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Indian T20 League 2022: Kolkata vs Hyderabad Fantasy Cricket Match-Ups

By Parameswaran Sankaranarayanan May 13, 2022

Play-off chasing Hyderabad will square off against seventh-placed Kolkata at MCA Stadium in match 61 of the Indian T20 League 2022 season. The Kane Williamson-led franchise, winless in four games, find themselves sixth in the points table with ten points from 11 matches. They need a win to keep their top-four hopes alive.

Kolkata's playoff chances look bleak despite their thumping victory over Mumbai on Monday. The two-time winners have picked up just five wins in 12 games and can reach only a maximum of 14 points. A point for Bangalore and Rajasthan will eliminate the franchise.

Here are five exciting First Games fantasy cricket Match-Ups in the Kolkata-Hyderabad clash.



Shreyas Iyer hasn't been able to register big scores off late as he managed just 100 runs in his last five innings. However, he remains Kolkata's leading run-getter in the ongoing season. Thangarasu Natarajan's return from injury will be a big boost for Hyderabad. The fast bowler has 17 wickets at an economy rate of 8.65 in nine matches.

Verdict: S Iyer is likely to finish above T Natarajan in the fantasy points chart.



Abhishek Sharma will be keen to find runs after scoring just seven runs in his previous two outings. The 21-year-old, who leads Hyderabad's scoring charts, made a quickfire 39 the last time he played at MCA Stadium. Making a comeback into the Kolkata playing 11, Venkatesh Iyer gave Kolkata a brisk start against Mumbai. He hit four sixes and three boundaries en route to 43.

Verdict: V Iyer could beat Abhishek S in the Match-Up of openers.



New Zealand pacer Tim Southee has 12 wickets at an economy rate of 7.22 in seven matches. He grabbed the wicket of R Sharma and conceded just ten runs in his three overs against Mumbai. Meanwhile, Rahul Tripathi was the lone bright spark in the Hyderabad batting line-up in the defeat against Bangalore. The uncapped batter struck his second fifty in the tournament and crossed 300 runs.

Verdict: T Southee is likely to win the battle against R Tripathi.



Two players who had contrasting outings in their respective last matches at MCA Stadium meet in this Match-Up. Sunil Narine has picked up 1/20 and scored 22 runs against Lucknow, while Umran Malik, yet to pick up a wicket in three matches, gave away 48 runs in four overs in the defeat against Chennai.

Verdict: S Narine is likely to pick up more fantasy points than U Malik.


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.

Match-Ups Team


Match-Ups Rules

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  • 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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