Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Mumbai Indians

Today is the 25th match of IPL 16 series, today match will be played between Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Mumbai Indians Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad.

Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Mumbai Indians 25th Match

Both teams have won their last two matches after starting with consecutive losses and are starting to get their combinations right. One of these teams will have its winning momentum snapped, the other will take its winning streak to three matches when Sunrisers Hyderabad host Mumbai Indians in Hyderabad. They both made identical starts to the season with two consecutive defeats before bouncing back with two wins each.

Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Mumbai Indians
     Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Mumbai Indians

Sunrisers might well have made a pivotal move in Harry Brook’s T20 career by using him as an opener and getting a match- winning century out of him. Brook the opener and the return of Abhishek Sharma to help out Aiden Markram in the middle order have given Sunrisers the potency they seemed to lack at the start of the season.

Mayank Markande as the legspinner replacement for Adil Rashid has allowed Sunrisers to play Marco Jansen, which gives the side a sharpedge.However, Marco might well go up against his twin Duan Jansen only for the second time in professional cricket, If Jofra Archer isn’t yet available for Mumbai.

It’s a peril sign for other brigades that Mumbai have won two out of four without Jasprit Bumrah and Archer; Arsher should come available at some point. Suryakumar Yadav showed signs of return to runs in their last match, which sets them up beautifully with the club.

Team news: Spotlight on Archer again

All eyes are still on Archer, who is nursing an elbow niggle since he played the first match. If he is fit and ready, he should walk into the Mumbai XI, but they are not likely to take any risks with him.Sunrisers have no reason to change their combination except for using Washington Sundar more efficiently. If they bat first, they can start with Washington in the XI and have T Natarajan replace Brook in the innings break.

If they field first, Brook can replace Natarajan in the innings break.Mumbai might want to continue with the combination they used in the last match even though they used Arjun Tendulkar for two overs only. One out of Rohit Sharma and Suryakumar can sit out during the bowling innings.

MI in particular will be very pleased with the turn of events. Unlike the SRH squad, MI’s didn’t ooze confidence especially with Jofra Archer also getting sidelined recently. After two heavy defeats to begin with, they picked up a tight win over Delhi Capitals before squashing Kolkata Knight Riders with the bat. Venkatesh Iyer’s century didn’t cause any harm as Ishan Kishan blazed his way to a quickfire fifty to set up the win. More than anything, they saw Suryakumar Yadav get into some kind of form with a 25-ball 43 and that should bode well going ahead.

Piyush Chawla has been in excellent form to bolster that spin attack and it will be interesting to see how he fares against the likes of Abhishek Sharma and Rahul Tripathi who prefer smashing spin over pace. Abhishek himself made a successful return to the XI despite being moved to the middle order. Harry Brook, brought in as a finisher, was sent up the order to open the innings after his jittery start and the move has paid dividends with the young English batter coming up with a sparkling century in the last game. Mayank Markande, a former MI player, has been impressive ever since he replaced Adil Rashid in the XI.

Now let’s talk about yesterday’s match RCB vs CSK

A curious thing happened in the 10th over of Chennai Super Kings’ batting innings on Monday. Ajinkya Rahane decided to slog Wanindu Hasaranga over cow corner. Thirty runs had come in the three antedating overs. CSK’s run- rate was touching 10. And yet Rahane opted to go against the grain of his pristine touch- play that had bought him 37 runs off 19 balls until also. He missed and the googly snuck in through his heave and castled him.

It was a rather innocuous, yet symbolic moment in a game that saw 444 runs plundered over 40 overs. And in some ways was also central to the visitors sneaking home by eight runs in another wildly entertaining bat- v- bat contest at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru.

You can quibble over the finer details here. Devon Conway had already smashed a six off Hasaranga at the start of that over. Rahane is distinctly a better T20 batter facing pace than spin so he was courting trouble trying such a shot. But he was doing so willingly because in many ways, his job had been done by then. He’d pulled CSK out from25/1 after 4 overs and gave them a 53- run PowerPlay, scoring 28 off the 14 balls faced during the fieldingrestrictions.However, then it was a risk well taken, If he lost his wicket at the half- way point of the innings trying to swell his strike- rate of 185.

