IPL 2020: Top three picks for Mumbai Indians against Sunrisers Hyderabad

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After registering a comfortable victory against Delhi Capitals in their previous game, Mumbai Indians play Sunrisers Hyderabad in the last game of the league phase. Mumbai Indians have already qualified for the playoffs and will finish at the top of the table. The results of the game will have no effects on their standings as well as the playoffs scenario. With Qualifier 1 ahead, Mumbai Indians will look to rest their key players for the game against Sunrisers Hyderabad.

In the ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League, Mumbai Indians have been a consistent side and have registered victories on the trot. They have avoided two consecutive defeats on the road to knockouts. The contribution from every corner and every player has helped the team to mount the challenge for the title. The defending champions have performed like one and will look to retain the momentum ahead of the playoffs.

Against Sunrisers Hyderabad, Mumbai Indians are expected to rest their key players like Jasprit Bumrah, Suryakumar Yadav and Quinton de Kock who have performed seamlessly. Chriss Lynn might make his maiden appearance for the outfit whereas Hardik Pandya might make his return to the side. Also, the likes of Krunal Pandya might be rotated for the game.

Here are the top three picks for Mumbai Indians ahead of the game against Sunrisers Hyderabad at Sharjah Cricket Stadium:

#1) Rahul Chahar

The wily leg-break bowler has hit the top gear in the Indian Premier League 2020. Though MI were ridiculed for not signing a leg-break bowler to support Rahul Chahar, the player has shown what he is capable of. In 13 games, Rahul Chahar has picked up 15 wickets at an economy rate of 7.70. The player has averaged 24.13 and will be one of the top three picks for Mumbai Indians against a well-balanced Sunrisers Hyderabad.

#2) Ishan Kishan

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The retirement of Mahendra Singh Dhoni has kept the door wide open for wicket-keeper batsmen across the country. Once named as a successor to Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Rishabh Pant has been dropped from the squad touring Australia. In these circumstances, a player like Ishan Kishan will look to exploit the situation with his performances. Since being promoted as an opener, Ishan Kishan has hit the top gear in the Indian Premier League 2020.

At Sharjah Cricket Ground, Ishan Kishan can be promoted as a wicket-keeper as a team’s strategy to rotate their players. With opportunity served on a platter, Ishan Kishan will be one of the top three picks for MI.

#3) Chris Lynn

Mumbai Indians have a great batting line-up and their bench is strong enough to replace them with ease. Mumbai Indians have signed some sensational and hard-hitting batsmen in the auction and Chris Lynn is one of them. Chris Lynn hasn’t featured even in one game in IPL 2020 but might feature against  Sunrisers Hyderabad. The Australian will look to maximize the opportunity provided to him at Sharjah Cricket Ground.

With the ground dimensions being supportive to batsmen, Chris Lynn will be dangerous and will be one of the top three picks for his side. Can SRH bowling line-up stop him on Wednesday?