Fantasy Pick: Bank on Jos Buttler and Tilak Varma

Apr 30: RR v MI, 44th Match, DY Patil Stadium

Safe XI: Jos Buttler (capt), Sanju Samson, Suryakumar Yadav, Shimron Hetmyer, Devdutt Padikkal, Tilak Varma (vice-capt), Daniel Sams, Yuzvendra Chahal, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah, Prasidh Krishna

Captain: Jos Buttler
The hard-hitting batter has been standout the player of the tournament so far, holding the record for most runs (499), highest individual score (116), most 50-plus scores (5) and most sixes (32) in eight innings. His last five scores against Mumbai are 100, 41, 70, 89 and 94*
Vice-captain: Tilak Varma
In his very first season of IPL, he has scored the most runs in the middle-overs phase of this tournament – 218 runs at a strike rate of 144.37. His two scores at DY Patil are 61 (33) against Rajasthan Royals and 51* (43) against Chennai Super Kings.

Hot Picks
Yuzvendra Chahal: The current Purple Cap holder has picked up 18 wickets in eight games at an average of 12.61. Since 2019 against Mumbai, he has taken 14 wickets in seven outings at an economy of 8.14.

Shimron Hetmyer: The aggressive finisher has added one dimension to his game this season which has been lacking previously – consistency. He has scored 227 runs in eight innings at an average of 56.75 and a strike rate of 171.96. He is also the leading run-scorer in death overs, with 153 runs at a strike rate of 246.77

Differential Picks
Trent Boult: After a brisk start to the season with his new franchise Royals, for whom he took seven wickets in four outings, Boult has gone into a bit of hiding in the recent games. However, he is likely to be back in form while facing his former side Mumbai, as he has not gone wicketless against them in his last five outings.

Daniel Sams: Another left-arm seamer who has had an indifferent season so far is Sams. However, he is one of Mumbai’s four joint-top wicket-takers this season, with six wickets in five outings. Plus, Sams can contribute with the bat too.

High Risk XI: Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson (capt), Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma, Shimron Hetmyer, R Ashwin, Hrithik Shokeen, Prasidh Krishna, Trent Boult (vice-capt), Jaydev Unadkat, Jasprit Bumrah

(With Inputs from ESPN)

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