Ind T20 League 2024, Match 57: HYD vs LUC Preview and Fantasy Prediction

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Indian T20 League 2024

Match 57: HYD vs LUC


Hyderabad (HYD) will be eager to return to winning ways when they host Lucknow (LUC) in an enthralling Indian T20 League clash in Hyderabad on Wednesday. Both teams are tied at 12 points from 11 matches with HYD making the top four due to a slightly better net run rate of -0.065 compared to LUC’s -0.371. 

Pat Cummins and co have a strenuous job of maintaining their place in the top four. They are precariously placed at four and face fierce competition from other teams. The winner of this match will hold the aces in the playoff race. 

The hosts have ample talent but off late have struggled with consistency. They have lost three of their last four matches, primarily because their explosive batting line-up has just not delivered. 

In their last match against Mumbai, they failed to post a decent total on the board and eventually lost the game. Barring Travis Head, who by far has been their standout performer this season, the other batters in the team have faced a recent slump. 

After showcasing his power hitting prowess, flamboyant opener Abhishek Sharma has crossed the 30-run mark only once in the last four outings. And while HYD head coach Daniel Vetorri stated that he does not expect his openers to do the job all the time, the middle order needs to come good. 

Wicket keeper batter Heinrich Klassen has struggled to strike the ball consistently and Nitish Reddy has also done well but in patches. 

The bowlers have done well compared to their batting counterparts. 

T Natrajan has been consistent with ball in hand while veteran seamer Bhuvneshwar Kumar also appears to have found his rhythm after his trenchant spell helped HYD register a one run win against Rajasthan (RR). 

Match Details

Match: HYD vs LUC, 57th Match, Indian T20 League 2024

Date: Wednesday, May 08, 2024

7:30 PM

Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad

Pitch and Weather Report

The pitch at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in Hyderabad generally favours batting and provides hard and flatch tracks with even bounce. While pacers might not make a huge impact, spinners could extract something from the surface.

There is a prospect of rain on match day, however the showers might not interrupt the game to such an extent that it gets abandoned. The temperature is likely to range between late 20s and mid 30s (degree celsius). 

HYD vs LUC Squads

HYD: Heinrich Klaasen (wk), Pat Cummins (c), Travis Head, Abhishek Sharma, Mayank Agarwal, Nitish Reddy, Abdul Samad, Shahbaz Ahmed, Marco Jansen, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, T Natarajan, Sanvir Singh, Mayank Markande, Glenn Phillips, Jaydev Unadkat, Umran Malik, Aiden Markram, Rahul Tripathi, Washington Sundar, Anmolpreet Singh, Upendra Yadav, Jhatavedh Subramanyan, Vijayakanth Viyaskanth, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Akash Maharaj Singh

LUC: KL Rahul (c & wk), Arshin Kulkarni, Marcus Stoinis, Deepak Hooda, Nicholas Pooran, Ayush Badoni, Ashton Turner, Krunal Pandya, Yudhvir Singh Charak, Ravi Bishnoi, Naveen-ul-Haq, Yash Thakur, Mohsin Khan, Manimaran Siddharth, Krishnappa Gowtham, Devdutt Padikkal, Amit Mishra, Kyle Mayers, Quinton de Kock, Matt Henry, Prerak Mankad, Arshad Khan, Shamar Joseph

HYD vs LUC Probable Playing XIs

HYD: Abhishek Sharma, Travis Head, Mayank Agarwal, Nitish Kumar Reddy, Heinrich Klaasen (wk), Glenn Phillips, Abdul Samad, Shahbaz Ahmed, Pat Cummins (captain), Bhuvneshwar Kumar, T Natarajan.

LUC: KL Rahul, Arshin Kulkarni, Marcus Stoinis, Deepak Hooda, Nicholas Pooran, Ashton Turner, Ayush Badoni, Krunal Pandya, Ravi Bishnoi, Naveen-Ul-Haq, Mohsin Khan.

Match Prediction

HYD is yet to beat LUC in the Ind T20 League. LUC enjoys a 100% record in the head to head battle. So, the visitors will have the psychological advantage but looking at the orange army this time around, we expect them to turn things around. 

We are backing the hosts (HYD) to win this encounter. 

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