Match Details for MI vs SRH GoodGamer Fantasy Contest
Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020
Mumbai Indians vs Sunrisers Hyderabad
Venue: Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah
Date: October 4, 2020
Time: 3:30 PM IST
Preview – MI vs SRH GoodGamer Fantasy Contest
After suffering losses in their first two games, Sunrisers Hyderabad, led by David Warner, bounced back with victories over Delhi Capitals and Chennai Super Kings. SRH will now face defending IPL champions Mumbai Indians, who have had a mixed time so far this season. MI lost to CSK in the season opener before getting the better of Kolkata Knight Riders in their second match. Rohit Sharma’s side then lost a Super Over thriller against Royal Challengers Bangalore, but returned to winning ways against Kings XI Punjab.
Injury and Availability News
For SRH, there’s no official update on Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who pulled up during the game against CSK. If Bhuvneshwar is ruled out, Siddarth Kaul could get a game. Vijay Shankar, who suffered a back injury before the game against KKR, seems fit and ready to play. He was seen on the field against CSK as a substitute fielder. Also, there’s no official word on MI’s Nathan Coulter-Nile, who has missed the four opening games so far with a pre-season side strain.
Probable Playing XIs
MI – Rohit Sharma (c), Quinton de Kock (wk), SuryaKumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, James Pattinson, Rahul Chahar, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah
SRH – David Warner (c), Jonny Bairstow (wk), Manish Pandey, Kane Williamson, Priyam Garg, Abdul Samad, Abhishek Sharma, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar/Siddarth Kaul, T Natarajan, Khaleel Ahmed
Top Captaincy Picks for MI vs SRH GoodGamer Fantasy Contest
Rohit Sharma – The MI skipper usually starts slow and as the innings progress, so does his scoring rate. With 170 runs in four games at 42.5, Rohit is MI’s leading run-getter so far this year. Against KXIP, his 45-ball 70 led the way for MI’s late charge. Also, he has marshaled his troops well.
Trent Boult – With six wickets in four matches, the New Zealander has stepped up in Lasith Malinga’s absence. Boult is one of the few bowlers to have a maiden to his name this season.
Kane Williamson – With Manish Pandey favoring the No. 3 spot, Williamson moved to No. 4—a position he has hardly batted at especially in the T20 format. He did manage to adapt, scoring a 26-ball 41 in SRH’s 15-run win over DC. If he can guide the young middle order in the coming matches, SRH will be tough to beat.
Rashid Khan – He has picked up just four wickets in as many games, but has been pretty economical (5.12). As the tournament progresses, Rashid will be key to SRH’s chances of qualifying for the playoffs.
Budget Picks for MI vs SRH GoodGamer Fantasy Contest
T Natarajan – With five wickets in four matches and some spot on yorkers, the left-arm fast bowler Natarajan is a vital cog in SRH’s wheel.
Ishan Kishan – His 99-run knock against RCB has all but guaranteed him a long run. Batting at No. 4, Kishan will have to be ready to switch roles. In case MI lose early wickets, it’ll be his responsibility to stabilize the innings.
Abdul Samad – The 18-year-old held his nerve against the likes of MS Dhoni and Sam Curran to guide SRH to a narrow win over CSK. Performing under pressure is always a confidence booster and Samad will be aiming to shine once again.
MI vs SRH GoodGamer Fantasy Team
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