Defending Indian T20 League champions Mumbai will look to extend their winning run on Saturday, April 17, when they host Hyderabad at the MA Chidambaram Stadium.
After Team Kolkata choked in the dying moments of their clash with Mumbai on Tuesday, Hyderabad experienced a similar collapse a day after against Bangalore. And Rohit Sharma would be hopeful of his team's strong mentality to get the job done against David Warner's side as well.
Interestingly, Hyderabad can take encouragement from the fact that they have won 50% of their games against the five-time Indian T20 League champions, despite their grim record in Chepauk.
|Mumbai vs Hyderabad head-to-head|
|Record at MA Chidambaram
After losing their opening two matches in the Indian T20 League while chasing, Hyderabad would be hoping to win the toss and bat first this time, especially with their superior record against Mumbai while batting first.
Hyderabad have averaged 180.8 while batting first in their last five matches as opposed to Mumbai's average of 171 while batting first in the same number of matches. Hence, the coin toss will play an important role as well.
|Coin Toss and H2H last 5 matches
The biggest threat for Hyderabad going into the match will be Mumbai's Kieron Pollard. The West Indian has garnered 383 runs against the Orange Army in 15 matches with two fifties to his name.
Similarly, Rohit Sharma will be hoping David Warner doesn't last long at the crease on Saturday given the Australian's record against Mumbai. Warner has 625 runs against Mumbai and has scored six half-centuries against them.
Despite having Jasprit Bumrah in his side, who has taken 12 wickets against Hyderabad so far, the Mumbai team will be wary of Sandeep Sharma, who has scalped 18 wickets against the team in 14 matches so far.
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