HYD vs BEN (Hyderabad vs Bengaluru), Match 6 - Match Information
Match: Hyderabad vs Bengaluru, Match 6
Date: 14th April 2021
Time: 07:30 PM IST
Venue: MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
Match Officials: Umpires: Nitin Menon (IND), Ulhas Gandhe (IND) and Chettithody Shamshuddin (IND), Referee: Vengalil Narayanan Kutty (IND)
HYD vs BEN (Hyderabad vs Bengaluru), Match 6 Preview
Match 6 of the Indian T20 League, 2021 has Hyderabad taking on Bengaluru. The match will be played at the MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai.
Hyderabad have played 1 match in the series and they are currently ranked eighth on the points table, while Bengaluru have also played 1 match in the series and they are currently ranked third on the points table.
Both teams last played against each other in the Eliminator of the Indian T20 League, 2020 where Jason Holder scored the highest fantasy points for Hyderabad with 108 match fantasy points while AB de Villiers topped the fantasy points leaderboard for Bengaluru with 97 match fantasy points.
In the last match played by Hyderabad against Kolkata, Kolkata beat Hyderabad by 10 runs. The top fantasy player for Hyderabad was Manish Pandey who scored 91 fantasy points.
In their last match in this series against Mumbai, Bengaluru beat Mumbai by 2 wickets. The top fantasy player for Bengaluru was Harshal Patel who scored 175 fantasy points.
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HYD vs BEN, Pitch Report and Conditions
The pitch at the MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai is a balanced pitch. The average 1st innings score at this venue in the last 5 matches is 181 runs.
Pacers have been very successful at this venue. They have earned 75% of the total bowling fantasy points at this venue. We would suggest that you pick as many pace bowlers as possible in your team.
HYD vs BEN, Head to Head
In the 17 matches played between these 2 teams, Bengaluru have won 7 matches and Hyderabad have won 9 matches. Bengaluru Bowlers have earned the most fantasy points for their team, while Batsmans have earned the most fantasy points for Hyderabad.
HYD vs BEN Dream11 Prediction: Batters and Wicket-Keepers
Jonny Bairstow batted at number 4 in the last match against Kolkata which is his actual batting position when he plays for England in T20s and delivered well with the bat scoring a half-century (55 from 40 balls).
He was not the wicketkeeper for Hyderabad in the last match but despite that he gave 80 fantasy points which is very good.
He has scored 61 & 114 runs respectively in his 2 matches against Bengaluru in the Indian T20 league and thus will be looking to perform the same way in this upcoming fixture as well.
He has a Fantasy Gully rating of 9.6 for this fixture and looks in great form as in his last 10 T20 matches he has given an average of 52 fantasy points.
With 700 runs in 18 matches, David Warner has scored the 3rd highest runs against Bengaluru in the Indian T20 league. If we are to calculate how many fantasy points Warner has given in these 18 matches, then it comes down to an estimated average of 50+ fantasy points per match which is a staggering number.
He did not start well in this season as he scored only 3 runs in the 1st match but given that Bengaluru is one of his favourite opposition, he might as well score big in this match and very seldom does Warner fail to deliver in back-to-back matches.
In his last 4 T20 matches at Chennai, he has scores of 3 (vs Kolkata this season), 57, 53 & 44 which goes to show that he has enjoyed batting at this venue in recent times.
Given his overall record in the Indian T20 league, his record against Bengaluru and his record at Chennai he has a Fantasy Gully rating of 8.8 which is quite high, and he should be a must-have in your team.
AB de Villiers was out from professional cricket for 4 months, but he did not look rusty at all as he scored 48 runs from just 27 balls against Mumbai which helped Bengaluru chase the target.
It also looks like he will continue to be the wicketkeeper for the team and thus he can get you extra fantasy points as he did in the 1st match (he took a catch) and thus with both bat and gloves he gave a total of 84 fantasy points and can be a good captaincy or vice-captaincy candidate for this fixture.
His scores in his last 5 matches in the Indian T20 league are 48, 56, 35, 24 and 15 which shows his consistency with the bat.
He has a Fantasy Gully rating of 8.2 as he has given an average of 55 fantasy points in his last 10 T20 matches and should be the first-choice keeper to be selected.
HYD vs BEN Dream11 Prediction: Bowlers
Harshal Patel proved to be a surprise package in the 1st match this season as he picked up a 5-wicket haul against Mumbai and thus was the highest point getter in that match.
He will look to continue the same against Hyderabad as well as this match is also at Chennai and now in his 2 T20 matches at Chennai he has taken 5/27 and 2/19 and thus Chennai has become a good hunting ground for Harshal.
Interestingly, in his last 9 matches of the Indian T20 league which have been played in India he has taken 17 wickets with being wicketless in only 1 match which proves that he has given fantasy points in every match.
