IPL 2019: Match 51, MI vs SRH – Predicted top performer based on stats and records for Fantasy Cricket
The SRH man has been on a purple patch in the last few games.
Published - May 1, 2019 5:43 pm | Updated - May 1, 2019 5:43 pm
Manish Pandey churning runs at regular intervals is a sight the SRH fans and management have been waiting for a long period of time. The Karnataka skipper finally garnered some confidence after sitting on the bench for a couple of games. He is also getting to bat at the position of his choice, the number three slot, which clearly is working well for him.
His purple patch began in the game against Chennai Super Kings in Chepauk, where he ran riot against the CSK spinners on a very tough track. He showed great temperament and technique to outwit the high-quality spin attack of the Super Kings. Pandey registered another half-century against Rajasthan Royals, which again came in a losing cause, much to the disappointment of the fans.
He looked positive against Kings XI Punjab and built a good partnership alongside David Warner. On a batting paradise like the Wankhede, he will relish the opportunity to bat at number three. The Mumbai bowlers are not completely invincible and their recent record suggests the same. SRH bowlers will have a tough time dealing with the MI batters, hence it leaves a huge burden on the SRH batsmen to score big.
When the sides met previously in the reverse fixture, Mumbai annihilated the Orange Army in Hyderabad. It was a convincing win for the Men in Blue, which helped them stamp their authority and build momentum later on. Although they would be eager to seal their berth in the playoffs with a win here, the Orange Army will not make things easy for the hosts.
Record against the opposition (MI) in the IPL:
16 innings, 477 runs, 31.80 average, 4 fifties
Record at the venue (Wankhede):
7 innings, 144 runs, 24.00 average, 1 fifty in T20 cricket
In IPL 2019 – 8 innings, 234 runs, 39 average, 2 fifties
Last 3 innings – 36, 61, 83*
Costs 9.5 credits in the batsmen category and is picked by 93% of teams.