Match: Team Lucknow vs Team Hyderabad, (LKN vs HYD, Match 10)
Date: April 7, 2023 – 7:30 PM IST
Venue: Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow
The match no. 10 of the Indian T20 League 2023 will witness Team Lucknow taking on Team Hyderabad. The two teams will meet at the home venue of Team Lucknow – Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium on Friday, April 7.
Team Lucknow have played two matches in the season so far. They defeated Delhi by 50 runs in the first game at home before losing to Chennai by 12 runs away from home. Ravi Bishnoi was magnificent on the day, picking 3 for 28 off four overs.
But the rest of the bowling unit was carted around. Mark Wood claimed three scalps but he was expensive as well. Chasing a massive total of 218, Kyle Mayers was superb for the second game in a row with 53 off 22 balls. Nicholas Pooran then smashed 32 in 18 balls but was dismissed at the wrong time.
Team Hyderabad has played one game so far, which they lost by a big margin of 72 runs. T Natarajan picked 2 for 23 from three overs while Adil Rashid conceded 33 in four overs. But the rest of the bowlers went for over 10 runs per over as Rajasthan posted 203/5.
Chasing the target, Hyderabad were rocked in the very first over, losing two wickets. They kept losing wickets and had their top six back in the hut for 52 runs. Abdul Samad, who came in as an impact player, scored a run-a-ball 32 to help their net run-rate a bit.
Pitch Report and Weather Forecast for LKN vs HYD, Match 10
The match between Lucknow and Delhi was the first ever match played at Lucknow’s cricket stadium in the Indian T20 League. Lucknow scored 193 while batting first but the pitch was a tricky one. There was bounce, movement and some help for spinners as well.
The Lucknow weather is most likely to be clear on Friday evening. The temperature should be around 19-24°C during the matchtime.
Team Lucknow – Expected XI and Team News
Team Lucknow will have a major selection headache with Quinton de Kock available for this game. Kyle Mayers, who opened the innings in the first two games, has delivered two explosive performances and leaving him out would not be wise. Nicholas Pooran and Mark Wood have also been brilliant, which leaves Marcus Stoinis most vulnerable..
Probable XI – KL Rahul (c), Kyle Mayers , Quinton de Kock, Deepak Hooda, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Ayush Badoni, Krunal Pandya, Ravi Bishnoi, Avesh Khan, Mark Wood, Yash Thakur
Team Hyderabad – Expected XI and Team News
Team Hyderabad were heavily depleted in the first game with three South Africans Aiden Markram, Heinrich Klaasen and Marco Jansen unavailable due to international duties. They will be available for this game. Glenn Phillips and Fazalhaq Farooqi are likely to make way for Markram and Klaasen.
Probable XI – Abhishek Sharma, Mayank Agarwal, Rahul Tripathi, Aiden Markram, Heinrich Klaasen (wk), Harry Brook, Washington Sundar, Adil Rashid, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umran Malik, T Natarajan
Head to Head record of LKN vs HYD
Total Encounters – 1
Team Lucknow won – 1
Team Hyderabad won – 0
Best Captaincy Picks for the LKN vs HYD match
KL Rahul: Wicket-keeper Batter, Team Lucknow
KL Rahul hasn’t had a good start to the campaign but he remains a top captaincy option. He is one of the most consistent players in the Indian T20 League. He has scored over 2200 runs from 71 innings in the league since 2018, averaging 57 at a strike rate of 138. Rahul didn’t have a great start last season as well but ended up with 616 runs.
Ravi Bishnoi: Bowler, Team Lucknow
Hyderabad is a RHB heavy side and Ravi Bishnoi could pose a huge threat. The leg-spinner has looked in terrific rhythm so far, picking five wickets in two games at an economy of 7.37. Overall, he has taken 90 wickets in T20 cricket at 7.08 rpo. Bishnoi can be a good C/VC option.
Rahul Tripathi: Batter, Team Hyderabad
Rahul Tripathi has been a much improved batter in the last year or so. Last season he made 413 runs at an average of 37 while striking at 158. Tripathi had smashed three fifties in the season. He can be a good differential C/VC option for this fixture.
Top Differential Picks
Abhishek Sharma: Bowler, Team Hyderabad
Abhishek Sharma had a fantastic season last year, where he top scored for Hyderabad. The opening batter scored 426 runs in the season at an average of 30 while striking at 133. He’s picked by 16% of the fantasy players and could be a good differential.
T Natarajan: Bowler, Team Hyderabad
T Natarajan is one of the best death overs specialists in T20 cricket. He was superb in the previous game, picking 2 for 23 in three overs. Natarajan is picked by 50% of the MPL teams for this game.
MPL Fantasy XI
Where and what time to watch the match live in India
Star Sports Network has acquired the television rights of the Indian T20 League 2023 while Viacom 18 have bagged the digital rights. You can watch the matches on Star Sports channels or stream online on Jio Cinema.
Note: The players recommended here need not be a part of the Playing 11 on game day. Users are advised to do their own research also and follow official sources and create their teams.