Sunrisers v Mumbai Indians, IPL 2014, Hyderabad May 11, 2014

Struggling Mumbai Indians face the Uppal test

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Match facts

Monday, May 12, 2014
Start time 2000 local (1430 GMT)

Big Picture

Hours before the game between Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings, Delhi Daredevils dug themselves into a hole by keeping their batsmen down the order for too long. Against a team ranked No. 2 on the points table, Mumbai Indians played to a similar strategy - Rohit Sharma, Kieron Pollard and Corey Anderson all came in in the second half of the innings - and they were restricted to 157.

Mumbai retained Kieron Pollard and paid big money for Corey Anderson but with time running out in their campaign, they may want to look at giving both batsmen more time in the middle. A strong top order last season meant Mumbai played Pollard at No. 5, but this season the signs are he needs to be pushed up. Mumbai are one of only two teams - the other being Daredevils - to not have at least one fifty-plus opening partnership, and both these teams are stuck at the bottom of the table.

Heavily reliant on their bowling, Sunrisers have rediscovered some of the form that took them to the play-offs in IPL 2013. The match against Mumbai is the first of four home games for them, and they will be keen to emulate their stellar record at Uppal last season, where they won seven out of eight games. Apart from a 200+ score by Chennai Super Kings, Sunrisers didn't concede 150+ at home last year and they will be eager to establish that kind of dominance this time too.

Form guide

Sunrisers Hyderabad: WWLWL (most recent first)
Mumbai Indians: LWWLL

Where they stand

Sunrisers Hyderabad: 5th on the table with four wins in eight games
Mumbai Indians: 7th, with two wins in eight games

Previous encounter

In the last game between the two teams, in Dubai, the trio of Dale Steyn, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Irfan Pathan managed to put the brakes on a rampaging Kieron Pollard, who almost took Mumbai to their first win. Irfan gave away just four runs in the final over to lead Sunrisers to a 15-run win, after David Warner's 65 had pushed them to 172.

Watch out for

Amit Mishra choked Rajasthan Royals in Ahmedabad and then got the 100-IPL-wickets bogey of his back against Daredevils with flight and variations in pace and spin. He can be expected to be a handful at home, where last season he took 12 wickets from eight games at an economy rate of 5.37.

Lendl Simmons took the field against Chennai Super Kings as Mumbai's third overseas opener of the season. In 63 innings as an opener, Simmons has scored 1655 runs at a strike rate of 111, and 12 of his 14 fifties in the format have come at that slot. He scored 38 in his first IPL match and will hope to provide the stability Mumbai desperately need at the top.

Stats and trivia

  • After Dale Steyn (917), the bowler to bowl the most dot balls in the IPL is Praveen Kumar (863)
  • Bowling in the last five overs, Bhuvneshwar Kumar has conceded 68 runs in eight matches at an economy rate of 6.47, and taken 10 wickets. His overall figures in this IPL so far are: 173 runs, 15 wickets at 11.53, with an economy rate of 5.49

Quotes

"David is an exceptional player but at the moment the balance of the side requires him to bat at No. 4."
Sunrisers' coach Tom Moody suggests David Warner might bat for an extended period at No. 4

"There came a point when I actually stopped getting out of my house, thinking what people would talk about me and feared if they would ask me different kinds of questions."
Mumbai Indians' Praveen Kumar on the disappointment he felt after he went unsold at the IPL auction

Rachna Shetty is a senior sub-editor at ESPNcricinfo

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  • Dravid_Pujara_Gravitas on May 12, 2014, 15:24 GMT

    @lakjak, sri langa players went unsold sir. Get your facts straight. Lol..

  • lakjak on May 12, 2014, 14:51 GMT

    @Facebook user, India has not eliminated SL, SL has a tour with England and that is why players have opted out to perform national duty.

  • on May 12, 2014, 14:29 GMT

    playing at home sun risers have edge over Mumbai.

  • on May 12, 2014, 14:23 GMT

    i dont know why mi took ojha instead of pk. ojha should have replaced bumrah

  • on May 12, 2014, 14:16 GMT

    this is cricket my dear so pls enjoy the game don't bring politics ok

  • on May 12, 2014, 13:51 GMT

    1. Hussey, 2. Tare/Gautam/Rayudu, 3. Rohit, 4. Pollard, 5. Anderson, 6,7. Tare/Gautam/Rayudu, 8. Bhajji, 9. Praveen, 10. Malinga, 11. Bumrah.

