Date: 04 April 2022
Time: 7:30 PM IST
Venue: DY Patil Stadium, Mumbai
Ball-by-ball commentary: SportsTiger App
While Lucknow are coming on the back of a thrilling win, Hyderabad faced a thrashing defeat in their opening game of the season. Rajasthan beat Hyderabad by massive 61 runs. The Kane Williamson-led side were not up to the mark in their fist game. Things don’t look different for them from last season. Meanwhile, the new entrant Lucknow redeemed themselves after losing to Gujarat in their first game. They beat Chennai by 6 wickets. Lucknow’s batting and bowling look balanced, and it will be interesting to see how they go against Hyderabad.
Lucknow has a long and reliable batting lineup as they have Quinton de Kock, KL Rahul, Manish Pandey, and Evin Lewis. Ayush Badoni and Deepak Hooda have also emerged as fine batters. So, these can be picked in the fantasy team. From Hyderabad camp, there was no batter who could leave an impact in their first game. But still, they have Kane Williamson, Nicholas Pooran, and Aiden Markram to choose from. From the bowling department, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umran Malik, Dushmantha Chameera, Avesh Khan, and Ravi Bishnoi look like good options to pick in the fantasy side.
Probable Playing XIs
Hyderabad: Abhishek Sharma, Kane Williamson (c), Rahul Tripathi, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Aiden Markram, Abdul Samad, Washington Sundar, Romario Shepherd, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, T Natarajan, Umran Malik
Lucknow: KL Rahul (c), Quinton de Kock (wk), Manish Pandey, Evin Lewis, Deepak Hooda, Ayush Badoni, Krunal Pandya, Andrew Tye, Dushmantha Chameera, Ravi Bishnoi, Avesh Khan
Grand League team
Wicketkeepers: Quinton de Kock, KL Rahul
Batters: Deepak Hooda, Evin Lewis, Ayush Badoni, Kane Williamson, Rahul Tripathi
All-rounders: Romario Shepherd, Aiden Markram, Krunal Pandya
Bowlers: Andrew Tye, Ravi Bishnoi, Avesh Khan, Umran Malik
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