The 20th match of the league will be a Hyderabad vs Delhi encounter. MA Chidambaram Stadium will be the host of the match. The match is supposed to start at 7:30 pm, and the live streaming will be available on Disney+ Hotstar.
Hyderabad won its last game against Punjab after losing three games on the trot. Hyderabad bowled with discipline and managed to bowl out Punjab for a mere total of 120 runs in 19.4 overs.
Hyderabad chased down the total in 18.4 with nine wickets in hand.
Delhi won its last game against Mumbai after bowling out Mumbai for 137 with the loss of nine wickets in 20 overs.
Delhi chased down the total in 19.1 overs and won the game by six wickets.
Both the teams would look to continue the momentum and winning streak in Indian T20 League match today.
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Both the teams have played 18 games in the Indian T20 League. Hyderabad has won 11 games out of these and Delhi has won seven games.
Hyderabad has won five games while batting first and six games while batting second. Delhi has won three games while playing first and four games while playing second.
Hyderabad has an average of 174.4 in the first innings and 130.8 in the second innings.
Delhi has an average of 147.4 in the first innings and 161.8 in the second innings.
Clearly, Delhi has a better average in the second innings in Delhi vs Hyderabad head to head encounters.
In the last five years, both teams played 12 games. Out of these, both teams have won six games each. Last year, both the teams played three games. Hyderabad won two games and Delhi won one game.
Delhi won the second-qualifier of the league against Hyderabad.
Delhi has not been able to cross the 200 runs mark against Hyderabad. Hyderabad made a total of 219 runs last year for the first time.
On 27 October 2020, Hyderabad made 219 runs for the loss of two wickets in 20 overs. David Warner made 66 off 34 deliveries and Wriddhiman Saha made 87 off 45 balls.
In reply, Delhi was bowled out for 131 runs in 19 overs and lost the game by 88 runs. Rashid Khan took three wickets in four overs and gave away just seven runs. He took the wickets of Ajinkya Rahane, Shimron Hetmyer, and Axar Patel.
Hyderabad’s lowest total against Delhi is 116 runs. On 14 April 2019, Delhi made 155 runs for the loss of seven wickets in 20 overs. Collin Munro made 40 off 24 balls and Shreyas Iyer made 45 off 40 deliveries.
In reply, Hyderabad had a partnership of 72 runs for the first wicket. Jonny Bairstow was dismissed after he made 41 off 31 deliveries.
His partner, David Warner made 51 off 47 balls. The other nine players could not cross the double-figure mark. Both Warner and Bairstow made 92 runs and the whole team was dismissed for 116 runs.
Delhi’s lowest total against Hyderabad came in 2013. On 4 May 2013, Delhi made 80 runs in 19.1 overs. Hyderabad made 81 runs in 13.5 overs and won the game by six wickets.
David Warner has made 442 runs in 13 games with an average of 40.18 and a strike rate of 130.77. He is the highest run-scorer in Hyderabad vs Delhi games. He has made four half-centuries, which is the most among all the players.
Rishabh Pant has made the most runs for Delhi in Hyderabad vs Delhi games. He has made 394 runs in 12 games with an average of 43.78 and a strike rate of 147.57. His strike rate is the highest among players who have made more than 150 runs in Hyderabad vs Delhi games. He is also the only player who has hit a century in Hyderabad vs Delhi games.
Kane Williamson has an average of 57.86, which is the highest among players who have made more than 200 runs.
Both Rashid Khan and Bhuvneshwar Kumar have taken 13 wickets in Hyderabad vs Delhi games. Rashid Khan has bowled with an average of 16.69, an economy of 5.43, and a strike rate of 18.46.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar has bowled with an average of 34, an economy of 7.89, and a strike rate of 25.85.
Kagiso Rabada has the tally of the most number of wickets for Delhi against Hyderabad in Hyderabad vs Delhi games. He has taken 11 wickets in six games with an average of 19.73, an economy of 9.3, and a strike rate of 12.73.
