Game number 19 of this season’s IPL will be played between table toppers Sunrisers Hyderabad and Mumbai Indians.
Sunrisers Hyderabad will be coming back from another comfortable victory, this time over Delhi Capitals. While Mumbai Indians managed to beat Chennai Super Kings with overall good performance.
Sunrisers Hyderbad – LWWW
Sunrisers Hyderabad has played good cricket in all of the four games so far. The only reason they lost the first game against Kolkata Knight Riders was Andre Russell. They have probably the most balanced squad in the tournament. Wins over Rajasthan, Bangalore and Delhi have come thanks to great team performances.
Mumbai Indians – LWLW
Mumbai Indians usually don’t start their season well. Two defeats and two wins in their four games is a good start for them in comparison to past few seasons. Against Chennai Super Kings bowlers and batsmen both contributed to ensure team’s victory. Hardik Pandya seems to be back in form.
Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad
Warner, Bairstow(wk), Vijay Shankar, Manish Pandey, Deepak Hooda, Yusuf Pathan, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar(c), Kaul, Sandeep Sharma.
De Kock(wk), Rohit(c), Suryakumar Yadav, Yuvraj, Krunal Pandya, Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Rahul Chahar/Mayank Markande, Bumrah, Malinga, Behrendorff.
David Warner (SRH)
David Warner has made a return to IPL with a bang. After a year long ban nobody expected this sort of performance from the Aussie. He currently holds the Orange cap and looks hungry to score more. On a wicket like Wankhede expect some biggies from Warner.
Krunal Pandya (MI)
Last game’s victory might have gone to younger Pandya but the stage was set for him by his elder brother. Krunal Pandya’s 42 run innings helped the lower order batsmen to come and have a go at the bowlers. He deserves far much credit for his batting then he does get.
Best Fantasy Team
Keeper – Bairstow
Batsmen – Suryakumar, Warner, Yuvraj, Rohit Sharma
All rounder – Vijay Shankar, Hardik Pandya/Nabi, Krunal Pandya
Bowler – Behrendorff, Rashid Khan, Sandeep Sharma