Match 42 of the Indian T20 League 2022 season pits Punjab against Lucknow at MCA Stadium, Pune. Both teams won their respective last games in the tournament. Punjab, sixth in the points table, defeated Chennai by 11 runs, while Lucknow crushed Mumbai at Wankhede Stadium. The K L Rahul-led Lucknow can climb third in the standings with a win tonight.
We look at five exciting First Games fantasy cricket Match-Ups from match 42.
S Dhawan vs K L Rahul
K L Rahul, who scored two centuries in three matches, squares off against his former employers. The Lucknow skipper is second on the Orange Cap chart with 368 runs from eight innings. An 88* against Chennai helped Shikhar Dhawan go past 300 runs this season. He also became the second player to reach 6000 runs in Indian T20 League.
Verdict: K L Rahul is likely to emerge the winner.
K PANDYA vs J HOLDER
Krunal Pandya has upped his game as the all-rounder bagged four wickets and 43 runs in Lucknow's last two games. Against Mumbai, he dismissed Rohit Sharma and Kieron Pollard and finished with 3/19 in four overs. Krunal's teammate Jason Holder has picked up an average of 52 fantasy points per match. The West Indian took the crucial wicket of Tilak Varma, took a catch, and ran out Jaydev Unadkat against Mumbai.
Verdict: J Holder might beat K Pandya in this Match-Up.
Did You Know? J Holder made 140 fantasy points the last time he played against Punjab
B Rajapaksa vs M Agarwal
Bhanuka Rajapaksa meets Mayank Agarwal in an interesting Match-Up. The wicket-keeper batter crossed 100 runs this season after his 32-ball 42 on Monday. Meanwhile, Punjab captain Mayank Agarwal continued his patchy form in the victory over Chennai. He has registered only one fifty this season.
Verdict: M Agarwal could clinch more fantasy points than B Rajapaksa.
Arshdeep S vs D Chameera
Arshdeep Singh produced an outstanding performance against the defending champions. He picked up the wicket of Mitchell Santner and gave away just 14 runs from his last two overs. On the other hand, Dushmantha Chameera bowled economically - 0/14 in four overs - in Lucknow's previous outing. The overseas player has five wickets in six matches.
Verdict: Arshdeep S has the edge over D Chameera in this Match-Up.
K Rabada vs Q de Kock
Kagiso Rabada takes on Quinton de Kock in a Match-Up of heavyweights. The Punjab pacer has grabbed 50+ fantasy points in four of the six matches, while the wicket-keeper batter, who has four fifties in ten innings against Punjab, made just 37 runs in his previous three outings.
Verdict: K Rabada is likely to win the Match-Up of the South African duo.
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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