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Delhi vs Hyderabad Indian T20 League: First Games by Paytm fantasy cricket tips and tricks, prediction and likely XIs

Venue: Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai

Time: 7:30 PM IST

Average score at venue (1st inns): 174

Win percentage while batting first: 36.36%

Pitch conditions:

  • Batting remains a tricky business at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai where two of the lowest totals in the tournament have been recorded in the last three matches that this venue has hosted. 
  • With a wicket-share percentage of 61.07%, fast bowlers will be expected to dominate the proceedings on Thursday night whereas spinners will look to improve their wicket-share percentage which is currently at 38.93%.

Weather prediction

The players will encounter challenging weather conditions as far as temperature is concerned, since the mercury will hover around 29 to 30°C on Thursday night whereas the humidity levels will be on the higher side, but will remain under 80%.

HEAD-TO-HEAD RECORD (overall):

Matches played: 20

Delhi won: 9

Hyderabad won: 11

No result: - 

Top 3 players from Delhi: David Warner, Rovman Powell, Rishabh Pant

Top 3 players from Hyderabad: Kane Williamson, Aiden Markram, Umran Malik 

Top picks for H2H/WTA contest (top 5 players each):

Top 5 players from Delhi: David Warner, Rovman Powell, Rishabh Pant, Mitchell Marsh, Axar Patel

Top 5 players from Hyderabad: Kane Williamson, Aiden Markram, Umran Malik, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Nicholas Pooran

Q & A

Fantasy tips and tricks: Should I pick more bowlers, batsmen or all-rounders?

The Brabourne stadium in Mumbai has thrown up a few surprises as far as the nature and behaviour of the pitch is concerned. After remaining Avenue which supported batsmen throughout, more than two matches have witnessed low scores being recorded by teams batting first. For this contest on Thursday night between Delhi and Hyderabad, right balance of players from both the teams will be required since this is a contest promising thrill and excitement. A long batting line-up followed by a decent pace attack should be the right way of selecting the fantasy cricket XI. 

Fantasy tips: From which team should I pick more players in my XI? Which team is stronger?

Delhi and Hyderabad will meet on Thursday night at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai in what will be a battle with two teams that are placed in the middle of the points table for the Indian T20 cricket League 2022. Hyderabad are comparatively in a better situation than Delhi since they are placed fifth while the Rishabh Pant-led team is currently studying at the 7th spot. Hyderabad have five wins from nine matches so while Delhi have only 4 to show in as many games, which implies that the Ken Williamson led team is the stronger side and should have more players featuring in the fantasy cricket XIs.

MORE INFORMATION: It is going to be a battle between two teams placed in the middle of the Indian T20 cricket League 2022 points table, with Hyderabad at the fifth spot having recorded five wins from nine matches and four kids, of which two have come in the last two matches. Delhi will be keen to shrug off the status that they have shown time and again with both bat and the ball since they need big victories going forward as they look to finish the final four. Delhi are currently placed seventh with four wins and five defeats in nine matches giving them eight points and a Net Run Rate (NRR) of 0.587. 

PLAYERS’ FORM: Both Delhi and Hyderabad will be in search of consistency with the bat. In the case of Delhi, the runs at the top coming from David Warner and Prithvi Shaw can set the tone for their side irrespective of batting first or second, post which Rishabh Pant and Co can capitalise. For Hyderabad, Aiden Markram has been at the top of his game with the bat and so have been a few others such as Rahul Tripathi and Kane Williamson. However, the 2016 title winners will expect fireworks from Umrah Malik who had an off-game against Chennai a few nights ago. 

Changes in squad (if any): NO

LIKELY XIs:

DELHI: Prithvi Shaw, David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Rishabh Pant (c&wk), Lalit Yadav, Rovman Powell, Axar Patel, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Mustafizur Rahman, Chetan Sakariya.

HYDERABAD: Kane Williamson (c), Abhishek Sharma, Rahul Tripathi, Aiden Markram, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Shashank Singh, Washington Sundar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Marco Jansen, Umran Malik, T Natarajan.

FANTASY XI: David Warner (c), Kane Williamson, Aiden Markram (vc), Abhishek Sharma, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Rovman Powell, Rishabh Pant, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Umran Malik, T Natarajan.

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