Defending champions Mumbai Indians (MI) will host SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) in the IPL 2020 clash at the Sharjah Cricket stadium on a double-header Sunday. Mumbai Indians will be wary of the formidable SRH line-up, which has clinched two victories on the trot. SRH will be high on confidence after their recent performance.
The pair of David Warner and Jonny Bairstow will be expected to lay a solid foundation for SRH. They have not been able to impose the threat on the oppositions like last year. The Hyderabad outfit will also be relieved with young Priyam Garg’s performance who added key runs for the side in the previous game. T Natarajan continues to put on a fine show for SRH and will look to pick up early wickets.
Mumbai Indians, on the other hand, will expect Kieron Pollard to continue on his good run. He alongside Hardik Pandya are the crucial all-rounders for the side. South Africa captain Quinton de Kock’s form is a cause of concern for the side.
IPL 2020 Match 17: Mumbai Indians vs SunRisers Hyderabad: Weather Forecast
The major concern playing in the UAE will be heat. A lot of foreign players are not habituated to playing in such conditions. However, local Indian players might tackle the heat as they have played under such conditions in the sub-continent.
The weather on the match day, which is an afternoon start, is predicted to remain around 32 to 36 degree celsius. As the day, progresses, the temperature might give slight relief to the players who are in for an evening start with the match.
Toss also becomes a major concern in the IPL 2020 due to this situation even though in the shortest format it doesn’t plays a big role. Humidity during the latter part of the match makes it difficult for the bowlers to grip the ball. The season has so far seen that the team’s batting first have won most number of matches.