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IPL 2018: Confident Hyderabad have tails up against Mumbai (Preview)

IANS  |  Hyderabad 

will look to on their good-looking attack to unsettle when the two teams meet in an (IPL) game here on Thursday.

Hyderabad, led by in the absence of who is serving a one-year ban due to a ball tampering incident, hardly broke sweat during their emphatic nine-wicket victory over Rajasthan Royals in their opening match.

Mumbai Indians, on the other hand, lost a closely fought match against Chennai Super Kings in the tournament opener.

showed in their first game that they have the most diverse attack in the competition. India's celebrated pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar leads the line with his swing while has raw pace and Siddarth Kaul can hit the deck. The spinning department, led by Afghanistan's highly-rated leg-spinner Rashid Khan, also has the likes of with his orthodox left-arm spin.

Shikhar Dhawan's form is a boon on the batting front for SRH though their batting depth was not tested during the first match.

Coming to the visitors, has a star-studded team with leading the list.

Rohit would would expect a better effort from his batsmen as 165 on a good batting track wasn't par for the course.

Besides Rohit, Evin Lewis, who has two T20 hundreds against India, and the explosive Kieron Pollard would like to show their big-hitting prowess on Thursday.

For Mumbai, the biggest gain from the opening game was young leg-spinner Mayank Markande's performance on IPL debut. He scalped the wickets of Ambati Rayudu and CSK Dhoni.

Mumbai could see all-rounder Hardik Pandya not play due to an he picked up in the last game.


Sunrisers Hyderabad: (C), Shikhar Dhawan, Manish Pandey, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Wriddhiman Saha, Siddharth Kaul, Deepak Hooda, Khaleel Ahmed, Sandeep Sharma, Yusuf Pathan, Shreevats Goswami, Ricky Bhui, Basil Thampi, T Natarajan, Sachin Baby, Bipul Sharma, Mehdi Hasan, Tanmay Agarwal, Alex Hales, Carlos Brathwaite, Rashid Khan, Shakib Al Hasan, Mohammad Nabi, and

Mumbai Indians: (c), Jasprit Bumrah, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Mustafizur Rahman, Pat Cummins, Suryakumar Yadav, Krunal Pandya, Ishan Kishan, Rahul Chahar, Evin Lewis, Saurabh Tiwary, Ben Cutting, Pradeep Sangwan, Jean-Paul Duminy, Tajinder Singh, Sharad Lumba, Siddhesh Lad, Aditya Tare, Mayank Markande, Akila Dananjaya, Anukul Roy, Mohsin Khan, MD Nidheesh,



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First Published: Wed, April 11 2018. 15:10 IST