Indian T20 League 2021: Match 23 – Chennai vs Hyderabad – MPL Fantasy Cricket Tips, Prediction, Playing XI, and Pitch Report

Ruturaj Gaikwad is the X-Factor player for this match.

Ruturaj Gaikwad is the X-Factor player for this match.

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Match Details

Match 23 – Chennai vs Hyderabad

Date & Time – April 28, 2021; 7:30 PM IST

Venue: Arun Jaitley Stadium, New Delhi


Chennai and Hyderabad will face off in match 23 of the ongoing Indian T20 League. This will be the first match for both teams in Delhi. Chennai are enjoying a four-match winning streak while Hyderabad are experiencing a torrid runs in the tournament. They managed to win their first game in four outings but lost their previous game to Delhi in the super over. The David Warner led side will have to pull up their socks before things go out of hand for them.

Probable Playing XIs


Ruturaj Gaikwad, Faf du Plessis, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (c & wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Sam Curran, Dwayne Bravo, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, Imran Tahir/Moeen Ali/Lungi Ngidi


David Warner (c), Jonny Bairstow (wk), Kane Williamson, Virat Singh/Manish Pandey, Vijay Shankar, Abhishek Sharma, Kedar Jadhav, Rashid Khan, Jagadeesha Suchith/Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Khaleel Ahmed, Siddarth Kaul

Top Picks of the Match

Faf du Plessis (Chennai)

Faf du Plessis has shown great form opening the innings so far. He is among the top few run-getters of the season. Du Plessis has scored two consecutive half-centuries including a match-winning 95 against Kolkata. He is in great touch at the moment and is a perfect top pick for this match.

David Warner (Hyderabad)

David Warner, the Hyderabad skipper, is yet to set the stage on fire with his batting. His only half-century this season came in losing cause and the time has come for him to step up. He has excellent record against Chennai and would want to continue in the same vein against them.

X-Factor Player

Ruturaj Gaikwad

Ruturaj Gaikwad has found form after failing in the first three matches. He has since scored a half-century and a solid 33-run knock which proves he has regained his touch. Ruturaj, along with Du Plessis, will look to give Chennai a very good start again.

Fantasy teams:

Fantasy Team 1 for Head to Head/Small League Contests:

Jonny Bairstow (VC), S Raina, K Williamson, Faf du Plessis (C), Ruturaj Gaikwad, R Jadeja, S Curran, D Bravo, D Chahar, Siddharth Kaul, Rashid Khan

Fantasy Team 2 for Grand/Mega League Contests:

MS Dhoni, Jonny Bairstow, Faf du Plessis, Ambati Rayudu, Ruturaj Gaikwad, David Warner (C), R Jadeja (VC), Vijay Shankar, Rashid Khan, Deepak Chahar, Khaleel Ahmed

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