Going into this doubleheader night, the IPL fans are spoilt for choice, as for the first time, this season, two matches will be played simultaneously. Similarly, going into this final match of their league stage both the teams felt spoilt for choice and decided to make several changes in their respective squads.
Here are the #Risers to take on Mumbai Indians in our last game of #IPL2021. Two changes to the #Risers side, as Kane and Bhuvi have niggles. Manish and Nabi replace them in the Playing XI. #SRHvMI #OrangeArmy #OrangeOrNothing #IPL2021 pic.twitter.com/X206tjx7BM
— SunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) October 8, 2021
In the 55th match of the season, Mumbai Indians is taking on Sunrisers Hyderabad, fans will get to witness many faces that have not been a regular part of their team in this tournament. Starting with Sunrisers Hyderabad, who have not had the best of seasons, have decided to make some huge calls. Following an injury to Kane Williamson, SRH’s regular captain and pace bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar, they have decided to draft in all-rounder Mohammad Nabi and Manish Pandey. The latter will be captaining the side in the absence of senior players.
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— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) October 8, 2021
Mumbai on the other hand has had a woeful time with their bowling unit. Therefore, they have decided to bring in a new face, in the form of Piyush Chawla. The veteran bowler had a not so decent outing with CSK last year. However, MI’s trouble with Rahul Chahar in the spin department continues, that is why has decided to give Chawla a chance. He is a seasoned contender with 156 wickets in 165 matches. One other change which Mumbai Indians have made is the inclusion of Krunal Pandya, which somewhat lengthens their batting lineup, and gives them an extra bowling option as well. Saurabh Tiwary and Jayant Yadav are the two players to miss out on today’s game.
Mathematically Mumbai Indians are still in contention for a playoff spot. However, they will be required to win this game with a huge margin.