IPL 9: Mumbai Indians aim for winning start at their new home Vizag
Visakhapatnam: Refreshed and relaxed after a week's break, a formidable Mumbai Indians will be raring to go when they take on a resurgent Sunrisers Hyderabad in a league tie of the Indian Premier League (IPL) here today.
As the port city gears up to host the second match of the weekend double header, Mumbai would hope to continue their winning spree at their new home ground — the YS Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium.
The Bombay High Court ordered to shift IPL matches to be held in Maharashtra from May 1 due to drought conditions in the western state. On a roll after three consecutive wins against Punjab, Kolkata and Pune respectively, Sunday's match will be a test between the top class Mumbai batting line-up led by Rohit Sharma and the medium pace bowling troika of Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ashish Nehra and Mustafizur Rahman.
On the other hand, Hyderabad will take heart from Friday's comprehensive win against Gujarat Lions in Hyderabad and would want their skipper David Warner and Shikhar Dhawan to give a brilliant start at the top of the order. Both Hyderabad and Mumbai are positioned midway in the points table with 10 points each, having won five matches out of eight and nine respectively.
In their earlier meeting, Sunrisers registered a seven-wicket win with 15 balls to spare at their home ground.