Kolkata vs Hyderabad Preview: Dream Prediction, Playing 11, Pitch Report, Top Fantasy Picks

Both Kolkata and Hyderabad lost their opening games after capitulating in their respective run chases. In this contest, though Kolkata is slightly ahead vs Hyderabad in the head-to-head record of 10 wins to 7. Few things to consider for Kolkata, the costliest bowler issue for one - Pat Cummins, he was taken to the cleaners in the last game, would you pick him in your fantasy team?

Kolkata vs Hyderabad - Match 8: Venue Details

The match between Kolkata and Hyderabad will be played at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi and telecasted live at 7:30 pm IST.

  • Average 1st Innings score on this ground: 179 (Based on all Indian T20 League 2020 matches played here)
  • Record of chasing teams here: Won - 1, Lost - 1

Kolkata vs Hyderabad: Pitch Report & Weather Conditions

The temperature will hover around 33 degrees and the humidity will continue to increase towards the evening. The track at Abu Dhabi has gotten better and better for batting, with teams scoring big runs here.

Know more about Kolkata vs Hyderabda teams below:

Top Picks for Your Dream Fantasy Team 11:

Following should be top picks for playing fantasy cricket on Kolkata vs Hyderabad match:

  • Jonny Bairstow has continued his solid form for Hyderabad, scoring a healthy 61 runs at a strike-rate of 142.
  • Andre Russell, the big West Indian was nowhere near his best, but still scored 11 runs and picked up a wicket. He can always come up with the big runs.
  • Manish Pandey played a decent knock vs Bangalore scoring 34, but he will be itching to convert that into big runs.
  • Pat Cummins, is a big dilemma, he gave away 49 runs without a wicket in his 3 overs. He also scored 33 runs off just 12 balls.

Expert Opinion on Kolkata vs Hyderabad match

A very unconventional game, you can go for the usual suspects as captain or vice-captain just to be safe. But if you are looking for the differential points, try the likes of Nitish Rana or Manish Pandey as captain or vice-captain.

Captain & Vice-Captain choices for your fantasy XI team

  • Captain choices: Jonny Bairstow, David Warner, Andre Russell
  • Vice-Captain choices: Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Manish Pandey
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