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IPL 2020: Double-header Sunday starts off

MI vs SRH in the afternoon match followed by KXIP vs CSK in the evening on Sunday.

By: Sports Desk | Updated: October 5, 2020 8:33:35 am
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Mumbai Indians won the toss and opted to bat first against Sunrisers Hyderabad in Sharjah in the first of two IPL 2020 encounters on Sunday. On the other hand, Chennai Super Kings would be desperate to find answers to their predicament when they take on Kings XI Punjab in the second match of the day.

MI, having humbled a strong Kings XI Punjab in their last game, didn’t make any changes to the winning combination. SRH opted for two changes, as they brought in Sandeep Sharma and Siddarth Kaul in places of Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Khaleel Ahmed.

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MI vs SRH, KXIP vs CSK Playing 11:

15:45 (IST)04 Oct 2020
MI win toss, bat first

Mumbai Indians win toss and are batting first against Sunrisers Hyderabad. FOLLOW LIVE SCORE, UPDATES HERE

Mumbai Indians (Playing XI): Quinton de Kock(w), Rohit Sharma(c), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, James Pattinson, Rahul Chahar, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah

Sunrisers Hyderabad (Playing XI): David Warner(c), Jonny Bairstow(w), Manish Pandey, Kane Williamson, Priyam Garg, Abhishek Sharma, Abdul Samad, Rashid Khan, Sandeep Sharma, Siddarth Kaul, T Natarajan

14:26 (IST)04 Oct 2020
Rishabh Pant turns 23
13:45 (IST)04 Oct 2020
MI vs SRH | What's the head-to-head record?

MI and SRH have faced each other 14 times in the IPL and they currently share the honours with seven victories apiece. The recent form guide however, suggests that SRH has had the upper hand. In the previous five encounters, SRH has won three matches.

13:07 (IST)04 Oct 2020
SRH Probable XI:

Sunrisers Hyderabad Predicted Playing XI: David Warner (C), Jonny Bairstow (WK), Manish Pandey, Kane Williamson, Priyam Garg, Abhishek Sharma, Abdul Samad, Rashid Khan, Siddharth Kaul, T Natarajan, Khaleel Ahmed

12:48 (IST)04 Oct 2020
MI Probable XI:

Mumbai Indians Predicted Playing XI: Rohit Sharma (C), Quinton de Kock (WK), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Rahul Chahar, James Pattinson, Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult

11:57 (IST)04 Oct 2020
RCB vs RR, DC vs KKR: The stoic bowler, the tired bowler and a punch pleased pacer

On a day when batsmen like Virat Kohli, Devdutt Paddikal, Shreyas Iyer, and Eoin Morgan made their mark, three bowlers stole some of the limelight too — Navdeep Saini, Tom Curran, and Anrich Nortje. 

11:08 (IST)04 Oct 2020
Priyam Garg: A calculative cricketer who knows his multiplication table

“Did you see how he hit a six with a sweep shot and next ball, he chose to play it late to third man. That showed how match-aware and calculative he is,” says the coach Sanjay Rastogi, a day after his student Priyam Garg scored a match-winning 51 from 26 balls that pulled Hyderabad Sunriers out of the hole against Chennai Super Kings.

But nothing about Garg’s knock surprises Rastogi. The unflustered temperament that soaked up the pressure that must have escalated after Kane Williamson’s annoying cry of ‘C’mon boy!’ at a mix-up, the impeccable shot-selection or the awareness to manoeuvre the field.

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10:22 (IST)04 Oct 2020
Squads

Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma (C), Aditya Tare, Anmolpreet Singh, Anukul Roy, Chris Lynn, Dhawal Kulkarni, Digvijay Deshmukh, Hardik Pandya, Ishan Kishan, James Pattison, Jasprit Bumrah, Jayant Yadav, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Mitchell McClenaghan, Mohsin Khan, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Prince Balwant Rai, Quinton De Kock, Rahul Chahar, Saurabh Tiwary, Sherfane Rutherford, Suryakumar Yadav, Trent Boult.

Sunrisers Hyderabad: David Warner (C), Jonny Bairstow, Kane Williamson, Manish Pandey, Shreevats Goswami, Virat Singh, Priyam Garg, Wriddhiman Saha, Abdul Samad, Vijay Shankar, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Jason Holder, Abhishek Sharma, B Sandeep, Sanjay Yadav, Fabian Allen, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Khaleel Ahmed, Sandeep Sharma, Shahbaz Nadeem, Siddharth Kaul, Billy Stanlake, T Natarajan, Basil Thampi.

10:08 (IST)04 Oct 2020
MI vs SRH

Boasting an explosive batting line-up that complements their affective death bowling, Mumbai Indians will have their nose ahead in the IPL match against Sunrisers Hyderabad on Sunday. In the event the experienced seamer Bhuvneshwar misses out, table-toppers Mumbai will fancy their chances more at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium, whose boundaries are much shorter than Dubai and Abu Dhabi and have been a paradise for power-hitters.

Skipper Rohit Sharma is in sublime form and he can pummel any attack into submission on his day. Rohit has scored 170 runs from four games this season. While the poor form of Quinton De Kock is worrisome, the prolific Suryakumar Yadav would be more than keen to convert his starts. The biggest positive for the defending champions is that their middle-order has finally delivered with Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya and Kieron Pollard launching into opposition attacks with their big-hitting prowess.