Punjab vs Hyderabad: Introduction
Hyderabad is a side that has made the knockouts in the last five seasons, winning their maiden trophy in the 2016 edition, while finishing up as runner-up in 2018. They possess some of the best bowlers of the tournament and are aware of the tactics that need to be deployed to yet again breach the playoffs.
One of the franchises that could pose a roadblock to Hyderabad in the 2021 edition is Punjab, which has the luxury of some of the best batsmen in the shortest format and is vying for their maiden trophy in the tournament.
Punjab had a forgettable run in the first half of the Indian T20 League 2020, and while they caught up with their performances in the second half of the tournament, it was too late for KL Rahul & Co. who was eventually dropped from the race to the knockouts. Hopefully, the new additions enforce a change in their fortune in the 2021 edition.
Punjab vs Hyderabad: Head to Head Records
The previous edition of the Indian T20 League saw both Punjab and Hyderabad grab a win in their matchups. Hyderabad scripted a comprehensive win in the first match, defending 202 runs and eventually winning the outing by 69 runs. It wasn’t easy for Punjab in the second fixture, however, they staged a comeback courtesy of their bowling attack to defend 127-run target and win the duel by 12 runs.
Top 3 Performers Comparison & Stats
Hyderabad has been the heavy one over Punjab in their past encounters and the numbers are a clear testimony to the same. However, one cannot underestimate Punjab who has players known to deliver a resounding comeback when under duress. Thus, it’s vital to know the statistics of the key players from Punjab and Hyderabad who could offer valuable fantasy points when picked on fantasy teams on the MPL app during the Indian Fantasy T20 League.
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|Bowlers||Wickets v Hyderabad|
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Punjab vs Hyderabad: Indian T20 League Schedule 2021
Both Punjab and Hyderabad are equipped with quality cricketers who can adapt their gameplay to the conditions offered in Chennai and Bengaluru. While one can anticipate the bowlers, especially spinners, to dominate more in Chennai, it would be the batters who are likely to control the situation in Bengaluru.
|Wednesday, April 21, 2021||Punjab vs Hyderabad||Chennai||3:30 PM|
|Wednesday, May 19||Hyderabad vs Punjab||Bengaluru||7:30 PM|
Statistics and Facts of Punjab and Hyderabad
Punjab and Hyderabad have rendered neck and neck battles in the last three seasons, before which it was a visible dominance from the latter.
Here are some of the top statistics between Punjab and Hyderabad –
- David Warner tops the chart in terms of the most number of runs scored by any cricketer against Punjab in the Indian T20 League (906).
- Hyderabad’s highest and lowest totals against Punjab are 212/6 and 114 respectively. For Punjab, the highest and lowest tallies are 211/4 and 119 respectively.
- Hyderabad has scored 200 or more four times against Punjab in the Indian T20 League.
- Punjab has the second-biggest victory margin against Hyderabad (72 runs) in the Indian T20 League, which they registered in 2014.
- Chris Gayle holds the distinction of smashing the most sixes in an innings against Hyderabad (11).
- In the 2020 edition, David Warner and Jonny Bairstow stitched a 160-run partnership against Punjab. The partnership ranks second in terms of most runs scored by a duo against Punjab.
Punjab vs Hyderabad: Overall Head to Head Stats
From 2015-17, Hyderabad exhibited a command over Punjab. However, Punjab hasn’t bowed down to a challenge in the last three editions. As visible, there hasn’t been a one-sided affair between both the sides off late and by the looks of it, it doesn’t seem that either team will allow the rival to establish a foot in the 2021 edition as well.
How will Punjab vs Hyderabad Stats help you on MPL?
Fantasy cricket certainly cannot get better than the outings between Punjab and Hyderabad. While the Men in Orange can boast of David Warner, Manish Pandey, Jonny Bairstow, and Rashid Khan, Punjab has the likes of Chris Gayle, KL Rahul, Nicholas Pooran, and Murugan Ashwin to even them out. Do check Punjab vs Hyderabad stats before preparing the best fantasy XI on the MPL app during the Indian T20 League 2021. Download the MPL app and compete with your friends to win prizes in the end!