Indian T20 League 2021: Match 31 – Hyderabad vs Mumbai: MPL Fantasy Cricket Tips, Prediction, Playing XI, and Pitch Report

Indian T20 League 2021: Match 31 – Hyderabad vs Mumbai: MPL Fantasy Cricket Tips, Prediction, Playing XI, and Pitch Report

Rahul Chahar will be the X-Factor player of the match between Hyderabad and Mumbai.

Match Details

Match 31 – Hyderabad vs Mumbai

Date & Time – May 4, 2021; 7:30 PM IST

Venue – Arun Jaitley Stadium, New Delhi


Match No.31 of the 2021 edition of the Indian T20 League will see the Hyderabad side clashing against the Mumbai. The Hyderabad outfit has struggled to get their act together in the 2021 edition of the league. The ‘Orange Army’ has managed to post just a solitary win in the 7 matches that they have played in the tournament.

On the other hand, Mumbai posted a stunning victory against the Chennai side in their previous clash, and are currently occupying 4th place in the points table.

Probable Playing XIs


Manish Pandey, Jonny Bairstow (WK), Kane Williamson (C), Vijay Shankar, Kedar Jadhav, Mohammed Nabi, Abdul Samad, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Sandeep Sharma, Khaleel Ahmed


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

Top Picks of the match

Kieron Pollard

Kieron Pollard performed with both the bat as well as with the ball in Mumbai’s last match against the Chennai side. While he scored a match-winning 87* off just 34 deliveries with the bat, he also scalped a couple of wickets with the ball as well.

Jonny Bairstow

Jonny Bairstow was in good form in Hyderabad’s last match and scored a brisk 30 off 21 deliveries. Also, in the 2021 edition of the tournament, the England batsman has scored 248 runs at an average of 41.33.

X-Factor Player

Rahul Chahar

Rahul Chahar is the 4th highest wicket-taker in the tournament and has taken 11 wickets in this season thus far. He will be a threat to the Hyderabad side with the ball.

Fantasy teams:

Fantasy Team 1 for Head to Head/Small League Contests:

Jonny Bairstow, Rohit Sharma (C), Suryakumar Yadav, Kane Williamson (VC), Abdul Samad, Kieron Pollard, Vijay Shankar, Krunal Pandya, Jasprit Bumrah, Rahul Chahar, Trent Boult

Fantasy Team 2 for Grand/Mega League Contests:

Jonny Bairstow (C), Quinton de Kock, Rohit Sharma, Hardik Pandya, Kane Williamson, Manish Pandey, Kieron Pollard (VC), Krunal Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Rashid Khan, Rahul Chahar

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