In the second match on a blockbuster Saturday, two of the strongest teams on paper in this year's IPL square off as the Sunrisers Hyderabad face three-time champions, Mumbai Indians in what promises to be a mouth-watering clash.
SRH have been on a roll with three consecutive wins with the likes of David Warner, Jonny Bairstow and Mohammad Nabi in fine form. MI have two solid wins over CSK and RCB under the belt and would love to get one over the Sunrisers, who are currently placed at the top of the IPL Points Table.
With another high-scoring game on the cards, here are a few tips to help you pick your Dream11 and Dotball teams for this enticing contest.
Squads to choose from
Kane Williamson (C), Bhuvneshwar Kumar, David Warner, Shreevats Goswami, Wriddhiman Saha, Jonny Bairstow, Martin Guptill, Manish Pandey, Yusuf Pathan, Deepak Hooda, Ricky Bhui, Abhishek Sharma, Vijay Shankar, Shakib Al Hasan, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Shahbaz Nadeem, Khaleel Ahmed, Siddharth Kaul, Sandeep Sharma, Natarajan, Basil Thampi, Billy Stanlake
Rohit Sharma (C), Quinton de Kock, Evin Lewis, Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, Siddhesh Lad, Krunal Pandya, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Ben Cutting, Mayank Markande, Jasprit Bumrah, Barinder Sran, Rasikh Dar, Mitchell McClenaghan, Lasith Malinga, Jason Behrendorff, Anukul Roy, Anmolpreet Singh, Yuvraj Singh, Pankaj Jaiswal, Aditya Tare, Rahul Chahar, Alzarri Joseph and Jayant Yadav
Playing XI Updates
No changes are expected of the Sunrisers with Mohammad Nabi excelling in the previous games. Jonny Bairstow and David Warner have put on four 50+ partnerships so far. They have been detrimental to the cause for the defending champions. The bowling looks very strong with the presence of Rashid Khan and Bhuvneshwar Kumar in their ranks.
Possible XI: Warner, Bairstow (WK), Vijay, Manish, Deepak, Yusuf, Nabi, Rashid, Bhuvi(C), Kaul and Sandeep.
Ishan Kishan could return for Yuvraj Singh while the rest of the side should remain the same with MI debutants, Jason Behrendorff and Rahul Chahar doing well in the previous game. Hardik Pandya and Krunal Pandya are crucial to the balance of the side with their invaluable skill-set bound to play a part on this surface which promises runs galore.
Possible XI: de Kock(WK), Rohit(C), Kishan/Yuvraj, Suryakumar, Hardik, Krunal, Pollard, Bumrah, Chahar, Malinga and Behrendorff.
Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Mumbai Indians, Indian Premier League 2019, Match 19
6th April 2019, 8:00 PM IST
Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad
Total Matches Played: 12
SRH: 7 (58.3%)
MI: 5 (41.7%)
Matches in Hyderabad: 6 (2 MI, 4 SRH)
Last 5 Matches: 4 SRH, 1 MI
Last Match: 24th April 2019: SRH (118, 18.4 overs) beat MI (87, 18.5 overs) by 31 runs, Mumbai
Man of the Match: Rashid Khan (2/11)
Last Match in Hyderabad: 12th April 2019: SRH (151-9, 20 overs) beat MI (147-8, 20 overs) by 1 wicket
Man of the Match: Rashid Khan (1/13)
Fantasy Tips and Suggestions
Wicket-keeper: Quinton de Kock has been in good form for MI and RSA over the past few months and should be picked ahead of Sunrisers keeper, Jonny Bairstow who is due a failure after scoring in excess of 200 runs so far in the IPL.
Batsmen: Rohit Sharma and David Warner are two of the best batsmen in the shortest format and are must-have picks in the side with the in-form, Suryakumar Yadav also amongst the probables. Manish Pandey hasn't justified his lofty price tag but could be picked on a surface more suitable for batting.
All-rounders: The Pandya brothers are obvious candidates to have in the side with both of them in very good form while one of Mohammad Nabi and Vijay Shankar should do the trick as the third all-rounder in the fantasy side.
Bowlers: Rashid Khan and Jasprit Bumrah are considered to be amongst the best bowlers in the format and are invaluable picks to the fantasy team. The likes of Siddarth Kaul and Rahul Chahar are great options to go along with the aforementioned duo.
Captain: Rohit Sharma and David Warner are the obvious choices for captaincy on a flat surface while Krunal Pandya has also shown glimpses of what he is capable of in the first few rounds of IPL 2019. He is also a good option to choose as captain with his record at the stadium also taken into consideration.
Dotball Fantasy Suggestion #1: Quinton de Kock (WK), David Warner, Suryakumar Yadav, Yuvraj Singh, Manish Pandey, Vijay Shankar, Krunal Pandya, Hardik Pandya, Jasprit Bumrah, Rashid Khan and Sandeep Sharma. Captain: David Warner
Dotball Fantasy Suggestion #2: Jonny Bairstow (WK), Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav, Manish Pandey, Yuvraj Singh, Krunal Pandya, Vijay Shankar, Hardik Pandya, Jasprit Bumrah, Rashid Khan and Sandeep Sharma. Captain: Rohit Sharma