The Mumbai Indians secured top spot after back-to-back victories against Royal Challengers Bangalore and Delhi Capitals, both of which are currently second and third in the table. It’s no surprise therefore to see them as short priced favourites to win this one too against Sunrisers Hyderabad.
The Sunrisers find themselves in a position that victory this week would see them into the playoffs, as both the Capitals and RCB face off against one another today on 14 points, while Kolkota have already played their 14 matches and currently sit two points ahead with a much inferior net run rate.
Indeed, although they’re up against the best team in the competition they’re in a rich vein of form, having beaten second and third placed in their two most recent outings to keep their hopes alive.
Manish Pandey Top Sunrisers Hyderabad Runscorer
David Warner has worked wonders for the men from Hyderabad. His 444 runs at the time of writing is the fourth best from any player so far this tournament, although it’s Manish Pandey who we like the look of in this one.
The Indian international hit 83 not out against Rajasthan Royals just over a week ago as well as 44 not out against the Capitals last week, as he’s been the second-best batsmen for them this competition.
In fact, he’s averaging 84 from his last four matches now and currently at 3/1 and a longer price than both Kane Williamson and Jonny Bairstow, he looks a solid proposition to top their batting line-up.