The 55th match of the IPL is being played between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Mumbai Indians at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi today. Manish Pandey is captaining Hyderabad in this match. He also gave the reason why Kane Williamson and Bhuvneshwar Kumar did not come to captain today. Not only this, Bhuvi and Kane are not even in today’s playing 11.
It is worth noting that Mumbai Indians won the toss of this match and decided to bat first. After the toss, Manish said, “This is my first IPL match as captain. This decision was taken at the last minute. Kane has a swallow in his elbow. Bhuvi has a swallow too. We wanted to bat first. Now we bowl first.” Will do and would like to give a little change to Mumbai. We know they will do their best but we are also ready.”
Mumbai Indians Playing 11 – Rohit Sharma (capt), Ishan Kishan (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, James Neesham, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Jasprit Bumrah, Piyush Chawla, Trent Boult
Sunrisers Hyderabad – Jason Roy, Abhishek Sharma, Manish Pandey (captain), Priyam Garg, Abdul Samad, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Jason Holder, Rashid Khan, Mohammad Nabi, Umran Malik, Siddharth Kaul.
Most matches before captaincy debut in IPL:
153 – Manish Pandey
137 – Kieron Pollard
111- R Ashwin
107 – Sanju Samson
103- Bhuvneshwar Kumar