MI vs SRH IPL 2016 Match Preview
IPL that is wide open is loved by all. Good to see teams winning one and then losing one to keep the excitement up for the fans. Yes there might be heart breaks, but it always keeps an interest alive in terms of which four team would move to the next round. Teams like Royal Challengers Bangalore or Rising Pune Supergiants that are extremely strong on paper, aren't equally dominating when they are on field. Apart from Gujarat Lions, all the other teams have atleast tasted one defeat. Today it's time for a big match! Mumbai Indians vs Sunrisers Hyderabad at Rajiv Gandhi International stadium. Watch MI vs SRH match live streaming and score on HotStar. Watch live TV telecast on Sony Six, Sony ESPN and Sony Max with live Hindi, English, Tamil, Telugu and Bengali commentary.
Drought affected state of Maharashtra won't host IPL matches. Hence teams like Mumbai Indians and Rising Pune Supergiants had to shift their home matches to some other venue. Given few options by BCCI, Mumbai Indians picked Jaipur as their adopted home ground while RPS opted for Vishakhapatnam.
Brace yourselves for a gripping duel between the Hitman's troop & Warner's XI! #SRHvMI starts @ 8:00 PM #DilSeIndian pic.twitter.com/sU6m1K9tcm— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) April 18, 2016
A similarity between Mumbai Indians and Sunrisers Hyderabad is a search for win. MI has played three matches and lost two. SRH has played two and still looking for a win. Before the pressure mounts, both these teams would love to get back to winning ways. Otherwise, it would be difficult to bounce back and finish in the top four.
Mumbai Indians don't have to search for any motivation as they have an example within themselves. They lost a lot of matches last year and bounced back hard to win a many and the final too. The defending champions would certainly not like to find themselves in the similar situation this year. Hence, they need to start winning matches. The last match against Gujarat Lions went down till the wire. The local boy Dhawal Kulkarni who is now a part of Gujarat Lions clinched two valuable wickets and hit a very important boundary in the last over. Aaron Finch continued his great form and nailed another win for Gujarat Lions.
The form of Kieron Pollard with the bat is a concern for MI. Lasith Malinga is ruled out of the IPL 2016. Lendl Simmons is also out due to injury. Chances are high that Mumbai Indians may play Martin Guptill tonight.
For Sunrisers Hyderbad, form of Shikhar Dhawan is a concern. He has been dismissed with a single digit score so far. This increases the pressure on the likes of David Warner. If these two get going, the opposition can be in trouble. SRH coach Tom Moody is well aware of the areas of concern. He has conveyed to the team on improving on those fronts and it would not be hard to bounce back.
Let us see who emerges as a winner today and climbs up in the points table.