IND T20 League 2023, Match 62: GUJ vs HYD Preview and Fantasy Prediction

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IND T20 League 2023

Match 62: GUJ vs HYD


The defending champions in the IND T20 League GUJ will take on 2016 League winners HYD in the 62nd match on Monday. This match is scheduled to take place from Narendra Modi Stadium Ground A, Motera at 07:30 PM on May 15. Hardik Pandya-led GUJ will be heading for this match after facing a defeat in the last match against MUM. On the other side, Aiden Markram-led HYD also lost its last match against LUC. It's a must-win game for the Orange Army if they won't stay alive in the playoffs race. For Gujarat, a win would seal GUJ's berth for the next round of the 16th edition of the league.

As far as the previous matches of GUJ and HYD are concerned, MUM defeated Gujarat by 27 runs, whereas Hyderabad also suffered a defeat at the hands of LUC by 7 wickets. The Afghan all-rounder Rashid Khan was the standout performer for the GUJ-based side in their encounter against MUM. The 24-year-old star bowler scalped 4 wickets and smashed a quickfire 79 off just 32 balls that included 3 fours and 10 maximum in his blistering knock. However, The leg-spinner's show went in vain as Gujarat couldn’t chase the set target. On the other hand, despite Klaasen’s storming 47 of 29 balls in the last match, HYD bowlers failed to defend the total and eventually ended up losing the contest.

In the ongoing league, GUJ stands at the top of the table with 8 wins out of 12 matches whereas, HYD holds the second bottom place in the league standings with 4 wins out of 11 matches so far. HYD has been in poor form and has managed only 4 wins in the season. Markram's side must show fighting spirit in this game to trouble Gujarat. GUJ has their batting line-up in good form and two of the best bowlers on the side. The Hosts play at home and shall look to deliver a good performance in this match.

It is going to be an exciting contest, as the business end of the tournament is coming close and all 10 teams are moving their gears up to finish inside of the top four in the league. GUJ & HYD have faced each other in 2 matches in the IND T20 League. Out of these 2 matches, Gujarat has won 1 match whereas HYD has come out won in 1 match.


Match Details

Match: GUJ vs HYD, 62nd Match, Indian T20 League 2023

Date: Monday, May 15, 2023

Time: 7:30 PM

Venue: Narendra Modi Stadium Ground A, Motera


Pitch and Weather Report

This venue has been a paradise for batters with a flat surface and lightning-fast outfield. Batters can hit through the line without any fear on this track. Spinners have enjoyed a good run here as the ball turns sharply here at Narendra Modi Stadium. Seamers would get some assistance in the early part of the match.

We expect it to be another belter of a pitch where there would be little for the bowlers. The ball would hit the bat hard, creating several run-scoring opportunities for the batters. The side batting first would like to put a minimum of 185+ runs on the board.

The maximum temperature will remain at 42°C, with a low of 29°C with 33% humidity and a wind speed of 21 Km/hr for the 62nd Match, the IND T20 League on May 15 b/w GUJ and HYD. The weather in Narendra Modi Stadium is expected to be scattered with thunderstorms on the match day.


GUJ vs HYD Squads 

GUJ: Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Hardik Pandya (c), Vijay Shankar, David Miller, Abhinav Manohar, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Mohit Sharma, Noor Ahmad, Mohammed Shami, Alzarri Joseph, Shubman Gill, Pradeep Sangwan, Matthew Wade, Jayant Yadav, Dasun Shanaka, Srikar Bharat, Odean Smith, Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore, Shivam Mavi, Darshan Nalkande, Urvil Patel, Sai Sudharsan, Yash Dayal

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, Tanvir Singh, Umran Malik, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Adil Rashid, Akeal Hosein, Samarth Vyas, Anmolpreet Singh, Mayank Dagar, Upendra Yadav


GUJ vs HYD Probable Playing XIs

GUJ: Hardik Pandya (c), Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Vijay Shankar, David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Abhinav Manohar, Mohit Sharma, Rashid Khan, Mohammed Shami, Alzarri Joseph, Noor Ahmad Shubman Gill (Impact Player)

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


Match Prediction

The Visitors HYD has paid the price for a weak bowling attack in the ongoing league. Hyderabad's lack of consistency in the top order has further hurt the side. Markram's side will have to play out of their skin to win this game at any cost. The Hosts GUJ is almost in the next round, and Gujarat would like to build momentum. GUJ's top three have done well, and the side will have the edge on a flat surface. We say GUJ to win this match.


Hot Fantasy Picks

Heinrich Klassen: The wicket-keeper batter has been in remarkable form as the Proteas batter has played a couple of good cameos and some beautiful knocks, so he would be a great pick for your fantasy team. Klaasen scored 47 of 29 balls in the last match against LUC.

Rahul Tripathi: This season, Tripathi has 257 runs in 11 matches at an average of 25. He will be looking for a huge score in this must-winning match for HYD.

Rashid Khan: The Afghan all-rounder in the last match was simply amazing with his ball and bat as well. Rashid Khan smashed 79* off 32 balls with the bat and with the ball, he also scalped 4/30. So he is a great pick for your team.

Shubman Gill: The stylish GUJ's opener Gill has been in good touch this season with 475 runs from 11 games. Gill recently scored a beautiful knock of 94* against LUC, but in the last match, he just scored 6 runs against MUM. He is going to be the key player in this match.


Risky Captaincy Choice

The 22-year-old Abhishek Sharma is our pick for this segment. The left-handed batter has a fearless attitude and attacking prowess up the order has worked in Hyderabad's favour. Apart from being a natural stroke maker, he has proved handy with the ball in hand. In the last match, he just scored 7 runs but we expect him to fight back in this crucial encounter against GUJ.


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