Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update – Indian T20 League 2020, Match 8

Nabi is expected to replace Marsh in the XI for Hyderabad.

Match Details:

The 8th match of the Indian T20 League 2020 will be played between Kolkata and Hyderabad at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.

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.


Having lost their opening matches of this season of the Indian T20 League, Hyderabad and Kolkata will be facing off against each other in what will be their second match of the tournament. In their opening game, Hyderabad played against Bangalore, who defeated them by a margin of 10 runs. And, Kolkata, in their first game of the tournament, lost to Mumbai by a 49 margin.

So, coming into this match, both the sides would be on a lookout for a victory desperately. And, with equally potent squads, they will be posing a big challenge for their opponents, making it really hard for them to get to a win with ease. This would make this match, a thriller for the players and the fans watching at home, giving them loads of entertainment.

KOL vs HYD Weather Report:

Weather conditions look to be perfect for an uninterrupted game of cricket. The skies will be clear and the temperature is expected to be in the 31 to 34 degree Celsius range.

Pitch Report:

In the two matches that have been played at this venue of the Indian T20 League this season, the pitch has shown varying behaviours. One thing is certain that the batsmen would enjoy batting on this surface and the bowlers will have to put in a lot of effort to get the better of their opponents.

Average first innings score: 179 (Two games of the tournament played here)

Record of chasing teams: Won – 1, Lost – 1, Tied – 0

Injury & Availability News

Injured Mitchell Marsh will not be continuing with Hyderabad this season. Jason Holder has taken his place in the squad.

KOL vs HYD Today’s Probable XIs:


David Warner (c), Jonny Bairstow (wk), Manish Pandey, Priyam Garg, Vijay Shankar, Abhishek Sharma, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Sandeep Sharma, K Khaleel Ahmed

Bench: Virat Singh, Abdul Samad, Jason Holder, T Natarajan, Wriddhiman Saha, Shreevats Goswami, Siddarth Kaul, Kane Williamson, Shahbaz Nadeem, Bavanaka Sandeep, Billy Stanlake, Fabian Allen, Basil Thampi, Sanjay Yadav

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Sunil Narine, Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Eoin Morgan, Andre Russell, Dinesh Karthik (c & wk), Nikhil Naik, Pat Cummins, Kuldeep Yadav, Sandeep Warrier, Shivam Mavi

Bench: Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Prasidh Krishna, Rahul Tripathi, Siddhesh Lad, Chris Green, Lockie Ferguson, Rinku Singh, Ali Khan, Tom Banton, Varun Chakravarthy, Manimaran Siddharth

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

Shubman Gill (8.5 credits)Gill seemed to be in good touch with the bat in the first game but somehow couldn’t get going in the previous game. He will look to make an impact in this match.

Shivam Mavi (8 credits)Mavi has managed to show his true capabilities in this tournament, having taken 2 wickets in the 4 overs he has bowled in so far.

Nitish Rana (8.5 credits)Nitish Rana has been one of the top-performing players in the Kolkata team all these years. In this season, in his team’s first match, scored 24 runs off 18 deliveries.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain Options – David Warner, Jonny Bairstow

Vice-Captain Options – Andre Russell, Sunil Narine

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

Keeper – Jonny Bairstow

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

All-Rounders – Andre Russell, Nitish Rana, Sunil Narine (VC)

Bowlers – Bhuvaneshwar Kumar, Rashid Khan, Shivam Mavi

12th Man – Vijay Shankar

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

Keeper – Jonny Bairstow (C)

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

All-Rounders – Andre Russell (VC), Vijay Shankar, Sunil Narine

Bowlers – Khaleel Ahmed, Rashid Khan, Shivam Mavi

12th Man – Dinesh Karthik

Expert Advice:

For filling up the third bowler slot in your team, you can either go with Khaleel Ahmed or Bhuvneshwar Kumar as both of these players have the potential to provide great returns on the investment you make in them.

Today’s KOL vs HYD 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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