In what will be a crucial encounter for both the teams, Sunrisers Hyderabad will be without their batting mainstay David Warner when they square off against a formidable Mumbai Indians side at the Wankhede Stadium on Thursday
Sunrisers Hyderabad are placed at the fourth spot with 12 points, just below Mumbai Indians who have 14 points from 12 games in IPL point Table .
Their batting mainstay Australian David Warner no longer available, Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) face a formidable task when they square off against Mumbai Indians in a crucial IPL match here on Thursday.
David Warner and Jonny Bairstow leaving for national team duty, a look of responsibility will fall on the shoulders of SRH skipper Kane Williamson.
SRH head coach Tom Moody was attending the press conference ahead of the tie which will take place on Thursday and revealed the player who will replace Warner.
If MI win on Thursday, they qualify for the Playoffs while a victory for SRH will take them level on 14 points with the home side and both will have to wait longer to know their fate.
De Kock has been one of the top performers for Mumbai Indians this season. The Proteas wicket-keeper has contributed a lot towards guiding his team to a comfortable position in the play-offs race and he will not find it easy to play his shots freely against the young fast bowler Khaleel Ahmed.
Rohit Sharma did not enjoy the best of starts to his IPL 2019 campaign but a fifty against Chennai Super Kings proved once again how dangerous he can be at the top of the innings.
PROBABLE PLAYING XI for today IPL Match
Mumbai: Rohit Sharma (capt), Quinton de Kock (wk), Evin Lewis/Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, Krunal Pandya, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Rahul Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah, Lasith Malinga, Barinder Sran/Beuran Hendricks.
Hyderabad: Martin Guptill, Kane Williamson (capt), Manish Pandey, Vijay Shankar, Mohammad Nabi, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Abhishek Sharma, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, K Khaleel Ahmed, Sandeep Sharma.