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Indian T20 League 2019, Match 41, Hyderabad vs Chennai – Fantain Fantasy Cricket Tips

All that you need to read before picking your Fantain XI for Chennai vs Hyderabad.

Chennai Super Kings
Chennai Super Kings. (Photo: IANS)

Expect an exciting encounter at the MA Chidambaram stadium, when two teams from the top three positions on the points table face off each other for Indian T20 league 2019 match no. 41. Although Chennai have lost their last two games, and Hyderabad are coming into this game on a thumping victory over Kolkata, it is still the hosts who will enjoy the upper hand due to an arsenal of spin bowling attack which thrives on the sluggish Chidambaram pitch. Here is all you need to know before playing your Fantain Fantasy XI for Chennai vs Hyderabad game.

Venue – M A Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai

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Team news –

Chennai

Despite losing two games back to back, it is unlikely that MS Dhoni will tweak his XI. DJ Bravo returned from an injury in the previous game and is good to go this game as well. Imran Tahir will once again be the wrecker-in-chief on the slow pitch and Harbhajan Singh will likely replace Shardul Thakur.

Likely playing XI – Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (C & wk), Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Harbhajan Singh, Deepak Chahar, Imran Tahir.

Hyderabad

This will be Jonny Bairstow’s last game before he leaves for England to prepare for the World Cup. The visitors will be heavily reliant on leggie Rashid Khan for their bowling success and could also bring in Mohammed Nabi in place of a pacer.

Likely playing XI – David Warner. Jonny Bairstow (wk), Kane Williamson (C), Vijay Shankar, Deepak Hooda, Yusuf Pathan, Rashid Khan, Shahbaz Nadeem, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Sandeep Sharma, Khaleel Ahmed.

Top picks

Jonny Bairstow – picking the wicketkeeper-batsman for your Fantain Fantasy XI means you will have to drop MS Dhoni, who is also in the form of his life. But the risk is worth taking because the England batsman will be playing his last game of the season and will be hoping to end it on a high. Dhoni, on the other hand, is batting exceptionally well but is still a relatively unreliable batsman.

Imran Tahir – The South African fast bowler has been MS Dhoni’s trump card this season, both on slow as well as fast pitches. The 40-year-old spinner is suited for the slow Chennai pitch but has a 4-wicket haul even on the bouncy Eden Gardens track. The veteran could get you some quick points on your Fantain Fantasy XI.

Ravindra Jadeja – The all-rounder has enjoyed a good season with the ball and will be looking to make the most of the track once again. With his batting, though, he has not been too impressive.

Rashid Khan – Hyderabad’s batting is strong because of their explosive openers, but if their bowling has to click on the Chennai pitch, it is only the young Afghan leggie who can do it. Rashid was hugely popular in Indian T20 league 2018, but his stocks have considerably gone down this season. However, on his day, he can still make the batsmen dance to his tunes.

David Warner – ever since his comeback from a one-year ban, the opener has been in the form of his life, smashing fancy knocks in every game. With 450 runs in 8 innings, he is the proud owner of the orange cap, and one of the costliest players across fantasy platforms.

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