Given that he is not valued that high in terms of credits, he can be budget friendly and can help accommodate other high credit players in your team (eg: Kohli, de Villiers, Warner)
Rashid Khan once again proved everyone why he is one of the best players in the T20 format as he took 2/24 against Kolkata in his first match this season.
In his last 9 matches in the Indian T20 league, Rashid has been wicketless in only 1 match and has taken 12 wickets in these matches which proves that with Rashid Khan, fantasy points are guaranteed in every match.
Rashid can prove to be crucial against the likes of Glenn Maxwell and AB de Villiers in the middle overs who in the past have struggled to get going against him.
Chennai might be a rank turner but this season the story seems a little bit different as Pacers have taken more wickets than Spinners so far. Having said that, Rashid Khan is such a great player that he does not need the surface to help his bowling and can give you guaranteed fantasy points irrespective of how the surface is.
T Natarajan is in great form as in his last 5 T20 matches he has taken 1/37, 1/39, 1/33, 2/20 & 3/30 and thus has given fantasy points in each match.
Last season, he played 3 times against Bengaluru and in these 3 matches he took 4 wickets at a decent economy of 6.5 with never being wicketless in a match which again shows that with him fantasy points are guaranteed in almost every match.
He has a Fantasy Gully rating of 7.5 and has given an average of 30 fantasy points in his last 10 T20 matches which might seem less for a fast bowler but enough to get into the dream team.
He can prove to be crucial in the death overs against the likes of de Villiers (whom he had dismissed once last season with a brilliant yorker) and Glenn Maxwell and thus can stop heavy run scoring of Bengaluru in the death overs.
HYD vs BEN Dream11 Prediction: All-Rounders
Mohammad Nabi has taken 5 wickets and scored 130 runs in his last 5 T20 matches and thus has given loads of fantasy points. Further, if we look at his average fantasy points in his last 10 T20 matches, he has given 58 points which is a great number and again proves the form in which Nabi is in.
In his 1st match against Kolkata, he gave 70 fantasy points as he took 2 wickets with the ball and will look to continue the same against Bengaluru as well as he has a great record against Bengaluru in the Indian T20 league.
In his 2 matches against Bengaluru, Nabi has taken 4 wickets at an impressive economy of 5.84 and thus has a good bowling record against them. He did not get enough opportunity to bat in these 2 matches but even if he gets to play some deliveries, he can score additional fantasy points with the bat as well.
His Fantasy Gully rating is 8.2 which is the highest among all-rounders for this match and hence cannot be missed out from your team.
Glenn Maxwell was back at his best against Mumbai in match 1 of this season as he scored 39 runs in 28 balls which included 2 sixes and 3 fours and thus ended up giving 56 fantasy points which was quite high.
As context, he is looking in good form as in his last 4 T20 matches he has scored 128 runs and taken 2 wickets which accounted for an average of 45+ fantasy points in these 4 matches.
In Bengaluru’s last match, Chahal went for plenty of runs and was not as effective and thus Kohli might look at Maxwell as a bowling option and if he bowls an over or two, he might give you extra points as well.
He also was promoted up the order (at number 4) in the last match before de Villiers which shows Kohli’s faith in him and thus he can face more deliveries and get more batting points.
HYD vs BEN Dream11 Prediction: Top Players of the Last Match
The Top Point Getters for Hyderabad are Manish Pandey with 91 match fantasy points. Jonny Bairstow with 80 match fantasy points and Mohammad Nabi with 70 match fantasy points.
The Top Point Getters for Bengaluru are Harshal Patel with 175 match fantasy points. AB de Villiers with 78 match fantasy points and Virat Kohli with 65 match fantasy points.
HYD vs BEN Dream11 Prediction: Captain and Vice-Captain
Jonny Bairstow has an average of 52 match fantasy points in the last 10 games, a fantasy rating of 9.63 and a medium XFactor.
David Warner has an average of 44 match fantasy points in the last 10 games, a fantasy rating of 8.83 and a low XFactor.
Harshal Patel has an average of 51 match fantasy points in the last 10 games, a fantasy rating of 8.63 and a medium XFactor.
Manish Pandey has an average of 43 match fantasy points in the last 10 games, a fantasy rating of 8.33 and a medium XFactor.
Virat Kohli has an average of 37 match fantasy points in the last 10 games, a fantasy rating of 8.21 and a medium XFactor.
HYD vs BEN Dream11 Fantasy Team Suggestion
Wicket-Keepers: J. Bairstow and A. De Villiers
Batters: D. Warner, M. Pandey and V. Kohli
All-Rounders: J. Holder, V. Shankar and S. Ahmed
Bowlers: R. Khan, T. Natarajan and H. Patel
Captain: J. Bairstow
Vice-Captain: D. Warner