IND T20 League 2023, HYD vs RAJ, 4th Match Preview and Fantasy Prediction

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IND T20 League 2023

HYD vs RAJ, 4th Match



Another exciting contest awaits in the fourth match of the Indian T20 League, 2023 when Bhuvneshwar Kumar-led Hyderabad will face off against Sanju Samson-led Rajasthan side on Sunday at April 02, 03:30 PM IST from Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad.

Rajasthan won the first-ever IND T20 League back in 2008 under the leadership of the late Shane Warne. The Pink army is still eyeing to repeat the same this year under the leadership of Samson. RAJ performed very well in the previous edition of this tournament and managed to reach the finals.

On the other hand, Under the leadership of ex-HYD player David Warner, the side touched the prestigious glory back in 2016 and the side is yet to find a proper balance in their side. The performance of the HYD team was very disappointing in the previous edition and they were placed in the eighth position in the points table in 2022. The Orange army won 6 out of 14 matches and lost 8 matches in the league.

This year Hyderabad has made a lot of changes and has appointed Aiden Markram as its new captain, although in the absence of Aiden Markram, experienced fast bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar will be seen leading the SRH team in its opening encounter, while Rajasthan has included Jason Holder, Joe Root, Harry Brook in its team for this season.

The likes of Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Fazalhaq Farooqi must strike early in the game as Rajasthan has a very strong batting line-up. The young gun bowler Umran Malik has to make use of his pace and bowl in the right areas in the middle overs with Adil Rashid and Mayank Markande. HYD will also expect tight spells in the game from Sundar and Abhishek Sharma in the supporting role.  

The prolific English batter Jos Buttler was in phenomenal form last year, and the wicket-keeper batter makes it a formidable opening pair with Yashasvi Jaiswal. The side is strong in the middle order with Samson, Devdutt Padikkal, and Shimron Hetmyer, and the trio shall look to do well. The all-rounder Parag did well last year, and he makes the lower middle order formidable with veteran spinner Ashwin.

Both sides played 16 matches before this match, in which HYD and RAJ managed to win 8-8 matches. Performing brilliantly in this match as well, both would like to win this match and start with a win in the tournament.


Match Details

Match: HYD vs RAJ, 4th Match, IND T20 League 2023

Date: Sunday, April 02, 2023

Time: 03:30 PM

Venue: Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad


Pitch and Weather Report

This venue has hosted a total of 64 IND T20 League games so far, where the team batting second has been successful. The average first innings score in the last five T20 games at this venue has been 183 runs. Rajiv Gandhi International ground will provide an astounding amount of support to the batters in this game.
The venue has a good batting surface. Batters have done, and they can hit through the line. There isn’t much on this track for the fast bowlers, and they must bend their backs to do well. Spinners have enjoyed the conditions and have been successful here. There will be some assistance for the bowlers at the start of the game. Most sides have preferred run chases in the past. The side winning the toss would like to take advantage of the conditions by opting to bowl first in this game.

At Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, the afternoon would be balmy. The highest and lowest temperature would be around 37℃ and 26℃, respectively, with a wind speed of 05 km/h. As in the last game, the track will be flat, making it simple for batters to execute their strokes and score runs. However, to feel secure, 175+ runs must be scored for the team batting first in this game.


HYD vs RAJ Squads

HYD: Aiden Markram (c), Rahul Tripathi, Abdul Samad, Glenn Phillips, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Abhishek Sharma, T Natarajan, Umran Malik, Harry Brook, Mayank Agarwal, Heinrich Klaasen,  Kartik Tyagi, Adil Rashid, Mayank Markande, Vivrant Sharma, Samarth Vyas, Sanvir Singh, Upendra Yadav, Mayank Dagar, Nitish Kumar Reddy, Anmolpreet Singh, Akeal Hosein, Marco Jansen, Washington Sundar, Fazalhaq Farooq

RAJ: Devdutt Padikkal, Dhruv Jurel, Jos Buttler, K.C Cariappa, Kuldeep Sen, Kuldip Yadav, Navdeep Saini, Obed Mccoy, R. Ashwin, Riyan Parag, Sanju Samson, Shimron Hetmyer, Trent Boult, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jason Holder, Donovan Ferreira, Kunal Rathore, Adam Zampa, KM Asif, M Ashwin, Akash Vashisht, Abdul P A, Joe Root. 


HYD vs RAJ Probable Playing XIs

HYD: Mayank Agarwal, Abhishek Sharma, Rahul Tripathi, Harry Brook, Upendra Yadav, Washington Sundar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, T Natarajan, Umran Malik, Adil Rashid, Karthik Tyagi

RAJ: Jos Buttler, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Padikkal, Samson, Shimron Hetmyer, Riyan Parag, Ravichandran Ashwin, Trent Boult, Chahal, Kuldeep Sen, Obed McCoy


Match Prediction

HYD doesn’t have good memories from the last two years. Hyderabad has made several changes and will look to get the balance right this season. Bowling remains weak for the team, and their bowlers must excel for the side to win. Rajasthan has a batting line-up that can demolish any attack. They also have two world-class spinners, making them the favourites to win this game. We say RAJ to win this match as per our prediction.


Top Fantasy Picks

Jos Buttler, the English wicketkeeper-batter was the leading run-scorer in the IND T20 League last season in 2022. He finished at the top of the run-scoring list in the recently concluded SA T20. He is one of the four batters who have scored more than 2000 runs in T20s since 2022.

The 32-year-old batter Rahul Tripathi was the second-highest run-scorer for HYD last season and scored 413 runs in 14 games at an average of 37.54 and a strike rate of 158.23, including three half-centuries. Tripathi won the Player of the Match award in two of the four games SRH won last year.

The 24-year-old English batter Harry Brook made his international debut last year and is regarded as one of the best batters in the current generation. Brook has scored over 1200 runs since 2022 at an average of 46.92. He has made a century and three half-centuries in his last five overall innings.

Veteran spin bowler Yuzvendra Chahal bowled brilliantly in his previous edition, taking 27 wickets and was the Purple Cap holder. In this match also, Chahal can score good points with his bowling in the dream team. 


Risky Captaincy Choice 

Abhishek Sharma top-scored for the Hyderabad team in the previous edition with 426 runs. Sharma comes to bat at the top of the order and can score quick runs in the powerplay.  He can be a match-turner in this match who can also play the role of an impact player as well.


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