MI vs SRH LIVE: TOSS REPORT – Unchanged Mumbai Indians opt to bat vs Sunrisers Hyderabad; Martin Guptill, Basil Thampi in for SRH

Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma won the toss and elected to bat first vs Sunrisers Hyderabad in Match 51 of IPL 2019 at the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai on Thursday.

Martin Guptill comes in for David Warner and Basil Thampi gets his first game of the season in place of Sandeep Sharma while MI are unchanged.

Teams:

Sunrisers Hyderabad (Playing XI): Wriddhiman Saha(w), Martin Guptill, Manish Pandey, Kane Williamson(c), Mohammad Nabi, Vijay Shankar, Rashid Khan, Abhishek Sharma, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, K Khaleel Ahmed, Basil Thampi

Mumbai Indians (Playing XI): Quinton de Kock(w), Rohit Sharma(c), Evin Lewis, Suryakumar Yadav, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Barinder Sran, Rahul Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah, Lasith Malinga

Dream 11 Tips and Predictions

If Rohit Sharma’s team can win one of their remaining two home matches, they will stay in the top four and progress to the playoffs.

Game 51 of IPL 2019 is between Mumbai Indians and Sunrisers Hyderabad the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai today.

Without David Warner for the first time this season, Sunrisers will hope to seal their place in the playoffs. They are placed at fourth spot on the IPL 2019 points table with 12 points, just below Mumbai who have 14 points.

If Rohit Sharma’s team can win one of their remaining two home matches, they will stay in the top four and progress to the playoffs.

When Mumbai and Hyderabad met the last time, Alzarri Joseph’s stunning spell of 6/12 saw the visitors register a 40-run victory. This time the tables have turned.

My Dream XI Team

Quinton de Kock (wk), Rohit Sharma, Kieron Pollard, Martin Guptill, Kane Williamson, Hardik Pandya (CAPTAIN), Krunal Pandya, Vijay Shankar, Jasprit Bumrah, Sandeep Sharma, Rashid Khan (VICE-CAPTAIN)

MI vs SRH Match Preview

MUMBAI INDIANS

One area that has let MI down this season has been their batting. Apart from some good finishing by their big-hitting allrounders, none of the other batsmen have fired consistently. With two home games to go before the group stage draws to a close, their batsmen, including the openers, will look to fire. Considering the Wankhede surface that sometimes offers assistance to the spinners, MI may opt to replace Barinder Sran, who was expenssive against Kolkata Knight Riders, with Mayank Markande.

Possible changes: Mayank Markande for Barinder Sran

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SUNRISERS HYDERABAD

With Warner back in Australia, New Zealand opener Martin Guptill will get his first game of the IPL season.

Possible changes: Martin Guptill for David Warner.

(READ: IPL 2019 points table, Orange Cap and Purple Cap holders latest standings)

Mumbai Indians vs Sunrisers Hyderabad possible teams:

MI likely XI: 1. Quinton de Kock (wk), 2. Rohit Sharma (capt), 3. Evin Lewis, 4. Suryakumar Yadav, 5. Kieron Pollard, 6. Hardik Pandya, 7. Krunal Pandya, 8. Mayank Markande/ Barinder Sran, 9. Rahul Chahar, 10. Jasprit Bumrah, 11. Lasith Malinga

SRH likely XI: 1. Martin Guptill, 2. Wriddhiman Saha (wk), 3. Manish Pandey, 4. Kane Williamson (capt), 5. Vijay Shankar, 6. Deepak Hooda, 7. Mohammad Nabi, 8. Rashid Khan, 9. Bhuvneshwar Kumar, 10. Khaleel Ahmed, 11. Sandeep Sharma

Head to Head (IPL matches)

Matches played: 13

Won by MI: 6

Won by SRH: 7

Match played in Mumbai: 4

Won by MI: 3

Won by SRH: 1

Form Guide (most recent first)

MI: L W L W W

SRH: W L L W W