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PUN vs HYD, Indian T20 League 2022 Match 28, MPL Prediction and Top Picks

Match: Punjab vs Hyderabad, (PUN vs HYD, Match #28)

Date: April 17, 2022 – 3:30 PM IST

Venue: DY Patil Stadium, Mumbai

The 28th match of the Indian T20 League 2022 will see Punjab take on Hyderabad at DY Patil Stadium in Mumbai on Sunday afternoon. Punjab are coming off a close win while Hyderabad are in red-hot form themselves. 

The Punjab team is one of the most exciting sides to watch in the ongoing season. They have played five matches so far, winning three and losing two. In their most recent fixture, Punjab defeated Mumbai by 12 runs. Mayank Agarwal blasted 52 off 32 while Shikhar Dhawan anchored the innings with 70 off 50. Defending the target, Punjab had a bit of a scare but some good death overs bowling from Arshdeep Singh and Kagiso Rabada helped them clinch the game.  

After losing the first two games of the season, Hyderabad have made a strong comeback to register three wins on the trot. Kane Williamson’s men are coming off a terrific victory over Kolkata on Friday. Their bowlers did well, especially Umran Malik (2/27) but ended up conceding 175/8. Rahul Tripathi was the star of the show, blasting 71 off 37 while Aiden Markram scored an unbeaten 68 off 36 to take the side home with seven wickets and 13 balls to spare. 

PUN vs HYD, Match 28, Weather Update & Pitch Report

The DY Patil Stadium has been pretty good for batting in the ongoing edition of the Indian T20 League. The seamers have found some early movement. Nine games have been played here in the season, with the average first innings score reading 174. 

The weather forecast for Sunday afternoon in Mumbai suggests there will be clear skies with hot and humid conditions. The temperature will likely be around 28-32°C during the evening.

PUN vs HYD Injury News and Predicted XI

Punjab

Punjab have continued to back Odean Smith despite little to no returns. Expect them to go in with the same playing XI for this fixture as well. Shikhar Dhawan and Mayank Agarwal finding form is good news for them while Jitesh Sharma has been mighty impressive. 

Predicted XI – Shikhar Dhawan, Mayank Agarwal, Jonny Bairstow (wk), Liam Livingstone, Jitesh Sharma (wk), Shahrukh Khan, Odean Smith, Kagiso Rabada, Rahul Chahar, Arshdeep Singh, Vaibhav Arora

Hyderabad

Hyderabad suffered a blow with Washington Sundar’s injury. Sundar, who has been sidelined for a week, was replaced by J Suchith in the playing XI in the last game. Shashank Singh has held onto his place while Marco Jansen has been very good, having replaced Romario Shepherd. 

Predicted XI – Abhishek Sharma, Kane Williamson (c), Rahul Tripathi, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Aiden Markram, Shashank Singh, Marco Jansen, J Suchith, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, T Natarajan, Umran Malik

PUN vs HYD Head to Head Record

Total Encounters: 18

Punjab Won: 6

Hyderabad Won: 12

Hyderabad lead the last five encounters 3-2 against Punjab

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PUN vs HYD: Top Picks for Indian T20 League 2022, Match 28 (Five players to watch out for)

Top Fantasy Picks for PUN vs HYD, Indian T20 League 2022

Shikhar Dhawan: Batter, Punjab 

Shikhar Dhawan is amongst the most consistent batters in the Indian T20 League. The southpaw has scored 5981 runs in the league at an average of 35 with two hundreds and 44 fifties. Dhawan has scored 197 runs in five innings this season and is coming off a 70-run knock in the last game. At 10 credits, Shikhar is a good C/VC option. 

Rahul Tripathi: Batter, Hyderabad 

One of the most underrated players in the league, Rahul Tripathi has been in terrific form in the ongoing season. He has scored 171 runs in five matches at an average of 43 while striking at 178. Overall, he has 1556 runs in the league at 27 average. With form on his side, Tripathi is a good VC option at 9 credits. 

T Natarajan: Bowler, Hyderabad 

T Natarajan has emerged as one of the best defensive bowlers in T20 cricket in the last couple of years. The left arm pacer has been terrific in the ongoing edition, claiming 11 wickets from just five games at a strike rate of 15.5. Overall, Natarajan has taken 31 wickets in 29 games in the league. He’s priced at 8.5 credits. 

Kagiso Rabada: Bowler, Punjab

The South African speedster is one of the most prolific wicket-takers in the game. He has taken 82 wickets in the Indian T20 League from just 54 matches at an excellent strike rate of 14.9. In the ongoing season, he has picked 6 wickets from four games. Rabada will cost you 9 credits in the MPL XI.  

Mayank Agarwal: Batter, Punjab

Mayank Agarwal has been one of the top opening batters in the league in recent years. The right hander has scored 958 runs in the league since 2020 at an average of 36 and strike rate of 146. Mayank had a horrible start to this season but returned to form with 52 off 32 in the last game. He’s priced at 9 credits. 

PUN vs HYD Suggested Playing XI 

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. 

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