IND T20 League 2023, Match 58: HYD vs LUC Preview and Fantasy Prediction

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Ind T20 League 2023

Match 58: HYD vs LUC


As we head into the business end of the Ind T20 League 2023, things have started to heat up, and teams aren’t just fighting for points but even the net run rate. Hyderabad (HYD) and Lucknow (LUC) will square off in match number 58 of the season at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium on Saturday, May 13. While  HYD secured a win against RAJ in their last game, LUC were defeated by GUJ  

HYD has a disastrous record at home this season. They have won only once in the five games they have played here. LUC on the other hand has suffered a major injury setback that has disturbed the balance within the squad. With high stakes for both sides, we expect a close contest. 

Aiden Makram and co put up their best show of the season with a last ball win over Rajasthan in the last game. They chased down a mammoth total in the final ball to bag a 4 wicket win. It was a much needed victory for the side, which has struggled with their form and consistency. The skipper would like to use this momentum and win to keep their hopes of making it to the playoffs alive and for that they will have to put an end to their winless streak at home. 

Abhishek Sharma and Anmolpreet Singh performed well in the last game, and the onus will once again be on the pair to give their side a solid start. Rahul Tripathi has been inconsistent in the middle order this season and he will need to bat responsibly to produce favourable outcomes on a consistent basis. Aiden Makram has failed to get going this season. He will look to play an innings of substance and rediscover his groove. Henrich Klassen has flourished in the limited opportunities he has got and he alongside Glen Phillips, Marco Jansen and Abdul Samad will be eager to close off HYD’s innings with late blitz.     

In the bowling department, HYD comprises the likes of Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Marco Jansen and Mayank Markande. While Kumar and Jansen shoulder the new ball responsibility, Markande will have the job of containing batters in the middle overs. T. Natrajan will also prove handy during the middle overs phase.

Krunal Pandya’s men have only collected one point from the last three games. With KL Rahul out with an injury, Pandya is at the helm of things. The stand-in skipper is having a torrid time as he is yet to win a game. The return of Quinton de Kock is the only positive thing that has happened to LUC in recent times. De Kock instantly created an impact and scored a 41 ball 70 against GUJ. He shared a 88 run stand with Kyle Mayers for the first wicket. The middle order looks fragile with Deepak Hooda yet to fire. Nicolas Pooran and Marcus Stoinis barring a few games haven’t done enough. Lower order possesses Swapnil Singh and Ayush Badoni, both of whom are capable of hitting the ball cleanly. 

The bowling prowess has the services of Avesh Khan, Yash Thakur, Ravi Bishnoi and Amit Mishra. While the pacers have looked jaded, spinners have done well in patches. Bishnoi and Mishra will have the responsibility to keep a check on the opposition batters during the middle overs. Ahead of matchday, let us have a look at how the two teams fare out.  


Match Details

Match: HYD vs LUC, 58th Match, Indian T20 League 2023

Date: Saturday, May 13, 2023

Time: 3:30 PM

Venue: Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad


Pitch and Weather Report

The Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium is known to produce slow tracks but has also delivered a few high scoring thrillers. The average first innings total on this wicket is 158 and teams batting second have found success at this venue. 

The minimum temperature is 28 degree celsius and the maximum temperature of 39 degree celsius is forecasted on matchday. 


HYD vs LUC Squads 

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

LUC: Quinton de Kock (wk), Kyle Mayers, Deepak Hooda, Krunal Pandya (c), Marcus Stoinis, Nicholas Pooran, Swapnil Singh, Yash Thakur, Ravi Bishnoi, Mohsin Khan, Avesh Khan, Ayush Badoni, Daniel Sams, Amit Mishra, Prerak Mankad, Yudhvir Singh Charak, Mark Wood, Romario Shepherd, Arpit Guleria, Karun Nair, Naveen-ul-Haq, Manan Vohra, Krishnappa Gowtham, Karan Sharma


HYD vs LUC Probable Playing XIs

HYD: Aiden Markram (c), Abhishek Sharma, Rahul Tripathi, Heinrich Klaasen (wk), Glenn Phillips, Abdul Samad, Marco Jansen, Vivrant Sharma, Mayank Markande, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Anmolpreet Singh (Impact Player)

LUC: Krunal Pandya (c), Quinton de Kock (wk), Kyle Mayers, Deepak Hooda, Marcus Stoinis, Nicholas Pooran, Swapnil Singh, Yash Thakur, Ravi Bishnoi, Amit Mishra, Avesh Khan, Ayush Badoni (Impact Player)


Match Prediction

HYD has a dismal record at home but they will be brimming with confidence after a thrilling win over RAJ. LUC on the other hand are still struggling to cope up with the KL Rahul loss. With just one win in the last three games, the visitors will be desperate to secure all two points. We predict HYD to emerge victorious and keep their campaign alive.  


Hot Fantasy Picks

Heinrich Klassen: The wicket keeper batter has been a great inclusion for HYD. He has performed exceptionally well in the finishers’ role. He scored a 12 ball 26 in the last game against RAJ. 

Marco Jansen: The SA all rounder relishes bowling with the new ball. He has provided his team with crucial breakthroughs so far and he will be expected to deliver once again on Saturday. 

Quinton De Kock: The dashing southpaw has started the season in emphatic style. He was the lone warrior for his side in the last match against Gujarat. The seasoned campaigner will look to make the most of the good start. 

Ravi Bishnoi: With 12 wickets in 11 innings, Bishnoi is one of the better bowlers for LUC this season. He is not afraid to toss the ball, forcing batters to make an error..   


Risky Captaincy Choice

Abhishek Sharma is our pick for this segment. The youngster’s fearless attitude and attacking prowess up the order has worked in HYD’s favour. Apart from being a natural strokemaker, Sharma has proved handy with ball in hand. 


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