Monday, May 12, 2014, 8 pm IST (6:30pm GST, 2:30pm GMT).
Rajiv Gandhi Cricket Stadium, Hyderabad.
Where to Watch Live:
Set Max & Sony Six
IPL 2014 on TV Channels Worldwide:
|3||Middle East||OSN Network|
|6||India||Set Max & Sony Six|
|9||Sri Lanka||Carlton Sports Network|
|10||United Kingdom||ITV Networks Ltd|
|12||United States||Willow TV international|
|13||New Zealand||Sky NZ|
For US viewers, the play starts at 9:30am CST with Willow TV providing Live coverage. US viewers can watch the match live on mobile and internet by clicking here. Live coverage in the UK is on ITV 4. Click here for live streaming link. For Rest of the World, click here to know how to watch the match live.
For INTERNET & MOBILE:
1. India Internet – GoCricket.com & StarSports.com
2. USA – www.willow.tv
3. Rest of World Internet – GoCricket.com & www.youtube.com/gocricket
4. IPL mobile streaming in India: StarSports.com, nexGTV / GoCricket (apps)
5. IPL mobile stream outside India: youtube.com/gocricket and GoCricket apps.
For LIVE SCORE, click HERE.
With a 50 percent win record, Hyderabad are better placed than the Mumbai Indians, who have won just two of their eight matches. In their most recent outing, SRH managed to get two points on the board due to rain when they played against the Delhi Daredevils. The bowlers were able to restrict the match of DD to 143. After several rain-breaks, the Duckworth-Lewis method was applied setting a meagre target of 43 from five overs. SRH walked away with a win that too with four balls to spare.
Mumbai Indians faced defeat at the hands of Chennai Super Kings in their last outing, which brought an end to their 10-match winning streak at home. Despite posting 157 runs, MI were unable to contain their opponents and lost the match in the last over. MI have been lukewarm in their standing this season and hardly anyone could make out that they were defending champions.
Given their exceptional performance with the ball in the majority of the matches in Hyderabad last season, the focus will be on the likes Dale Steyn, Amit Mishra and Karn Sharma to make the most of familiar conditions. The addition of Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Irfan Pathan has given the side lots of potency too. On the batting front, the trio of Aaron Finch, Shikhar Dhawan and David Warner need to pile on majority of the runs.
MI’s biggest match-winners with the bat are Rohit Sharma and Kieron Pollard. Both players have done reasonably well so far in the tournament, and with the competition for Playoff spots getting intense, it is about time the two senior pros stand up and deliver consistently. In these tough times, it might not be a bad idea for MI to revisit the idea of getting Michael Hussey to open the innings. Though the Australian hasn’t had a hit for a few days now, he is known for his perseverance, and has a knack of not throwing away starts. MI need a player who can anchor the innings and then turn on the heat, and Hussey just might just be the answer. On the bowling front, Harbhajan Singh has bowled beautifully right through the season; he has found the right pace to bowl at, isn’t afraid to flight the ball and is hitting the right spots on a consistent basis.
Sunrisers Hyderabad have a 2-1 win-loss record in IPL matches against the Mumbai Indians in the past.
In thelatest, Dale Steyn, Irfan Pathan and Bhuvneshwar Kumar quelled a late surge from Kieron Pollard to guide their team to a 15-run win.
Sunrisers Hyderabad won 7 of the 8 Pepsi IPL 2013 matches at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad.
The average first-innings total in the 8 Pepsi IPL 2013 matches played at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad was 135.
Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma (C), Lasith Malinga, Kieron Pollard, Harbhajan Singh, Ambati Rayudu, Michael Hussey, Pragyan Ojha, Corey Anderson, Praveen Kumar, Josh Hazlewood, CM Gautam, Aditya Tare, Apoorv Wankhade, Marchant de Lange, Krishmar Santokie, Ben Dunk, Pavan Suyal, Sushant Marathe, Jasprit Bumrah, Shreyas Gopal and Lendl Simmons.
Sunrisers Hyderabad: Shikhar Dhawan (C), Dale Steyn, David Warner, Darren Sammy, Amit Mishra, Aaron Finch, Irfan Pathan, Ishant Sharma, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Brendan Taylor, Moises Henrisques, Venugopala Rao, Jason Holder, S Aniruddha, Manprit Juneja, K L Rahul, Amit Paunikar, Naman Ojha, Ricky Bhui, Ashish Reddy, Chama Milind, Parvez Rasool, Prashanth Parameswaran and Karn Sharma.