IPL 2018: Sachin desires Birthday gift form Mumbai Indians
IPL 2018: Sachin desires Birthday gift form Mumbai Indians


The in-form batsmen for Mumbai Indians Suryakumar Yadav, who almost always batted in the middle order – save the few innings he batted at number three. He even made a name for himself winning games for the Kolkata Knight Riders batting in the lower middle order. The Mumbai Indians though have pulled off a masterstroke by asking the 27-year old to open the innings – something he had never done in the past; in his three innings at the top of the order. Suryakumar Yadav has made scores of 53, 0 & 72, a total of 125 runs in his three IPL innings. Suryakumar Yadav runs coming at a strike-rate of 156.25. Mumbai Indians will also want the left-handers at the top of the innings – Evin Lewis and Ishan Kishan – to contribute big scores.

Team Head to Head

Overall: Matches – 11, Mumbai Indians won – 5, Sunrisers Hyderabad won – 6

At the Wankhede Stadium: Matches – 3, Mumbai Indians won – 3, Sunrisers Hyderabad – 0

IPL Trivia (MI vs SRH)

1. Shikhar Dhawan has outstanding numbers against the Mumbai Indians; in 11 matches he has played for SRH against MI, he has scored 431 runs at a strike-rate of 133.85, and has an average of 53.87.

2. Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s numbers against the Mumbai Indians are outstanding; in 12 IPL matches against MI, he has collected 16 wickets, and has an economy rate of 5.64.

3. The Mumbai Indians haven’t been to finish their innings with a flourish this season; in their five matches, they’ve lost 16 wickets in the death overs, while only scoring at a rate of 8.88 runs per over. SRH have fared only slightly better, scoring at 9.17 in the final five overs.

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