Mumbai: With both teams eyeing a knock-out stage berth, a consistent Mumbai Indians will lock horns with dark horses Sunrisers Hyderabad in a crucial Pepsi IPL tie on Monday. (JPN/Agencies)
The Mumbai Indians have an impeccable home record this year with six wins at the Wankhede Stadium in as many matches and the hosts would look to maintain that, especially when a win would guarantee them a spot at the play-off stage.
The Rohit-Sharma led side is placed second on the league table having won nine out of 13 matches and has 18 points, while the Hyderabad franchise has 16 points in 13 games with eight wins.
Mumbai inched closer to a play-off berth with a clinical performance to defeat state rivals Pune Warriors by five wickets.
On the other hand, a win on Monday will certainly keep the Hyderabad franchise in hunt for a berth in the knock-out stage of the competition.
Hyderabad kept themselves in contention for a spot with a 30-run victory over Kings XI Punjab. They will take heart from the fact that last time these two teams met, they managed to outclass Mumbai and won the game by seven wickets.
The Sunrisers may not boast of a star-studded line up but have a lethal bowling attack comprising world's fastest bowler Dale Steyn and Ishant Sharma along with crafty leg-spinner Amit Mishra.
The Teams (from):
Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma (captain), Ricky Ponting, Abu Nechim, Akshar Patel, Aditya Tare, Aiden Blizzard, Ambati Rayudu, Amitoze Singh, Dhawal Kulkarni, Dinesh Karthik, Dwayne Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Harbhajan Singh, Jacob Oram, Jasprit Bumrah, Javed Khan, Jalaj Saxena, James Franklin, Kieron Pollard, Lasith Malinga, Mitchell Johnson, Munaf Patel, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Phil Hughes, Pawan Suyal, Pragyan Ojha, Rishi Dhawan, Sachin Tendulkar, Suryakumar Yadav, Sushant Marathe and Yuzvendra Chahal.
Sunrisers Hyderabad: Kumar Sangakkara, Cameron White, Akshat Reddy, Amit Mishra, Anand Rajan, Ankit Sharma, Ashish Reddy, Biplab Samantray, Cameron White, Chris Lynn, Dale Steyn, Darren Sammy, D B Ravi Teja, G H Vihari, Ishant Sharma, Karan Sharma, Nathan McCullum, Pathiv Patel, Prasant Padmanabhan, Quinton de Cock, Sachin Rana, Shikhar Dhawan, Sudeep Tyagi, T Sargunam, Thisara Perera and Veer Pratap Singh.
Mumbai: With both teams eyeing a knock-out stage berth, a consistent Mumbai Indians will lock horns with dark horses Sunrisers Hyderabad in a crucial Pepsi IPL tie on Monday.