Date: 4th May 2021
Time: 7:30 PM (IST)
Venue: Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi
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In match number 31 of the ongoing Indian T20 League, a struggling Hyderabad take on a high-flying Mumbai. Both the teams have endured contrasting fortunes in this season and have different mindsets in their camps. A further loss to SRH might push them into a slump from where there is no coming back. Mumbai, on the other hand, have found momentum and would be looking to capitalize on that. The match is slated to begin at 7:30 PM (IST).
Dhawal Kulkarni was brought in place of Jayant Yadav as the Delhi stadium is small and thus we might see an extended run for Kulkarni.
Meanwhile, Hyderabad need some tactical changes in their camp to bolster their line-up. A change in captaincy did not deliver results for them. If management issues are resolved, then David Warner should come back in place of Mohammad Nabi to strengthen their batting.
Hyderabad’s woes in this tournament keep piling up with each and every game. A change in captaincy has not done any good for the team so far as Kane Williamson’s Hyderabad slumped to a 55-run defeat at the hands of Rajasthan in their previous game. Jonny Bairstow has been the backbone of the side batting department and has amassed 248 runs in 7 games. Rashid Khan has been an outright go-to bowler and must be picked in one’s fantasy 11.
After a shaky start, Mumbai have got back to winning ways and will be high on confidence after their win over Chennai. Kieron Pollard was predominantly the architect of the victory as he smashed 87 runs in just 34 balls and also picked up a couple of wickets. His unreal knock while chasing can easily go down as one of the best knocks ever. Jasprit Bumrah and Rahul Chahar could be the key bowlers for Mumbai.
Probable Playing XI
Jonny Bairstow (w/k), Mohammad Nabi/David Warner, Kane Williamson (c), Manish Pandey, Abdul Samad, Kedar Jadhav, Vijay Shankar, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Sandeep Sharma, Khaleel Ahmed/Siddharth Kaul
Quinton de Kock (w/k), Rohit Sharma (c), Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, James Neesham/Nathan Coulter Nile, Trent Boult, Rahul Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah, Dhawal Kulkarni
Wicket-keepers: Quinton de Kock, Jonny Bairstow
Batsmen: Kane Williamson, Manish Pandey, Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav
All-rounders : Kieron Pollard, Vijay Shankar, Krunal Pandya
Bowlers: Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult, Rahul Chahar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Rashid Khan
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