May 6: Gujarat Titans v Mumbai Indians, 51st Match, Brabourne Stadium
Safe XI: Wriddhiman Saha, Ishan Kishan, David Miller, Suryakumar Yadav (capt), Tilak Varma, Sai Sudharsan, Hardik Pandya, Mohammad Shami, Rashid Khan (vice-capt), Riley Meredith, Kumar Karthikeya
Back to his favorite number three batting position in IPL where he has scored 1157 runs at an average of 32.13, expect Suryakumar Yadav to replicate his last game’s 50 or an even higher score in this game. He has been extremely consistent this season recording scores of 30 or more in all games but one, accumulating 290 runs in seven games at a strike rate of 147.20.
Although Rashid Khan has not been at his peak wicket-taking form with the ball, he has been contributing well with the bat recording scores of 40(21) and 31*(11) this season. He has picked up nine wickets in ten games at an economy of 6.92. Against MI, he has taken ten wickets in ten outings at an economy of 5.73
Tilak Varma: In his very first season in IPL, he is the leading run scorer for Mumbai Indians with 307 runs in nine games at an average of 43.85 and a strike rate of 137.05. He has been unbelievably good against spinners this season scoring 164 runs at a strike rate of 150.45 with just one dismissal, the second highest run scorer against spin this season.
David Miller: The South African finisher has been given a slightly new role this season compared to the previous seasons where he has to bat in middle overs and he has adjusted brilliantly to it. He has scored 183 runs in 138 balls with just three dismissals in the middle overs phase and has accelerated towards the end.
Sai Sudharsan: Known for his consistent run scoring form in the domestic circuit, the 20-year old Sai Sudharsan has managed to replicate that in IPL level too. He has scored 313 runs in 11 T20s at an average of 39.12
High Risk XI: Ishan Kishan (capt), Wriddhiman Saha, Suryakumar Yadav, Shubman Gill, Tim David, Tilak Varma, Rahul Tewatia, Daniel Sams, Lockie Ferguson, Alzarri Joseph, Riley Meredith (vice-capt)