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

Hyderabad are not in contention anymore for the playoffs as they fell to a 6-wicket defeat to Chennai in their previous fixture. Kane Williamson and co. will look to make changes to provide more chances to their youngsters.

Kolkata on the other hand, had their hopes dented losing to Punjab by 5 wickets in the same ground. Even though they have only 10 points in 12 games, their net run rate is a big positive as they go into this fixture with a win in mind.

Key Highlights:


Indian T20 League

Match No.



Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai

Telecast Time

7:30 PM IST

Expected Weather Conditions

33°C, High humidity and wind speed 

Pitch Conditions

Good batting conditions

Key Players

Jason Roy, Venkatesh Iyer, Rahul Tripathi, Rashid Khan, Varun Chakravarthy, 

Kolkata vs Hyderabad – Match 49: Venue Details

The match between Kolkata vs Hyderabad will be played at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai & telecasted live at 7:30 pm IST.

  • Average 1st Innings score on this ground: 158 (Par score here)

Kolkata vs Hyderabad: Pitch Report & Weather Conditions

Out of the three venues, Dubai has the best batting surface. With less swing and seam, bowlers have had to toil in these conditions. With the dew factor coming into the second half, chasing will be the way to go in this pitch.

Top Picks for Your Dream Fantasy Team 11:

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

  • Venkatesh Iyer is the man to look out for, having scored 193 runs in 5 matches with an explosive strike rate of 141.91
  • Kane Williamson has been out of form, but has scored 209 runs in 8 matches with a high score of 66*
  • As per usual, Rashid Khan is Hyderabad’s best bowling weapon, having taken 14 wickets in 11 games with an economy rate of 6.20
  • Mystery spinner Varun Chakravarthy has 13 wickets in 12 matches with an economy rate of 3/13

Expert Opinion on Kolkata vs Hyderabad match

With changes expected in the Hyderabad squad, it is better to wait till the toss to make your fantasy teams for this match. Top-order batsmen are ideal candidates for captaincy picks such as Nitesh Rana, Shubman Gill, Venkatesh Iyer, Wriddhiman Saha & Kane Williamson.

Captain & Vice-Captain choices for your fantasy XI team

  • Captain choices: Venkatesh Iyer, Nitesh Rana, Rashid Khan
  • Vice-Captain choices: Wriddiman Saha, Jason Holder, Jason Roy
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