Bangladesh pace sensation Mustafizur Rahman will likely be back in the playing XI for defending Indian Premier League (IPL) champions Sunrisers Hyderabad in their match against Mumbai Indians on Wednesday.
SRH have so far played two games in this year's IPL and are aiming their third win on the trot at the Wankhede Stadium on Wednesday. The crafty Harbhajan then picked up the wicket of Deepak Hooda (9) in his last over after changing ends as the batsmen went for a slog sweep trying to hit a top-spinner.
The Sunrisers Hyderabad have made the flawless opening to their title defence, winning their first two matches, both of which were played at their home stadium.
Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma (captain), Nicholas Pooran, Mitchell Johnson, K Gowtham, Karn Sharma, Saurabh Tiwary, A Gunarathna, K Khejroliya, Kieron Pollard, Lasith Malinga, Harbhajan Singh, Ambati Rayudu, Jasprit Bumrah, Shreyas Gopal, Lendl Simmons, Vinay Kumar, Parthiv Patel, Mitchell McClenaghan, Nitish Rana, Siddhesh Lad, J Suchith, Hardik Pandya, Jos Buttler, Tim Southee, Jithesh Sharma, Krunal Pandya, Deepak Punia.
Bing led by explosive David Warner, Sunrises Hyderabad has started their campaign in a thumping style exactly where they left season's finale lifting the coveted IPL Champions trophy.
Warner and Indian opening partner Shikhar Dhawan got the Sunrisers off to a flying start after being sent in, putting on 81 for the first wicket.
The real gain for the Sunrisers Hyderabad is the young Afghan entrant Rashid Khan - 5 wickets in two matches - with a knack for finding important breakthroughs at the right point of the game. Rashid Khan from Afghanistan is doing what Mustafizur Rahman did the past year.
Hyderabad Playing 11 vs MI: DA Warner*, S Dhawan, Yuvraj Singh, DJ Hooda, V Shankar, BCJ Cutting, NV Ojha†, B Kumar, Mustafizur Rahman, A Nehra, Rashid Khan.
While there is still no clarity on how long Mustafizur will play for the Sunrisers this season, the Hyderabad franchise will certainly be strengthened by the speedster's inclusion for the time being. With toss being a crucial factor, both Mumbai Indians and Sunrisers Hyderabad will want to bat second and chase the target.
The early momentum paved way for a smooth chase for the Mumbai Indians.
Mumbai made a decision to play with the unchanged squad, which they played against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) at Wankhede Stadium.