Following is the list of players who have played for both teams:
Shikhar Dhawan, Siddarth Kaul, Amit Mishra, Shahbaz Nadeem, Ashish Nehra, Naman Ojha, Irfan Pathan, Vijay Shankar, Ishant Sharma, Yuvraj Singh, and David Warner.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar left the field in the last game due to thigh strain and he might be rested in this game.
Hyderabad playing 11 today match might look like this:
1. David Warner
2. Jonny Bairstow
3. Kane Williamson
4. Virat Singh
5. Kedar Jadhav/Manish Pandey
6. Vijay Shankar
7. Abhishek Sharma
8. Rashid Khan
9. Bhuvneshwar Kumar/ T Natarajan
10. Siddarth Kaul
11. Khaleel Ahmed
Delhi playing 11 today might look like this:
1. Prithvi Shaw
2. Shikhar Dhawan
3. Steven Smith
4. Rishabh Pant
5. Lalit Yadav
6. Marcus Stoinis
7. Shimron Hetmyer/Anrich Nortje
8. Ravichandran Ashwin
9. Kagiso Rabada
10. Amit Mishra
11. Avesh Khan
The wicket-keeper batsman has made 173 runs in four games for Hyderabad with an average of 57.66.
He along with David Warner has provided some blazing starts to Hyderabad. He will be an important aspect for Hyderabad in this game.
His form will be an important factor for Hyderabad this season. The team will want him to continue playing the way he has played in the last few years.
Kane Williamson is back in Hyderabad’s squad after being on the bench for three games. Williamson is an important link for Hyderabad.
He can provide the stability to the middle-order. His role will be to continue the momentum that Bairstow and Warner build at the top-order.
Shikhar Dhawan has made 231 runs in four games with an average of 57.75.
He made 45 off 42 deliveries in the game against Mumbai. His batting has provided confidence to Delhi that was missing last year.
Delhi tried a lot of opening combinations last year. But this year, it has stuck with Dhawan and Shaw. Both of them have provided some good starts to the team in the past four games.
Delhi will want Dhawan to fire again in today's Indian T20 League match.
Delhi finally has included Smith in its plan. He missed the first two games but has been there in the last two games.
He made 33 off 29 balls while chasing against Mumbai. His partnership along with Shikhar Dhawan of 53 runs was crucial.
Smith will be up against David Warner in this game. He will want to outperform Warner at any cost.
You can pick David Warner or Rishabh Pant as the captain of your team from today match playing 11.
The likes of Lalit Yadav or Rashid Khan can be picked up as the vice-captain of the team.
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MA Chidambaram Stadium is the host for this game and both the teams will be studying the cricket pitch before the game.
The pitch has not produced many high-scoring contests. The same is expected from this game too.
The pitch might again provide enough support to spinners. Amit Mishra took a four-wicket haul in the last game against Mumbai.
The pitch again might be a heaven for spinners.
Today’s weather report predicts that the temperature will be in the range of 26°C – 35°C and a mostly clear atmosphere will be there. The cloud cover during the match will be 29%. Tamil Nadu weather report also predicts that some probability of precipitation during the game will be there.
Tomorrow weather report also mentions the same condition in the city.
Teams have a habit of batting first after winning the toss. The pitch conditions deteriorate during the second half.
But both Delhi and Hyderabad have chased the total put on board by their opponents in the last game.
But the truth is that the pitch at the Chepauk is not suitable for batting in the second innings. Hence, the team might prefer batting after winning the toss in this match too.
Both the teams won their last game against mighty opponents. Delhi beat Mumbai in a one-sided contest after two years.
Hyderabad bundled out Punjab’s batting lineup for 120 runs. Delhi let Mumbai make only 137 runs in the last game.
Both the teams have similar bowling and batting lineup and it is very hard to pick one in today’s game.
Our todays match prediction is that Delhi might overpower Hyderabad in this game. The reason for this selection is that Delhi has played an attacking brand of cricket this season.
Hyderabad managed to win its last game but it is still trying to find the best playing 11 in this season.
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