Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update – Indian T20 League, Match 26

Ben Stokes seems set to play the game between Rajasthan and Hyderabad.

Match Details:

The 26th match of the Indian T20 League 2020 will be played between Hyderabad and Rajasthan at Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Dubai. We have got the best Hyderabad vs Rajasthan team prediction for today’s match.

Hyderabad vs Rajasthan Match 26 is scheduled to start at 03:30 PM IST (02:00 PM local time) (10:00 AM 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

It is another double-header Sunday and Hyderabad are taking on Rajasthan in the first game of the day. They are coming off a convincing win against Punjab where their opening duo set the game with a match-winning partnership. Hyderabad have six points in their bag with three wins. Their bowling has been the strongest part of their game plan. Their batting depends a lot on the top four. Hence, they would expect them to deliver again and get the two points from Dubai. 

On the other side, Rajasthan are placed at the seventh position in the points table at the moment. They had a good start with two wins in Sharjah. But they could not capitalise their winning momentum and suffered four consecutive losses after that. The consecutive failures of the top batting stars is the major reason behind their collapse in winning form. Their bowling was fine in Sharjah which restricting Delhi below 200. With Ben Stokes coming back to the team after his quarantine, they would expect to turn their fortunes around and get back to winning ways on Sunday. 

Today’s Probable Playing 11:

Hyderabad Probable Playing XI:

David Warner (C), Jonny Bairstow (WK), Manish Pandey, Kane Williamson, Priyam Garg, Abhishek Sharma, Abdul Samad, Rashid Khan, 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, Vijay Shankar, Sanjay Yadav, Siddarth Kaul, Prithvi Raj Yarra.

Rajasthan Probable Playing XI:

Jos Buttler (WK), Yashasvi Jaiswal/Manan Vohra, Steven Smith (C), Sanju Samson, Ben Stokes, Mahipal Lomror, Rahul Tewatia, Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal, Varun Aaron, Kartik Tyagi.

Bench:

David Miller, Ankit Rajpoot, Manan Vohra/Yashasvi Jaiswal, Tom Curran, Andrew Tye, Oshane Thomas, Mayank Markande, Aniruddha Joshi, Shashank Singh, Anuj Rawat, Akash Singh, Jaydev Unadkat, Riyan Parag, Robin Uthappa.

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Suggested Playing XI No.1 for MyTeam11 Fantasy Cricket:

KeeperJonny Bairstow (C), Jos Buttler

Batsmen –  Steven Smith, Manish Pandey, David Warner (VC)

All-Rounders – Ben Stokes, Rahul Tewatia

Bowlers – Jofra Archer, Khaleel Ahmed, T Natarajan, Rashid Khan

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for MyTeam11 Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Jonny Bairstow, Jos Buttler (C)

Batsmen David Warner, Manish Pandey (VC), Kane Williamson, Steven Smith

All-Rounders Ben Stokes, Rahul Tewatia

Bowlers – Jofra Archer, Sandeep Sharma, T Natarajan


Injury & Availability News

Ben Stokes has completed his quarantine and available for the next match.

Hyderabad vs Rajasthan Weather Report

The weather is good for a cricket match. It will remain hot and sunny with the temperature around 34 Degree Celsius. 

Pitch Report

Batting first has been easier than chasing at this venue. The pitch turns slower as the game goes. We can expect another high score in the first half of the game. 

Average first innings score

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

Record of the chasing teams:

Won – 1, Lost – 4, Tie – 0 (Considering last five Indian T20 League matches at this venue)

MVP for MyTeam11 Fantasy from each team

Jonny Bairstow – Hyderabad –  Jonny Bairstow is the leading run-scorer for Hyderabad so far this season. He has 241 runs in six innings at an average of 40. He is coming off a match winning innings of 97 at 176.36 in Dubai.

Sanju Samson – Rajasthan – Sanju Samson started the tournament with two match winning knocks and is still the leading run-scorer for Rajasthan. He has an average of 119 against Hyderabad since 2018 at a SR of 150.3. 

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection

Captain Options: Jonny Bairstow, David Warner, Jofra Archer

Vice-Captain Options: Sanju Samson, Manish Pandey, Jos Buttler

Today’s Hyderabad vs Rajasthan 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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