03 Nov 2020: IPL: How Kieron Pollard fares against Sunrisers Hyderabad
Besides his aggressive leadership, Pollard has been on a roll with the bat as well.
He would want to continue his spectacular run as MI take on Sunrisers Hyderabad in the final encounter of IPL 2020 group stage.
We analyze Pollard's record against SRH.
Record: His IPL record against Sunrisers Hyderabad
In the IPL, Pollard has aggregated 2,973 runs from 161 matches at an average of 30.33.
He also has 15 fifties to his name.
As of now, Pollard is the highest run-scorer against SRH among active MI players.
He has racked up 342 runs from 13 games at a strike-rate of 145.53.
He boasts a phenomenal average of 42.75 against the Orange Army.
Fact: Third-most sixes against Sunrisers Hyderabad
Over the years, Pollard has slammed 27 sixes and 16 fours against Sunrisers Hyderabad. Notably, his tally of sixes is the third-highest after Chris Gayle (32) and Shane Watson (30). He also has two 50+ scores against them.
Battles: Pollard likes taking on the fast bowlers
Pollard has taken the SRH pacers to cleaners quite a few times, however, he struggles against spin.
He has managed to score 44 runs off 21 balls by pace spearhead Sandeep Sharma, while Sharma has dismissed him once.
Meanwhile, he has mustered only 19 runs off 28 balls by leg-spinner Rashid Khan.
The latter has also dismissed him once.
Fact: A strike-rate of 217.24 in the death overs
In IPL 2020, Pollard has been a nightmare for bowlers at the death. So far, he has accumulated 189 runs from 13 matches at a strike-rate of 217.24 in the death overs, this season. Against SRH, he has a strike-rate of 182.76 in these overs.
SRH vs MI: What to expect?
The league stage of IPL 2020 will come to an end with Mumbai Indians locking horns with Sunrisers Hyderabad in Sharjah.
On this venue, the matches have turned out to be low-scoring, of late.
However, Pollard takes the decks out of equation when he gets going.
The SRH bowlers will surely be wary of him in the last five overs.