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IPL 2019: Sunrisers Hyderabad probable playing XI against Mumbai Indians

  • Should SRH tinker with their winning combination against MI?
Modified 05 Apr 2019, 21:00 IST
Warner and Bairstow - The biggest stars of IPL 2019 ( Image Courtesy: IPLT20/BCCI)
Warner and Bairstow - The biggest stars of IPL 2019 ( Image Courtesy: IPLT20/BCCI)

Sunrisers Hyderabad have stunned everyone in the Indian Premier League thus far by emerging as the most dangerous batting unit amongst all the 8 franchises. Though regular captain, Kane Williamson has been out because of his injury, the likes of David Warner and Jonny Bairstow have led the charge for Sunrisers.

In the last two matches, the batsmen have got ample amount of support from the Afghan all-rounder Mohammad Nabi. The off-spinner has suddenly emerged as a contender for Purple Cap this year after his splendid performances.

The Orange Army will next take the field against Rohit Sharma's Mumbai Indians who halted the undefeated streak of the Chennai Super Kings. The match will be an 8 PM game, with the Hyderabad franchise being the hosts.

Here's what the probable playing XI of Sunrisers Hyderabad can be for the game against Mumbai Indians:

David Warner and Jonny Bairstow have been the best opening pair in IPL 12 and there is no reason why this pair must be separated. The Australian-English duo has troubled the opposition bowlers with their aggressive batting styles and the last time they batted at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium, they broke the record of the highest opening partnership in IPL history.

Manish Pandey has not performed to his potential ever since he joined the Orange Army. The Sunrisers team management will surely look to take a call on his position after the game against Mumbai Indians.

Vijay Shankar was certainly not at his best when he batted at no.3 against Delhi but with the game against Mumbai taking place on a relatively flatter track, he will love to play a career-defining knock.

Mohammad Nabi has solidified his place as the team's top all-rounder with his performances in the 2 matches he has played. But, he may need good support from Yusuf Pathan and Deepak Hooda when the Orange Army locks horns with Mumbai.

Rashid Khan will be the team's leading spinner while Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Siddharth Kaul and Sandeep Sharma will form the team's pace attack. With the form SRH is in, there is no need to tinker the winning combination.


Predicted Playing XI

David Warner, Jonny Bairstow, Manish Pandey, Vijay Shankar, Mohammad Nabi, Yusuf Pathan, Deepak Hooda, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Siddharth Kaul, Sandeep Sharma

Published 05 Apr 2019, 21:00 IST
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