IND T20 League 2023, Match 52: RAJ vs HYD Preview and Fantasy Prediction

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Indian T20 League 2023

RAJ vs HYD, 52nd Match



The 52nd match of the IND T20 League will take place between Rajasthan and Hyderabad in Sunday's double encounter. Sanju Samson-led RAJ will host Aiden Markram-led HYD on May 07, at 07:30 PM IST from Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur. 4th Placed, Pink Army was humiliated by the table toppers GUJ in their last game as Hardik Pandya-led side defeated RAJ by 9 wickets on Friday. RAJ has lost its two league matches and the side will be looking to fight back in this match to stay alive in the top-four race.

On the other side, HYD also lost the match against Kolkata by 5 runs in the 47th league match on Thursday. The Orange Army won only one match in their last five encounters, Aiden Markram-led side is having a tough time in the league so far. HYD stand second last in the points table after winning 3 out of 9 matches, and RAJ slipped to 4th place, winning 5 out of 10 matches.

Samson's side does not have an expected result in the last two matches, losing one match while setting the target of 213 runs against Mumbai. The Previous encounter the inaugural league champion lost would be quite hard to swallow for the Sangakkara's men. While batting first, RAJ merely posted just 118 runs on the board against the strong side, with the courtesy of Samson's 30 off 20 balls. The defending Champion GUJ achieved the target in under 14 overs keeping 9 wickets in hand, mayhem the Hosts. Skipper Hardik Pandya played the unbeaten inning of 39 off 15 balls, smashing 3 four and 3 sixes, securing the 7th win for his side.

28-year-old Markram must be wondering what else his side can do when they will be heading for this virtual knockout match on Sunday. If HYD loses one more match from here on it would become very difficult for them to pop up in the top-four race. The 2016 league winner could not cross the line when they needed 9 off 6 balls against Kolkata, and fell short by 5 runs.

RAJ would be looking to add one more batter to its side for this match. We can expect English talisman Joe Root to feature in this match to strengthen their batting. For HYD, Harry Brook's bat has been quite silent for a while as in a 172-run chase against KOL he scored a four-ball duck. Riyan Parag is likely to be left out of this match following a disastrous form in the ongoing league. Both sides are expected to make a couple of changes for this riveting clash.

RAJ and HYD have faced each other in 17 matches in IND T20 League. Out of these 17 games, HYD has won 8 matches whereas RAJ has won 9 matches, taking a 1-0 lead over the Orange Army.


Match Details

Match: RAJ vs HYD, 52nd Match, IND T20 League 2023

Date: Sunday, May 07, 2023

Time: 07:30 PM

Venue: Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur


Pitch and Weather Report

This venue is known as the batting paradise, the wicket has true bounce and pace, allowing batters to hit through the line. The spinners enjoy bowling on this surface as the ball bounces and turns sharply here at Sawai Mansingh stadium. There isn't much assistance for the seamers unless the conditions are perfect.

Sawai Mansingh Stadium has been tricky, where we have seen batsmen struggle to get going. Settling up totals on such a track is never easy. Most games have been won by sides that have chased scores on this track. We expect this trend to continue, and the side winning the toss shall like to bowl first in the 52nd league match as well.

The maximum temperature will remain at 38°C, with a low of 25°C with 25% humidity and a wind speed of 19 Km/hr for the 52nd Match, the IND T20 League on May 07 b/w RAJ & HYD. The weather in Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur has predicted to be mostly sunny on the match day.


RAJ vs HYD Squads

RAJ: Yashasvi Jaiswal, Jos Buttler(WK), Sanju Samson(WK)(C), Devdutt Padikkal, Riyan Parag, Shimron Hetmyer, Jason Holder, Ravichandran Ashwin, Trent Boult, KM Asif, Yuzvendra Chahal, Dhruv Jurel, Obed McCoy, Abdul Basith, Adam Zampa, Sandeep Sharma, KC Cariappa, Murugan Ashwin, Akash Vasisht, Donavon Ferreira, Kunal Singh Rathore(WK), Kuldip Yadav, Joe Root, Navdeep Saini, Kuldeep Sen

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


RAJ vs HYD Probable Playing XIs

RAJ: Jos Buttler, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sanju Samson, Riyan Parag/Joe Root, Devdutt Padikkal, Shimron Hetmyer, R Ashwin, Trent Boult, Prasidh Krishna, Yuzvendra Chahal, Obed McCoy

HYD: Aiden Markram (c), Mayank Agarwal, Abhishek Sharma, Aiden Markram (c), Heinrich Klaasen (wk), Harry Brook, Abdul Samad, Marco Jansen, Mayank Markande, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kartik Tyagi, T Natarajan.


Match Prediction

HYD has looked down and out this season and the side will be scanning where they are making mistakes in all three departments. Hyderabad's top order has failed to deliver, and the bowlers were inconsistent in most games. It's a do-or-die game for the Visitors this Sunday. The Hosts RAJ has a powerful batting line-up that bats deep and three experienced spinners. It gives them an advantage in this game over Markram's men. Also with the home advantage, we say RAJ to win this match.


Top Fantasy Picks

Yashasvi Jaiswal has played 10 matches this season, he has recorded the most runs for the Pink Army. With 442 runs, he is amongst the strongest contenders in the orange cap race this season of the Indian T20 League. He is averaging at 45.55 and has a strike rate of 149.70. However, in the last match, he scored just 14 off 11 balls against GUJ.

Yuzvendra Chahal has taken 13 wickets at an average of 22.25, an economy rate of 8.85 in the 16th edition of the IND T20 League. He can play a crucial role with his spin bowling against HYD.

Rahul Tripathi is the highest run-getter for Hyderabad with 190 runs scored at a strike rate of 116. The right-handed batter has shot 5 sixes and 18 fours till now in this tournament. He scored 20 off 09 balls in the last game against KOL.

Mayank Markande has been the best thing that happened to Hyderabad. The leg spinner has picked up 11 wickets while bowling at an average of 15 and an economy rate of 6.57. He conceded only 29 runs in his 4 over against KOL and scalped one wicket.


Risky Captaincy Choice

The left-arm Kiwi gun bowler Trent Boult's silence should not be taken for granted as he is one of the most fierce bowlers in the history of the league. Despite his substandard performance, he has managed to pick 10 wickets this season thus far. His performance against HYD would be crucial to watch out for.


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