  • on May 12, 2014, 13:40 GMT

    Mumbai are making mockery of Anderson! Such a brilliant player and hitter... Expecting a huge huge innings from him. For Mumbai's sake, they should give him the full quota of 4 overs and see his potential

  • Dravid_Pujara_Gravitas on May 12, 2014, 13:34 GMT

    The team representing the newly formed T-state should be thumped. Would love to see it lurk at the bottom of the table. Go MI go.....

  • CricketMaan on May 12, 2014, 13:26 GMT

    A lot of clamouring for Keiron Pollard to bat up the order, but does he have the skills? Can he come in at No.3 or 4 when chips are down and get going? His role is that of hitter and accumulate runs in the last 5, so why make noise about it. Although Corey has a better game, he too may not go higher than No.4. Rohit shoudl open for that is what he does for Team India and if he wants to develop then why not open. His reluctance to open shows that he is forced in that role for Team India

  • cricinfovijay on May 12, 2014, 13:24 GMT

    Mumbai winning XI: 1.Simmons 2.Rayudu 3.Rohit 4.Hussey 5.Pollard 6.Gautham 7.Harbajan 8.Zaheer 9.Malinga 10.Bumrah 11.Ojha......

  • Dravid_Pujara_Gravitas on May 12, 2014, 15:24 GMT

    @lakjak, sri langa players went unsold sir. Get your facts straight. Lol..

  • lakjak on May 12, 2014, 14:51 GMT

    @Facebook user, India has not eliminated SL, SL has a tour with England and that is why players have opted out to perform national duty.

  • on May 12, 2014, 14:29 GMT

    playing at home sun risers have edge over Mumbai.

  • on May 12, 2014, 14:23 GMT

    i dont know why mi took ojha instead of pk. ojha should have replaced bumrah

  • on May 12, 2014, 14:16 GMT

    this is cricket my dear so pls enjoy the game don't bring politics ok

  • on May 12, 2014, 13:51 GMT

    1. Hussey, 2. Tare/Gautam/Rayudu, 3. Rohit, 4. Pollard, 5. Anderson, 6,7. Tare/Gautam/Rayudu, 8. Bhajji, 9. Praveen, 10. Malinga, 11. Bumrah.

  • on May 12, 2014, 13:40 GMT

    Mumbai are making mockery of Anderson! Such a brilliant player and hitter... Expecting a huge huge innings from him. For Mumbai's sake, they should give him the full quota of 4 overs and see his potential

  • Dravid_Pujara_Gravitas on May 12, 2014, 13:34 GMT

    The team representing the newly formed T-state should be thumped. Would love to see it lurk at the bottom of the table. Go MI go.....

  • CricketMaan on May 12, 2014, 13:26 GMT

    A lot of clamouring for Keiron Pollard to bat up the order, but does he have the skills? Can he come in at No.3 or 4 when chips are down and get going? His role is that of hitter and accumulate runs in the last 5, so why make noise about it. Although Corey has a better game, he too may not go higher than No.4. Rohit shoudl open for that is what he does for Team India and if he wants to develop then why not open. His reluctance to open shows that he is forced in that role for Team India

  • cricinfovijay on May 12, 2014, 13:24 GMT

    Mumbai winning XI: 1.Simmons 2.Rayudu 3.Rohit 4.Hussey 5.Pollard 6.Gautham 7.Harbajan 8.Zaheer 9.Malinga 10.Bumrah 11.Ojha......

  • Mr.CricketJKNotHussey on May 12, 2014, 13:09 GMT

    @Ranjit Goonewardena SL players weren't picked because their ongoing tour of England would clash with the IPL, limiting their availability.

  • on May 12, 2014, 13:07 GMT

    Brendon Taylor should come In for finch and Anirudha for Rahul and ParvezRasool for Mishra

  • pitch_curator on May 12, 2014, 12:55 GMT

    @ mjrvasu - Do u know who Ross Taylor plays for? lol

  • on May 12, 2014, 12:53 GMT

    What have SL's done to deserve to be totally ignored from IPL except for Malinga. On the other hand just imagine Mumbai Indians without Malinga? I know the Indians got a drubbing from the SL's but that is no reason to leave them out? I thought the Indians were a sporting nation. Perhaps I was wrong!

