Indian T20 League 2021: Match 31 HYD vs MUM – Fan2Play Fantasy Cricket Tips, Prediction, Playing XI and Pitch Report

Indian T20 League 2021: Match 31 HYD vs MUM – Fan2Play Fantasy Cricket Tips, Prediction, Playing XI and Pitch Report

In 17 head-to-head matches so far, Hyderabad have won eight while Mumbai have won nine.

Match Details

The 31st game of the Indian T20 League between Hyderabad and Mumbai will be played at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi on May 4, 2021.

The match will start at 7:30 PM IST. The live streaming will be available on the Hotstar app and website.

Preview 

As more and more trouble ensues for the Hyderabad franchise this season, they will now face the in-form and defending champions Mumbai. Hyderabad is coming into this match after another loss, which was their sixth this season in seven games. On the other hand, Mumbai has won four games out of their seven matches. 

Talking about the form itself, Mumbai seems to be a much-balanced unit at this point in time. They are coming into this match after winning their last two matches at Delhi. The fact that Mumbai has previously beaten the Hyderabad team in this season will also be a factor that will play on the minds of the Hyderabad team. In head to head, as we see, it seems Mumbai has a slight edge having won nine out of the 17 matches between the two teams. 

Probable Playing XIs for HYD vs MUM

Hyderabad:

Predicted XI: 

Jonny Bairstow (wk), Kane Williamson (c), Manish Pandey, Kedar Jadhav, Vijay Shankar, Mohammad Nabi/Jason Holder, Abdul Samad, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Sandeep Sharma, Khaleel Ahmed

Mumbai:

Predicted XI: 

Rohit Sharma (c), Quinton de Kock (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, James Neesham, Rahul Chahar, Dhawal Kulkarni, Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult

Captaincy picks for HYD vs MUM

Jonny Bairstow (Hyderabad)

The English wicketkeeper-batsman is by far the only guy from his team, who has looked in complete control of his game so far in this tournament. He has scored 248 runs in seven innings and batted at a strike rate of 141. Bairstow has been getting off to starts as well but has not succeeded in converting it into big match-winning knocks. With a good record in Delhi on the back, the dangerous batter will want to grab this opportunity. 

Rohit Sharma (Mumbai) 

Much like Bairstow, Rohit Sharma has so far looked in complete control of his game. However, he has not managed to get over to a big score for his side. In the previous match as well, he scored 35 runs from 24 balls, before perishing. Having said that, he has made 250 runs in seven innings so far in this competition. 

Fan2Play Fantasy Cricket Tips

2-Player Team

Rashid Khan, Kieron Pollard (C)

3-Player Team

Manish Pandey, Rohit Sharma (C), Kane Williamson

4-Player Team

Jonny Bairstow (C), Krunal Pandya, Quinton de Kock, Bhuvneshwar Kumar

11-Player Team

Quinton de Kock, Jonny Bairstow (VC), Manish Pandey, Rohit Sharma (C), Kane Williamson, James Neesham, Krunal Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Rahul Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah, Rashid Khan

Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision