Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update – Indian T20 League 2020, Match 14

Chennai and Hyderabad both have won only one game out of three they’ve played so far.

Match Details:

The 14th match of the Indian T20 League 2020 will be played between Chennai and Hyderabad at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Dubai.

This game is scheduled to start at 07:30 PM IST (06:00 PM local time) (02:00 PM UTC). The game will be telecasted on the Star Sports Network (Available in English, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, and Bengali). Also, live streaming will be available on Disney+ Hotstar.

Preview:

Both Chennai and Hyderabad have a lot to look for in this match-up. Both the teams from the South of India have had similar starts to their 2020 campaign with the only difference being that Chennai registered their first win in their opener against Mumbai while Hyderabad got off the mark against Delhi, in their 3rd game.

Coming to the outlook of the teams ahead of this match, Hyderabad will be feeling a bit more comfortable than Chennai now. This is largely because the momentum is with them, having won their last game while Chennai, has lost their previous two games.

Chennai’s batting has looked very shaky with the openers failing to provide them with decent enough starts for the middle order to capitalise on. Their death bowling has been a massive issue for them, and they will look to rectify that.

Hyderabad, on the other hand, got their combination right in their game against Delhi. However, they will look to get that extra bowling option and one might see Priyam Garg making way for Vijay Shankar if he is fit. The batting clicked, despite a slow start and the death bowling saw a remarkable improvement. The Hyderabad-based franchise will be feeling confident heading into this game.

CHE vs HYD Match 14 Weather Report

The weather in Dubai for the game on Friday promises to remain harsh on the players. The temperatures are set to reach 34°C during the game and will hover around that mark. On the bright side, there is absolutely no rain expected.


Pitch Condition/Report:

The pitch at Dubai has suited the teams batting first even though there is dew in the second innings. The track tends to get slower in the second innings. Therefore, chasing at this venue might be a bit tricky. There is assistance for the spinners, but the margin of error is very slim.

Average first innings score: 184 (Based on the last 5 games at this venue)

Record of chasing teams: Won – 0, Lost – 5 , Tied – 0

Injury and Availability News:

Dwayne Bravo & Ambati Rayudu (CHE) are available for the game on Friday.

CHE vs HYD Today’s Probable Playing XIs:

Chennai:

Shane Watson, Murali Vijay/Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ambati Rayudu, Faf du Plessis, MS Dhoni (C & WK), Sam Curran, Kedar Jadhav, Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, Piyush Chawla, Deepak Chahar

Bench:  Lungi Ngidi, Karn Sharma, Josh Hazlewood, Imran Tahir, Shardul Thakur, Monu Kumar, Mitchell Santner, Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore, N Jagadeesan, KM Asif, Ruturaj Gaikwad/Murali Vijay

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Hyderabad:

David Warner (C), Jonny Bairstow (WK), Manish Pandey, Kane Williamson, Abdul Samad, Priyam Garg/Vijay Shankar, Abhishek Sharma, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Khaleel Ahmed, T Natarajan

Bench:
Shreevats Goswami, Siddarth Kaul, Shahbaz Nadeem, Vijay Shankar/Priyam Garg, Jason Holder, Basil Thampi, Sandeep Sharma, Bavanaka Sandeep, Billy Stanlake, Fabian Allen, Virat Singh, Sanjay Yadav, Mohammad Nabi, Wriddhiman Saha

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CHE vs HYD Steal Picks for Today’s 11Wickets Match:

Kane Williamson (8.5 credits) – Kane Williamson came off the bench in the last game and straightaway displayed what Hyderabad have been lacking all this while. The southpaw smashed his way to a match-defining 26-ball 41. He is in a good touch at the moment and he is a must-have in your team.

Sam Curran (8.5 credits)Sam Curran is one of the very few players from Chennai who has not been disappointing with his performances. He has a knack of picking up wickets with the new ball and getting those quick-fire 20-30 runs with the bat, in whichever position that he is asked to bat in. The English all-rounder has picked up 5 wickets from 3 games at an economy of 7.33. He also has 36 runs to his name at a strike rate of 257.

Manish Pandey (9 credits) – The Karnataka batsman has been impressive in this tournament. Manish Pandey has done well to hold a fragile middle order from breaking and Hyderabad will be dependent on him, yet again. A brilliant player of spin and at the backend of the innings, Manish Pandey has managed to amass 88 runs from 3 games at an average of 29 and a decent enough strike rate of 115.68.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain Options – David Warner, Faf du Plessis

Vice-Captain Options – Rashid Khan, Deepak Chahar

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for CHE vs HYD 11Wickets Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Jonny Bairstow

Batters – Faf du Plessis, Manish Pandey, David Warner (C), Kane Williamson, Ambati Rayudu (VC)

All-Rounders – Sam Curran, Ravindra Jadeja

Bowlers – Rashid Khan, Deepak Chahar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar

12th Man- MS Dhoni

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for CHE vs HYD 11Wickets Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – MS Dhoni

Batters – Faf du Plessis (C), David Warner, Shane Watson, Kane Williamson

All-Rounders – Sam Curran, Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja

Bowlers – Rashid Khan (VC), Khaleel Ahmed, Deepak Chahar

12th Man – Bhuvneshwar Kumar


Expert Advice:

It is advisable to have plenty of bowling options in your squad as both the sides in this game have got a shaky middle order. Moreover, with the track starting to show signs of slowness, having bowlers who are known for their variations is not a bad option.

Today’s CHE vs HYD Probable Winners:

Chennai is expected to take this game.

Note: Updated Fantasy teams and Playing XIs of every match will be provided in our Telegram channel if the information is available.
Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.

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