Indian T20 League 2019: Match 41, Chennai vs Hyderabad – Dream 11 and Dotball Fantasy Match tips and Match Updates

Indian T20 League 2019: Match 41, Chennai vs Hyderabad – Dream 11 and Dotball Fantasy Match tips and Match Updates

Chennai still are marginal favourites as they are playing at home.

Sunrisers Hyderabad
Sunrisers Hyderabad. (Photo: IANS)

It was on Sunday when MS Dhoni decided to roll back the years and treat everyone with a typical Dhoni masterclass. His superhuman efforts, however, took Chennai to the brink but not over the line as they slumped to a one-run defeat – their third of the season and second on the trot. Regardless of that, they are still at the top of the pile but will love to get some momentum behind them before the playoffs begin.

Hyderabad, on the other hand, have got their campaign back on track after registering two successive wins – one of which came against Chennai less than a week ago. They are now placed on the 4th spot in the points table and will want to stay clear of the other teams by winning against Chennai at the MA Chidambaram Stadium on Tuesday. Fantasy team-wise, it will be a tough one to pick one out of Dhoni and Bairstow in your team since both have been in sizzling form this year.

But because he bats higher up the order, Bairstow edges out Dhoni by minimal margins. It will be prudent to have Warner in your side. The spinners will have a role to play at this venue and both teams have plenty of them in their ranks. Rashid or Tahir? Tough one again. But when in doubt, probably go for both? Chennai have lost two and Hyderabad have won two but despite that, Chennai still are marginal favourites as they are playing at home.

Head to Head: Last 5 games

Chennai: 4

Hyderabad: 1

Likely XIs


Wicket-keeper: MS Dhoni (C)

Batsmen: Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis, Ambati Rayadu, Suresh Raina

All-Rounders: Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, DJ Bravo

Bowlers: Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, Imran Tahir


Wicket-keeper: Johnny Bairstow

Batsmen: David Warner, Kane Williamson (C), Deepak Hooda, Yusuf Pathan

All-Rounders: Vijay Shankar

Bowlers: Rashid Khan, Shahbaz Nadeem, Bhuvaneshwar Kumar, Sandeep Sharma, Khaleel Ahmed

Dotball Prediction:

Dotball team for Head to Head/Small Contests:

Wicket-keeper: Jonny Bairstow

Batsmen: Faf du Plessis, Suresh Raina, David Warner (C)

All-Rounders: Ravindra Jadeja, Kedar Jadhav, Vijay Shankar

Bowlers: Imran Tahir (VC), Deepak Chahar, Rashid Khan

Captain and Vice-Captain choices:

Captain: Warner has already amassed more than 500 runs this year making it the 5th consecutive time he has done that in the tournament. His average of 73.85 is by far the best among the 11 seasons of the tournament he has played. When he fires, Hyderabad are a different side and he will once again hold the key in this crucial contest.

Vice-Captain: After 10 games this year, Tahir has still managed to keep his economy rate under 6. That speak volumes about his control and confidence this season. He has also captured 16 wickets and hasn’t thought once before taking on the likes of Russell or Lynn.

Fantasy Tips

Chahar will be tested against the daunting opening combination of Warner and Bairstow but the youngster has a matured head on his young shoulders and will take it as a challenge. After a few shoddy performances with the bat, Shankar needs to start firing quickly.

Safe Captain Choices:

Imran Tahir

David Warner

Johnny Bairstow

Risky Captain Choices:

MS Dhoni

Bhuvneshwar Kumar

Khaleel Ahmed

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Dotball Team for Large/Grand Contests:

Wicket-keeper: MS Dhoni (C)

Batsmen: Ambati Rayadu, Kane Williamson, David Warner

All-rounders: Dwayne Bravo, Vijay Shankar, Shane Watson

Bowlers: Deepak Chahar, Rashid Khan (VC), Khaleel Ahmed, Shardul Thakur

Captain and Vice-Captain choices:

Captain: Dhoni’s exploits this year has overshadowed the lack of form of the top-order besides winning a lot of closely-fought contests for Chennai. For numerous years, he has soaked in the pressure before teeing off at the end and sealing the game for his side something which has happened a lot this year. He will yet again pose a huge threat against a tidy bowling unit.

Vice-Captain: Rashid’s imminent challenge will be to attack Dhoni in the middle. Yes, the Chennai skipper won’t take him on but Hyderabad must find a way to dislodge Dhoni before he tees off and Rashid gives them the best chance. The Afghan national has picked a wicket apiece in 9 games at a stellar economy rate of 5.61.

Fantasy Tips

Khaleel has made a telling impact after been made to warm the bench in 6 straight games. In 3 games, the left-arm pacer has already scalped 7 wickets and will enjoy bowling against Chennai’s struggling top-order.

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Dream 11 Prediction

Suggested Playing XI No. 1 for Head to Head/Small Leagues

Wicket-keeper – Jonny Bairstow

Batsmen – Ambati Rayudu, Faf du Plessis, David Warner (C), Kane Williamson

All-Rounders – Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo

Bowlers – Imran Tahir (VC), Deepak Chahar, Rashid Khan, Khaleel Ahmed.

Fantasy Tips

Bravo’s return to the fold will give Chennai more depth in both bowling and batting. Williamson will set his eyes on keeping the Chennai spinners at bay since he is an efficient player of spin.

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Grand/ Mega Leagues:

Wicket-keeper – MS Dhoni (VC)

Batsmen – Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis, David Warner, Kane Williamson (C)

All-Rounders – Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Vijay Shankar

Bowlers – Imran Tahir, Shahbaz Nadeem, Rashid Khan

Fantasy Tips

Nadeem can be a handful at the Chidambaram Stadium and will love to bowl against Watson. He can also tie up Dhoni with his masterful repertoire of variations.


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