  • on May 12, 2014, 12:50 GMT

    This is an interesting match!! If MI loses this match, then it will be a competition among RR, SRH & KKR for the last 2 spots or up in the table! With their bowling attack, SRH can easily win this game and Uppal pitch helps bowlers well than batsmen. If SRH wins this match and they can eye for a better position as there are 4 matches on home ground and they need to build that winning confidence with this match. MI might come back well too but SRH have more chances and they can do it with their bowling attack; Ishanth was expensive bowler but a good wicket taker last year but Bhuvi replaced him very well and he is the plus point this time. Lets see if any surprises happens!!

  • on May 12, 2014, 12:40 GMT

    mumbai must open with tare and gautam. santokie must come in place of simmons.and ojha in place of bumrah as the pitch in hyderabad is slower as compared to other pitches were santokie ,oojha,bhajji will be effective as in this ipl they had problem with the 5th bowler.My team for today- tare,gautam,rayudu,rohit,corey,kp,bhajji,pk,malinga,ojha,santokie

  • on May 12, 2014, 12:20 GMT

    I think mumbai needs to think straight!! Make rohit open the batting with gautam, followed by anderson, pollard, rayadu and then Hussey at no 6. make harbhajan play as no 7 .. this will give them flexibility in the bowling as well... praveen kumar, malinga, ojha, bumrah to follow... i think this could be the best 11 for mumbai..

  • on May 12, 2014, 12:17 GMT

    I think last year mahela's captaincy was better than pietersen bt last year delhi wasnot having a good squad bt these year they r having a good squad bt dont how to neutalise them

  • mjrvasu on May 12, 2014, 12:10 GMT

    Time for Ross Taylor to be back

  • on May 12, 2014, 12:00 GMT

    SRH should drop dhawan their captain and opening bat. he did not do much in both areas so far.

  • DaisonGarvasis on May 12, 2014, 11:57 GMT

    Mumbai should pack their bags and go home. They are in a competition with Delhi to decide who is the real Delhi this year. may be it was a delebrate ploy by the MI managment to let go the core of last year's team and try to build a new one. Other than that they can expect to lose the backbone and musle of your team and expect to win. They should beat Delhi for the last place ths year and prove to Delhi they can do it better than Delhi.

  • on May 12, 2014, 11:56 GMT

    Hussey a permanent member for CSK (he replaced Faf when he was doing a grt job few seasons back) does not find any support from MI coach/support staffs. MI hv two bowlers with fault bowling action, still on the loosing side. captain, need some brain. very sad to see a good team going down without a fight. same as RCB. Hussey shld open with Rohit and cory should be in at 3 and polland at 5/6. note: pollard is same as J Morkel. they can take your score to anylevel, but can play a role like hussey or rohin in building a platform.

  • StevieS on May 12, 2014, 11:52 GMT

    What are the odds that Mumbai won't retain Anderson and next season he does a Maxwell?

  • topsyturvy on May 12, 2014, 11:42 GMT

    SRH please strengthen your top order.......

  • on May 12, 2014, 11:10 GMT

    Aaron finch should be dropped n bring brendan taylor for him as opener

  • on May 12, 2014, 10:04 GMT

    sunrisers should win if they want to keep play off hopes alive and kkr r doing well but what they need 2 do is win both games aganist them

    XI versus Mumbai

    1. dhawan 2. Taylor .3. rahul 4. warner. 5. henriques 6. pathan 7. ojha. 8. stayn 9. mishra. 10. k.sharma 11. kumar

  • on May 12, 2014, 9:50 GMT

    Mumbai should back their bating ability. 1) Gautam 2) Rohit 3) Cory 4) Hussey (For stability) 5) Pollard 6) Raydu 7) Tare 8) Bhajji 9) Praveen 10) Malinga 11) Bumrah/ Ojha

    Top 7 looks solid. The problem with Mumbai had been over 8-15. We are 20 runs short there. Hopefully we can pull 2 points today. Win against best bowling attack will give us confidence. All the best MI. #DilSeMI

  • on May 12, 2014, 9:17 GMT

    this time mumbai is struggling because they left maxwell and smith this time mumbai can't win the ipl

  • on May 12, 2014, 8:59 GMT

    Mumbai lost the initiative at the auction , they are still playing catch up. One more loss and the season is over if not over already !For a team that should be in all honesty the most successful franchise along with CSK , they have shown a staggering lack of strategic acumen. Too many big names in the think tank not enough management sense. Any culture they had developed last season (their most successful) they threw away this season. I expect many changes before the next season , I don't see a future for Kumble with Mumbai.

