IPL 2018 LIVE: MI vs SRH

Catch all the live updates from the IPL encounter between Mumbai Indians and Sunrisers Hyderabad.

 

Sunrisers Hyderabad (Playing XI): Wriddhiman Saha(w), Shikhar Dhawan, Kane Williamson(c), Manish Pandey, Shakib Al Hasan, Yusuf Pathan, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Basil Thampi, Sandeep Sharma, Siddarth Kaul

Kane Williamson: "We would have liked to bowl as well. It does look like a good surface and whatever we are gonna do, we should do well. We are going with 3 spinners and 3 seamers. Obviously number of injuries with Bhuvi and Stanlake missing out with injuries. Shikhar is back in the side. Nabi and Thampi are in too. Exciting times for us as some of the guys have got the opportunity for the first time this season. Looking forward to an exciting contest."

Mumbai Indians (Playing XI): Suryakumar Yadav, Evin Lewis, Ishan Kishan(w), Rohit Sharma(c), Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Hardik Pandya, Mitchell McClenaghan, Mayank Markande, Jasprit Bumrah, Mustafizur Rahman

Rohit: "We are gonna bowl first. It is a good pitch and it is hard to defend on this ground. Not gonna change a lot. We played good cricket and it is just the finishing touch we are lacking. We need to understand as a team where we went wrong. It is a fresh game and we want to treat every game as a new game and start afresh. We are unchanged."

TOSS UPDATE: Mumbai Indians has won the toss and opted to bowl first.

 

If Williamson has clicked at the top, his MI counterpart Rohit Sharma has struggled save his match-winning 94 against Royal Challengers Bangalore in Mumbai.

Against a multi-dimensional bowling attack like Hyderabad's - Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Billy Stanlake, Rashid Khan and Shakib-Al-Hasan - Sharma will be eyeing a repeat of his Wankhede heroics.

Here's our preview for tonight's encounter: Williamson-led SRH up for MI challenge

Here's how the two captains have fared in the tournament so far

 

With only one win in five games, MI will need skipper Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav — who has been in great touch this season — and Evin Lewis to fire upfront. Wicketkeeper-batsman Ishan Kishan will also be under the spotlight for his hard-hitting abilities.

Skipper Williamson’s graceful yet orthodox shots almost turned the tide for SRH and he will look to continue the momentum against MI.

Kane Williamson stirred up a storm trying to take his side over the line, stroking 84 off 51 balls against Chennai Super Kings, on Sunday.

Defeats can deflate teams but Sunrisers Hyderabad can count its blessings as it gears up for the encounter against Mumbai Indians at the Wankhede Stadium here on Tuesday.