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IPL 2019: Match 47, KKR vs MI – Predicted top performer based on stats and records for Fantasy Cricket

For skipper Rohit Sharma to stand up and get back in touch at such a crucial juncture is a huge sign of a bright future in this tournament for the team. 

Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma. (Photo: IANS)

Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma finally got some runs to his name against arch-rivals Chennai Super Kings. He registered a brilliant fifty and helped Mumbai amass a competitive total on a track which had a lot to offer to the spinners. This is the exact kind of response he needed before heading to his happy hunting ground, the Eden Gardens.

Over the years, Rohit Sharma pulled off some unbelievable stunts at the Eden Gardens, which includes a Test debut hundred against Windies in 2013 and the unforgettable 264 in 2014. This ground has produced unbelievable memories for the Indian vice-captain and interestingly, he has three fifty-plus scores in his last five visits to India’s most holistic cricketing venue.

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Mumbai Indians right now have seven wins in 11 matches, taking them to touching distance from attaining a place in the playoffs. The scenarios might get a bit complicated in the future, but as it stands, they have their fortunes in their own hands and need not depend on other results to decide if they will feature in the top four or not.

The prize they are hunting for right now is a place in the top two, which earns them an extra shot at the final. Barring two or three individuals, not a lot of these Mumbai Indians players have been in good touch. For skipper Rohit Sharma to stand up and get back in touch at such a crucial juncture is a huge sign of a bright future in this tournament for the team.

Record against the opposition (KKR) in the IPL:

23 innings, 757 runs, 44.52 average, 1 century, 4 fifties

Record at the venue (Eden Gardens, Kolkata):

14 innings, 470 runs, 42.72 average, 1 century, 3 fifties

Last 5 IPL innings in Kolkata – 36, 27, 84*, 50, 98*

Recent form:

In IPL 2019 – 10 inns, 295 runs, 29.5 average, 1 fifty

Last 5 innings – 67, 5, 30, 28, 47

Dream11 Scenario:

Costs 9.5 credits in the batsmen category and is picked by 90% of teams.

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