If you look at it as the battle between the captains, Mumbai Indians’s Rohit Sharma has taken the lead over his Sunrisers Hyderabad counterpart David Warner.
Mumbai Indians, by beating Delhi Daredevils with with a record-shattering winning margin of 146 runs, secured a playoff berth.
After two consecutive losses, Sunrisers’s playoff spot is far from certain.
In terms of batting form, David Warner is head and shoulder above Rohit, or for that matter every other batsman in this edition of the IPL. He is the leading scorer with 529 runs and has combined well with Shikhar Dhawan to provide solid starts for the team. If only his team had not stuttered in the last two games, Warner might have walked in for the clash against Mumbai Indians a little more confidently.
With no pressure of loss, it may just be the right time for Rohit to polish his batting record. For the batting machine Warner, results are all that matter. Between the two, the stage is set for an interesting duel, of self-vindication and team pride.
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