Match: Hyderabad vs Kolkata, Indian T20 League
Date: 15th April, 2022
Time: 07:30 PM IST
Venue: Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai
Former title winners, Hyderabad and Kolkata are all set to battle it out at the Brabourne Stadium on 15th April. The two teams have shown a lot of promise in their last few matches, especially Hyderabad. After losing two matches two matches in a row, Kane Williamson’s team bounced back in a tremendous fashion. Meanwhile, Kolkata is at number two spot at the points table and is looking to up their game for the remainder of the season.
Read on to find match predictions, MyTeam11 fantasy team tips & team previews.
Recently, Hyderabad defeated the only undefeated team in the Indian T20 League 2022, Gujarat. The openers batsmen Abhishek Sharma and Kane Williamson have started to put runs on the board for the team. Youngster Abhishek Sharma played a decent innings and scored 42 runs off 32 balls and Williamson scored 57 runs from his bat. However, the bowlers still need to step up their game for the upcoming matches. Bhuvaneshwar Kumar has been holding fort for the team. Recently, Kumar picked two wickets for his team. T Natrajan also did his bit and took two wickets and ushered his team to victory.
Kolkata is currently at number two spot at the points table. Pat Cummins didn’t disappoint the fans when he absolutely butchered the bowlers of Mumbai. All-rounder Andre Russell has been the highlight of the team. The West Indian legend has done his bit with the bat and the bowl so far in the season. He has hit 12 sixes so far in the season. Along with Russell, other batters like Venkatesh Iyer, Ajinkya Rahane and Shreyas Iyer have added runs on the scoreboard.
Umesh Yadav is arguably the best pacer in the Indian T20 League so far. The veteran right-arm pacer has picked 10 wickets for the team with an average of 13.20 runs. Sunil Narine joined the party in the last match when he bagged two wickets for the team.
Pitch Report & Conditions
The DY Patil Sports Academy has been one of the biggest wickets to bat on in India. This season, the toss-winning captain has elected to bowl first in spite of the dew factor. However, the team batting second has scored big runs because of the assistance offered from the wicket.
On April 15th, Mumbai is predicted to have clear skies.
Probable Playing XI:
Abhishek Sharma, Kane Williamson (c), Rahul Tripathi, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Aiden Markram, Shashank Singh, Washington Sundar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Marco Jansen, Umran Malik, T Natarajan
Ajinkya Rahane, Venkatesh Iyer, Shreyas Iyer (c), Sam Billings (wk), Nitish Rana, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Pat Cummins, Umesh Yadav, Rasikh Salam, Varun Chakaravarthy
Top Picks for Hyderabad vs Kolkata MyTeam11 Match:
Abhishek Sharma is a left-handed batter from Hyderabad. In the last two matches, he has hit decent runs from his bat. Something which was missing at the start of the tournament.
Nicholas Pooran is a left-handed batter from Hyderabad. The good news is that he is in good form since the start of the season. Pooran comes in the middle order and hits massive sixes when the team needs him the most.
Pat Cummins is a right-handed player from Kolkata. Traditionally, he is a right-arm pacer and uses the new bowl very well. However, the 28-year-old Australia can hit mighty sixes like nobody’s business.
Umesh Yadav is a right-arm fast bowler for Kolkata. Currently, he is the most wicket-taker from the Kolkata side with 11 wickets. Even though he is a fast bowler, the economy of Umesh Yadav has been impressive.
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Hyderabad vs Kolkata MyTeam11 Team:
Keepers – Nicholas Pooran, Sam Billings
Batters – Abhishek Sharma (C), Venkatesh Iyer, Kane Williamson
All-rounders – Andre Russell, Washington Sundar, Shashank Singh
Bowlers – Sunil Narine, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umesh Yadav (VC)
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Hyderabad vs Kolkata MyTeam11 Team:
Keepers – Nicholas Pooran, Sam Billings
Batters – Abhishek Sharma, Shreyas Iyer, Ajinkya Rahane (C)
All-rounders – Andre Russell, Pat Cummins (VC)
Bowlers – Sunil Narine, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, T Natarajan, Umesh Yadav
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