Punjab and Hyderabad will feature in the 14th game of the Indian T20 League. It will be the first game of the day. The second game of the day is between Kolkata and Chennai.
The Punjab vs Hyderabad game will start at 3:30 pm and the live streaming of the match will be available on Disney+ Hotstar.
We have mentioned probable playing 11 today, live pitch report today match, Tamil Nadu weather report today, and today's match prediction in this article.
It will be the fourth game of both teams in the tournament. Both the teams will be looking to find their winning mojo.
Hyderabad has not won a game in this tournament till now. It lost all three games by close margins. Hyderabad lost its first game against Kolkata by ten runs, the second game against Bangalore by six runs, and the third game against Mumbai by 13 runs.
In the third game against Mumbai, David Warner lost the toss for the first time in the tournament and elected to bat first. Rohit Sharma and Quinton de Kock opened the innings for Mumbai.
Both of them gave Mumbai a rocket start. They made 53 runs in the first six overs. Vijay Shankar took the wicket of Rohit Sharma on the third ball of the sixth over. This wicket slowed down Mumbai’s batting for a moment.
Suryakumar Yadav came out to bat at the third position. He tried playing his natural game but he couldn’t last long. He was dismissed on the third ball of the 9th over. His wicket was also taken by Vijay Shankar.
Mumbai made 75 runs in ten overs. For a moment, it looked like de Kock had all the answers to Mumbai's worries, but that was not the case. He was dismissed on the fifth delivery of the 14th over. He made 40 runs off 39 balls. He was dismissed by Mujeeb Ur Rahman, who made his debut for Hyderabad in the game.
Khaleel Ahmed removed Hardik Pandya for a score of 7 off 5 balls in the 19th over. Mumbai made 133 runs in 19overs.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar bowled the 20th over of the game. Five runs were scored off the first four deliveries of his over. Kieron Pollard smacked two sixes off the last two deliveries and Mumbai was able to make 150 runs in 20 overs.
David Warner and Jonny Bairstow opened the innings for Hyderabad. Both of them went hard against the Mumbai bowlers in the first six overs.Only five runs were scored off the first two overs. 50 runs were scored off the next three overs. Hyderabad made 55 runs in the powerplay.
The first breakthrough for Mumbai came on the second ball of the 8th over. Jonny Bairstow was batting deep in the crease and he got hit wicket while trying for a slog sweep. Bairstow made 43 off 22 deliveries.
Manish Pandey was the next man to walk in and we got dismissed on the last ball of the 9th over. Hyderabad made 74 runs off 10 overs.
David Warner was run out on the third ball of the 12th over. The rest of the Hyderabad batsman couldn’t do much and Hyderabad lost the game by 13 runs.
Both Punjab and Hyderabad will try to add two points to their tally through this Punjab vs Hyderabad game.
Both the Punjab and Hyderabad teams have played a total of 16 matches in the Indian T20 League. The number of games is less because the Hyderabad-based franchise was founded in the year 2012. The team made its debut in 2013 against the Pune Warriors.
SUN Group owns the Hyderabad team. It is an Indian media conglomerate company based in Chennai.
In the Hyderabad vs Punjab head to head contests, the Hyderabad team has dominated Punjab since the start of its stint. Hyderabad has won 11 out of the 16 games.
Punjab has managed to win just five matches against Hyderabad. In the first five years, Punjab only won two games out of the ten Punjab vs Hyderabad games. Punjab has won three games in the last three years.
In the 2014 edition of the league, Punjab won both league games against Hyderabad. On 22 April 2014, Punjab defeated Hyderabad by 72 runs after scoring 193 runs in 20 overs. It is the largest victory margin by runs in Punjab vs Hyderabad games. Glenn Maxwell was awarded the player of the match award for his 95 off 43 balls. It is also his highest score in the Indian T20 League.
The highest score made by Punjab against Hyderabad is 211 for a loss of four wickets. It also was scored in the 2014 edition of the league. Hyderabad’s highest score in a Punjab vs Hyderabad game came in the year 2019.
