Both Mumbai and Hyderabad will look to bat second in this clash to be played on Wednesday night given that chasing teams have won 4 out of the last 5 matches here.
Teams will continue to find going all-out with the bat a little difficult to execute as an approach but proper application from batsmen would still get them desired results.
Fast bowlers have a wicket-share of 68.97% and they will be expected to dominate against spin bowlers, who have taken 31.03% of the wickets here.
The start of the day on Wednesday will witness clouds but the sky will clear up by the evening. The temperature during the match hours will be 30°C and a little under it, while the humidity levels will be around 77%.
HEAD-TO-HEAD RECORD (overall):
Matches played: 17
Mumbai won: 9
Hyderabad won: 8
No result: -
Top 3 players from Mumbai: Tilak Varma, Jasprit Bumrah, R Sharma
Top 3 players from Hyderabad: Abhishek Sharma, Aiden Markram, Umran Malik
Top picks for H2H/WTA contest (top 5 players each):
Top 5 players from Mumbai: Tilak Varma, Jasprit Bumrah, R Sharma, Ishan Kishan, Tim David
Top 5 players from Hyderabad: Abhishek Sharma, Aiden Markram, Umran Malik, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Nicholas Pooran
Q & A:
Fantasy tips and tricks: Should I pick more bowlers, batsmen or all-rounders?
The Match No 65 of the Indian T20 League 2022 between Mumbai and Hyderabad will be played at the Wankhede Stadium, a venue that has produced balanced pitches for both batsmen and bowlers so far. Among batsmen or teams, those who have applied themselves well have got the desired results while the bowlers have time and again been able to exploit all that the pitches have had to offer. For this contest — which is a must-win for Hyderabad — having a balanced playing XI would be the right approach to go for fantasy cricket playing XI.
Fantasy tips: From which team should I pick more players in my XI? Which team is stronger?
Mumbai were eliminated from the race to the Indian T20 League 2022 tournament long ago, while Hyderabad still have a chance to qualify for the playoffs. The road will not be easy for the Kane Williamson-led side which has been inconsistent on an overall basis, having recorded 5 wins and as many defeats in the tournament consecutively. But the bigger picture still tilts the scales in favour of the 2016 title winners, who have some very exciting players in Umran Malik and a solid middle-order consisting of Aiden Markram and Nicholas Pooran. For this game, Hyderabad are the stronger side and should have more players featuring in the playing XI.
MORE INFORMATION: The five-time winners Mumbai have two more matches left to identify their players for the next season and see who all fit in which role, but they will also be motivated to do well against a side which has been as inconsistent and patchy that Hyderabad have been. On the other hand, Hyderabad, whose Net Run Rate is of a poor -0.270, need to win their remaining two matches and wait for other teams’ outcome in order to determine whether they will be packing bags or hang on further in the competition.
PLAYERS’ FORM: One of the reasons why champion teams such as Mumbai and Hyderabad have had a tough run in the tournament is also due to poor form and performances from their captains, R Sharma and Kane Williamson respectively. Both these batsmen have failed to impose themselves on the opposition while occupying a vital spot at the top of the batting order. While R Sharma and Kane Williamson have had their struggles, both Mumbai and Hyderabad have witnessed their young talent such as Tilak Varma and Abhishek Sharma stepping up to deliver the goods. With the ball, Jasprit Bumrah has looked ominous for Mumbai while Umran Malik continues to make the right moves for Hyderabad in his fledgling career.
Changes in squad (if any): NO
MUMBAI: Ishan Kishan (wk), R Sharma (c), Tilak Varma, Tristan Stubbs, Tim David, Daniel Sams, Hrithik Shokeen, Ramandeep Singh, Jasprit Bumrah, Riley Meredith, Kumar Kartikeya.
HYDERABAD: Abhishek Sharma, Kane Williamson (c), Rahul Tripathi, Aiden Markram, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Washington Sundar, Shashank Singh, Marco Jansen, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umran Malik, T Natarajan
FANTASY XI: Abhishek Sharma (c), Ishan Kishan, Rahul Tripathi, Tilak Varma, Aiden Markram, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Daniel Sams, Washington Sundar, Umran Malik, Jasprit Bumrah, Riley Meredith.