HYD vs GUJ Indian T20 Cricket League 2022 Match 21 at Mumbai, First Games by Paytm prediction: Fantasy tips for Hyderabad vs Gujarat
By Devarchit Varma April 10, 2022
Venue: DY Patil Stadium, Navi Mumbai
Time: 7:30 PM IST
Average score at venue (1st inns): 166
Win percentage while batting first: 33.33%
Both Hyderabad and Gujarat will look to bat second in this contest since teams batting second, or chasing, here, have recorded victories in 4 out of 6 matches played so far.
Batting has become a little difficult at this venue given that teams have not been able to go past the 170-run mark even once in the last three matches at DY Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai, which implies that the pitches are getting slower and spinners will have a greater role to play going forward.
Fast bowlers have taken 65.22% of the wickets at the DY Patil stadium whereas the spinners have got the remaining 34.78%.
It will remain cloudy throughout the day on Monday in Navi Mumbai with the temperatures hitting a high of 35°C in the afternoon, with the mercury dropping down to 30°C and even a little below that mark after sunset. The humidity levels will linger around 70%.
HEAD-TO-HEAD RECORD (overall):
Matches played: -
Hyderabad won: -
Gujarat won: -
No result: -
Top 3 players from Hyderabad: Abhishek Sharma, Kane Williamson, T Natarajan
Top 3 players from Gujarat: Shubman Gill, Rahul Tewatia, Hardik Pandya
Top picks for H2H/WTA contest (top 5 players each):
Top 5 players from Hyderabad: Abhishek Sharma, Kane Williamson, T Natarajan, Washington Sundar, Rahul Tripathi
Top 5 players from Gujarat: Shubman Gill, Rahul Tewatia, Hardik Pandya, Lockie Ferguson, Sai Sudharshan
Q & A:
Fantasy tips and tricks: Should I pick more bowlers, batsmen or all-rounders?
It is a contest between two teams who have had contrasting runs so far in the Indian T20 Cricket League 2022 tournament. After losing their first 3 matches in the tournament, Hyderabad ended their losing streak with a big 8-wicket victory over Chennai on Saturday whereas Gujarat are the only team left in the tournament who are yet to lose a match. Gujarat have a well functioning unit under the leadership of Hardik Pandya, who has been chipping in with both runs and wickets. On the other hand, Kane Williamson is yet to fire with a big knock for Hyderabad. For this contest between Hyderabad and Gujarat, it will be important to carry a long batting line-up and a potent bowling attack with a couple spin bowling options for the fantasy cricket playing XI.
Fantasy tips: From which team should I pick more players in my XI? Which team is stronger?
There is no doubt about the fact that Gujarat are one of the best teams right now in the tournament. Gujarat have an impressive bowling and batting line up and their captain Hardik Pandya has been spot-on with his decisions. Gujarat have also recorded more victories than Hyderabad, who finally ended their losing streak in the tournament against Chennai in their previous match. On the other hand, Gujarat are yet to lose a match having already recorded 3 victories on the trot. With the given form of Shubman Gill and all that Rahul Tewatia can do, Gujarat are certainly the stronger side and should have more players featuring in the fantasy cricket playing XI.
MORE INFORMATION: Hyderabad will be pleased with the fact that they have finally broken the jinx and have also been able to lift themselves off from the final spot in the points table for the Indian T20 Cricket League 2022 tournament. Hyderabad are currently placed at the 8th spot with 2 points in 4 matches and a Net Run Rate (NRR) of -0.889, which is better than the likes of former multi-times champions Mumbai and Chennai. On the other hand, Gujarat will fancy their chances of recording a big victory against a team which has not been convincing enough of late, Hyderabad, since the new Indian T20 team is also looking to improve their NRR.
PLAYERS’ FORM: Gujarat opening batsman Shubman Gill has been able to hit the top gear as far as his batting is concerned, making scores of 84 and 96 in the last two matches. Hardik Pandya has also been chipping in with runs and wickets whereas Sai Sudharsan made an impressive debut in the tournament when he forged a 102-run stand with Gill in the chase against Punjab. Rahul Tewatia’s hitting abilities make him a dangerous player. On their part, Hyderabad will have to keep working hard on their game since Kane Williamson is yet to notch up a big score and there is not much in that batting line-up that is highlighting consistency at this point in time.
Changes in squad (if any): NO
HYDERABAD: Abhishek Sharma, Kane Williamson (c), Rahul Tripathi, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Aiden Markram, Washington Sundar, Abdul Samad, Romario Shepherd, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umran Malik, T Natarajan
GUJARAT: Shubman Gill, Matthew Wade (wk), Sai Sudharsan, Abhinav Manohar, Hardik Pandya (capt), David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Darshan Nalkande, Lockie Ferguson, Mohammed Shami.
FANTASY XI: Shubman Gill (c), Kane Williamson, Abhishek Sharma, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Hardik Pandya, Rahul Tewatia, Washington Sundar (vc), Lockie Ferguson, Rashid Khan, Mohammed Shami, T Natarajan
Gujarat eye fourth consecutive win in clash against Hyderabad
The Hardik Pandya-led Gujarat will be in search of their fourth consecutive victory in the ongoing Indian T20 Cricket League 2022 tournament, when they take on a lowly Hyderabad side in the Match No 21 to be played at the DY Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai on Monday night.
Gujarat are coming off a thrilling win against Punjab in which their all-rounder Rahul Tewatia hit 2 sixes off the last two balls in the match to fire them to an unlikely victory, with Shubman Gill waging a long battle with the bat scoring 96.
Shubman Gill has been in tremendous form for Gujarat as he has notched up scores of 84 and 96 in the last two matches, with both his innings making a strong impact on the game. It must be noted that Shubman Gill does not usually take too many risks while batting which means that when he is in form, it is likely that he would go big.
Sai Sudharsan made an impressive debut for Gujarat in their previous match in which he was involved in century and beyond partnership with Shubman Gill, consolidating his team's position in their chase. The left-handed batsmen from Tamil Nadu has solid game and should look to continue making runs in order to cement his position in the side.
In the bowling department, Gujarat will be expecting more from Rashid Khan who took a splendid 4-0-22-3 in their previous match where has debutant Darshan Nalkande also impressed with a couple of wickets in his first outing. The likes of Lockie Ferguson and Mohammad Shami along with Hardik Pandya have been continuously among wickets, which is a big positive for the new team on the block.
On their part, Hyderabad will look to carry on the momentum that they were able to generate for themselves in the contest against Chennai. Hyderabad recorded a big win by 8 wickets over the defending champions, a victory that should give them enough fuel to keep their fire running after a string of abysmal performances across departments.
Hyderabad opener Abhishek Sharma scored a match-winning half-century in the previous match whereas the likes of Kane Williamson and Rahul Tripathi were also among runs, something that should give their batting line-up a lot of confidence going further in this tournament.
Washington Sundar has emerged as an important player for Hyderabad side with his couple of wickets from 4 overs against Lucknow helping the all-rounder make a strong impact. Hyderabad will also expect their wicket-keeper batsman Nicolas Pooran to come into his usual elements before it is too long.
Devarchit Varma is a cricket writer and journalist with an experience of more than a decade, having worked at Hindustan Times (newspaper) and CricketCountry (website). Along with covering international and domestic cricket, he has also interviewed several current and former top players such as Rohit Sharma, Steve Smith, Dale Steyn, Michael Hussey, Jacques Kallis, Brendon McCullum, Shane Watson, Lasith Malinga and many more. He has also worked in other beats as a journalist in Bollywood (Reliance BigOye) and IT (SiliconIndia) industries.
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