Marco Jansen not playing: The defending champions have made a solitary change to their Playing XI for their third IPL 2021 match.
During the ninth match of the ongoing 14th season of the Indian Premier League between Mumbai Indians and Sunrisers Hyderabad in Chennai, Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma has won the toss and chose to bat.
“We are gonna bat first. Very hard to predict, looks a good track but we will only get to know as the game progresses. Looks a bit sluggish though. We have made one change. We understand the conditions and it’s very important to back your skills. Last game was good for us,” Sharma told Star Sports during the toss.
Much like Sharma, Sunrisers Hyderabad captain David Warner also wanted to bat first at the Wankhede Stadium especially after losing the first two matches while chasing at the same venue.
“We would’ve batted first for sure. All four wickets look exactly the same here. We know what we are gonna do here. We have been in this position before,” Warner told Star Sports during the toss.
Why is Marco Jansen not playing today’s IPL 2021 match vs Sunrisers Hyderabad?
As far as the changes for this match is concerned, Indians have made a solitary one by handing a debut to New Zealand fast bowler Adam Milne. Milne, 29, has replaced South Africa fast bowler Marco Jansen in the Playing XI.
— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) April 17, 2021
While Sharma wasn’t asked about the reason behind their lone change, one believes it has been done to provide an opportunity to Milne who is likely to bowling alongside his Kiwi teammate in Trent Boult.
Jansen, who had made his IPL debut last week, had picked two wickets in as many matches at an average of 22.50, an economy rate of 7.50 and a strike rate of 18.
Sunrisers, on the other hand, have made a total of four changes bringing in two debutants in Virat Singh and Mujeeb Ur Rahman and Abhishek Sharma and Khaleel Ahmed in place of Wriddhiman Saha, Jason Holder, Shahbaz Nadeem and T. Natarajan.