On 29 April 2019, Hyderabad made 212 runs with a loss of six wickets in 20 overs. David Warner was the highest scorer in the match. He made 81 off 56 deliveries. In reply, Punjab could only make 167 for the loss of 8 wickets in 20 overs. KL Rahul made 79 off 56 balls.
Both the teams have not been dismissed under 100 runs against each other. Hyderabad’s lowest score in Punjab vs Hyderabad game is 114 runs, Punjab’s lowest score is 119 runs.
David Warner has made 661 runs in 12 games, which is the maximum in Punjab vs Hyderabad games. He has an average of 66.10 and a strike rate of 144.01 against Punjab. Warner also has the highest average in Punjab vs Hyderabad games.
Chris Gayle is the only player who has hit a century in Hyderabad vs Punjab games. On 19 April 2018, Chris Gayle made 104 runs off 63 balls. He hit 11 sixes and just one single four during his innings.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar has taken 18 wickets in 11 matches with an average of 17.39 and an economy of 7.17. He has the highest number of wickets across his names in the Punjab vs Hyderabad rivalry history.
A total of 11 players have played for both teams in the Indian T20 League history, including KL Rahul, who is the current captain of the Punjab team.
David Warner has featured in 12 Punjab vs Hyderabad games, which is the most for a Hyderabad player. No one from the current Punjab team has played more than ten games against Hyderabad.
David Miller, who is now a part of the Rajasthan franchise, had played ten games for Punjab against Hyderabad. KL Rahul has played six games against Hyderabad.
Hyderabad made a total of four changes to their squad in the last match. But that didn’t produce the desired result. Hyderabad might again make a few changes in today playing 11.
Hyderabad playing 11 today match might look like this:
Punjab included Jalaj Saxena in the last match. He is likely to be included in the today match playing 11.
Punjab playing 11 today might look like this:
KL Rahul is in a good form and he is also the highest run-scorer for the Punjab team as of now. He has been scoring runs for the team consistently since the start of his stint. He has hit two centuries in the last two years and will be trying to make it three in a row.
Today's Indian T20 League match will be Punjab’s first game at the Chepauk this season. The success of Punjab’s team will depend on Rahul’s form with the bat in the game.
Arshdeep Singh was the reason behind Punjab’s win over Rajasthan in the first match. The left-hand medium-fast bowler has been one of the finds of the season of the Indian T20 League for the Punjab team.
His death bowling skills will be an important asset for Punjab this season.
Although Hyderabad has not won a game this season, Bairstow has been in good touch since the first match. He has made 110 runs in three matches with an average of 40.90 and a strike rate of 142.85.
Bairstow provided a good start to Hyderabad in the last match against Mumbai but couldn’t finish the game. Hyderabad will like him to play the maximum number of overs and win games for the team.
Rashid Khan is one of the few bowlers in T20 cricket who can change the route of the game at any point in time. In the three matches, he has taken 4 wickets with an economy of 5.33.
His bowling will aid Hyderabad on a spin-friendly pitch of Chepauk.
You can pick the likes of Jonny Bairstow or KL Rahul as the captain of your team. Rashid Khan can be the vice-captain of your fantasy cricket team.
The Punjab vs Hyderabad match will take place at the MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai. The cricket pitch has remained slow during the matches played in the lights. It was difficult to score runs on the pitch in the second half of the game.
But the Indian T20 League match today will be played during the daytime. In the last match between Bangalore and Kolkata, Bangalore managed to pile up 200-plus runs on the scoreboard. That match was also played during day time.
Hence, it becomes clear that the pitch is going to produce a high-scoring match. According to today’s pitch report, it is expected that the pitch will behave like the Wankhede that has produced some high-scoring contests.
According to today’s weather report, the temperature is expected to remain between 26°C to 35°C. Today weather report clearly predicts that partly sunny and very warm conditions will be there during the match.
Chennai weather report also mentions that the chances of rain are very low. During the day time, cloud cover will be 32% and the cloud cover will be 25% at night.
Tomorrow weather report also mentions the same condition in the city.
The team that wins the toss should elect to bat first and pile up some good amount of runs on the board.
Our todays match prediction is that Punjab might be the winner of this game because of its batting unit.
Also, toss will play a huge role in match prediciton today.
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