IPL 2017, SRH v MI, preview: Nehra out as SRH seek to keep top-four slot from slipping away

IPL 2017: Nitish Rana and Krunal Pandya shepherded Mumbai chase in a four-wicket win at the Wankhede, when the two teams last met

Mumbai Indians have never had a better season than the current one. Sunrisers Hyderabad on the other hand have been a very potent and dangerous team. David Warner has shown over-and-over again that he can destroy any attack on his day. For MI, they would be hoping their captain Rohit Sharma hits form. Rashid Khan and Bhuvneshwar Kumar have been in top form and that will help SRH when they take on a formidable MI.

Nitish Rana and Krunal Pandya shepherded Mumbai chase in a four-wicket win at the Wankhede, when the two teams last met.

It seems that Malinga and Harbhajan may share the new ball.

The two teams have faced off nine times and Mumbai Indians lead the battle 5-4. Harbhajan has gone at less than six in the Powerplay this, and he has dismissed Warner thrice in the IPL. Malinga has removed Dhawan four times. As the team India selection for the ICC Champions Trophy squad gets selected today, Nitish Rana would be hoping for a maiden call-up and Rohit Sharma would be hoping his form will not make the selectors iffy about selecting him. Mumbai’s win-loss ratio of 4.5 is their best in any IPL season.

The likely XIs

Sunrisers Hyderabad 1 David Warner (capt), 2 Shikhar Dhawan, 3 Kane Williamson, 4 Yuvraj Singh, 5 Moises Henriques, 6 Naman Ojha (wk), 7 Bipul Sharma, 8 Rashid Khan, 9 Mohammed Siraj, 10 Bhuvneshwar Kumar, 11 Siddarth Kaul

Mumbai Indians 1 Parthiv Patel (wk), 2 Lendl Simmons, 3 Nitish Rana, 4 Rohit Sharma (capt), 5 Kieron Pollard, 6 Hardik Pandya, 7 Karn Sharma, 8 Harbhajan Singh, 9 Mitchell McClenaghan, 10 Lasith Malinga, 11 Jasprit Bumrah

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