IPL 2014: Mumbai Indians vs Sunrisers Hyderabad
Mumbai Indians, despite possessing some of the best players of world cricket, have not been able to put up a strong fight in the ongoing edition of the IPL, where they languish in seventh position. The depleted looking Mumbai face Sunrisers Hyderabad later tonight, who have just been decent with their performances, winning four and losing four so far.
Indians struggling with both bat and ball
is the batting line-up of Mumbai
Indians, which has not been able to
help the Mumbai
Indians. None of their batsmen feature in the list of
the top 10 batsmen in IPL 2014 so far. With batsmen such as Pollard,
Rohit Sharma, Anderson, Rayudu, one would expect one of these batsmen
to take the game by the sword. Rayudu has been their best batsmen
scoring 209 runs. But, their bowlers have also not been very
from Malinga, none of the other bowlers have performed well. Malinga
has taken 13 wickets so far, where he is the fifth highest wicket
taker so far. Mumbai Indians had also pinned their hopes on Harbhajan
Singh as well for his bowling, but the bowler does not even feature
in the list of the top 20 wicket takers so far.
from this, we can deduce that Mumbai Indians are struggling with both
the bat and the ball. If they are to overturn their fortunes, they
need to get their act together and see if they can reach the next
stage of the competition, which looks improbable at the moment.
Hyderabad – spring in their stride
two consecutive victories against Rajasthan and Delhi, Sunrisers have
a spring in their stride as they prepare to take on Mumbai Indians.
Like Mumbai Indians, Sunrisers Hyderabad does not feature a player in
the top 10 run getters with David Warner and Aaron Finch being their
two best players with the bat.
it is their bowling unit, which has helped them win few matches.
Bhuvnesh Kumar has been their best bowler with 15 wickets against his
name. He has troubled many a batsmen with his swing. But, it is Dale
Steyn, who plays an important role for Hyderabad, as it is the South
African who instils fear and creates pressure for the batsmen. Steyn
has taken 10 wickets so far.