IPL 2019: Match 3, MI vs DC – Predicted top performer based on stats and records for Fantasy Cricket
Dhawan was traded from the Sunrisers Hyderabad to the Capitals ahead of the auction.
Updated - Mar 23, 2019 7:29 pm
The Mumbai Indians (MI) have been a fancied team while playing at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, a venue where the team is tough to beat in the Indian Premier League (IPL). The Rohit Sharma-captained team would be opening their campaign at the very venue against the Delhi Capitals in the second of tomorrow’s doubleheader. However, they would need to be wary of one player in Shikhar Dhawan.
Dhawan, who was earlier traded by the Sunrisers Hyderabad, injects solidity in the Capitals’ batting lineup. The Delhi-born has an impressive record against Mumbai and he would need to fire in order to take down the hosts in their own den. Dhawan hasn’t had the best of times of late for India in the T20 format, but his numbers in the cash-rich IPL can’t be ignored by any stretch of the imagination.
Record against the opposition (MI):
The experienced campaigner has 586 runs from 18 innings in the IPL against MI. Moreover, an average of 41.85 with help of four fifties, he is a dangerous prospect. Only Suresh Raina (787) and MS Dhoni (612) scored more IPL runs against MI than Dhawan.
Record at the venue (Wankhede):
He has 351 runs from 13 Twenty20 matches at Wankhede at an average of 29.25 with two fifties.
Dhawan’s numbers at Wankhede against MI in the IPL are impressive as well: 5, 48, 42, 59, 29, 27*
In Twenty20 Cricket since 2018:
1264 runs from 37 innings at an average of 37.18 with ten fifties.
He costs 10 credits in the batsmen category and is picked by 63% of teams.