Sunrisers Hyderabad v Gujarat Titans
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Sunrisers Hyderabad received off the mark with a win over fellow strugglers Chennai on Saturday, all however ending their title defence within the course of. Immediately’s venue is identical however a tougher activity lies forward. Gujurat Titans have a 100% win file of their brief IPL historical past. Listed here are the line-ups, as forecasted by Cricinfo.

Hyderabad: 1 Abhishek Sharma, 2 Kane Williamson, 3 Rahul Tripathi, 4 Nicholas Pooran, 5 Aiden Markram, 6 Washington Sundar, 7 Abdul Samad, 8 Romario Shepherd, 9 Bhuvneshwar Kumar, 10 Umran Malik/Shreyas Gopal, 11 T Natarajan

Gujarat: 1 Shubman Gill, 2 Matthew Wade/Rahmanullah Gurbaz, 3 Vijay Shankar, 4 Abhinav Manohar, 5 Hardik Pandya, 6 David Miller, 7 Rahul Tewatia, 8 Rashid Khan, 9 Darshan Nalkande, 10 Lockie Ferguson, 11 Mohammed Shami

Such successful runs are exhausting to maintain in T20 franchise cricket, not least as a result of the toss is such a essential variable. With out taking something away from Gujurat’s achievement up to now or believing Sunrisers have actually turned a nook, pre-match odds of 1.748/11 are hardly tempting.

Williamson a legal responsibility for Sunrisers proper now

Sunrisers urgently want Kane Williamson to search out kind. Their key batsman has managed simply 50 runs from three innings at a pitiful 79.3 strike-rate. On this temper, the skipper is a legal responsibility, filling the essential opener’s function. Precisely as occurred final 12 months with David Warner, en path to ending backside.

Moreover, they’re going through their largest loss for the primary time right here, with Rashid Khan now at Titans. While the Sunrisers bowlers did job on Saturday, that owed loads to the circumstances. With out Rashid, the absence of a strike bowler is obtrusive. Washington Sundar is doing an incredible job with the brand new ball however hardly represents a like-for-like alternative.

Titans bowling seems to be far superior

Little doubt based on these line-ups, Gujarat look significantly superior. Rashid, Lockie Ferguson and Mohammed Shami kind a formidable trio with the ball – all superior to any of the Sunrisers slate. Their newest victory was the very best for my cash, chasing down 190. Shubman Gill hit 96 and is now second on the general runscorer listing, with a recreation in hand of the chief.

The place I’d query Titans is their back-up if Gill does not carry out. Vijay Shankar is a legal responsibility – his strike-rate up to now is even slower than Williamson, at 65.4 – and Matthew Wade stays unproven in IPL. Regardless of a strong middle-order led by Hardik Pandya, this is not a facet I would depend on to get large runs.

Again unders on runs and sixes strains

Because the tendencies are panning out, large runs is probably not obligatory on the DY Patil Stadium. After 190-plus totals from the primary three video games right here, the final three had been sub-170, the final two sub-160. From 27 sixes within the first recreation and 19 of their third, the final three had been all beneath 12. 4 of the six matches went to the chaser and one of many reversals was a morning match, so dew wasn’t an element.

Boundaries seemed significantly exhausting work on Saturday, so ‘Unders’ might be the way in which ahead from now. The par 1st Innings Runs line was round 175, with 160 or extra buying and selling at 1.42/5. My guesstimate is that we’ll have the ability to lay the latter at round 1.51/2. Take something as much as 1.574/7 and for the band beneath, 150 or extra, lay at round 1.330/100.

Additionally, on the Whole Sixes line, strive 10 or fewer at round 3.55/2.

In-form openers attraction for prime bat honours

The 2 #OddsBoost batsmen are Kane Williamson and Shubman Gill, who’re enhanced to five/2 and 16/5 respectively for Prime Workforce Runscorer. For causes mentioned above, Williamson represents atrocious worth at these odds.

Alternatively, the chances for Gill are beneficiant given his kind and place as opener, in what might effectively be a low-scoring match.

Likewise, Abhishek Sharma represents clear worth at 9/2 within the Sunrisers market. That is too large for an opener, particularly after hitting 75 on Saturday.

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