Mumbai Indians take on Sunrisers Hyderabad tonight, November 3, in the 56th, and the last match of the group stage of IPL 2020. This match will be played at Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah.
Simply put, this is a golden opportunity for Sunrisers Hyderabad to qualify for the playoffs. If SRH win tonight, they will end their group stage run at 4th position and qualify for the playoffs with 14 points and a better net run-rate than KKR. Mumbai Indians on the other hand have already qualified and sit at the top of the points table with 18 points. Let's take a look at the Fantasy picks, predictions, and probable XI for this game.
Fantasy League Picks
Ishan Kishan has scored 395 runs in 11 matches at a strike rate 143. He scored his highest of 99 this season against RCB and almost clutched the match single handedly.
Captain and Vice-Captain
SRH will rely on David Warner to step-up in this crucial game today. So far, he has 444 runs in 13 matches at a strike rate of 135. MI will want to send him back to the pavilion as quickly as possible. Kieron Pollard has been leading MI since the absence of Rohit Sharma and he has done a great job. He has also performed well and amassed 218 runs in 13 matches at a strike rate of 200.
Kane Williamson will have to look sharp today in this do-or-die match for SRH. He can shoulder the responsibility of scoring big if the openers fall upper batting order falls.
Priyam Garg needs to play his part in finishing the games. He has scored 109 runs in 11 matches at a strike rate of 128. In last match against KXIP, he only managed to score 3 runs.
Sandeep Sharma and Rashid Khan will have huge roles to play tonight. They will need to tear through powerful batting line-up. Rahul Chahar has a great opportunity to be in the limelight as MI might rest Bumrah and Trent Boult in this match. He has 15 wickets in 13 matches at an economy rate of 7.70.
Predictions, My XI, and Probable XI
SRH will come in this match with a force of a tornado. As far as Fantasy Prediction goes, SRH might take this one away.
My XI – David Warner (Captain), Kieron Pollard (Vice-Captain), Kane Williamson, Quinton de Kock, Rashid Khan, Ishan Kishan, Manish Pandey, Sandeep Sharma, T Natarajan, Rahul Chahar, Wridhiman Saha.
Probable XI (MI)- Ishan Kishan, Quinton de Kock/Chris Lynn, Suryakumar Yadav, Saurabh Tiwary, Kieron Pollard (c), Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Rahul Chahar, Dhawal Kulkarni, Mitchell McClenaghan.
Probable XI (SRH)- David Warner (c), Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Manish Pandey, Kane Williamson, Abdul Samad, Jason Holder, Abhishek Sharma, Rashid Khan, Shahbaz Nadeem, Sandeep Sharma, T Natarajan.