riders. During the match, he troubled Nitish Rana and contained the run flow for his team. Moreover, he can clock 150s consistently which makes the batsmen struggle in the middle overs of the game. It will be interesting to see how Mumbai Indians going to face the speedster in the upcoming game.