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After a humiliating defeat in hands of RCB from an advantageous position, the SRH team needs to sort out their batting lineup and preferably bat first vs Mumbai as the team does not look comfortable chasing with a shaky middle order . They need to bat in form Bairstow as an opener and Samad at five . Manish Pandey at three needs to rotate the strike more and improve his strike rate . More output is needed from Vijay Shankar which has played for India but struggling currently. SRH needs to find a way to play Williamson in the XI. The SRH bowling is however appearing in much better shape .
Warner, Bairstow , Manish Pandey, Vijay Shankar , Abdul Samad , Saha, Holder, Rashid , Bhuvneshwar , Nadeem, Natarajan .
Mumbai Indians are still not yet at their best . They lost the first game and should have lost the second game too had KKR set batsmen played through the innings . However, the manner of their win in the final stages of the last game is bound to create some panic in opposition ranks. The Pandya brothers and Pollard need to start scoring runs in lower-order while D Kock will look to get runs after his failure in game one. The bowling looks in rhythm as they showed their class vs KKR .
D Kock , Rohit , Suryakumar , Ishan Kishen , Hardik Pandya , Pollard, Krunal Pandya , Jansen, Bumrah, Boult, Rahul Chahar.
Batting looks tougher on Chennai pitch in 2nd innings and therefore team winning the toss should bat first. MI definite favourites in the game.