Match: Hyderabad vs Lucknow, (HYD vs LKN, Match #12)
Date: April 4, 2022 – 7:30 PM IST
Venue: DY Patil Stadium, Mumbai
In the match no. 12 of the Indian T20 League 2022, we will witness team Lucknow taking on team Hyderabad. The two teams will lock horns at DY Patil Stadium in Mumbai on Monday, April 4.
Kane Williamson’s Hyderabad team has only played one match in the season so far – which they lost by 61 runs at the hands of Rajasthan. Bowling no balls and dropping catches cost Hyderabad big time as they conceded 210/6 in the first innings. Chasing the target, their innings was wrecked early as they lost three wickets for 9 in five overs. Aiden Markram scored 57 while Washington Sundar blasted a 14-ball 40* but it was only damage control.
The KL Rahul-led Lucknow started their journey in the league with a five-wicket loss to Gujarat but bounced back to win the second game by six wickets against Chennai. Lucknow conceded 210/7 while bowling first against Chennai, with Ravi Bishnoi (2/24) being the only bowler to make a difference. Chasing the target, openers Quinton de Kock and KL Rahul scored 61 and 40, respectively. Evin Lewis was the game-changer with his 23-ball 55 while Ayush Badoni contributed with 19 off 9.
HYD vs LKN, Match 12, Weather Update & Pitch Report
The venues in Mumbai in the ongoing Indian T20 League have offered significant movement for the pacers. At DY Patil Stadium, the first innings scores read 205 and 128 in the first two games. The average first innings score in 10 T20 matches hosted here reads 153. Chasing is an advantage here, with nine out 10 games being won by the team batting second.
The weather in Mumbai on Monday evening will be hot and humid. The temperature will fluctuate between 26-32°C during the match time.
HYD vs LKN Injury News and Predicted XI
Hyderabad have a pretty predictable playing XI and there’s not much they can do with the options they have. Kane Williamson has been slotted in to open the innings while Aiden Markram bats in the middle order. Umran Malik pipped Kartik Tyagi in the bowling department.
Predicted XI – Abhishek Sharma, Kane Williamson (c), Rahul Tripathi, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Aiden Markram, Abdul Samad, Washington Sundar, Romario Shepherd, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, T Natarajan, Umran Malik
Lucknow roped in Andrew Tye for Mark Wood, who was ruled out of the season due to an injury. Marcus Stoinis remains unavailable due to international commitments. Jason Holder could be available from this game and will replace Tye in the playing XI.
Predicted XI – KL Rahul (c), Quinton de Kock (wk), Evin Lewis, Manish Pandey, Deepak Hooda, Ayush Badoni, Krunal Pandya, Jason Holder, Dushmantha Chameera, Ravi Bishnoi, Avesh Khan
HYD vs LKN Head to Head Record
Lucknow and Hyderabad are yet to face each other in the Indian T20 League.
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HYD vs LKN: Top Picks for Indian T20 League 2022, Match 12 (Five players to watch out for)
Top Fantasy Picks for HYD vs LKN, Indian T20 League 2022
KL Rahul: Wicketkeeper Batter, Lucknow
KL Rahul is one of the best white ball players in the world, with a good T20 record to boast of. He has amassed 3311 runs in the Indian T20 League at an average of 47 with two hundreds and 27 fifties. Rahul scored 40 runs in the last game and remains a top captaincy pick. He is priced at 10.5 credits on the MPL app.
Ravi Bishnoi: Bowler, Lucknow
Ravi Bishnoi is amongst the most skillful spinners in the T20 arena. The young leg-spinner has picked 26 wickets in 25 matches in the league at an economy of under 7. Bishnoi wasn’t great in the first game of this season but bounced back quickly to register 2/24 in the last game. At 8.5 credits, Bishnoi is a good VC pick.
Kane Williamson: Batter, Hyderabad
Kane Williamson is one of the most consistent batters in the Indian T20 League in the last five years. He has scored 1883 runs in the league at an average of 39. The Kiwi captain has scored 16 fifties in this league. Williamson was dismissed cheaply in the first game but remains one of the top fantasy picks. He’s priced at 10 credits.
Evin Lewis: Batter, Lucknow
Evin Lewis, an underrated T20 player, is amongst the most destructive batters. The left hander has scored 5583 runs at an average of 32, including five hundreds and 39 fifties. Lewis was magnificent in the last game against Chennai, blasting 55* off 23. Lewis is priced at 9.5 credits.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar: Bowler, Hyderabad
Bhuvneshwar Kumar is one of the best bowlers India has produced. The right arm seamer has taken 143 wickets in the Indian T20 League at an economy of 7.30 with best figures of 5/19. He is coming off a 1/29 spell in the last game. With new-ball movement on offer, Bhuvi is a good pick at 9 credits.
HYD vs LKN Suggested Playing XI
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