Bangalore and Hyderabad will face each other in match 36 of the Indian T20 League 2022 season. With successive wins, Bangalore lifted themselves to playoff places. The three-time finalists successfully defended scores of 180+ against Delhi and Lucknow in their last two outings.
Kane Williamson's Hyderabad will be hoping to clinch a fifth straight win. In their last game, Umran Malik and batters steered them to a comfortable seven-wicket victory over Punjab. All four of the Hyderabad wins have come while chasing.
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We pick five First Games fantasy cricket Match-Ups in the Bangalore-Hyderabad match.
F du Plessis vs G Maxwell
Both Bangalore overseas players played a pivotal role in their victory over Lucknow. Faf du Plessis racked up 96 runs - the South African's highest score in the Indian T20 League. Glenn Maxwell, on the other hand, made a quickfire 23 and clinched the wicket of Krunal Pandya, who top-scored for Lucknow.
Verdict: G Maxwell could have the last laugh in this Match-Up.
Did You Know? G Maxwell has collected 149 fantasy points in the two matches against Hyderabad last season
V Kohlii vs K Williamson
All eyes will be on V Kohlii, who made just 13 runs in his last three outings for Bangalore. He has scored 119 runs at a strike rate of 123.95. Hyderabad skipper Kane Williamson, too, hasn't been in excellent form but has managed to hit a half-century - 57 against Gujarat - at DY Patil Stadium.
Verdict: Under-fire V Kohlii is likely to triumph over K Williamson.
D KARTHIK vs A MARKRAM
Dinesh Karthik is turning the clock back with some match-winning performances in the 15th edition. He already crossed 200 runs and has a strike rate of 205.88. But he will face a tough challenge against Aiden Markram. With scores of 68* and 41* in the last two matches, the 27-year-old has been a solid presence in Hyderabad batting line-up.
Verdict: D Karthik has the edge over A Markram in this Match-Up.
J Hazlewood vs T Natarajan
Josh Hazlewood and Thangarasu Natarajan square off in a cracking Match-Up. The Bangalore quickie has made an instant impact at his new franchise - grabbing eight wickets in three matches. Meanwhile, the ever-reliable Natarajan has picked up an average of 54 fantasy points per match this season.
Verdict: T Natarajan is likely to collect more fantasy points than J Hazlewood
W Hasaranga vs r TRipathi
An in-form Rahul Tripathi takes on Bangalore all-rounder Wanindu Hasaranga. The Hyderabad batter played an integral role in Hyderabad's turnaround. He leads the franchise's batting charts with 205 runs at a strike rate of 173.72. With 11 wickets, Hasaranga, who took just one wicket from the last two matches, is the second-highest wicket-taker among overseas bowlers.
Verdict: R Tripathi is the favorite to win this Match-Up
What is First Games Match-Ups?
Match-Ups is a new fantasy contest where fantasy cricket players don’t need to create a team to join the contest. Select the player who will score the most points from the available match-ups. Higher the number of correct picks, bigger the prizes. Join the contest without creating a playing 11.
- From 7 Match-Ups, select 5 Match-Ups
- For each Match-Ups, pick the player who will score the most fantasy points
- The contest will be cancelled and entry fee will be refunded if the match is curtailed due to weather or extreme conditions
- The contest may also be cancelled if multiple players in Match-Ups are not in the starting line-up
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