The Sunrisers Hyderabad will look to end all hopes of Mumbai Indians' making the playoffs with a victory in their first home game of IPL 2014 on Monday night.
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SRH are coming off two impressive wins against the Rajasthan Royals and Delhi Daredevils, and the Hyderabad franchise will look to make it three wins in a row when they take centre-stage at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Uppal.
The Sunrisers went a place down to fifth after Kolkata Knight Riders' emphatic win over the table-toppers KXIP on Sunday, and SRH will look to jump back into the fourth and final playoff position with a win over the beleaguered Mumbai Indians.
The defending champions saw a brief two-match winning run ended by the Chennai Super Kings on Saturday, with CSK also breaking through the fortress Wanhkede in the process.
MI are yet to win a game away from Mumbai this season, and the 2013 champs will need to pick up maximum points in their remaining six matches to stand a realistic chance of having a decent crack at defending their title.
"We did not start the tournament very well," MI assistant coach Robin Singh said. "We should have got more runs in the first leg of the tournament. We did not bat as well as we should have.
"We have done pretty well in the second half of the tournament with two wins in three games. We were a bit unfortunate in the last game against the Chennai Super Kings. We would have probably won the game had we done those small things better."
MI's failings this season, though, have been a little bit more than just doing the small things better, with their batting being quite inconsistent, while the bowlers have also blown hot and cold way too often.
For a team of Mumbai's pedigree and stature, it would be a bit of a disaster if they fail to finish in the top four this season.
"The pressure is on every team to qualify for the playoffs, not just us," Robin Singh added. "All the teams are eying that spot in the playoffs. We don't want to rely on other teams when it comes to qualifying for the playoffs.
"We have got to look at ourselves and make sure that we play better cricket and do the small things right. The team is getting better and there is a lot more consistency in terms of performance.
"We are happy with the three games we played at home, and hopefully, it will be another good game against the Sunrisers Hyderabad."