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GUJ vs HYD, Indian T20 League 2022 Match 40, MPL Prediction and Top Picks

Match: Gujarat vs Hyderabad, (GUJ vs HYD, Match #40)

Date: April 27, 2022 – 7:30 PM IST

Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai

The two in-form teams Gujarat and Hyderabad will take on each other in the 40th match of the Indian T20 League 2022. The two teams will meet at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Wednesday, April 27. Both the teams are coming off a string of victories and would want to carry forward the momentum. 

Gujarat, led by Hardik Pandya, sit at the top of the table with 12 points to their credit, having won six out of seven matches. In their most recent fixture, Gujarat overcame the challenge of Kolkata by 8 runs in a thrilling battle. Thanks to Hardik’s 67 off 49, Gujarat managed to post 156/9 despite a late collapse. All five of their bowlers were amongst wickets as they restricted Andre Russell-powered Kolkata to 148/8. 

Kane Williamson-led Hyderabad have been in magnificent form, winning their last five games after two defeats at the start of the season. They have 10 points to their credit and are coming off a comprehensive victory over Bangalore by nine wickets. Marco Jansen and T Natarajan snared three wickets each while J Suchith claimed two as they shot down Bangalore just 68. Abhishek Sharma scored 47 off 28 to help Hyderabad chase the target down in eight overs. 

Gujarat’s only loss in the season came against Hyderabad earlier this season and they’d be looking to settle the score on Wednesday. 

GUJ vs HYD, Match 40, Weather Update & Pitch Report

The Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai has offered plenty of assistance for the fast bowlers. Spinners will enjoy the venue as the pitches are starting to grip more. Nine matches have been played at this venue in the 2022 edition, with the average first innings score reading 169. The team batting first has won five games while four times the target has been chased down successfully.

The weather forecast for Wednesday evening in Mumbai suggests there will be clear skies with the temperature hovering around 28-32°C during the evening.

GUJ vs HYD Injury News and Predicted XI


Gujarat have decided to go bowling heavy with the inclusion of Alzarri Joseph in place of a specialist batter. They are likely to continue with the same playing XI in this clash against Hyderabad as well. Their bowling attack and Hardik Pandya have been in superb form. 

Predicted XI – Shubman Gill, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Hardik Pandya (c), David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Abhinav Manohar, Rashid Khan, Lockie Ferguson, Alzarri Joseph, Mohammed Shami, Yash Dayal


The in-form Hyderabad side has a pretty settled playing XI in the recent matches. The only change could be Washington Sundar coming in for J Suchith. Sundar had suffered a hamstring injury and was expected to be fit in 8-10 days.

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

GUJ vs HYD Head to Head Record

Total Encounters: 1

Gujarat Won: 0

Hyderabad Won: 1

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GUJ vs HYD: Top Picks for Indian T20 League 2022, Match 40 (Five players to watch out for)

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

Hardik Pandya: All-rounder, Gujarat 

One of the biggest T20 superstars in the world, Hardik Pandya has led the Gujarat side brilliantly while also being consistent with the bat. Moving up the order, he has scored 295 runs across six innings at an excellent average of 74 and is coming off three back to back half centuries. The right arm pacer has also taken four wickets in the competition. At 10.5 credits, Hardik is a great captaincy option. 

Marco Jansen: Bowler, Hyderabad 

Marco Jansen, in a very short time, has emerged as a top exponent of new ball. The left arm pacer has been very good for Hyderabad in the ongoing tournament, snaring 6 wickets from five games. He was excellent in the last game, picking 3 for 25. He could once again be a big threat with the new ball against Gujarat’s top order. He can be a good VC option, coming at 8.5 credits. 

Rahul Tripathi: Batter, Hyderabad 

Rahul Tripathi has been in magnificent touch for Hyderabad in the ongoing tournament. The right hand batter has smashed 212 runs in seven innings at an average of 53 and strike rate of 174, including one fifty. Tripathi has scored 1597 runs in the league overall at an average of 27. Batting at no. 3, he’s a must pick at 9.5 credits. 

T Natarajan: Bowler, Hyderabad 

T Natarajan has developed into one of the best defensive bowlers in the T20 format. The left arm pacer has been outstanding in the 2022 season, being the second leading wicket-taker with 15 wickets from just seven games. Natarajan has struck every 10.8 balls and has a good economy of 8.07. He’s coming off an excellent spell of 3 for 10 and will cost you 9.5 credits on the MPL app. 

Mohammed Shami: Bowler, Gujarat

The Indian international seamer is one of the best bowlers when there’s movement on offer. He has made the most of the conditions in this season, picking 10 scalps in seven games. Shami had picked 2 for 20 in the last game against Kolkata. He has picked 68 wickets in 49 innings in the last four seasons at 16.6 SR. He’s priced at 9 credits. 

GUJ 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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