  • on May 12, 2014, 8:44 GMT

    They need to give Ojha another shot. Again I'll say that he probably doesn't deserve a spot after his recent performance. However he has yet to play a match in India, and until he does so we can never know whether truly doesn't deserve another game and besides UAE was somewhat outside his comfort zone.

    Speaking of UAE, I don't think UAE will host CLT20 because Australia and Pakistan are playing there at about roughly the same time the CLT20 is held. They should hold it in Australia instead. Surely Star Sports knows how to delay a telecast so that it shows in the normal T20 time slots for India (4:30pm and 8:30 pm Indian Time)

  • Mr.CricketJKNotHussey on May 12, 2014, 8:17 GMT

    @Pindia One failiure which coincided with Maxwell and Miller failing and everyone starts talking about how KXIP can only win when they fire. Did you not see Sehwag make that 71? Did you not see Saha make a 50 and Bailey score that rapid 40 against CSK? KXIP has good, in form batsmen all the way down to 6, which is why they have posted the highest totals this tournament. If SRH's strategy of a top heavy batting order was really ideal for this format as you say, why haven't they won more? Besides, KXIP has already won a few matches without Maxwell and Miller. Their bowling attack is quite good. And how in the world do you expect RR, KKR and SRH to knock out a team which is topping the table right now to make it to the play offs? And you are condradicting your own argument that KXIP batters won't click every match by saying that SRH relies on the big three. KXIP has 5 in form batsmen vs SRH's 3 who haven't evven clicked consistently yet.

  • Pindia on May 12, 2014, 7:54 GMT

    SRH can win the IPL. Perhaps more than any other format luck plays a great part in T20. We saw yesterday that the form horse KXIP cannot maintain their power batting every match especially when relying on an Afridi-esque hitter such as G-Max. Having three dynamic batsmen at/near the top as SRH do is ok for this format. They have managed to win (predominantly) ugly so far, as they did last year. Hopefully just a matter of time before the big three batters click. I think it is very unlikely KIP will win the tournament as they just need a few matched where their big hitters fail again. Rajasthan yesterday showed they are extremely dangerous. SRH may have to bring Sammy back to combat such finishing! My last four: CSK, RR, SRH, KKR...

  • on May 12, 2014, 7:44 GMT

    my batting order for mumbai is. simmons. goutam. cory anderson. pollard. rohit. tare.raydu.top seven will be like this if mumbai follow this they are definetly going to win come on mumbai plzzz change yor batting order for god shake. I m big mumbai fan. I want 2 see u winning a very good team ruined by bad thougts and strategy. dhiren pathak

  • on May 12, 2014, 7:39 GMT

    I think in every department mumbai is far better team but they are not exuiting their plan properly. first they have to change there batting order send cory anderson first down then pollard after that rohit. bcoz rohit can be a good finisher in my opinion. tare is also a good striker he can hit in the slog overs.mumbai u have to change yor batting order plzzz send cory at frst down he is a very good player of pace bowling. utilise his talent. dhiren pathak.a mumbai fan.

  • on May 12, 2014, 5:18 GMT

    MI playing XI for today's match should be like this if they want to win. Today's pitch support spin bowling so ojha should play should and hussey can play spin bowling well so he should also be included in playing XI Hussey, Simmons, Rohit, Rayudu, Pollard, Gautam, Harbajhan, Malling, Praveen, Bumrah, Ojha

  • rsurya on May 12, 2014, 5:15 GMT

    MI should realise that Pollard is not a bowler in any form of cricket, he just runs in and releases the ball with no plan. Praveen kumar and baaji can bat a bit, so instead of losing the matches for not having a 5th bowler MI can try Suyal at the place of Tare or Gautam. With Praveen kumar in MI is now a good bowling unit for 16 overs. Simmons and Rayudu should review their dot ball percentage. Rohit Sharma should not leave it too late. P.Ohja should not be allowed another chance at any cost.

  • Siva_Bala75 on May 12, 2014, 1:29 GMT

    Not all big hitters open up early and have a go. You have the likes of Dwayne Smith, McCullum, Maxwell, ABD, Sehwag etc who open up very early and have a go versus JP, Miller, Pollard, Gayle, Dhoni etc that take time to settle down first. The dilemma for the team management is to when to to send the second lot- they are better off as 'finishers'.

