Kolkata need to up their game as soon as possible.
The 35th match of the Indian T20 League 2020 will be played between Hyderabad and Kolkata at Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi. We have got the best Hyderabad vs Kolkata team prediction for today’s match.
Hyderabad vs Kolkata Match 35 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.
Hyderabad are up against Kolkata for the day game of this Sunday in the Indian T20 League. Both the teams are hovering in the middle of the points table with similar problems but difference in points. Hyderabad are at the fifth position with three wins in five games. They are coming off a defeat against Chennai and desperately need a win to get back on track.
With all the bottom three teams coming back to winning ways, Hyderabad would like to remain ahead in the race of top four with a win. With Kane Williamson‘s consistent good outings, the middle order dilemma seems to be almost solved. Otherwise, the absence of Bhuvneshwar Kumar has been seen in their bowling attack, especially at the death. However, by looking at the current form and conditions, Hyderabad are a bit favourite to take the two points from Abu Dhabi.
On the other side, Kolkata suffered two consecutive big defeats against Mumbai and Bangalore and now are sitting at fourth position with eight points. With change in captaincy, they are expected to deliver more as a unit from now. Their middle order which looks so strong on paper has failed to deliver once again. In addition, the big names in their bowling attack have failed to take wickets in regular intervals as well.
We might see Kuldeep Yadav coming back to the XI with some changes in their batting line up as well. However, Varun Chakravarthy has been outstanding for Kolkata so far and with the team they have on paper, it will be tough to deal with them on the days they will get their combination right.
Today’s Probable Playing 11:
Hyderabad Probable Playing XI:
David Warner (C), Jonny Bairstow (WK), Manish Pandey, Kane Williamson, Priyam Garg, Vijay Shankar, Rashid Khan, Shahbaz Nadeem, Sandeep Sharma, T Natarajan, Khaleel Ahmed.
Basil Thampi, Billy Stanlake, Abhishek Sharma, Shreevats Goswami, Prithvi Raj Yarra, Siddarth Kaul, Wriddhiman Saha, Virat Singh, Sandeep Bavanaka, Fabien Allen, Sanjay Yadav, Jason Holder, Mohammad Nabi, Abdul Samad.
Kolkata Probable Playing XI:
Rahul Tripathi, Shubman Gill, Siddhesh Lad/Nitish Rana, Eoin Morgan (C), Dinesh Karthik (WK), Andre Russell, Shivam Mavi, Chris Green, Prasidh Krishna, Pat Cummins, Varun Chakravarthy.
Sunil Narine, Rinku Singh, Nikhil Naik, Siddhesh Lad/Nitish Rana, Tom Banton, Sandeep Warrior, Manimaran Siddharth, Lockie Ferguson, Ali Khan, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Kuldeep Yadav.
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for MyTeam11 Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Jonny Bairstow
Batsmen – David Warner (C), Shubman Gill, Manish Pandey, Kane Williamson, Eoin Morgan (VC)
All-Rounders – Andre Russell
Bowlers – Khaleel Ahmed, Pat Cummins, Rashid Khan, Varun Chakravarthy
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for MyTeam11 Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Jonny Bairstow (C), Dinesh Karthik
Batsmen – Kane Williamson (VC), Manish Pandey, Eoin Morgan, Rahul Tripathi
All-Rounders – Andre Russell
Bowlers – Pat Cummins, T Natarajan, Khaleel Ahmed, Shivam Mavi
Injury & Availability News
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Hyderabad vs Kolkata Weather Report
The playing conditions will continue to be warm during the match time. The temperature will be around 34 Degree Celsius. There are no chances of rain.
The pitch in Abu Dhabi is also getting slower day by day. It is not easy to bat on in the first phase of the game. However, from past few matches, team batting second looks good to score more comfortably. We might see some more low scoring games from now in Abu Dhabi.
Average first innings score:
167 (Considering last five Indian T20 League matches at this venue)
Record of the chasing teams:
Won – 2, Lost – 3, Tie – 0 (Considering last five Indian T20 League matches at this venue)
MVP for MyTeam11 Fantasy from each team
David Warner – Hyderabad – David Warner has 284 runs to his name for Hyderabad this season so far. He was looking good in his last meeting against Kolkata earlier this season. He has an average of 62.7 and an SR of 155.4 against Kolkata since 2019.
Shubman Gill – Kolkata – Shubman Gill has been the most consistent batsman for Kolkata. He scored an unbeaten 70 against Hyderabad in his last meeting earlier this season.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection
Captain Options: David Warner, Jonny Bairstow, Manish Pandey
Vice-Captain Options: Shubman Gill, Kane Williamson, Pat Cummins
Today’s Hyderabad vs Kolkata Probable Winners
Hyderabad is expected to win this match.