Match: Delhi vs Hyderabad, (DEL vs HYD, Match #50)
Date: May 5, 2022 – 7:30 PM IST
Venue: Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai
The 50th match of the Indian T20 League 2022 will witness Delhi and Hyderabad taking on each other at Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai on Thursday, May 5. Both the teams are coming off a loss and would be desperate to get back on the winning track.
Delhi have played nine games in the season so far, winning four and losing five. They have eight points to their credit with a net run-rate of 0.587. In their last fixture, Delhi suffered a loss against Lucknow in a close contest by 6 runs. Delhi’s bowlers were all over the place as they conceded 195/3 bowling first. Chasing the target, Mitchell Marsh (37 off 20) and Rishabh Pant (44 off 30) kept the team in the game while Rovman Powell and Axar Patel hammered 35 and 42 respectively but eventually fell short.
Hyderabad are in a slightly better position, having won five out of the nine matches. They have 10 points with net run-rate reading 0.471. Kane Williamson’s men fell short by 13 runs in their most recent fixture against Chennai. Barring Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who conceded just 22 runs in four overs, Hyderabad bowlers were ineffective as they conceded 202/2. Chasing the target, Abhishek Sharma scored 39 off 24 and Kane Williamson added 47 off 37. Nicholas Pooran hammered 64 off 33 but the game was already done.
DEL vs HYD, Match 50, Weather Update & Pitch Report
The Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai has offered some really good pitches for batting in the Indian T20 League 2022. As many as 11 matches have been played here in the season, with the average first innings score reading 174. In the last game, Bangalore posted 170/6 which Gujarat chased down with three balls to spare.
The weather in Mumbai on Thursday is expected to be mostly clear with the temperature hovering around 28-34°C in the evening. The humidity will be around 70%.
DEL vs HYD Injury News and Predicted XI
Delhi could make a couple of changes after their bowling attack was taken apart in the last game. If fit, Anrich Nortje and Khaleel Ahmed should slot in for Mustafizur Rahman and Chetan Sakariya. The batting unit is likely to remain as it is.
Predicted XI – Prithvi Shaw, David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Rishabh Pant (c/wk), Rovman Powell, Lalit Yadav, Axar Patel, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Mustafizur Rahman/Anrich Nortje, Khaleel Ahmed/Chetan Sakariya
Hyderabad have suffered an injury blow for the second time in the season as Washington Sundar splits the webbing of his bowling hand. J Suchith is likely to come in for Sundar. Marco Jansen has been underwhelming in the last couple of games and could be replaced by Kartik Tyagi.
Predicted XI – Abhishek Sharma, Kane Williamson (c), Rahul Tripathi, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Aiden Markram, Shashank Singh, Marco Jansen/Kartik Tyagi, J Suchith, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, T Natarajan, Umran Malik
DEL vs HYD Head to Head Record
Total Encounters: 20
Delhi Won: 9
Hyderabad Won: 11
Delhi lead the last five encounters 3-2 against Hyderabad
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DEL vs HYD: Top Picks for Indian T20 League 2022, Match 50 (Five players to watch out for)
Top Fantasy Picks for DEL vs HYD, Indian T20 League 2022
David Warner: Batter, Delhi
David Warner is one of the greatest T20 batters the world has seen. He has an extraordinary record in the Indian T20 League, having amassed 6968 runs at an average of 41 and strike rate of over 140. The southpaw has been magnificent for Delhi in the ongoing tournament, scoring 264 runs at an average of 44 while striking at 156. Warner has scored three fifties and is a great captaincy option at 10 credits.
Abhishek Sharma: Batter, Hyderabad
It took a while but Abhishek Sharma seems to have realised his true potential. The young left hander has been terrific for Hyderabad at the top of the order in the ongoing season. He’s the top run-getter for the team with 324 runs from nine innings at an average of 36 and strike rate of 134. He has scored two fifties and is coming off a 24-ball 39. Abhishek Sharma can be a good VC option, priced at 9 credits.
Aiden Markram: Batter, Hyderabad
The South African batter has evolved into a dependable batter in the shorter format in the last couple of years. Aiden Markram has done extremely well for Hyderabad in the middle order, scoring 263 runs from seven innings at an average of 88 while striking at 149. He has registered three fifties in the competition. Markram is priced at 9 credits.
T Natarajan: Bowler, Hyderabad
T Natarajan has consistently produced impactful performances in the T20 format. The left arm pacer has snared 17 wickets from nine innings this season at an economy of 8.65 and strike rate of 12.3, with best figures of 3/10. Overall, he has picked 37 wickets in the league at 19.2 strike rate. Natarajan comes at 9.5 credits.
Kuldeep Yadav: Bowler, Delhi
Kuldeep Yadav has seen resurgence in T20 career with his performance in the current season. The left arm wrist spinner has claimed 17 wickets in nine games at an economy of 8.23 while striking at every 11.5 balls. His best figures read 4/11. Overall, Kuldeep has taken 139 wickets in T20 cricket at a strike rate of 16.7. He’s priced at 9.5 credits.
DEL 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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