Wriddhiman Saha might be given another chance to open the innings against Mumbai, however, if he fails once again, we might see him drop down the order for the remaining games.
SunRisers Hyderabad opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan was at his destructive best as he single-handedly dismantled the Rajasthan Royals, cruising his team to a nine-wicket win on Monday in the Indian Premier League. At the same time, Rajasthan would like to give a gift of victory to its home audience for the first time after two years. Ajinkya Rahane will lead the Royals while New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson will captain the Hyderabad Sunrisers. Shikhar Dhawan slammed a half-century, Williamson warmed up with an attractive knock and the home fans returned home a happy lot.
On the other hand, having lost the tournament opener to Chennai Super Kings (CSK) narrowly, Mumbai Indians will aim to attain momentum in this crucial clash, and start earning points. He has proved to be extremely consistent with the bat over the past year or so and will hope to provide stability to SRH's middle-order this season. However, it must be remembered that David Warner contributed 1500 runs in both the tournaments and was also a very inspirational captain who transformed an ordinary team into an nearly invincible squad of today.
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Yusuf Pathan didn't get to bowl or bat in the first game and will be itching to get into action.
As far as bowling options are concerned - Bhuvneshwar Kumar is an absolute no brainer - the Purple Cap last season, he bowls at the top and at the back end - the two easiest periods to take wickets.
As a result, they have some exciting new faces in the IPL such as D'Arcy Short and Jofra Archer joining a talented bunch of Indian players. Dhawan also has a liking towards MI and this can be concluded by the fact that he has scored 386 runs against Rohit Sharma's squad which is the most by any batsman in SRH vs MI matches.
SRH win. They have a better bowling attack, and a better batting lineup than the Royals. Ben Stokes was visibly under pressure and in frustration, he tried to clear the fence off Billy Stanlake's bowling but was caught by Kane Williamson.
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Short only contributed four runs to his team's efforts before he was run out by Williamson.
Rajasthan bowlers had a torrid outing as they just did not get their length right on a good Uppal track.
Medium-fast bowler Siddarth Kaul also bowled steadily and picked up two wickets that included Rahane.
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