IPL 2019: Final, MI vs CSK – Predicted top performer based on stats and records for Fantasy Cricket

IPL 2019: Final, MI vs CSK – Predicted top performer based on stats and records for Fantasy Cricket

He has a decent all-round record against the mighty Chennai Super Kings and will be desperate to continue the momentum or better it.

Hardik Pandya
Hardik Pandya. (Photo: Surjeet Yadav/IANS)

After enduring a very difficult personal time in recent months, Hardik Pandya answered everyone with the bat and managed to earn everyone’s respects as India’s most important player for the upcoming World Cup. But for now, he has another challenge, not so big as the coveted championship which begins at the end of this month, but still very significant.

Hardik Pandya has been scoring runs for fun and hitting sixes is as easy as picking up a glass of water and drinking it for him right now. When he gets set in the middle, he is as good as any batsman in the world and there is no exaggeration in it. We all saw glimpses of his brilliance in the 2017 Champions Trophy final where he played a whirlwind of an innings and proved he could be huge on the biggest of stages.

If he really wants people to remember him as a big match player, this is one of the best games for him to win that trust. Chennai Super Kings locking horns with the Mumbai Indians is perhaps the biggest T20 battle in World cricket and to come up with a match-winning contribution here could do a world of good to his confidence. Not to forget, he didn’t just score 386 runs with the bat, he also chipped in with 14 wickets with the ball.

He has a decent all-round record against the mighty Chennai Super Kings and will be desperate to continue the momentum or better it. Both sides are chasing a record-breaking 4th title on Sunday at Hyderabad and need their big players to make pivotal contributions.

Record against the opposition (CSK) in the IPL

With bat – 118 runs at an average of 59 and SR of 153.24

With ball – 8 wickets at an average of 19.75 with two 3-wicket hauls

Since 2018

22* & 3/24

13* & 1/39

25* & 3/20

23* & 1/22

13* & 0/13

Record at the venue (RGI Cricket Stadium, Hyderabad)

In T20s with bat – 4 innings, 41 runs, Average – 10.25

In T20s with ball – 6 overs, 60 runs, Wickets – 0

Recent form

In this IPL

With bat – 14inns, 386runs, 48.25 average, 193 S/R

With ball – 14 wickets in 15 matches at a strike-rate of 27.64

Dream11 Scenario

Costs 10.5 credits in the all-rounders category and is picked by 85% of teams.

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