It’s time for the final day in the league stages of Indian T20 League and things are poised very interestingly. Mumbai still have a glimmer of home to qualify for the playoffs but they will need to beat a Hyderabad side who are coming to this contest on the back of securing an impressive win against Bangalore. Let us have a look at few factors which could give us an idea of who could have an upper hand in Abu Dhabi:
1. Head to Head
In the 19 meetings between the two sides, there is very little to separate them with Mumbai winning 9 and Hyderabad coming out victorious on 8 occasions. However, Rohit Sharma’s side have dominated this fixture in recent times, having won 4 of the previous 5 games.
2. Performance in the ongoing UAE leg
Both the teams are coming to this contest on the back of all-round performance in their last encounters. However, Mumbai have the tendency to raise their game in final stages of season which was very evident with their display against Rajasthan couple of days back. Having found the perfect team combination for slowish UAE wickets, they will have a slight edge in this match.
3. Recent Form of players
Mumbai will be delighted to have players like Ishan Kishan and Nathan Coulter-Nile in top form going into this contest. Even James Neesham, who played only his first match of UAE leg against Rajasthan, had an impressive outing which is certainly going to make Hitman’s side the favourites for this clash.
Considering the above factors, team of the day is Mumbai.