Hello and welcome to Match 56 of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 in the UAE. Mumbai Indians (MI) will face Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in Sharjah on Tuesday.
The question on everyone’s mind: will Rohit Sharma play tonight vs Hyderabad? Is Rohit Sharma fit? If he is, is he available for selection? Will he be available for the playoffs? Mumbai became the first team to qualify for the last four after Chennai Super Kings beat Kolkata Knight Riders last week.
Delhi Capitals and Royal Challengers Bangalore are through as well, leaving Hyderabad and Kolkata eyeing the fourth spot. The equation is simple – Hyderabad beats Mumbai, it advances to the knockouts. It loses, Kolkata goes through. Mumbai and Delhi, the top two finishers, will meet in Qualifier 1 in Dubai on November 5.
– Meanwhile, Rohit Sharma’s medical report stated that “he could be in danger of injuring himself again,” India head coach Ravi Shastri has revealed. Rohit was left out of all three squads for India’s tour to Australia later this month. Read the full story here – READ
– A 32-man strong India squad will leave on a three-month long tour of Australia right after the IPL final on November 10. Here’s what Cheteshwar Pujara, architect of India’s historic Test series win in 2018-19, had to say about the upcoming challenge Down Under – READ
IPL 2020 Points Table Today
|Mumbai Indians (Q)||13||9||4||18||+1.296|
|Delhi Capitals (Q)||14||8||6||16||-0.109|
|Royal Challengers Bangalore (Q)||14||7||7||14||-0.172|
|Kolkata Knight Riders||14||7||7||14||-0.214|
|Kings XI Punjab||14||6||8||12||-0.162|
|Chennai Super Kings (X)||14||6||8||12||-0.455|
|Rajasthan Royals (X)||14||6||8||12||-0.569|
IPL play-off is a small little tournament, says MI skipper Rohit Sharma
Head-to-head: (15 matches – SRH 7 | MI 8)
The two teams have faced each other 15 times in the IPL so far, and MI has dominated the fixture by winning it 8 times.
Last IPL meeting:
MI (208/5 in 20 overs) beat DC (174/7 in 20 overs) by 34 runs.
Earlier this season, the sides squared off in Sharjah on October 4, Sunday. The Mumbai-based outfit defeated the Hyderabad-based outfit by 34 runs. Batting first, Mumbai rode on Quinton de Kock’s 67 and a late blitz from the Pandya brothers to put on a massive total in the first innings. In response, despite David Warner’s 44-ball 60, Hyderabad eventuall fell well short of the target.
IPL 2020 Form guide: (last 5 matches | win:loss)
SRH- Hyderabad heads into this must-win game on the back of two straight wins. It has won three of its last five matches. (3:2)
MI- Mumbai, too, heads into the contest after two consecutive victories. It has also won three of its last five matches. (3:2)
Current position in the table:
SRH (5th): Hyderabad is currently fifth in the points table with 14 points from 13 matches. The side has won six matches and lost seven.
MI (1st): After nine wins and four losses from 13 matches, Mumbai is No. 1 with 18 points and was the first team to qualify for the playoffs.
Top performers so far-Sunrisers Hyderabad :
|David Warner (444)||Rashid Khan (18)|
|Manish Pandey (380)||T. Natarajan (14)|
|Jonny Bairstow (345)||Sandeep Sharma (10)|
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Top performers so far-Mumbai Indians :
|Quinton de Kock (418)||Jasprit Bumrah (23)|
|Ishan Kishan (362)||Trent Boult (20)|
|Suryakumar Yadav (374)||Rahul Chahar (15)|
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PREDICTED PLAYING XI OF BOTH TEAMS
Mumbai Indians Predicted XI
1. Rohit Sharma (C)
2. Quinton de Kock (Overseas/Wk)
3. Suryakumar Yadav
4. Ishan Kishan
5. Hardik Pandya
6. Krunal Pandya
7. Kieron Pollard (Overseas)
8. Nathan Coulter-Nile (Overseas)
9. Rahul Chahar
10. Trent Boult (Overseas)
11. Jasprit Bumrah
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Sunrisers Hyderabad Predicted XI
1. David Warner (C/Overseas)
2. Jonny Bairstow (Overseas)
3. Wriddhiman Saha (Wk)
4. Manish Pandey
5. Virat Singh
6. Jason Holder (Overseas)
7. Vijay Shankar
8. Rashid Khan (Overseas)
9. T Natarajan
10. Sandeep Sharma
11. Khaleel Ahmed
PURPLE AND ORANGE CAP HOLDERS
KL Rahul (Kings XI Punjab): 670 runs
Kagiso Rabada (Delhi Capitals): 25 wickets
Mumbai Indians Squad: Ishan Kishan, Quinton de Kock(w), Suryakumar Yadav, Saurabh Tiwary, Krunal Pandya, Kieron Pollard(c), Jayant Yadav, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Rahul Chahar, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah, Rohit Sharma, Dhawal Kulkarni, James Pattinson, Aditya Tare, Mitchell McClenaghan, Chris Lynn, Hardik Pandya, Anmolpreet Singh, Anukul Roy, Mohsin Khan, Sherfane Rutherford, Digvijay Deshmukh, Prince Balwant Rai
Sunrisers Hyderabad Squad: David Warner(c), Wriddhiman Saha(w), Manish Pandey, Kane Williamson, Abhishek Sharma, Jason Holder, Abdul Samad, Rashid Khan, Shahbaz Nadeem, Sandeep Sharma, T Natarajan, Jonny Bairstow, Mohammad Nabi, Shreevats Goswami, Siddarth Kaul, Bavanaka Sandeep, Billy Stanlake, Fabian Allen, Virat Singh, Basil Thampi, Khaleel Ahmed, Sanjay Yadav, Priyam Garg, Prithvi Raj Yarra
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