  • on May 11, 2014, 21:38 GMT

    Wish to see srh doing it once again in there home ground. Srh at the moment are confident after two back to back wins will be egger to ensure their playoff spot, and couldn't have asked for better opposition like DD and MI to face off at this point of time as both the team struggling at the bottom.I would recommend one change which I personally feel would be better for the team is to play shrikant junior instead of karan although his is performing well. This will give the side more depth in batting. They already have five specialist boller and finch as we saw could be effective with his left arm orthodox that he used to boll is big bash. So eight batsman with six bollers.good luck srh.

  • Nampally on May 11, 2014, 18:59 GMT

    On their home turf, SRH last year were so dominant aided by their spin twins Mishra & Karn Sharma. Can they work their magic again to vanquish MI to recapture the 4th spot remains to be seen. MI found their legs again since returning to India with 2 wins - thanks to Anderson & Pollard leading their assault. Can the tight SRH bowlers contain the power of these 2 Power hitters? Lastly, the SRH batting has been very shaky especially the unreliability of Dhawan, Finch & Warner. Can they stay firm & tell the MI bowlers "Not in my Kitchen"? It is crucial for these 3 bats to flourish to put up a sizeable total which is competitive. SRH has a fine economical bowlers in Steyn, Kumar at the top followed by Mishra & Karn in spin & Pathan in the death overs. Henriques or Sammy provide the additional 6th bowler. But their batting needs to improve greatly to give their bowlers a competitive total. Good Luck SRH - Your teamwork has won the day in the last few games & it has to work Vs. MI to WIN!

  • akshay3ind on May 11, 2014, 18:56 GMT

    delhi daredevils put up 99 run stand for 1st wicket partnership against sunrisers dubai.....so Mumbai are the only team to not have at least one fifty-plus opening partnership

  • on May 11, 2014, 18:39 GMT

    it was a wrong stat that "MI is the only team with out a single 50 partnership other than delhi"...delhi had a 99 run opening stand by decock n murali against SRH

  • on May 11, 2014, 17:17 GMT

    This is going to be one heck of a match. Despite winning their previous 2 games, the Sunrisers, after KKR's win, have some work to do, as they have 2 games against CSK and KXIP coming up. I would probably bring in M.Juneja or A.Srikkanth instead of KL Rahul, just to see how things go:

    The Mumbai Indians, on the other hand, have to win all their games, but it is going to be tough for them tomorrow, as Sunrisers are playing at their home ground, which makes them a force to reckon with. Add to that some of their ongoing batting order issues, and how some of their batsmen struggle against quality swing (Bhuvi and Steyn), and it makes it an uphill task.

    I'm rooting for the Sunrisers Huderabad, and while the odds are in their favor, the powers of the likes of Rohit, Kieron and Corey can't be ruled out. This should be a good match. Cheers! :)

  • Mr.CricketJKNotHussey on May 11, 2014, 16:47 GMT

    @Rachna Shetty Correct me if I am wrong but didn't DD have a 99 run partnership against SRH in their first match where de Kock got a 48 and Vijay a 50? That said, MI need to consider bringing in someone like Santokie or Hazelwood. They need someone to partner Malinga at the death. Their bowling is their strong suit and they should try to strengthen that as much as they can. That way, they can have Rayudu open and both Pollard and Anderson will be promoted up the order naturally. Tare is doing a good job of providing the late hits, so he can come in last. They did the same last year with Johnson and Malinga and they won (granted, they had a more stable batting order with DK and Rohit in good form). It might be too late for them to win, but they can spoil the other teams' chances.

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  • Mr.CricketJKNotHussey on May 11, 2014, 16:47 GMT

    @Rachna Shetty Correct me if I am wrong but didn't DD have a 99 run partnership against SRH in their first match where de Kock got a 48 and Vijay a 50? That said, MI need to consider bringing in someone like Santokie or Hazelwood. They need someone to partner Malinga at the death. Their bowling is their strong suit and they should try to strengthen that as much as they can. That way, they can have Rayudu open and both Pollard and Anderson will be promoted up the order naturally. Tare is doing a good job of providing the late hits, so he can come in last. They did the same last year with Johnson and Malinga and they won (granted, they had a more stable batting order with DK and Rohit in good form). It might be too late for them to win, but they can spoil the other teams' chances.

