19.36 IST: Hyderabad skipper Kane Wiliamson has won his second toss in succession and has decided to bowl first. Mumbai have made couple of changes as Hardik Pandya drops out due to injury and Pradeep Sangwan makes way into the side. Also Ben Cutting has replaced Mitch McClenaghan as he represented SRH last season and was an automatic choice for Mumbai. For Hyderabad, Bhuvneshar Kumar has been rested owing to a stiff body and Punjab seamer Sandeep Sharma will take the new ball.
Hello and welcome to zeenews.com. It’s Thursday and time for IPL 2018’s match No 7 to get underway between SRH (Hyderabad) and MI (Mumbai) at the Uppal Stadium in Hyderabad. The Deccan franchise started on a great note thrashing Rajasthan by nine wickets in their opening game. SRH bowlers had a field day restricting Rajasthan to a lowly 125. Later, Shikhar Dhawan and Kane Williamson showed a fire and ice combo to raze down Rajasthan’s target. Playing their second game of the season also at home, SRH will take a lot of confidence taking on Mumbai. And for the starters, SRH with any doubt have the best bowling in the League and Mumbai will have to devise a sound plan to pin them down.
On the other hand, Mumbai have been slow starters as the history of the competition suggests. But after that opening defeat at the Wankhede Stadium, with Dwayne Bravo playing a heroic inning, Mumbai will be hurt but not underconfident. They had put on 165 odd and the good thing about the side is that the middle-order had put on impactful stands. The only worry for Mumbai will be their skipper Rohit Sharma’s form who couldn’t get going. But a lot of hopes will rest on the Pandya brothers and the young leggie Mayank Markande, who experienced a dream debut.