Playoff-chasing Hyderabad will meet Chennai in match 46 of the Indian T20 League 2022 season. The defeat against Gujarat ended Hyderabad's five-game winning run. Kane Williamson's men are fourth in the points table with ten points from eight matches. Chennai, ninth in the standings, must pick up two points to keep their slim playoff hopes alive. They suffered an 11-run defeat against Punjab in their last match.
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We look at five exciting First Games fantasy cricket Match-Ups in the Hyderabad-Chennai match.
A RAYUDU vS ABHISHEK SHARMA
Two batters in excellent form lock horns in this Match-Up. Chennai's Ambati Rayudu has scored 164 runs in his last three innings, while Hyderabad opener Abhishek Sharma struck his second fifty of the season with a 65 against Gujarat. The 21-year-old had picked up 98 fantasy points in the first meeting between both teams in the 2022 season.
Verdict: Abhishek Sharma could pick up more fantasy points than A Rayudu.
R JADEJA vs K WILLIAMSON
With just five wickets in eight matches, Ravindra Jadeja hasn't been able to inspire Chennai in the ongoing season. The all-rounder, who has handed over the captaincy to M Dhonii, made only two 50+ fantasy points so far. Hyderabad skipper Kane Williamson, too, is struggling. He made just 41 runs in his last four outings.
Verdict: R Jadeja is likely to beat K Williamson in this Match-Up.
D BRAVO vs A MARKRAM
Dwayne Bravo is the most consistent performer for Chennai in the 15th edition. The veteran, who has 14 wickets to his name, bagged a minimum of 25 fantasy points in each match. Hyderabad batter Aiden Markram is having a brilliant season. The 56 against Gujarat was his third half-century.
Verdict: D Bravo has the upper hand over A Markram.
M THEEKSHANA VS B KUMAR
Maheesh Theekshana and Bhuvneshwar Kumar face off in this Match-Up of bowlers. The Sri Lankan has been the lone bright spark in the four-time winners' spin department, picking up eight wickets in five matches. Meanwhile, Bhuvneshwar bowled economically but hasn't been prolific compared to Thangarasu Natarajan and Umran Malik.
Verdict: M Theekshana is likely to finish above B Kumar in the fantasy points chart.
T NATARAJAN vs W SUNDAR
Hyderabad pacer Thangarasu Natarajan went wicketless for the first time this season as he conceded 43 runs off his four overs against Gujarat. However, he is likely to bounce back and remain in the Purple Cap race. Washington Sundar returned from injury in the defeat against Gujarat. He didn't pick up a wicket but is expected to play a crucial role in Hyderabad's push for a playoff berth.
Verdict: T Natarajan might get the better of W Sundar in this Match-Up.
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