Jos Buttler is second to none when it comes to winning games at the back end of the innings, said Rajasthan Royals skipper Steve Smith, likening the English batsman to swashbucklers-par-excellence such as AB de Villiers and Kieron Pollard.
After picking up the crucial wickets of KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal and Nicholas Pooran in the stipulated 20 overs, JUasprit Bumrah (3/24) bowled an excellent Super Over against Kings XI Punjab, conceding just five runs.
IPL 2020: KL Rahul says KXIP 'don't want to make habit out of it' after thrilling Super Over win over MI
KXIP have registered victories in back-to-back close matches, against RCB and MI, to keep their IPL 2020 campaign alive
Chris Gayle hit the first ball bowled by Trent Boult for a six before Mayank Agarwal cracked successive fours as KXIP notched up an incredible win to keep their IPL play-off hopes alive.
Bravo and Hetmyer have been recalled along with fast-bowling all-rounder Keemo Paul, who also skipped the England tour, as part of a 15-man squad backed up by six reserve players.
IPL 2020: Multiple mini-battles on cards as Mumbai Indians, Delhi Capitals lock horns in clash of equals
Be it a potent top-order, a strong middle-order or a lethal bowling attack, there is hardly anything that separates the two sides.
Rajasthan Royals may need to rejig their Indian line-up slightly when they try to pull their IPL campaign out of the current rot against a supremely confident Mumbai Indians on Tuesday.
Trent Boult deceived his New Zealand skipper with a slower one for the bragging rights, ending with tidy figures of 2/28 in MI's 34-run win over SRH.
Sunrisers Hyderabad mentor VVS Laxman said Mumbai Indians' power-hitters fully capitalised when their bowlers erred in length during their IPL game at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium.
IPL 2020 Highlights, MI vs SRH Match, Full Cricket Score: Mumbai beat Hyderabad by 34 runs, jump to top of points table
MI win by 34 runs! SRH's winning run is over. At the small Sharjah ground. SRH has only managed 174/7 trying to chase a target of 209. MI register a win because of some excellent bowling execution and due to some ordinary batting by Hyderabad.
IPL 2020: MI's Ishan Kishan says he’s learning about various aspects of the game from Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya
Kishan, who caught attention with a blistering 99 against Royal Challengers Bangalore, said he is learning about various aspects of the game from his seniors Kieron Pollard and Hardik Pandya.
IPL 2020: When Kieron Pollard comes to the party early, it's a great sign for us, says MI bowling mentor Zaheer Khan
In his element in the last two games, Pollard smashed an unbeaten 60 off 24 balls against RCB before producing an unbeaten 47 off 20 balls against KXIP.
IPL 2020: Hardik Pandya says off-spinner bowling 20th over of Mumbai Indians' innings was 'mouth-watering'
Pollard (47 not out) hit three sixes while Hardik (30 not out) got one maximum in that over which took MI to 191 for 4 after being invited to bat. The duo stitched 67 runs from just 23 balls. MI won the match by 48 runs.
Check out the key moments from Match 13 of IPL 2020 played between Mumbai Indians and Kings XI Punjab
IPL 2020: Mumbai Indians' win over Kings XI Punjab underlines their clear thinking and clinical gameplan
Retaining a core group of players is a benefit, but instead of asking for more output individually, Mumbai have learned to maximise the output as a team. There is a reason why they have been crowned IPL champions on four occasions.
IPL 2020: We know sky is the limit in last four overs, says Kieron Pollard after leading MI to easy win over KXIP
After skipper Rohit Sharma laid the foundation with a 45-ball 70, the duo of Pollard and Pandya smashed fours and sixes at will, lifting MI to 191 for four from 83 for three in the 14th over. In reply, Kings XI Punjab were stopped at 143 for eight.
IPL 2020: Key players step up for Mumbai Indians as they secure commanding win over Kings XI Punjab, go top of table
The duo of Kieron Pollard and Hardik Pandya smashed fours and sixes at will, scoring 67 runs in 23 balls to lift MI to 191 for four from 83 for three in the 14th over.
IPL 2020: AB de Villiers, Navdeep Saini provide final flourish as RCB edge MI in thrilling Super Over
Here are the key moments from Match 10 of IPL 2020 played between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Mumbai Indians.
IPL 2020: MI coach Mahela Jayawardene defends decision of not sending Ishan Kishan in Super Over, says they backed experienced players
It was wicketkeeper-batsman Ishan Kishan, who with his blistering knock of 99 runs brought Mumbai Indians back in a stiff 202-run chase along with Kieron Pollard (60).
IPL 2020: Virat Kohli credits Navdeep Saini, Rohit says Ishan Kishan was too tired to bat in Super Over
"The guys showed real good composure to get these two points in the bag and very crucial points at early stages of the tournament," Kohli said.