Date & Time: Thursday, May 02, 20:00 IST
Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai, India
A win in today’s IPL match will take the Sunrisers a step closer to Playoffs. For Mumbai, this victory means they will join Delhi & Chennai in the Playoffs. But both sides have their own worries to solve in order to make that happen. The Sunrises need to cope with the absence of David Warner and it’s time for the other batsmen to fill the huge void. On the other hand, Mumbai needs more contributions from their misfiring middle order, as they are relying mostly on Hardik Pandya to do the job.
Mumbai might consider bringing in Ishan Kishan in place of Lewis and McClenaghan in place of Barinder Sran. As of yesterday evening, Tom Moody was still unsure about who to bring in place of Warner. It is most likely going to be one of Guptill or Billy Stanlake.
The Surface at Wankhade has been on the high scoring side so far in this season and it’s going to remain the same for today’s IPL match. Weather-wise there is no chance for rain but dew will play its part to aid the chasing team.
It is quite evident that Mumbai is depending heavily on Hardik in the middle order and he is shouldering the responsibility well. But, in today’s IPL match it might not be easy, as he has to overcome Rashid Khan against whom he has struggled in recent times. Hardik scored only 14 runs of the 26 balls against Rashid and has been dismissed by him twice. If he can see off Rashid’s spells there is every chance that he can be the Dream11 game changer of the match.
It is not often that Bumrah proves to be expensive but in the previous game it was unfortunately the case. Whenever there’s such a situation, he comes back with a strong performance. His record against Sunrisers says he’s going to give us another great performance, as the Sunrisers’ batsmen have struggled against him in the last few T20s. He is a must-have bowler in the Dream11 fantasy cricket teams in today’s IPL match.
He is getting into the groove at the right time in the season. Now he becomes the MVP batsman for Sunrisers in the absence of David Warner. He has a good record against Mumbai’s bowlers in the last few T20s, which would help continue his present good form. According to our Dream11 expert predictions he is an automatic pick in all the Dream11 fantasy cricket games for today’s IPL match.
He is the leading wicket-taker for Sunrisers Hyderabad in this season and he has to lead the attack once again in today’s IPL match, since he has a good record against Mumbai batsmen in past few T20s. He has an impressive economy rate of 5.74 against Mumbai batsmen and he has dismissed all of them at least once.
We are not sure if he will play today, but he will have to fill a gaping hole left by the current Vivo IPL Orange Cap Holder David Warner. We are sure he will be raring to go and prove his worth to all the doubters. He can be a complete game changer if he gets firing. The big question is will he?