Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update – IPL 2020, Match 22

Match Details:

The 22nd match of the Indian T20 League 2020 will be played between Hyderabad and Punjab at the Dubai International Stadium in Dubai.

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.


This season of the T20 League has been as bad as it has been good for both Punjab and Hyderabad so far. Both the teams have seen matches slip off their hands from positions where it was hard to even think of any other outcome of the match than them winning comfortably. Yet, both the teams have failed to convert the opportunities on hand.

Hyderabad, in 5 matches they have played, have won only two of them and are placed at the 6th position in the points table. Their opponents in this match, Punjab have fared even worse, managing to win only one match of their quota of 5 matches. So, it will be interesting to see which team gets another win to their name and shoots up in the points table, in what promises to be a cracker to a game of cricket.

HYD vs PNJ Match 22 Weather Report

The weather in Dubai on the day of this match will be clear and the cloud cover will not be there at all and the chances of rainfall are absolutely zero. The temperature will be hovering around the 31 degree Celsius mark.

Pitch Condition/Report:

The bowlers will thoroughly enjoy playing at this ground, especially in the second innings of the match. The captain of the team winning the toss will love to bat first and post a big total on the board.

Average first innings score:

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

Record of the chasing teams:

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

Injury and Availability News:

Bhuvneshwar Kumar will not be playing in the remainder of T20 League 2020 due to an injury, and replacing him in the Hyderabad squad will be Prithvi Raj Yarra.

HYD vs PNJ Today’s Probable Playing XIs:


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


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

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


Wriddhiman Saha, Shreevats Goswami, Kane Williamson/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

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

Nicholas Pooran (8.5 credits) – Nicholas Pooran, in this tournament, has scored 119 runs in 5 matches while maintaining a strike rate of 163.01.

Priyam Garg (8.5 credits) – Priyam Garg, in the three innings he has gotten the chance to bat in, has scored 71 runs at a strike rate of 154.35 and has shown the form he is in with the bat in hand.

Ravi Bishnoi (8.5 credits) – Ravi Bishnoi, in this season of the T20 League, has taken 4 wickets so far and looks to be in good form with the ball in hand.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain Options – KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal

Vice-Captain Options – David Warner, Kane Williamson

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

Keeper – KL Rahul, Nicholas Pooran

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

All-Rounders – Glenn Maxwell

Bowlers – Mohammed Shami, Mujeeb-ur-Rahman, Rashid Khan, T Natarajan

12th Man – Jonny Bairstow

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

Keeper – KL Rahul (VC), Jonny Bairstow

Batters – David Warner (C), Priyam Garg, Manish Pandey, Mayank Agarwal

All-Rounders – Glenn Maxwell

Bowlers – Mohammed Shami, Mujeeb-ur-Rahman, Rashid Khan, Ravi Bishnoi

12th Man – Nicholas Pooran

Expert Advice:

The all-rounders of both the teams have not yet made their impact in this tournament. So, it would be better to include the best player you can, in that section and for that, your choice should be Glenn Maxwell, who has shown occasional glimpses of promise.

Today’s HYD vs PNJ Probable Winners:

Punjab 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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