Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update – Indian T20 League, Match 22

The bowlers will enjoy help from the surface both in the first and second innings.

Match Details:

The 22nd match of the Indian T20 League 2020 will be played between Hyderabad and Punjab at the Dubai International Stadium. We have got the best Kolkata vs Chennai team prediction for today’s match.

Hyderabad vs Punjab Match 22 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 VIP.

Preview

Over the course of the last 21 matches of the tournament, the two teams competing in this match have had very different journeys. While one, has been doing well, yet not being able to win matches consistently, the other team has been looking a little unsettled when compared to how they used to be in the previous seasons of the tournament.

Punjab on at least three occasions have lost matches that they deserved to win. They have managed to successfully win only one match out of the 5 they have played so far and are pegged at the bottom of the points table. Hyderabad on the other hand have fared better and have 4 points in their bag, thanks to their two wins in five matches. This places them at the 6th spot in the points table. Coming into this match, both the teams will be looking to win this match by any means and push upwards in the points table.

Today’s Probable Playing 11:

Punjab Probable Playing XI:

KL Rahul (c), Mayank Agarwal, Mandeep Singh, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Glenn Maxwell/Chris Gayle, Sarfaraz Khan, Mujeeb-ur-Rahman, Murugan Ashwin, Ravi Bishnoi, Mohammed Shami, Sheldon Cottrell

Bench:

Karun Nair, James Neesham, Krishnappa Gowtham, Deepak Hooda, Hardus Viljoen, Chris Gayle/Glenn Maxwell, Jagadeesha Suchith, Ishan Porel, Chris Jordan, Tajinder Singh, Darshan Nalkande, Arshdeep Singh, Simran Singh, Harpreet Brar

Hyderabad Probable Playing XI:

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

Bench:

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


Suggested Playing XI No.1 for MyTeam11 Fantasy Cricket:

KeeperKL Rahul (C), Jonny Bairstow

Batsmen – Mayank Agarwal, Manish Pandey, Kane Williamson, David Warner (VC)

All-Rounders – Glenn Maxwell

Bowlers – Mohammed Shami, Sheldon Cottrell, T Natarajan, Rashid Khan

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for MyTeam11 Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – KL Rahul, Jonny Bairstow (C), Nicholas Pooran

Batsmen – Mayank Agarwal, Manish Pandey (VC)

All-Rounders – Glenn Maxwell

Bowlers – Mohammed Shami, Sheldon Cottrell, Sandeep Sharma, T Natarajan, Rashid Khan


Injury & Availability News

Bhuvneshwar Kumar has been ruled out of the tournament due to an injury he sustained during his team’s match against Chennai. Prithvi Raj Yarra has been named replacement in the Hyderabad team.

Hyderabad vs Punjab Weather Report

The weather in Dubai on Thursday is expected to be clear with no chance of rainfall and temperature in the 31 to 34 degree Celsius range. So, a full-length match is on the cards.

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Pitch Report:

Batting would be a tough task for any team playing at this ground in the second innings. The bowlers will enjoy help from the surface both in the first and second innings.

Average first innings score:

184 (Considering last five Indian T20 League matches at this venue)

Record of the chasing teams:

Won – 1, Lost – 3, Tie – 1 (Considering last five Indian T20 League matches at this venue)


MVP for MyTeam11 Fantasy from each team:

KL Rahul – Punjab – KL Rahul has been in terrific form with the bat in this tournament and has shown what level of damage he is capable of doing while batting. He currently holds the Orange Cap with 302 runs to his name in just the 5 matches he has played, all this, while maintaining an average of 75.50.

David Warner – Hyderabad – The captain of Hyderabad, David Warner is so far the top performer for his team with the bat, having scored a total of 175 runs in 5 matches, at a strike rate of 123.24. Coming into this match, he will be looking to give an inspired performance with the bat.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection

Captain Options: Jonny Bairstow, David Warner

Vice-Captain Options: KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal

Today’s Hyderabad vs Punjab 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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