IPL 2020: Brian Lara explains Why SRH will have an edge over MI in a must win game for them

Brian Lara

West Indies batting giant Brian Charles Lara backed Sunrisers Hyderabad in a must win game for them against Defending Champions Mumbai Indians where the latter has already qualified for the playoffs of IPL 2020. Lara said that David Warner led side

has all the ingredients in their playing XI to beat mighty Mumbai Indians as SRH cannot afford to lose this game as the loss here will mean that they will be out from the tournament and win here for Orange army means that they will be replacing KKR to qualify for the playoffs this year.

“Yeah, definitely. They found themselves in this position and that’s from good playing in their recent games. So, I expect them to actually be up for the challenge,” Lara said while responding to a query whether SRH have it in hem to beat MI during Star Sports show Cricket Live

The reason Lara is rooting for SRH as MI who have already qualified for the playoffs may rest their key players like Jasprit Bumrah, Surya Kumar Yadav to keep them fresh for the semifinal contest.

“Mumbai Indians may be easing off, rest a few players which will favour SRH, but I think they have got to be ready for this quarter-final and for the rest of the tournament. If they win, they are in and I think they have got what it takes to do so,” Lara said.

The last encounter between these two teams in IPL 2020 league stage went in favour of Mumbai Indians who defeated SRH by 34 runs.

SRH have won their previous two matches in which they defeated the likes of Delhi Capitals (by 88 runs) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (by five wickets). The big wins improved their NRR and thus keeping them alive in the playoffs race.

So Far three teams have qualified for the playoffs of IPL 2020 who are MI, DC and RCB and for the fourth spot there is a race between KKR and SRH which will be eventually decided after SRH will play their last game of league stage against Mumbai Indians today.