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Indian T20 League 2022: Match 40- Gujarat vs Hyderabad- Preview, Playing XIs, Pitch Report & Updates

By BetBarter Staff

April 26, 2022

Hardik Pandya's Gujarat will lock horns with Kane Williamson's Hyderabad in the 40th match of the Indian T20 League 2022. Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai will host the match on the 27th of April. Both teams have had great seasons so far and stand in the top two positions in the points table. Gujarat stands at the top with six wins in seven games while Hyderabad stands second with five wins in seven games.

Team Updates

Gujarat

Gujarat has had a brilliant so far. However, they should credit their bowlers for getting them in this position. The likes of Mohammed Shami, Lockie Ferguson and Rashid Khan have been brilliant. With the bat, Hardik Pandya has been consistent while the likes of David Miller, Shubman Gill and Rahul Tewatia have played some good innings. However, these players need to be consistent.

Players to watch out for

Hardik Pandya- Hardik Pandya, as the captain of the team, has been brilliant He is their highest run-scorer of the season with 295 runs in six matches that he has played. He has bowled some crucial overs as well and picked up a few important wickets.

Mohammad Shami- Mohammad Shami has been lethal with the new ball. He has scalped 10 wickets in the seven matches he has played. He also has a great economy of 7.21 this season.

Probable Playing XI

Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Shubman Gill, Hardik Pandya (c), Abhinav Manohar, David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Alzarri Joseph, Lockie Ferguson, Yash Dayal, Mohammed Shami

Hyderabad

The Hyderabad team began its 2022 campaign with two losses in a row. However, they turned things around and won their next five games in a row to reach the second spot in the points table. They have a very stable batting lineup, with players like Kane Williamson, Aiden Markram, Rahul Tripathi and Nicholas Pooran.

Their bowlers, on the other hand, have been very consistent. All of their bowlers have made a contribution to the team's wins this season. The men in orange might only make one change in their playing XI. Washington Sundar, who was out due to an injury, may return to the team in place of Jagadeesha Suchith.

Players to watch out for

T Natarajan-  T Natarajan has been a fantastic bowler for the Hyderabad team this season. With 15 wickets in seven matches, he is chasing the purple cap. He is currently second on the list of highest wicket-takers this season.

Rahul Tripathi- Rahul Tripathi is another star player who has won matches for the orange army this season. He has scored 212 runs at an average of 53 this season. He also has a strike rate of 175 runs this season. Tripathi can mold himself accoriding to the situation which makes him a very dangerous player.

Probable Playing XI

Abhishek Sharma, Kane Williamson (c), Rahul Tripathi, Aiden Markram, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Shashank Singh, Jagadeesha Suchith/Washington Sundar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Marco Jansen, Umran Malik, T Natarajan

Pitch Report

The wicket at the Wankhede has got slower, which has made run scoring very difficult, especially against the spinners. However, once a batter is set, it's far more easier to score.

Match Details

Date- 27th April 2022

Time- 7:30 p.m (IST)

Venue- Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai

Broadcast- Star Sports Network, Disney+ Hotstar