Preview and Predictions: IPL Match 6- Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Gujarat Lions

The first match of first Sunday of IPL 2017 will be played between Last year winner and last year table toppers. Gujarat Lions will be itching to take revenge from the last year elimination encounter. Sunrisers Hyderabad registered their first win of the season but winning over RCB rather comfortably. On the other Gujarat Lions didn’t had similar luck and were outpowered by the hands of Kolkata Knight Riders in the last game. One team will aim to continue their winning streaks while the other will be desperate to perform better.
Last time they played:

Last time the two team were against each other was way back in 2016 IPL elimination round where Sunrisers Hyderabad were the winners and hence Gujarat Lions got eliminated. Batting first Gujarat Lions posted a total of 162 runs in their quota of 20 overs which was chased by Sunrisers Hyderabad with four balls to spare courtesy to the knock by their Captain David Warner.

Head to head: Gujarat Lions have never won a game against Sunrisers Hyderabad and are down with 3-0 in all three matches played against each other. 

Form Guide:

Sunrisers Hyderabad: WWWWL

Gujarat Lions: LLLWW

Team Preview:

Sunrisers Hyderabad: Last match Sunrisers Hyderabad were brilliant in their batting display and they have a little to think about their bowling. Mustafizur Rahman is back from his national duties and it would be likely to see if he gets a place directly in the playing eleven in place of Ben Cutting. Rashid Khan was brilliant in his debut would be the pick up bowlers for the Sunrisers. Their are not much for the Sunrisers to tinker with in their winning combination and they would love to put one more win in IPL 2017. Sunrisers Hyderabad will have the advantage to play on the home ground.

From: Tanmay Agarwal, Mohammad Nabi, Ekalavya Dwivedi, Rashid Khan, Pravin Tambe, Chris Jordan, Ben Laughlin, Mohammed Siraj, Shikhar DhawanBhuvneshwar KumarDavid Warner, Moises Henriques, Naman Ojha, Ricky Bhui, Kane Williamson, Siddarth Kaul, Bipul Sharma, Ashish Nehra, Yuvraj Singh, Ben Cutting, Abhimanyu Mithun, Mustafizur Rahman, Barinder Sran, Deepak Hooda, Vijay Shankar.

Probable XI: David Warner (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Moises Henriques, Yuvraj Singh, Naman Ojha (wk), Deepak Hooda, Ben Cutting/Mustafizur Rahman, Rashid Khan, Bipul Sharma, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ashish Nehra.

Gujarat Lions: The major area of concern for the Lions is their bowling attack which looked weak in the first game against KKR. They would change a few faces in the next game and Dwayne Smith is likely to replaced by James Faulkner or Andrew Tye to provide strengthen to their bowling attack. Shivil Kaushik was not in his very best and he would make way for Ishan Kishan. Basil Thampi can get an IPL debut in place of Manpreet Gony. Gujarat Lions have never won a game against Sunrisers Hyderabad and they would definitely like to change it.

Probable XI: Brendon McCullum, Jason Roy, Aaron Finch, Suresh Raina(capt), Dinesh Karthik, Ishan Kishan, Andrew Tye/James Faulkner, Dhawal Kulkarni, Praveen Kumar, Shadab Jakati,Nathu Singh/Basil Thampi

From:Suresh Raina (capt), Brendon McCullum, Jason Roy, Dhawal Kulkarni, Pradeep Sangwan, Shadab Jakati, Dinesh Karthik, Praveen Kumar, Suresh Raina, Jaydev Shah, Andrew Tye, Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo,Dwayne Smith, Aaron Finch, Ishan Kishen, James Faulkner, Shivil Kaushik, Shubham Agarwal, Tejas Baroka, PrathamSingh, Manpreet Gony, Munaf Patel, Akshdeep Nath, Chirag Suri, ShelleyShauryaBasil ThampiNathu Singh

Players to watch out for:

Suresh Raina: Raina is always at his very best in every IPL and he showed the glimpse of his form in the first match as well. He would love to contribute is form and contribute towards his team success.

Yuvraj Singh: he was in his very best of form in the first game and definitely all eyes would be on him.

What: Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Gujarat Lions

When: 9th April, 16:00 IST

Where: Rajiv Gandhi international stadium, Hyderabad

What to expect: dry pitch helpful for spinners and chasing will be difficult. The Hot humid climate of 36°C

Toss prediction: Team winning the toss will definitely choose to bowl as team bowling first has won here more and it becomes difficult to chase.

Match prediction: With the absence of Ravindra Jadeja and Dwayne Bravo, Gujarat’s bowling is still weak and there is 60% chance of Sunrisers winning the match.

Betting tips: 

* Place your bets at first on Sunrisers Hyderabad and change if situation changes.

* High scoring is possible so place the bet likewise.

Knowing the venue:

Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium

Location: Hyderabad, India

Established: 2004

Capacity: 55000

End Names: Pavilion End, North End

Matches Played Tests – 0, Odis – 0, T20s – 42

Stats and figures:

Best Individual Score 119 by Virender Sehwag vs DC on May 5, 2011
Best Bowling figures in Innings 5/16 by James Faulkner vs SRH on May 17, 2013
Most Runs 897 by Shikhar Dhawan (32 matches)
Most Wickets 27 by Dale Steyn (24 matches)
Highest Team Score 223 by CSK vs SRH on May 8, 2013
Lowest Team Score 80 by DD vs SRH on May 4, 2013
Highest Score Successfully Chased 217 by RR vs DC on Apr 24, 2008
Lowest Score Successfully Defended 132 by DC vs RCB on May 20, 2012
Average 1st Innings Score 154
Average 2nd Innings Score 146
Matches Won Batting First 14
Matches Won Bowling First 27


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