We have opted for a fantasy cricket team based on the recent performances, overall impact, and credit points.
Pitch Report for Hyderabad vs Gujarat Match at Dr DY Patil Sports Academy
At Dr DY Patil Sports Academy, the average first and second innings scores both read 163 runs. The pitch has been equally sporting for batters and bowlers, time and again producing thrilling games. Four of six matches have been won by the chasing teams.
Time: April 11, 7:30 PM IST
Probabale Hyderabad vs Gujarat XIs for Today’s Match
Probable XI for Hyderabad: Abhishek Sharma, Kane Williamson (c), Rahul Tripathi, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Aiden Markram, Washington Sundar, Abdul Samad, Marco Jansen, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umran Malik, T Natarajan
Probable XI for Gujarat: Shubman Gill, Matthew Wade (wk), Sai Sudarshan, Abhinav Manohar, Hardik Pandya (c), David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Darshan Nalkande, Lockie Ferguson, Mohammed Shami
Power Players for Today’s Hyderabad vs Gujarat Match
After getting dismissed for a three-ball duck, Shubman Gill has more than made up. The scores of 84 and 96 show his determination to bat until the job is done. His batting has been a mix of style and purpose. Above all, a strike rate of 167 has put the fantasy players in awe.
T Natarajan has sniped up a two-for in the last three games. An economy of 8.25 is impressive for a bowler who faces the batters’ wrath in the death overs.
Mohammad Shami and Lockie Ferguson have taken 11 wickets at 15 between them. While Shami strikes with the new ball, Ferguson continues the rampage in the middle overs. The duo then team up in the death overs to put the final nail in the coffin. They are a delight to the world of online fantasy cricket.
Smart Picks for Today’s Hyderabad vs Gujarat Match
Rahul Tripathi has smashed 83 runs at a stunning strike rate of 173, including 13 boundaries. He averages 27 in the Indian T20 League, having a reputation for playing crucial innings.
Hardik Pandya has been composed as a captain, aggressive as a batter, and handy as a bowler. He has provided starts in all three games with scores of 33, 21, and 27. More importantly, he opened the bowling with Shami in the last two games, taking two wickets in the powerplay.
Abhishek Sharma left no stones unturned against Chennai. He took a mere 50 deliveries to compile his brave knock of 75 runs. However, he has to make a habit of consistently translating his talent into match-winning performances.
If not with the wickets, Rashid Khan at least provides fantasy points with his economy. In the game against Punjab, he combined both aspects: his bowling figures read 3 for 22 in 4 overs. He is one of the smartest picks in fantasy cricket.
Washington Sundar has provided an average of 28.3 fantasy points in this edition, showcasing both batting and bowling skills. Given one of the Gujarat openers is a southpaw, Kane Williamson might employ him yet again in the powerplay.
Rahul Tewatia can pull off miracles. The innings at Sharjah in 2020 and the one last weekend against Punjab are evidence of this fact. He has hit 72 boundaries in 50 games.
Hyderabad vs Gujarat Match Preview
While Gujarat are the only team to win all games, Hyderabad have registered only one victory in three games. Although Kane Williamson’s men beat the struggling Chennai, the triumph was a hint of what they have at their disposal.
All in all, Gujarat look clear favourites. They have power-hitters and game-changers in their batting armoury, coupled with a top-class bowling attack. Hyderabad will have to punch well above their weight to get the better of Gujarat.