Indian T20 League 2021: Match 14 PUN vs HYD – Fan2Play Fantasy Cricket Tips, Prediction, Playing XI and Pitch Report

Indian T20 League 2021: Match 14 PUN vs HYD – Fan2Play Fantasy Cricket Tips, Prediction, Playing XI and Pitch Report

The Hyderabad team has beaten Punjab in 11 matches before this game, while the latter has won only five matches.

Match Details

The 14th game of the Indian T20 League between Punjab and Hyderabad will be played at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai on 21st April 2021.

The match will start at 3:30 PM IST. The live streaming will be available on the Hotstar app and website.

Preview 

Punjab and Hyderabad are two teams who are looking slightly out of sorts in this tournament. They have several selection worries, and not the good ones, and they are struggling to find the right balance from the respective teams. The two teams will meet in Chennai for a clash on a slowish surface, interestingly, where Hyderabad have already lost three matches. 

Punjab’s batting will be challenged in Chennai and their captain KL Rahul will be out to protect his middle-order once again on this tricky pitch. Warner might have to take some harsh selection calls to get his side their first win of the season, but most importantly, his team will need him firing at the top. If the skipper gets a big score, Hyderabad will certainly look like a different team. 

In head-to-head, Hyderabad is leading the way by winning 11 out of the 16 matches played so far between them. Even though Punjab has two points behind them, Hyderabad will start as favourites in this match, having played on this surface before. 

Probable Playing XIs for PUN vs HYD

Punjab:

Predicted XI: KL Rahul (c & wk), Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Deepak Hooda, Nicholas Pooran, Shahrukh Khan, Jhye Richardson, Jalaj Saxena/Ravi Bishnoi, Riley Meredith/Fabian Allen/Chris Jordan, Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh

Hyderabad:

Predicted XI: David Warner (c), Jonny Bairstow (wk), Manish Pandey, Virat Singh/Kedar Jadhav, Vijay Shankar, Abhishek Sharma, Abdul Samad, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, T Natarajan

Captaincy picks for PUN vs HYD

David Warner (Hyderabad)

While his knock of 54 in the second match was brilliant and gave some hope to Hyderabad, David Warner’s 36 before getting run out was commendable as well. He is due a big score and it should come anytime soon to rescue his team. He has done that in the past and could repeat his excellence. 

KL Rahul (Punjab)

Rahul started the season with 91, then got unfortunately run out in the second game, before coming back with another fifty. His knock in the previous match was slightly slow but it should be noted that he is in some superb form with the bat. On the tricky Chennai wicket, his role will be to guide his team’s innings, meaning a big score could be on the cards. 

Fan2Play Fantasy Cricket Tips

2-Player Team

KL Rahul, Jonny Bairstow (C)

3-Player Team

David Warner (C), Rashid Khan, Deepak Hooda

4-Player Team

Mayank Agarwal (C), Mohammed Shami, Manish Pandey, Bhuvneshwar Kumar

11-Player Team

Jonny Bairstow, Lokesh Rahul (VC), Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, David Warner (C), Vijay Shankar, Abdul Samad, Deepak Hooda, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Rashid Khan

Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision