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Friday, December 04, 2020

SRH vs MI: Rohit Sharma returns but SRH win

IPL 2020: Sunrisers Hyderabad will be eager to come out all guns blazing in a must-win encounter.

By: Sports Desk | Updated: November 4, 2020 8:12:34 am
SRH vs MIIPL 2020, SRH vs MI LIVE: David Warner eyes top-four spot when faces Kieron Pollard's Indians. (BCCI/IPL)

With a sole aim at winning against Mumbai Indians at any cost today, David Warner’s Sunrisers Hyderabad will look to shock the defending champions in Match 56 of the Indian Premier League at Sharjah stadium.

The Orange Army will need nothing but a victory to put a claim on the top-four position. Mumbai Indians on the other hand have already secured a top spot and will certainly play Qualifier 1. Now when the contest is against the mightiest in the tournament, SRH will try to come out all guns blazing and a lot would be expected from the likes of David Warner and Wriddhiman Saha. The skipper has accumulated 444 runs so far in this season and he may deliver again at this crunch situation.

Probable XIs:

SRH: David Warner (c), Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Manish Pandey, Kane Williamson, Abdul Samad, Jason Holder, Abhishek Sharma, Rashid Khan, Shahbaz Nadeem, Sandeep Sharma, T Natarajan

MI: Ishan Kishan, Quinton de Kock/Chris Lynn, Suryakumar Yadav, Saurabh Tiwary, Kieron Pollard (c), Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Rahul Chahar, Dhawal Kulkarni, Mitchell McClenaghan

Live Blog
19:13 (IST)03 Nov 2020
Rohit Sharma | At Toss:

"Throughout the tournament there has been a lot of talk about the toss, and we need to take toss out of contention and play good cricket. Looks like I'm fit and fine. We are resting some key bowlers - Bumrah and Boult will rest, Pattinson and Dhawal Kulkarni will replace them. I am coming in in place of Jayant Yadav."

19:13 (IST)03 Nov 2020
Sunrisers Hyderabad (Playing XI):

David Warner(c), Wriddhiman Saha(w), Manish Pandey, Kane Williamson, Priyam Garg, Jason Holder, Abdul Samad, Rashid Khan, Shahbaz Nadeem, Sandeep Sharma, T Natarajan

19:13 (IST)03 Nov 2020
Mumbai Indians (Playing XI):

Rohit Sharma(c), Quinton de Kock(w), Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, Saurabh Tiwary, Krunal Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Nathan Coulter-Nile, James Pattinson, Rahul Chahar, Dhawal Kulkarni

19:12 (IST)03 Nov 2020
Toss Update

SRH have won the toss and opted to field.

17:58 (IST)03 Nov 2020
Ganguly on Rohit

BCCI president Sourav Ganguly wants injured senior opener Rohit Sharma to tread cautiously while deciding on competing for his IPL team Mumbai Indians in the play-offs as he risks aggravating the hamstring tear that led to his exclusion from the Australia-bound India squad.

17:24 (IST)03 Nov 2020
Warner-Saha

Wriddhiman Saha was brought into the team to replace Jonny Bairstow and the wicketkeeper-batsman has delivered for SRH, scoring 126 runs during SRH’s two successive wins against DC and RCB. While Saha will be looking to contribute to the team’s cause for the third time in as many matches, SRH will be banking on their skipper David Warner in a tie against MI. The swashbuckling left-hander has thus far scored 444 runs this season and he will be looking to add a few more to power his side to a win.

17:04 (IST)03 Nov 2020
Stats to remember

SRH at this venue: Played 4, Won 1, Lost 3

MI at this venue: Played 3, Won 2, Lost 1

15:31 (IST)03 Nov 2020
SRH vs MI: What happened in their last meeting?

A fifty from Quinton de Kock coupled with big-hitting from Kieron Pollard and the Pandya brothers propelled Mumbai to 208 for 5 at this venue. In reply, Warner struck a fifty of his own, but the rest of the batting line-up fell away as the Sunrisers lost by 34 runs.

Highlights:

14:56 (IST)03 Nov 2020
SRH hope some players will rise to the occasion

Sunrisers also know there is little scope for error against a formidable outfit like Mumbai Indians, who seem to be on course for an unprecedented fifth IPL title. In the absence of injured skipper Rohit Sharma, Mumbai Indians steamrolled RCB and Delhi Capitals in their previous encounters, becoming the first team to qualify for the play-offs. Trent Boult and Jasprit Bumrah have looked menacing with the swinging new ball and ever so frugal with the old.

14:41 (IST)03 Nov 2020
Rashid Khan - A big game player

Afghanistan's Rashid Khan has been miserly with the ball in hand and he, who has 18 wickets to his name from 13 games, will be someone that SRH will bank on when they are seeking a much-needed win. If the leg-spinner enjoys another fine outing with the ball, it will boost SRH’s chances to reach the top four.

13:54 (IST)03 Nov 2020
Women's T20 Challenge is also here

The best of Indian women’s cricket will combine with and also go up against stars from countries like England, South Africa, and the West Indies when the third edition of the Women’s T20 Challenge gets underway on Wednesday. The four-match tournament will have three teams — defending champions Supernovas, last year’s runners-up Velocity and Trailblazers — competing against each other once before the summit clash on November 9. Cricketers from Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and New Zealand will also participate. The Supernovas, led by Harmanpreet Kaur, have been invincible so far winning all the previous two editions. They will kickstart the tournament taking on Mithali Raj’s Velocity in a repeat of last year’s final eyeing a third title on the trot. [Read More]

13:35 (IST)03 Nov 2020
Rahane returns to form after DC show bowling discipline

Riding on a fine partnership between Shikhar Dhawan and Ajinkya Rahane, Delhi Capitals ended their four-match losing streak to finish second in the points table. It gives them the leeway of an extra game in the playoffs, as they beat Royal Challengers Bangalore by six wickets in Abu Dhabi on Monday. RCB, too, qualified, thanks to their better net run rate than Kolkata Knight Riders. After posting 152/7, RCB had to take the game deep to ensure that they go through. They stay put on 14 points but as DC surpassed their total in 19 overs, RCB’s net run rate remained above KKR’s . [Read More]

13:30 (IST)03 Nov 2020
Listen to Kane Williamson
13:16 (IST)03 Nov 2020
Ishan Kishan has a big role to play

Ishan Kishan was promoted at the top following Rohit Sharma’s injury. While those are big shoes to fill, Kishan has done a remarkable job for his side at the top of the order. The left-hander has scored two fifties in the last four games, including an unbeaten 72 in MI’s last game against DC. Coming to Quinton de Kock, the wicketkeeper-batsman is MI’s leading run-getter this season with 418 runs and four half-centuries to his name. The left-hander will be looking to have another fine outing with the bat before MI play the Qualifier 1.

12:18 (IST)03 Nov 2020
Hardik Pandya: Mumbai's trump card
11:35 (IST)03 Nov 2020
Approaching milestones

- Pollard requires 27 runs more to complete 3000 runs in IPL

- Suryakumar requires 78 runs more to complete 2000 runs in IPL

- Pollard is also 6 sixes away from completing 200 sixes in IPL

- Krunal requires 14 runs more to complete 1000 runs in IPL

- Krunal is also 5 wickets away from completing 50 wickets in IPL

11:09 (IST)03 Nov 2020
Run fest at Sharjah

While Sharjah created a trend of high-scoring games in the initial stage of the tournament, the last few matches at the ground has witnessed some low-scoring encounters. Hence it will be interesting to see what ploy do teams come up with at this stadium. While MI reduced CSK to 114/9 in 20 overs, SRH restricted RCB to 120/7 in their last match here.

10:41 (IST)03 Nov 2020
Sunrisers face toughest opponents in must-win game

Hello and welcome to the Live Blog of one of the most important matches of the IPL 2020 where Sunrisers Hyderabad are facing Mumbai Indians for a spot in playoffs. Sharjah ground has not been in Sunrisers favour so far as they played four games here and lost three. While Mumbai have won 2 out of 3 games played here.

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