Defending champions Mumbai Indians and former winners SunRisers Hyderabad have yet to get into top gear, having each played four games in the 2020 Indian Premier Leauge (IPL). Both teams were shaky in parts, they won two and lost so much to it third and fourth in the IPL points table. Mumbai Indians lead SunRisers Hyderabad thanks to a better net run rate, but the latter will compete with more confidence than Rohit Sharma’s team. SRH got off to a shaky start, losing their first two games, but came back well to win the next two. Big names in both camps seem to be at their best again, which will be an ominous sign for others.
Rohit Sharma: After not the best starts, the Mumbai Indians’ skipper seems to be finally on his stride, appearing ominous in the big win over Kings XI Punjab in the previous match. Rohit Sharma is his team’s top scorer so far, with 170 runs against an average of 42.50. He has been around for two half centuries and is ready for a high score.
Kieron Pollard: The great West Indian seems to be hitting as well as he has ever done in the past in the IPL. Kieron Pollard is the most consistent player for Mumbai despite the decline. Incredibly, Pollard has been fired just once, disregarding a Super Over this season, beating a total of 138 runs in four games at an average of 138. And he has scored those runs with a strike rate of 212, 30.
Rahul Chahar: The leg spinner has surpassed some really big names on the team with the ball, making him an indispensable part of the team. The youngster, who is joint fourth highest wicket taker in IPL 2020, has six wickets to his name at an economic rate of 7.43.
David Warner: The Australian was far from his best, but he is the team’s third-highest runner this season, just four points behind Jonny Bairstow. Without half a century in four games, David Warner is ready for a high score and the SunRisers Hyderabad will hope it all starts with a cracking blow to the defending champion.
Jonny Bairstow: Despite being fired for a duck, the Englishman is still the top scorer for SRH in IPL 2020. The shorter limits at Sharjah could just be the drug that wants to get Bairstow into top gear and get back to his devastating best.
Rashid Khan: After a shaky start to life in IPL 2020, the Afghanistan superstar has really hit the mark. He’s only had four wickets to his name this season, three of which come in one match, but Rashid Khan has one of the best economy rates in the tournament this year. He only cost 5.12 at a time and has thrown 41 point balls this season.
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