Gujrat Titans (GT) will take on Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in the 62nd match of the Indian Premier League 2023. This match will be played at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. Gujarat Titans are the table toppers with 8 wins and 4 losses in 12 matches. They are one win away from securing their place in the playoffs. They lost their previous match against Mumbai Indians by 27 runs. Rashid Khan was the star with both bat and ball as he picked up 4 wickets and also smashed 79 runs with the bat which helped the Titans reduce the margin of defeat. Apart from Rashid the entire batting and bowling lineup failed to do much as the Titans fell short. They will be keen to bounce back from the last game.
Sunrisers Hyderabad are ninth in the points table with 4 wins and 7 losses in 11 matches. It is very difficult for them to qualify after their previous defeat to Lucknow Super Giants. Sunrisers Hyderabad had the game in control for most part of the chase but let it slip in the over of Abhishek Sharma where Stoinis and Pooran took him down for 31 runs in the over. Sunrisers Hyderabad will be looking to put up a better performance especially in the bowling department and get a win here. This should be a closely fought game between these two sides.
PROBABLE PLAYING XI
BENCH : Kane Williamson, J Little, Yash Dayal, Sai Sudharsan, KS Bharat, J Yadav, MS Wade, Urvil Patel, Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore, Odean Smith, Shivam Mavi, DG Nalkande, Noor Ahmad, PJ Sangwan, D Shanaka
BENCH : Mayank Agarwal, Washington Sundar, Umran Malik, AU Rashid, UD Yadav, Vivrant Sharma, M Markande, MJ Dagar, K Nitish Kumar Reddy, SB Vyas, M Jansen, Sanvir Singh, AJ Hosein, Kartik Tyagi
The surface here will be a balanced one with good help for pacers early on and it will get better for batting as the match progresses. The games at this venue have been high scoring in this edition and the average score is 172. Both teams will prefer chasing at this venue.