Mumbai Indians (MI) will play host to the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in Match 23 of IPL 2015 at the Wankhede Stadium on Saturday.
MI are languishing at the bottom of the points table, having won only one out of their six matches so far. Meanwhile, SRH have been scratchy in their performances, but they pulled off an impressive victory against the defending champions Kolkata Knight Riders in their last match.
Here are some of the players who can make a difference on the field in this all-important encounter:
Rohit Sharma: The MI skipper has tried to lead from the front by setting an example with the bat as he has already amassed 220 runs in six matches with an average of 44.00 and a healthy strike-rate of 154.92. Unfortunately, he could not guide MI to victory in most of the matches apart from one. All these runs that he is scoring are going in vain but he will look to continue with this form and try and help MI register their second victory of the tournament.
Harbhajan Singh: He has been MI's highest wicket taker in this edition of the IPL so far. He has worked on his line and length. His variations have come in handy after his poor performance against KKR in the first match of this IPL. But he has to be supported by his fellow bowlers in the squad. Nonetheless, he will not hold himself back and will like to come out with all guns blazing. Harbhajan also has been impressive with his bat and as a result has been pushed up the batting order at times.
David Warner: If the Aussie starts hitting the ball from the sweetest spot of the cricket bat, then no boundary in the world is big enough. Warner has led his side from the front and has been the highest run getter for the Sunrisers (250 runs in five matches). His opening partnerships with Shikhar Dhawan has been the key to SRH's success so far in this edition of the IPL.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar: He has been brilliant with ball so far in this tournament. Although he has not managed to bag as many wickets, unlike others, his death bowling has been superb. He has especially worked on bowling yorkers during the slog overs and has delivered them to perfection in most of the matches. His ability to curb the run rate is reflected on his economy of 6.95.