Mumbai Indians have had running problems with the opening partnership in several seasons, and this season has been no different. By their fourth game, they realised that the man who has reinvented himself successfully as a limited-overs opener for India is also an option at the top of their order. Before that, Rohit Sharma was coming in with too much to do after the pair of Michael Hussey and Aditya Tare had failed to provide the kind of starts their side needed.
With fewer games per side this season, Mumbai Indians cannot really afford to keep piling up the losses. Sunrisers Hyderabad are in only a slightly better position with one victory. Their batting looked top-heavy coming into the season, and the fears have come true so far, with a thin middle order unable to step up when the powerful batsmen do not fire upfront. At least the strengths and weaknesses are clearer in Sunrisers' case. Mumbai Indians, as has been the case in the past too, seem to be misfiring without any standout reason.
What our expert think about the game? Read on...
Mumbai Indians yet to register a win whereas Sunriers Hyderabad are bit better then them with 1 win in their kitty. Despite of stars players MI batting is struggling a lot and that is one of the main reason that today on betfair ODDs are in favour of SRH.
Hyderbad bowlers are impressive but then they do have take a toll against the Punjab. Though their batsmen are doing relatively good as compare to MI, they are bit unreliable as well.
Though SRH is slightly better as of now and bit more confident, pressure is in both sides, and Mumbai Indians are more desperate then them to win the game. So MI are ready to throw themselves in this game to not to leave the venue without register a single win and they do have better captain with stars batting line-up to fire. Our experts have decided to go with Mumbai Indians today.
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RESULT 20th match - Mumbai Indians v Sunrisers Hyderabad, April 30, 2014
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