SRH vs MI Dream11 Prediction: Dream11 Fantasy Tips for SRH vs MI as The SportsRush helps you form the best possible Dream11 team
SRH and MI are coming off strong wins against DC and MI respectively and would be hoping to extend their winning run in Hyderabad on Saturday evening.
Jason Behrendorff’s addition has provided MI with a new angle to their fast bowling armoury, with Bumrah and Malinga already in their ranks. However, with Malinga haven gone back to Sri Lanka for the domestic tournament in his country, they’ll have to re-jig their playing 11 in order to fit his replacement in.
Mitch McCleneghen should be the go-to man, considering how he has picked up crucial wickets for MI in the past few seasons. But with one left-handed fast bowling option already available, Rohit Sharma might opt for Ben Cutting too.
SRH too have a slight selection headache to deal with, as both Jonny Bairstow and Mohammad Nabi have been playing extremely well. When Kane Williamson gets to 100% fitness, he might find it tough to make the XI.
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For the time being though, the New Zealand captain is not fully fit and is not expected to feature in the game against MI.
Let’s get to business now.
SRH vs MI Dream11 Prediction
For the wicketkeeping slot, it is going to be a straight shootout between Quinton de Kock and Jonny Bairstow. With both keepers opening the batting, I’ll have to go with the one that is currently in better form. No one in the IPL is currently striking the ball as sweetly as Bairstow(okay Andre Russell is) and one would be foolish to leave him out.
Rashid Khan is the first bowler that I get into my side from this game. Hyderabad is known to offer a surface that could provide some assistance to the spinners. And with Rashid Khan outperforming other bowlers even on flat decks, a spin-friendly deck could play into his hands big time. From all the bowlers on display from this game, Rashid should be the first one that you draft in.
Also, MI do have 4 right-handers in their top 7 and those 4 batsmen would face a lot of trouble facing the trickery of Rashid Khan.
Jason Behrendorff showed why he is one of the most talented left-arm bowlers in the world when he rocked CSK’s top order at the Wankhede. Against a SRH batting unit that primarily has right-handers, Behrendorff could once again pose serious problems with the one sliding away.
For the final bowling pick, I’ll be going ahead with Sandeep Sharma, who has been silently chipping away with wickets in the last two games, having picked up 5 wickets. With Bhuvi not being amongst the wickets, Sandeep’s impressive knuckle ball has been doing the trick for him and SRH. He is my budget pick for the game.
Hardik Pandya is the first all-rounder that I’ll be getting into my side for this game. Pandya seems to be the biggest factor in India’s attempt to clinch the 2019 World Cup, as his lower order hitting is the one thing that could help us move from a good total to a great total.
He has been playing that role brilliantly for MI this season, upping the ante during the death overs and helping MI post respectable totals despite being up against it before his arrival.
With the ball, he took 3 wickets against CSK and can chip in with crucial overs whenever needed. After Russell, he should be the first all-rounder that you get in for any game.
For the second all-rounder spot, I get in the in-form Mohammad Nabi, who has absolutely changed the outlook of this SRH bowling unit. Having been preferred over Shakib, Nabi is justifying his spot this season. His bowling has been helping SRH run through oppositions and his batting prowess is yet to be explored fully. Get him in for sure.
For the final all-rounder spot, I go in with Vijay Shankar, who has been brilliant for SRH coming in at 3. His promotion up the order following the injury to Kane is another reason, Shankar is a must have, as he can both anchor the innings and take the attack to the opposition.
The kind of form that David Warner is in, keeping him out isn’t an option, especially at Hyderabad, a ground where he has perfected the art of scoring runs.
Rohit Sharma has gotten off to a start in every game but hasn’t really been able to shift gears and score that big, big score. However, you need to persist with him at this stage, because if you leave him out and he goes big, you wouldn’t stand a chance to be amongst the top in the Dream11 standings. Stick with him for the time being, a big knock is round the corner.
Suryakumar Yadav has been brilliantly managing the innings from number 3 for Mumbai. Playing the anchor’s role and shifting gears when needed, Surya has really evolved in that number 3 spot this year, having made it his own. From the batsmen on offer tomorrow, his form and batting position warrant his place in my side.
For the final pick for this game, I’ll have to go in with one from Keiron Pollard and Yuvraj Singh. While I have been going in with Yuvi up until now, I’ll be going in with Pollard for this game, as he seems to have rediscovered some form following that cameo in the last game. Yuvi on the other hand seems to be struggling for timing and could find it tough against the trickery of Rashid Khan.
Captain: Hardik Pandya(if MI bat first)/David Warner(if SRH bat first)
Vice-Captain: Jonny Bairstow