Sunrisers Hyderabad and Mumbai Indians will be going into their next match with a different mindset as SRH team 2018 registered a dominant win in their opening game against Rajasthan Royals (RR) while Mumbai Indians (MI) lost a close match against the returning Chennai Super Kings (CSK). With different sets of results in the previous match, IPL 2018 MI vs SRH battle is expected to be a closely contested match. Much like all the matches this season, IPL MI vs SRH will be played on a level playing field after all the teams in the Indian Premier League have put together a strong squad for the season. IPL 2018 SRH vs MI will see a lot of match winners and either team can go on to win the game even from a losing position. IPL SRH vs MI could come down to those key players pulling off a match-winning display on the day and on that note, we take a look at the 5 Players to watch out for in the IPL 2018 SRH vs MI clash which is to be played at Hyderabad’s Rajiv Gandhi Intn’l stadium on 12 April (Thursday).
Rashid Khan – Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH)
Arguably the best wrist spinner or for that matter the best spinner in the world is Afghanistan’s Rashid Khan who was re-signed by the SRH team 2018 as they look to regain their IPL glory. Rashid Khan IPL 2018 started on a good note after his skillful bowling against Rajasthan Royals the other day. Rashid Khan IPL 2018 continued his knack of not giving away too many runs and picking up crucial wickets. Rashid got the wicket of Jos Buttler IPL 2018 and gave away just 23 runs in his 4-over spell. Rashid Khan will need to be at his best given Mumbai Indians do have some great batsmen in the middle overs but despite that fact, Rashid Khan IPL 2018 will indeed be one of the players to watch out for in the IPL 2018 SRH vs MI clash.
Suryakumar Yadav – Mumbai Indians (MI)
It may come as a surprise to see Suryakumar Yadav’s name on this list but the MI star has proven in recent months that he can certainly be a match winner for his team and we believe Suryakumar Yadav IPL 2018 will be an integral part of MI’s IPL 2018 campaign. Suryakumar played a pivotal inning of 43 from 29 balls and guided Mumbai Indians to a decent score after the loss of 2 early wickets. Suryakumar Yadav IPL 2018 has been trusted to bat at number 4 for the Mumbai Indians and that is why he will the player to watch out for in IPL 2018 MI vs SRH clash as Suryakumar will act as the link between Mumbai’s top and lower middle order.
Shikhar Dhawan – Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH)
In absence of David Warner, Shikhar Dhawan IPL 2018 had to stand up and lead SRH team 2018s batting and he certainly did that with a masterful inning of 77 hitting 13 fours in the process. Dhawan is coming on the back of a successful series in South Africa where he and Virat Kohli IPL 2018 were the standout batters for Team India. Dhawan would hope to transform that form into IPL 2018 and look to be the aggressor for SRH team 2018 this year. With Wriddhiman Saha and Kane Williamson around him, Shikhar Dhawan IPL 2018 could enjoy a stellar season and will most certainly be one of the players to watch out for in the SRH vs MI match on April 12.
Hardik Pandya – Mumbai Indians (MI)
In the top 6 of an impressive looking Mumbai Indians batting unit, only Hardik Pandya is a player who has to finish his spell of 4 overs to ensure Mumbai Indians have a decent game. The days where Hardik Pandya IPL 2018 has a successful day with the ball, Mumbai Indians rarely end up on the losing side. It was not a coincidence that Mumbai had almost bundled out Chennai in the opening game of the IPL 2018 season as Hardik managed to pick 3 crucial wickets. It was Hardik who started the comeback for the MI team but a lackluster bowling in the death overs which saw MI lose the game after a brilliant counter-attacking inning from Dwayne Bravo. Hardik Pandya IPL 2018 will indeed be a player to watch out for in the MI vs SRH match and a key player for Mumbai Indians if they hope to win their first game of the new season.
Billy Stanlake – Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH)
Who does not love a tall fast bowler running in and bowling 150 KMPH and over with a great deal of consistency? Batsmen facing them might not but a bowler like Billy Stanlake puts you on the edge of your seat in anticipation of what might happen next. Billy Stanlake IPL 2018 had a very good Big Bash 2017/18 season, was then picked in the Australian T20I side and had a very successful T20I tri-series against England and New Zealand. With the likes of Rashid Khan IPL 2018, Bhuvneshwar Kumar IPL 2018 and Shakib Al-Hasan IPL 2018 already part of the SRH bowling unit, Stanlake almost has the license to run in and bowl fast. His pace and bounce can worry many batsmen and he will indeed be one of the players to watch out for in the IPL 2018 SRH vs MI match later this week.