Match factsMay 13, 2013
Start time 2000 (1430 GMT)
Big PictureWe have arrived at that stage of the tournament where the scramble to make the playoffs is in full swing. While the numerical possibilities say otherwise, Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals are in all likelihood through while the bottom four are out. That leaves a middle cluster of three teams vying for the remaining two playoff spots. Both Mumbai Indians and Sunrisers Hyderabad are in this cluster, meaning their encounter on Monday at the Wankhede will be vital.
Form guideMumbai Indians: WWWLW (most recent first)
Sunrisers Hyderabad: WLWWL
In the spotlightThe Mumbai Indians bowling v the Sunrisers Hyderabad batting. The Mumbai attack has lorded over the opposition batsmen in their previous two games, first against the might of the Chennai Super Kings and then against Kolkata Knight Riders. Mitchell Johnson has been particularly lethal with his swing at high pace, and will provide the stiffest of challengers on a relatively quick track for the unfancied Sunrisers line-up, which is most at home on the slow surfaces at Uppal. The numbers show why this line-up is not thought a lot of: they've played 13 matches, but only one batsman aggregates 200 runs so far. Apart from Dhawan, who missed the first seven matches due to injury, none of the specialist batsmen average even 27. Dhawan is just 30-odd short of topping Sunrisers' run chart, despite playing only half their games. He will be central to their fortunes at the Wankhede.
Stats and trivia
- Parthiv Patel became the first Sunrisers Hyderabad batsman to touch the 200-run mark in the tournament, taking his aggregate to 218 at 24.22 with his 61 in the previous game
- Sachin Tendulkar is closing in on 300 IPL fours. He needs eight more to get there, and will be the first player in the league to do so
Glenn Maxwell thinks his long stay in India, first with Australia and then with Mumbai Indians, will be beneficial in the long run
Sunrisers Hyderabad's Darren Sammy says his daughter Skai is his lucky charm
Nikita Bastian is a sub-editor at ESPNcricinfo