Both Hyderabad and Punjab will play their second game of the UAE leg today at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah. The match will be starting at 7:30 PM (IST). During the India's leg, Hyderabad won only a single game, and it came against Punjab only. On 21st April, Hyderabad and Punjab played the first game of the season. Punjab won the toss and elected to bat.
Punjab lost six wickets before reaching 100 runs. Only five players managed to cross the double-figure mark. Both Mayank Agarwal and Shahrukh Khan made 22 runs each, which was the highest score for the team. Punjab made 120 runs in 19.4 overs.
For Hyderabad, Khaleel Ahmed picked three wickets and gave away just 21 runs. Abhishek Sharma, who opened the bowling for Hyderabad, picked two wickets and gave away 24 runs.
David Warner and Jonny Bairstow had a partnership of 73 runs for the first wicket in 10.1 overs. Warner made 37 runs off 37 deliveries. Bairstow and Kane Williamson finished the game for Hyderabad. The orange army won the match by nine wickets.
We have included all the significant details regarding today's Indian T20 League match in this article. We have provided today match playing 11 predictions, today's match pitch report, today's weather report, today match prediction, and fantasy cricket team.
Hyderabad and Punjab have played a total of 17 games against each other in the Indian T20 League. Hyderabad has won 12 out of these 17 games and has dominated Punjab vs Hyderabad battle. Punjab has won five games. Hyderabad has won three of the last five games against Punjab.
Hyderabad Playing 11
Wriddhiman Saha (wk), David Warner, Manish Pandey, Kane Williamson (c), Vijay Shankar, Jason Holder, Abdul Samad, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Khaleel Ahmed, T Natarajan
Punjab Playing 11
KL Rahul (c & wk), Mayank Agarwal, Aiden Markram, Nicholas Pooran, Deepak Hooda, Fabian Allen, Adil Rashid, Harpreet Brar, Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh, Ishan Porel
1. David Warner
During India's leg, David Warner made 193 runs in six games at an average of 32.16 and a strike rate of 110.28. The team management has relieved Warner from the captaincy position. He will be responsible for providing a quick start to the team in the absence of Jonny Bairstow.
2. Kane Williamson
The last time Williamson was given captaincy duty in 2018, he made 735 runs in 17 games at an average of 52.50 and a strike rate of 142.44. The chances of Hyderabad qualifying to the playoffs are pretty bleak, and Williamson will have to play a massive role if Hyderabad qualifies to the latter stage.
1. Mayank Agarwal
Mayank Agarwal was the highest scorer for Punjab in the last game against Rajasthan. He made 67 runs off 43 balls and provided a fiery start to the team, along with KL Rahul. They both added 120 runs for the first wicket in 11.5 overs. Mayank will be a significant character for Punjab in this game.
2. Arshdeep Singh
Arshdeep Singh is the highest wicket-taker for Punjab in the tournament. He has picked 12 wickets in seven games at an average of 15.16, an economy of 8.14, and a strike rate of 11.1. In the last game against Rajasthan, Arshdeep picked five wickets in four overs and gave away just five runs.
This section contains fantasy team predictions for the Hyderabad vs Punjab game.
You can pick David Warner or KL Rahul as the captain of the Indian T20 League match today. You can pick Kane Williamson or Mayank Agarwal as the vice-captain of today's T20 match.
Live Pitch Report Today Match
Hyderabad and Punjab will play this game at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah. The ground has hosted 56 T20 matches. The team batting first has won 19 games, and the team batting second has won 36 games.
Clearly, the team batting second has higher chance of winning the game. Hence, the team winning the toss should look for bowling. Also, the average score on this ground is 158 runs, which indicates that batters might have a good time here.
The match will be starting at 6:00 PM local time. The temperature during the game is likely to remain over 30°C. The atmosphere is expected to be clear, very warm, and very humid.
Hyderabad has won the maximum number of games against Punjab. However, luck has not been on Hyderabad’s side lately, and Punjab might benefit a lot from this. Our prediction is Punjab might win this game. It was our Hyderabad vs Punjab match prediction article. We are one of the best cricket match prediction sites and the best fantasy cricket app. Do follow our social media handles to remain updated.