  • on May 11, 2014, 17:17 GMT

    This is going to be one heck of a match. Despite winning their previous 2 games, the Sunrisers, after KKR's win, have some work to do, as they have 2 games against CSK and KXIP coming up. I would probably bring in M.Juneja or A.Srikkanth instead of KL Rahul, just to see how things go:

    The Mumbai Indians, on the other hand, have to win all their games, but it is going to be tough for them tomorrow, as Sunrisers are playing at their home ground, which makes them a force to reckon with. Add to that some of their ongoing batting order issues, and how some of their batsmen struggle against quality swing (Bhuvi and Steyn), and it makes it an uphill task.

    I'm rooting for the Sunrisers Huderabad, and while the odds are in their favor, the powers of the likes of Rohit, Kieron and Corey can't be ruled out. This should be a good match. Cheers! :)

  • on May 11, 2014, 18:39 GMT

    it was a wrong stat that "MI is the only team with out a single 50 partnership other than delhi"...delhi had a 99 run opening stand by decock n murali against SRH

  • akshay3ind on May 11, 2014, 18:56 GMT

    delhi daredevils put up 99 run stand for 1st wicket partnership against sunrisers dubai.....so Mumbai are the only team to not have at least one fifty-plus opening partnership

  • Nampally on May 11, 2014, 18:59 GMT

    On their home turf, SRH last year were so dominant aided by their spin twins Mishra & Karn Sharma. Can they work their magic again to vanquish MI to recapture the 4th spot remains to be seen. MI found their legs again since returning to India with 2 wins - thanks to Anderson & Pollard leading their assault. Can the tight SRH bowlers contain the power of these 2 Power hitters? Lastly, the SRH batting has been very shaky especially the unreliability of Dhawan, Finch & Warner. Can they stay firm & tell the MI bowlers "Not in my Kitchen"? It is crucial for these 3 bats to flourish to put up a sizeable total which is competitive. SRH has a fine economical bowlers in Steyn, Kumar at the top followed by Mishra & Karn in spin & Pathan in the death overs. Henriques or Sammy provide the additional 6th bowler. But their batting needs to improve greatly to give their bowlers a competitive total. Good Luck SRH - Your teamwork has won the day in the last few games & it has to work Vs. MI to WIN!

  • on May 11, 2014, 21:38 GMT

    Wish to see srh doing it once again in there home ground. Srh at the moment are confident after two back to back wins will be egger to ensure their playoff spot, and couldn't have asked for better opposition like DD and MI to face off at this point of time as both the team struggling at the bottom.I would recommend one change which I personally feel would be better for the team is to play shrikant junior instead of karan although his is performing well. This will give the side more depth in batting. They already have five specialist boller and finch as we saw could be effective with his left arm orthodox that he used to boll is big bash. So eight batsman with six bollers.good luck srh.

  • Siva_Bala75 on May 12, 2014, 1:29 GMT

    Not all big hitters open up early and have a go. You have the likes of Dwayne Smith, McCullum, Maxwell, ABD, Sehwag etc who open up very early and have a go versus JP, Miller, Pollard, Gayle, Dhoni etc that take time to settle down first. The dilemma for the team management is to when to to send the second lot- they are better off as 'finishers'.

  • rsurya on May 12, 2014, 5:15 GMT

    MI should realise that Pollard is not a bowler in any form of cricket, he just runs in and releases the ball with no plan. Praveen kumar and baaji can bat a bit, so instead of losing the matches for not having a 5th bowler MI can try Suyal at the place of Tare or Gautam. With Praveen kumar in MI is now a good bowling unit for 16 overs. Simmons and Rayudu should review their dot ball percentage. Rohit Sharma should not leave it too late. P.Ohja should not be allowed another chance at any cost.

  • on May 12, 2014, 5:18 GMT

    MI playing XI for today's match should be like this if they want to win. Today's pitch support spin bowling so ojha should play should and hussey can play spin bowling well so he should also be included in playing XI Hussey, Simmons, Rohit, Rayudu, Pollard, Gautam, Harbajhan, Malling, Praveen, Bumrah, Ojha

  • on May 12, 2014, 7:39 GMT

    I think in every department mumbai is far better team but they are not exuiting their plan properly. first they have to change there batting order send cory anderson first down then pollard after that rohit. bcoz rohit can be a good finisher in my opinion. tare is also a good striker he can hit in the slog overs.mumbai u have to change yor batting order plzzz send cory at frst down he is a very good player of pace bowling. utilise his talent. dhiren pathak.a mumbai fan.