In the final league encounter of IPL 2023, the Mumbai Indians (MI) will lock horns with the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) on 21st May at the iconic Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.
The stakes are high for the Mumbai Indians as a victory in this crucial match will bring them closer to securing a spot in the playoffs. On the other hand, the Sunrisers Hyderabad have already been eliminated from playoff contention, but they will be determined to end their IPL 2023 campaign on a winning note.
For MI, this is a must-win game, and the home team will be eager to deliver their best performance of the season. Currently positioned in sixth place with 14 points, a win would take MI to a maximum of 16 points, putting them in contention for a top-four finish.
However, the final outcome may depend on the net run rate (NRR), especially if the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) also secure a win in their match later in the night.
While MI fights to keep their playoff hopes alive, SRH will be motivated to spoil their opponents’ plans and leave a lasting impression. As they bid farewell to IPL 2023, SRH will be eager to claim a few victories on their way out, with MI being their final target.
As we gear up for the clash, fantasy team players have the challenging task of selecting the right captain to maximise their points. Here are the top three captain picks for the MI vs SRH fantasy team.
Suryakumar Yadav (MI)
Suryakumar Yadav has been a consistent performer for MI and a reliable run-scorer throughout the tournament. With one century and four half-centuries to his name, Yadav has been the backbone of MI’s batting lineup.
His elegant stroke play and ability to score quick runs make him an ideal captain pick. With 486 runs in 13 games at an average of 40.5 and a strike rate of 186.92, Suryakumar Yadav has been a run machine for MI.
Heinrich Klaasen (SRH)
Heinrich Klaasen has been a revelation for SRH this season, consistently delivering impactful performances with the bat. Recently, he showcased his class by smashing a brilliant century against a formidable opponent.
With 430 runs in 11 matches at an impressive average of 53.75 and a strike rate of 179.16, Klaasen has proven his worth as a top-order batsman. Playing at the Wankhede Stadium, which suits his attacking style, Klaasen can be a game-changer and an excellent captain pick for your fantasy team.
Jason Behrendorff (MI)
Jason Behrendorff has been in great form with the ball, consistently picking up crucial wickets for MI. The pacer has displayed exceptional control and skill in his recent outings.
With 14 wickets in just nine games at an impressive average of 21.57 and a strike rate of 13.71, Behrendorff has proven to be a genuine wicket-taking threat.
His ability to generate swing and deceive batsmen can earn valuable points for your fantasy team. Considering his recent performances, Behrendorff can be a smart choice as the captain of your fantasy team.