Sunrisers Hyderabad tasted their first victory of the 2022 edition of the Indian Premier League after two straight losses and are now placed 8th in the points table. On the other hand, we have a team that hasn’t seen a loss in their inaugural campaign yet. The match between victorious Gujarat Titans and Williamson-led SRH will be the 21st game of the season and the 4th game for both teams.
Apart from Rahul Tewatia’s last-over miracle in the last game against Punjab Kings, the rise of their stalwarts Shubman Gill and Rashid Khan must have given the team management more pleasure. Rashid’s 3-wickets attack played a vital role in keeping the PBKS batting-order under par. Read about Rashid’s variations in deliveries in detail here.
The Men in Orange badly needed their top-order to deliver their best, and the batters didn’t disappoint. Abhishek Sharma’s 50-ball 75 in the crisp chase provided the team’s much-needed push. And the most critical factor in their team’s victory is their bowler’s economy rate, and T Natarajan has been brilliant for them.
Considering the diversity with which both the teams prevail, here are our predictions and fantasy suggestions for the game.
SRH vs GT: Match Predictions
The chasing team has won 4 times in the game’s venue – Dr. DY Patil Sports Academy in Mumbai. Also, considering that it is a night game, there will be dew, and the bowlers bowling second might face a threat significantly in their bowling innings.
Keeping the external factors aside, it is a battle between Gujarat’s confidence and Hyderabad’s thirst for more wins. If the Williamson-led side can come up with yet another batting phenomenon, the bowlers, without doubt, will make the contest even.
More than everything, we have started seeing things turning around in this IPL, as the teams batting first have started winning games, and one might expect the captains, in coming days, to bank on their bowlers in defending totals.
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SRH vs GT: Probable Playing XIs
The constant failures of Matthew Wade as Gujarat’s opener might tempt the side to bring in Saha and further strengthen their bowling unit with Alzarri Joseph or Dominic Drakes. Otherwise, their line-up is set to bring on yet another match-winning performance.
SRH has a winning combination of players too. The addition of South African cricketer, Marco Jansen, provided a valuable combo with the swinger Bhuvneshwar Kumar. I suspect they play the same team once again for this game.
So, let’s make the best possible Playing XIs for both the teams:
Wriddhiman Saha, Shubman Gill, Sai Sudharsan, Hardik Pandya(c), David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Dominic Drakes, Rashid Khan, Lockie Ferguson, Mohammed Shami, Darshan Nalkande
Abhishek Sharma, Kane Williamson(c), Rahul Tripathi, Aiden Markram, Nicholas Pooran(w), Shashank Singh, Washington Sundar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Marco Jansen, Umran Malik, T Natarajan
SRH vs GT (Match 21): Fantasy Tips
Picking a pacer and an in-form opener from the team that bowls first and chases target will work wonders for dew-filled night games. On that note, Shubman Gill and Lockie Ferguson fit my Dream11 side perfectly as captains.
Shami’s graph has come down with the freshness in the venues’ pitches. To give you wickets points, one can bank on the Indian youngster Darshan Nalkande and Rashid Khan.
From the SRH side, the innings played by Abhishek in the last game make him unavoidable, along with Rahul Tripathi, who is showing promising signs. Despite his super-hero status, Tewatia’s unrequired bowling asset and the lower-order batting make him a questionable pick.
Natarajan will be yet another must-have on your fantasy side.