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HYD vs BLR, Indian T20 League 2022 Match 54, MPL Prediction and Top Picks

Match: Hyderabad vs Bangalore, (HYD vs BLR, Match #54)

Date: May 8, 2022 – 3:30 PM IST

Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai

The 54th match of the Indian T20 League 2022 will witness Hyderabad and Bangalore go head to head at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai in the afternoon fixture of the Sunday doubleheader. 

Hyderabad have found themselves in mid-table muddle with 10 points to their name from as many matches. They have won five games and have a net run-rate of 0.325. The men in orange have lost three matches on the trot, with the most recent being a 21-run defeat against Delhi. Yet again none of the bowlers barring Bhuvneshwar Kumar could contain the runs as Hyderabad conceded 207/3. Chasing the target, Aiden Markram scored 25-ball 42 and Nicholas Pooran hammered 62 off 34 but it wasn’t enough. 

Bangalore have played one extra game than their opponent, grabbing 12 points with six victories. Their net run-rate of -0.444 doesn’t look great. Faf du Plessis-led side broke the three-match losing streak with a 13-run win over Chennai in the last game. They posted 173/8 on the back of Mahipal Lomror’s 42 off 27 and du Plessis’ 22-ball 38. Harshal Patel was excellent with the ball, picking 3/35 while Glenn Maxwell produced 2/22 as they restricted Chennai to 160/8.

The last time these two teams met earlier this season, Marco Jansen had run through Bangalore’s top order as Hyderabad shot them out for 68 and chased down the target in eight overs. 

HYD vs BLR, Match 54, Weather Update & Pitch Report

The Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai has produced very good pitches for batting in the ongoing season. Pacers have found early movement while spinners have got more grip as the tournament progressed. In the 13 matches hosted at this venue in the season, the average first innings score stands at 171. 

The weather around Wankhede stadium on Sunday afternoon is expected to be clear. The temperature is likely to be around 32°C during the match time.

HYD vs BLR Injury News and Predicted XI

Hyderabad

Hyderabad made three changes to their playing XI for their last fixture against Delhi. They brought in Sean Abbott, Shreyas Gopal and Kartik Tyagi in place of Marco Jansen, Washington Sundar and T Natarajan. With Natarajan and Sundar having injury concerns, Hyderabad are likely to go in with the same XI. 

Predicted XI – Abhishek Sharma, Kane Williamson (c), Rahul Tripathi, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Aiden Markram, Shashank Singh, Shreyas Gopal, Sean Abbott, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kartik Tyagi, Umran Malik

Bangalore

Bangalore have settled onto a playing XI, with Rajat Patidar and Mahipal Lomror in the side. The uncapped duo has made impactful contributions in the last couple of games and should continue getting more opportunities. Kohli moving up to opening also makes him a tempting fantasy option. 

Predicted XI – Faf du Plessis (c), Virat Kohli, Rajat Patidar, Glenn Maxwell, Shahbaz Ahmed, Mahipal Lomror, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Wanindu Hasaranga, Harshal Patel, Mohammed Siraj, Josh Hazlewood

HYD vs BLR Head to Head Record

Total Encounters: 21

Hyderabad Won: 12

Bangalore Won: 8

Hyderabad lead the last five encounters 4-1 against Bangalore

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HYD vs BLR: Top Picks for Indian T20 League 2022, Match 54 (Five players to watch out for)

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

Faf du Plessis: Batter, Bangalore

Faf du Plessis hasn’t had a great time in the Indian T20 League 2022 but has produced some good knocks here and there. He has scored 316 runs in 11 matches at an average of 29 and strike rate of 130, including two fifties. Since 2019, du Plessis has scored 1795 runs in the league at an average of 38. He’s coming off a 38-run knock and is a good C/VC against pace-heavy Hyderabad. He’s priced at 9.5 credits. 

Aiden Markram: All-rounder, Hyderabad

Aiden Markram has been exceptional in T20 cricket in the last year or so. The South African has been the best batter of Hyderabad in the ongoing tournament, scoring 305 runs from eight innings at an average of 76 and strike rate of 151. Markram has recorded three fifties in the season and is coming off 25-ball 42. He’s a good VC option, priced at 9.5 credits.

Abhishek Sharma: Batter, Hyderabad

Abhishek Sharma has proved Hyderabad franchise’s trust in him right with his performance this season. The opening batter has scored 331 runs in 10 matches at an average of 33 and strike rate of 134. Abhishek Sharma has registered two fifties in the tournament and is priced at 9 credits. 

Umran Malik: Bowler, Hyderabad 

Umran Malik has been sensational in the ongoing tournament. The right arm quick has snared 15 wickets in 10 games in the season at a strike rate of strike rate of 15.2. His best figures read 5 for 25. Umran has had a couple of bad games but remains a solid pick. He’s priced at 9 credits. 

Harshal Patel: Bowler, Bangalore 

Harshal Patel is one of the best defensive bowlers in T20 cricket at the moment. He’s been outstanding for a couple of years. The right arm pacer has claimed 13 wickets in the ongoing competition at an economy of 7.78 and strike rate of 17.5. He’s coming off a 3/35 spell in the last game and is priced at 9 credits. 

HYD vs BLR 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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