Call it a clash of titans. Sunrisers Hyderabad have been winning matches and their top order is scoring big. Especially Warner and Bairstow are in sublime form, while their bowlers are picking wickets at regular intervals. What happens when they play a team in the home yard? Their confidence multiplies.
Come tomorrow, Sunrisers will play Mumbai Indians, who are back on track after a huge win against defending champions Chennai Super Kings.
Russell and Hardik Pandya in red hot form scoring heavily against CSK should do a lot of good for the team.
They scored over 75 runs in the last five overs against CSK the other night. Despite losing wickets early in the innings, Mumbai recovered well through Suryakumar’s 50 and a late flourish from Hardik and Pollard.
Hardik came back to haunt Chennai with the ball, returning figures of 3/20. This win will be a shot in the arm for Rohit Sharma and his team. Having played four matches, Mumbai Indians have won two.
With last night’s victory against Delhi Capitals, Sunrisers have won three out of four matches and stand at the top of the table.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar, the SRH skipper, on yesterday’s win against Delhi Capitals, said, “The last two games have been the same (disappointing). I needed a little support over there because one of the top four batsmen had to be there, I had taken the responsibility but unfortunately I took on Rashid and got out as well. We had almost lost the game after the first few overs, but the way we came back should be appreciated. The bowlers are mentally strong at the moment. That is really good to see from a captain’s point of view.”
Chennai Super Kings vs Kings XI Punjab, Chennai (4 pm)
Sunrisers Hyderabad Vs Mumbai Indians, Hyderabad (8 pm)