IND T20 League 2023, Match 65: HYD vs BLR Preview and Fantasy Prediction

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Ind T20 League 2023 

Match 65: HYD vs BLR


The 65th match of the Indian T20 League 2023 will see the deccan derby. Faf’s BLR will look to bolster their chances of making it to the final four against an inconsistent HYD side. The two teams will square off at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad on Thursday, May 18. 

Hyderabad are coming into this match on the back of a hefty loss to the reigning champions, Gujarat. With that loss, Aiden Makram and co were eliminated from the tournament. Chasing a tall target of 189 runs, Hyderabad lost wickets at regular intervals and eventually fell 34 runs short. Henrich Klassen was the only batter who made any meaningful contribution for the men in orange. 

Bangalore, on the other hand, are very much in the top four race. They are currently positioned at fifth place with 12 points in as many matches. They last played against Rajasthan where they registered a comprehensive 112 run victory. They would now head  into his tie with their heads high and would look to continue the winning run. 

Ahead of this high voltage clash, let us have a look at how the two teams will fare out on Thursday. 


Match Details

Match: HYD vs BLR, 65th Match, Indian T20 League 2023

Date: Thursday, May 18, 2023

Time: 7:30 PM

Venue: Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad


Pitch and Weather Report

The pitch here has traditionally been favourable for batters. With massive boosts for the side batting first, the pitch provides assistance to pace and spinners in the second innings. Opting to bat and posting a formidable total should be the right way forward after winning the toss. 

The weather forecast on matchday is good with the temperature expected to hover around the range of 28-39 degree celsius. 


HYD vs BLR Squads

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

BLR: Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis (c), Anuj Rawat, Glenn Maxwell, Mahipal Lomror, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Michael Bracewell, Wayne Parnell, Karn Sharma, Harshal Patel, Mohammed Siraj, Vijaykumar Vyshak, Finn Allen, Shahbaz Ahmed, Himanshu Sharma, Suyash Prabhudessai, Kedar Jadhav, Akash Deep, Rajan Kumar, Avinash Singh, Manoj Bhandage, Sonu Yadav, Siddarth Kaul, Josh Hazlewood, Wanindu Hasaranga 


HYD vs BLR Probable Playing XIs

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

BLR: Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis (c), Anuj Rawat, Glenn Maxwell, Mahipal Lomror, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Michael Bracewell, Wayne Parnell, Karn Sharma, Harshal Patel, Mohammed Siraj


Match Prediction

HYD have looked all over the place this year. The fact that they have constantly altered and experimented with their playing combination over the past 12 games is a testament of their inconsistency. BLR, too, has blown hot and cold so far but has marched on despite the irregularities. They possess a potent batting lineup, capable enough to dismantle any bowling prowess. We back the boys in red and black to get the job done on Thursday. 


Top Fantasy Picks

Bhuvneshwar Kumar: The Indian seamer picked five wickets against GUJ in the last game. Brimming with confidence, the speedster will look to carry his good form. 

Henrich Klassen: The wicket keeper batter has been pretty impressive for HYD this season. He has scored runs at a brisk pace down the order and is excellent behind the wicket. 

Faf Du Plessis: With 631 runs in 12 innings, the BLR skipper is the leading run scorer this season. Expect the prolific run getter to continue his rich vein of form. 

Glenn Maxwell: The Aussie all rounder missed out in the last game but overall has had a decent season so far. He has amassed 384 runs in 12 innings and picked 3 wickets. 


Risky Captaincy Choice 

Mohammad Siraj is our pick for this segment. Despite being amongst the leading wicket takers this season, Siraj has committed blunders on several occasions. You can play a gamble by assigning him as the captain of your fantasy team. 


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