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Gujarat Titans vs Sunrisers Hyderabad: Sunrisers Hyderabad team has won four consecutive matches. He is in great rhythm. Although now he is facing table topper
Gujarat Titans performing brilliantly (Gujarat Titans) Team of Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Indian Premier League match on Wednesday (Sunrisers Hyderabad), his attempt will be to avenge the only loss of the season to this team in his opening season. Hardik Pandya (Hardik Pandya) Under the captaincy of Gujarat, the team is on top of the points table by winning six out of seven matches. Both the teams will face each other for the second time.
At the same time, after tasting defeat in the first two matches, Hyderabad, which has won five matches in a row, would like to continue this momentum and come to the top of the table from second place. In this match, there will be a great fight between the fast bowlers of both the teams. Hyderabad’s young Indian bowler Umran Malik will answer the speed of 150 km per hour of Lockie Ferguson of Gujarat at almost the same speed.
Hyderabad has the upper hand
In this case, however, Hyderabad looks a bit heavy, who in their last match, the Royal Challengers Bangalore team was all out for just 68 runs. The four fast bowlers of the team are in great rhythm and all are known for bowling differently from each other.
South Africa’s young Marco Yanson (6 wickets in five matches) has the ability to swing the ball with bounce, while Umran (10 wickets in seven matches) has the pace. Yorker specialist T Natarajan (15 wickets in seven matches) and experienced Bhuvneshwar Kumar (nine wickets in seven matches) are also in excellent form.
Hyderabad needs improvement in spin bowling
The weak link of the team is spin bowling, where injured Washington Sundar is being replaced by left-handed Jagdish Suchit. In terms of spin, Gujarat has the experienced Rashid Khan, who has not taken many wickets in the current season but has managed to stop the runs. In fast bowling, Ferguson (nine wickets in seven matches) is getting excellent support of Mohammed Shami (10 wickets in seven matches) and Alzarri Joseph (3 wickets in two matches).
Gujarat need to bat better in powerplay
For the Gujarat team, batting in the power play is a matter of concern. Shubman Gill has played two big innings but he has been able to score only 207 runs in seven matches. Wriddhiman Saha, who joined the team in place of Matthew Wade, is also performing poorly with the bat. The team has the option of Afghanistan’s Rahmanullah Gurbaz as a wicket-keeper batsman but West Indies fast bowler Joseph may have to be out of the playing XI to give him a chance.
Hardik (295 runs in six matches) is also carrying the burden of team’s batting along with the responsibility of captaincy. They have got good support from David Miller (220 runs in seven matches) but Abhinav Manohar and Rahul Teotia will have to bring consistency in their batting in the role of finishers. However, Pandya, who has been away from the game for a long time due to fitness problem, will have to be extra careful in this matter. He could not play against Chennai Super Kings due to a hamstring strain and then appeared in some trouble against Kolkata Knight Riders as well.
Abhishek and Nicholas Pooran are in great rhythm
For Hyderabad, the performance of young Indian batsmen like Abhishek Sharma (220 runs in seven matches) and Rahul Tripathi (212 runs in seven matches) is a positive aspect for the team. Captain Kane Williamson has also done well with the bat but Aiden Markram and wicketkeeper-batsman Nicholas Pooran are also in good shape but they haven’t got much chance to bat in the last few matches. If Gujarat Titans is successful in winning this match, then the team will be very close to securing a place in the playoffs.