Rohit Sharma (10.5 credits)
This season the MI skipper has looked excellent. He has 170 runs in 4 games already, and he’s been trying to bat sensibly. Sharjah could be the ideal place for ‘Hitman’ Rohit Sharma to unleash his offensive best right from the word go, with its short square boundaries.
For translating his starts to massive scores, Rohit was renowned. He would have been disappointed that his half-centuries had not been transformed into massive tonnes. This may be the game that his name lives up to.
David Warner (10.5 credits)
In the last couple of years, David Warner, the most consistent IPL batsman, has started almost every game he’s played so far, without getting a big score. With 115 runs in 4 matches, despite looking fine, he has thrown his wicket away time and time again. For him to get the big score next to his name, Sharjah might be the perfect venue. He also likes to play against MI, and has 480 runs in 16 innings, at a 140.0 strike rate.
Kieron Pollard (9 credits)
The big man from Trinidad, Kieron Pollard has had an outstanding season till now. He has scored 138 runs in 4 matches, at a mind-boggling strike rate of 212, and has been dismissed only once. While he bats down the order, there is a high possibility he may be promoted in this game.
And if Pollard comes in to bat with a sizable number of balls remaining, you don’t want to regret missing out on him. Trust MI to send their biggest game-changer this season to face a maximum number of balls, and Pollard to do what he does best.