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Analysis of fan decisions : Hyderabad Vs Mumbai held on 12th May 2014

Analysis of Fan Decisions : Playcall is a Fantain game where the Fans take decisions like the captain.  The decisions are taken and locked in before the actual decision is taken in the field of play.  We had a great game of Playcall when SunRisers Hyderabad took on Mumbai Indians on Monday.  Here are some great insights based on fan decisions.  Hyderabad lost the match – so let us look at some decisions Shikhar Dhawan took and compare it with fan decisions.

Decision
Captain’s decision
What did the fans decide
Analysis
Team Selection
Unchanged side
·       44% wanted an unchanged side
·       31% wanted Sammy back in the team
Unchanged side was the popular choice.  But playing Sammy was a decision definitely worth considering.
The crucial foreign allrounder slot
Moises Henriques
·       66% wanted Henriques
·       34% wanted Sammy
Henriques was the popular choice here.
Who should bat 1 down
KL Rahul
·       43% wanted Warner at 1-down
·       38% wanted KL Rahul at 1-down
Sending Warner up the order would have been a great choice
5th over of SRH bowling
Irfan Pathan
·       64% wanted either Pathan or Henriques to bowl that over
This over changed momentum for the match.  But an overwhelming majority decided exactly what Shikar decided
Foreign Player popularity

·       Dale Steyn – 63%
·       David Warner – 23%
·       Aaron Finch – 12%
·       Darren Sammy – 2%
Dale Steyn enjoys great popularity with the SRH Fanbase
Opening Pair
Aaron Finch and Shikhar Dhawan
·       Finch & Dhawan – 62%
·       Finch & Warner – 17%
All things considered, Finch and Dhawan seem to be the right opening pair
Turning Point

·       At end of 1st Innings – 83% felt Hyderabad were ahead at that time
·       At end of 5 overs of 2nd Innings – 62% felt Hyderabad were ahead
·       At end of 10 overs of 2nd Innings – 65% felt Mumbai was ahead at this stage
Clearly Hyderabad lost the match in the first 10 overs of their bowling.  Given that Mumbai were 16/1 after 4 overs – overs 5 to 10 were the biggest negatives for Hyderabad.

What you see above is just a quick sample – to show the power of the fans.  You can be part of the action too. Download the SunRisers Hyderabad android app and tune in during the live match.  Here is the link to download the app – 

Here is the schedule of remaining matches for SunRisers Hyderabad for the league stage this year
  • 4 pm on 14th May 2014 Vs Kings XI Punjab
  • 8 pm on 18th May 2014 Vs Kolkata KnightRiders
  • 4 pm on 20th May 2014 Vs Royal Challengers Bangalore
  • 8 pm on 22nd May 2014 Vs Chennai Super Kings
  • 8 pm on 24th May 2014 Vs Kolkata KnightRiders


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