The 2016 finalists, Hyderabad and Bangalore, will take on each other in the 54th match of the Indian T20 League 2022. The previous time these two sides played this season, Hyderabad totally dominated Bangalore, dismissing them for only 68 runs. They finally won the match by nine wickets. The 54th match will be played at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on the 8th of May. Bangalore has played 11 games in the season, winning six of them. They currently stand fourth on the points table. Hyderabad is not too far behind with five wins in 10 games. They are sixth in the points table.
Hyderabad has had a decent season this year. After a shaky start, they went on to win some comfortable games. However, they are on a three-match losing streak. In the next match, the orange army would like to change that, and get back to winning ways. Some of the team's senior players like Kane Williamson, Aiden Markram, and Bhuvneshwar Kumar will have to take the responsibility to win matches.
Young players like Umran Malik, T Nataraja, Abhishek Sharma, and Rahul Tripathi have been doing well in the season, and will like to continue doing well for the team. In the next game, T Natarajan might come back to the team in place of Kartik Tyagi.
Key Players to watch out for
Abhishek Sharma- Abhishek Sharma, as the opener, has been a brilliant player for Hyderabad this season. He has been very consistent and has scored 331 runs at an average of 33 in 10 matches. He would want to continue doing this in the upcoming match.
Aiden Markram- Aiden Markram has been a very effective batter for the team in the middle and death overs. He has scored 305 runs in eight innings at an average of 76.25. He also has an impressive strike rate of 151 runs this season.
Probable Playing XI
Abhishek Sharma, Kane Williamson (c), Rahul Tripathi, Aiden Markram, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Shashank Singh, Sean Abbott, Shreyas Gopal, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, T Natarajan, Umran Malik
Contrary to their opposition, Bangalore is coming out of a win from their last game against Chennai. However, there is a huge scope for improvement for the men in red and blue. The key players like Faf du Plessis, Virat Kohli, Glenn Maxwell, and Mohammed Siraj will have to be a lot more consistent to win matches. The men in red and blue, however, have had some consistent performances from Dinesh Karthik and Josh Hazlewood. They will have to keep this going in the next match.
The Bangalore team will be looking to maintain their winning streak in their next encounter against Hyderabad. They would not want to change their successful combination from the previous game.
Players to watch out for
Dinesh Karthik- With an average of 61 and a strike rate of 189 this season, Dinesh Karthik has been the perfect finisher for Bangalore. He has scored 244 runs in the 11 matches this season. The team management would expect him to continue his good form.
Josh Hazlewood- This season, the Australian quick has been a standout performer for Bangalore. He has grabbed 11 wickets in his seven appearances this season. He also has been very economical by conceding 7.2 runs per over.
Probable Playing XI
Faf du Plessis (c), Virat Kohli, Rajat Patidar, Glenn Maxwell, Shahbaz Ahmed, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Mahipal Lomror, Wanindu Hasaranga, Harshal Patel, Mohammed Siraj, Josh Hazlewood
Head to Head
|Stats||Matches||Won by Hyderabad||Won by Bangalore||No Result|
|Last 5 Matches||5||4||1||0|
|Indian T20 League 2022||1||1||0||0|
|Indian T20 League 2021||2||1||1||0|
The playing conditions at the four stadiums have slowed slightly, and the Wankhede Stadium is no exception. The spinners will start to come into play, and the batters will have to take their time to settle in. The team winning the toss would look to bat first in the day game.
Date- 8th May 2022
Time- 3:30 p.m (IST)
Venue- Wankhede Stadium, Pune
Broadcast- Star Sports Network, Disney+ Hotstar