IPL 2022: The only unbeaten team of the tournament so far, Gujarat Titans, will face off with Sunrisers Hyderabad, who only recently opened their account, on Monday evening at the DY Patil Stadium.
Gujarat are coming off a last-ball thrilling win over Punjab Kings, where Rahul Tewatia struck two sixes on the last two balls after Shubman Gill’s 96 set up the platform for the chase of 190. They had won their previous two matches rather comfortably by 5 wickets and 14 runs and have arguably the best bowling attack in the tournament.
Kane Williamson’s side will take plenty of confidence from their victory against CSK after suffering losses in their first two matches. Opener Abhishek Sharma’s 75 off 50 balls helped them gun down the target of 155 after the bowlers had applied a choke of CSK’s batters.
Venue: DY Patil Stadium, Navi Mumbai
Both spinners and pacers got assistance in the CSK-SRH game here. However, it was a day match and dew didn’t play a part; that won’t be the case in the GT-SRH match which is a night encounter. Batting is expected to get easier in the second innings.
GT news and predicted XI:
Matthew Wade’s struggles in Indian conditions have continued and the Titans could look to bring in Wriddhiman Saha, who is a quick starter in the powerplay, for the Australian. Sai Sudharsan made an impressive debut in place of the injured Vijay Shankar and is likely to keep his place. Alzarri Joseph or Varun Aaron (if fit) could come in for Darshan Nalkande. Don’t expect no more than just a couple of changes though.
GT predicted XI: Matthew Wade/Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Shubman Gill, Sai Sudharsan, Hardik Pandya (c), David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Abhinav Manohar, Rashid Khan, Lockie Ferguson, Mohammed Shami, Darshan Nalkande
SRH news and predicted XI:
A morale-boosting win over CSK, albeit a poor side this season are the defending champions, means that SRH are likely to keep the same eleven as they have got a good balance and options in both batting and bowling.
One change is possible: the expensive Umran Malik could be replaced by another young fast bowling sensation, Kartik Tyagi
SRH predicted XI: Abhishek Sharma, Kane Williamson (c), Rahul Tripathi, Aiden Markram, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Shashank Singh, Washington Sundar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Marco Jansen, Umran Malik/Kartik Tyagi, T Natarajan