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For it allowed CSK to throw in Shivam Dube, their designated spin crusher, to partner Conway, another batter adept at hitting spin. And even though RCB had Glenn Maxwell‘s off- spinners as a matchup advantage to bring on, the lack of bite from the wicket and the general proficiency of the southpaws against spin meant batting continued to hold sway. Conway hit 14 balls of spin for 26 runs and as soon as Dube launched Maxwell for a 101- metre hit over the sightscreen, RCB had to scramble their seamers back into mitigatory action. Conway took down the inexperienced Vyshak Vijaykumar and Dube, despite not being at his best against pace and bounce, continued swinging and clearing the short boundaries.

It was a T20 clinic on how to approach the first innings on a featherbed of a face, the likes of which the Chinnaswamy Stadium routinely offers. By the 13th over, CSK had132/2 with further blockbuster limbering up. In the sevenpost-PowerPlay overs, they took myriad pitfalls and hit 79 for the loss of Rahane. mind back snappily to RCB’s first innings against Lucknow Super titans exactly a week agone
. The hosts had56/0 in the first six overs that evening and managed only48/1 in the seven posterior middle overs.

brigades fur first can always lose games on similar lattices because of a failure to maximise the phase between the PowerPlay and the death, whichcounter-intuitively constitutes half the length of a T20 inning. Then, neither Conway nor Dube maundered deep into the death overs. They both got fifties at strike- rates in excess of 184 and passed on the hitting cane. later Ambati Rayudu maundered six balls for a strike- rate of233.33 and Moeen Ali maundered nine balls for a scoring rate of211.11.

At the end of it all, CSK’s Balls per Boundary( BpB) rate of their batters told a story. Conway hit a boundary every3.8 balls. The matching figures for Rahane, Dube, Rayudu and Moeen Ali were4.0,3.9,3.0 and4.5. For RCB against Lucknow, Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis and Glenn Maxwell spent at least five overs in the middle and only the ultimate achieved a boundary rate(3.2) in range achieved by CSK. The other two set up the ropes fairly less constantly at5.5 and4.6 independently and further tellingly, also maundered 90 balls between them.
In these two games, CSK and RCB put forth the two seminaries of study in the construct of a T20 first innings on true lattices. Either it’s erected around a couple of big knocks or it’s made up of several short hitting bursts. Conway subscribes to the alternate notion of the’ quick impact’.

” So for us to get those big summations, it’s about trying to produce a strike- rate around 200,” he said after the game.” I did not manage to achieve that but some of the other work done by the other players like Ajinkya, Shiv, Rayudu, Moeen. guys all minced in with really good strike- rates, and I suppose that is what got us to a veritably competitive aggregate. And that is presumably a system on a gate like this, where it’s really good to club. You just got ta come by, try to make a quick impact and back your bowlers to do the job latterly on.”

It’s to be noted that the difference in the CSK and RCB approach also simply boils down to maximising the coffers at hand. RCB’s openers maundered the way they did because in the absence of Rajat Patidar they maybe do not believe they’ve same hitting eventuality among their Indian batters lower down the line- up, indeed though they’ve Wanindu Hasaranga fur atNo. 9, which is a mark of good fur depth. For CSK it was as much a case of having to as it was wanting to.


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Historically, CSK have always enjoyed fur deep but haven infrequently been trailblazers of this shanks
out testament. They have played a lot in Chennai but indeed on other nay shells, the likes of Dwayne Bravo or Imran Tahir used to close out games for them. But with bowling coffers now distributed among 10 brigades, MS Dhoni and Stephen Fleming know their bowling attack is among the less likely bones
in the league to defend a par score and thus it would be prudent to shoot well above par with the available fur depth.

And so it proved. As the thrilling game reached its final act, the troubles of the further conservative approach came apparent. CSK managed 54 from the final four overs and encountered excellent protective bowling from Mohammed Siraj along the way. That meant, they had 226 on the board, a aggregate that nearly proved to be not enough. Anything indeed slightly lower would have clearly ended in defeat.

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