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

Venue: Maharashtra Cricket Association (MCA) Stadium, Pune

Time: 7:30 PM IST

Average score at venue (1st inns): 170

Win percentage while batting first: 62.50%

Pitch conditions: 

  • The pitch at the Maharashtra cricket Association ground in Pune will have something for all parties involved with batsman finding the job of getting easier than before.
  • Batting first could be vital here as 3 out of the last 4 matches have been won by teams chasing. 
  • Fast bowlers can be expected to continue dominating here at the NCA stadium they have a wicket share percentage of 74.23% compared to 25.77% for the spin bowlers. 

Weather prediction

Following a typical hot and humid day of the Indian summer in Pune on Sunday, the mercury will drop below 30°C post the start of the game at 7:30 PM local time with humidity levels rising sharply past 70% as the game progresses. 

HEAD-TO-HEAD RECORD (overall):

Matches played: 17

Hyderabad won: 5

Chennai won: 12

No result: -

Top 3 players from Hyderabad: Abhishek Sharma, Umran Malik, Kane Williamson

Top 3 players from Chennai: Ambati Rayudu, Robin Uthappa, MS Dhoni 

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

Top 5 players from Hyderabad: Abhishek Sharma, Umran Malik, Kane Williamson, T Natarajan, Aiden Markram

Top 5 players from Chennai: Ambati Rayudu, Robin Uthappa, MS Dhoni, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Dwayne Bravo

Q & A

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

It is a contest between two heavily unmatched teams who have had contrasting bilateral history over the last several years. Hyderabad were able to record their first victory in 17 matches over Chennai earlier in the Indian T20 league cricket League 2022. Chennai and Hyderabad have their own strengths and weaknesses but for the contest to be played on Sunday night, it will be wise to add one or two extra batsman who can also roll over their arms in case of need for making fantasy cricket playing 11.

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

There has been some development in the Chennai camp — their new Captain Ravindra Raja has relinquished the post and given the reins back to the old guard in MS Dhoni, who will be leading the four-time title winner for the reminder of the Indian T20 cricket League 2022 tournament. Dhoni's return as leader of Chennai camp should bolster their campaign which is floundering at the stage and they need a string of wins to move up in the points table. But as things stand right now, Hyderabad, who have their five match unbeaten run getting over in the previous contest, are the favourites and should have more players featuring in the fantasy cricket playing 11.

MORE INFORMATION: the change in leadership in the Chennai camp should bring about more confidence in the ability and promise of Dhoni as a leader of the camp, under whom he they have recorded four title victories with the most recent one coming last year it self. While Chennai or doing everything in their power to arrest the slide since they have only 3 wins to show from 9 matches. On the other hand, Hyderabad finally have had some stability in form of team combinations and their players have started taking more responsibility of the outcomes — something that should bolster their confidence going deeper into the competition. 

PLAYERS’ FORM: for Chennai, various layers have been formed at different stages in the Indian T20 cricket League 2022 tournament so far, but none of them have been able to carry their momentum for a longer span. The likes of Shivam Dubey, Ambati Rayudu, Robin Uthappa and Ruturaj Gaikwad have all been among runs but can you seek more consistency and stability from these batsmen. At the same time, Hyderabad will be pleased with the way things have panned out for them in the last five or matches also, with the likes of Abhishek Sharma, Rahul Tripathi and Aiden Markram stepping in with the bat while right arm fast bowler Imran Malik making the world set up and take notice of him is a welcome sign for the Hyderabad side and Indian cricket in general.

Changes in squad (if any): NO

LIKELY XIs:

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

CHENNAI: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Robin Uthappa, Ambati Rayudu, Shivam Dube, MS Dhoni (wk), Ravindra Jadeja (c), Dwayne Bravo, Mitchell Santner, Dwaine Pretorius, Maheesh Theekshana, Mukesh Choudhary

FANTASY XI: Abhishek Sharma, Robin Uthappa, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Kane Williamson, Ambati Rayudu, Shivam Dube/Aiden Markram, MS Dhoni, Maheesh Theekshana, Mukesh Choudhary, Umran Malik, Dwayne Bravo. 

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