Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update – Indian T20 League 2020, Match 35

Hyderabad is expected to win this match.

Match Details:

The 35th match of the Indian T20 League 2020 will be played between Hyderabad and Kolkata at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.

This game is scheduled to start at 03:30 PM IST (02:00 PM Local Time) (10:00 AM GMT). 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:

Playing their second match of the tournament, with a new captain leading their team, would be Kolkata when they face off against Hyderabad on Sunday. After a string of losses for Kolkata, the captain of the side was changed from Dinesh Karthik to Eoin Morgan, whose run also didn’t start on a great note. His team lost the first match they played under him. So, in this match, he would be looking to redeem himself as the skipper.

Adding to that motivation would be the fact that the last time these two teams played against each other, earlier in this season, Kolkata emerged to be the victorious. But a lot of things have changed and even though Kolkata are placed above their opponents in the points table, the scales are balanced between the two teams and it would be interesting to see who wins this match.


HYD vs KOL Match 33 Weather Report:

On Sunday, the weather in Abu Dhabi is expected to be as usual, which means the skies would be clear and the sun would be shining brightly in the sky and the temperature will be hovering around the 31 degree Celsius mark.

Pitch Report:

Off late at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium, chasing down scores while batting in the second innings, has become an easier task than it was during the initial phase of first half of the tournament. So, the runs are expected flow in both the innings and the bowlers will find it harder than ever to bowl on this surface.

Average first innings score:

166 (Last five Indian T20 League matches at this venue)

Record of the chasing teams:

Won – 2, Lost – 3, Tie – 0 (Last five Indian T20 League matches at this venue)


Injury and Availability News:

(Will be added when there’s an update)

HYD vs KOL Today’s Probable Playing XIs:

Hyderabad:

David Warner (c), Jonny Bairstow (wk), Manish Pandey, Kane Williamson, Priyam Garg, Vijay Shankar, Rashid Khan, Shahbaz Nadeem, Sandeep Sharma, Khaleel Ahmed, T Natarajan

Bench:

Wriddhiman Saha, Siddarth Kaul, Abdul Samad, Mohammad Nabi, Basil Thampi, Shreevats Goswami, Jason Holder, Bavanaka Sandeep, Billy Stanlake, Fabian Allen, Virat Singh, Sanjay Yadav, Prithvi Raj Yarra, Abhishek Sharma

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Kolkata:

Rahul Tripathi, Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana/Rinku Singh, Eoin Morgan (c), Dinesh Karthik (wk), Andre Russell, Chris Green, Pat Cummins, Shivam Mavi, Varun Chakravarthy, Prasidh Krishna

Bench:

Sunil Narine, Kuldeep Yadav, Sandeep Warrier, Siddhesh Lad, Nikhil Naik, Lockie Ferguson, Nitish Rana/Rinku Singh, Ali Khan, Manimaran Siddharth, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Tom Banton

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

Shubman Gill (8.5 credits) – Shubman Gill has 275 runs to his name in the 8 matches he has played and has maintained an average of 39.29.

Nitish Rana (8.5 credits) – Nitish Rana, in the 8 matches he has been a part of, has scored a total of 155 runs while maintaining a strike rate of 132.47.

T Natarajan (8 credits) – T Natarajan has been in good touch with the ball in this tournament, with 9 wickets to his name in the 8 matches he has played in.

Priyam Garg (8.5 credits) – Priyam Garg has come in handy for Hyderabad on several occasions with the bat in this tournament. He has batted in 6 innings, and has 102 runs to his name, including one half-century.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain Options – Jonny Bairstow, David Warner

Vice-Captain Options – Andre Russell, Eoin Morgan

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

Keeper – Dinesh Karthik, Jonny Bairstow (C)

Batters – David Warner, Eoin Morgan, Manish Pandey, Nitish Rana, Shubman Gill

All-Rounders – Andre Russell (VC)

Bowlers – Pat Cummins, Rashid Khan, T Natarajan

12th Man – Rahul Tripathi

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

Keeper – Dinesh Karthik, Jonny Bairstow

Batters – David Warner (C), Eoin Morgan (VC), Manish Pandey, Priyam Garg, Shubman Gill

All-Rounders – Andre Russell

Bowlers – Shivam Mavi, Rashid Khan, T Natarajan

12th Man – Nitish Rana


Expert Advice:

Given the batting-friendly nature of the pitch at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium, it would be wise to fill in your team with as many as 5 batsmen. And, for filling in the 5th batsmen’s spot in your team, you can go either with Nitish Rana or Priyam Garg.

Today’s HYD vs KOL Probable Winners:

Hyderabad is expected to win this match.

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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