The 40th match of IPL 2022 will be played between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Gujarat Titans. In this match, Hardik-led Gujarat team would like to avenge the previous defeat against Hyderabad. Gujarat Titans have lost only one match in this tournament. Sunrisers Hyderabad beat them by 8 wickets.
In this match, the team of Gujarat would like to avenge the previous defeat and with a win, would try to regain the first position in the points table. On the other hand, Hyderabad will be eyeing to reach the first place in the points table by winning the sixth match in a row. The performance of both the teams in this tournament has been excellent. The bowling of Hyderabad and Gujarat is strong and these teams are consistently performing well on the strength of their bowlers.
Hyderabad’s batsmen have also returned to form after a poor performance in the first two matches. First, the opening pair of Kane Williamson and Abhishek Sharma ended the match on their own. After this, the bat of Aidan Markram and Rahul Tripathi has also been dismissed. The Puranas are also in good rhythm. Because of this, the team has won 5 matches in a row.
The team’s bowling was already performing well. T Natarajan is the second highest wicket taker. Apart from them Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jagdish Suchit and Umran Malik are also bowling brilliantly. In the last match, Marco Jensen took three wickets in an over. There is very little scope for change in the Hyderabad team in this match.
Talking about Gujarat, Gujarat’s bowling is excellent but the batsmen could not do anything special. Even after playing two brilliant innings, Gill could not score many runs. Despite captain Hardik hitting three consecutive half-centuries, there is no other reliable batsman in the team. The season so far has been the same for Gujarat. In each match they have found a new match winner with the bat. Sometimes Miller or Tewatia or Rashid have also done wonders with the bat.
Gujarat’s bowling is also excellent. Hardik, Rashid Khan, Yash Dayal and Loki Ferguson are doing a great job under Shamina’s leadership. Scoring runs for any batting order against this team is not easy. It can be difficult for Hyderabad batsmen to score big. The chances of change in Gujarat’s team are also very less.
Probable play of both the teams-11
Sunrisers Hyderabad : Abhishek Sharma, Kane Williamson, Rahul Tripathi, Aiden Markram, Nicholas Pooran, Shashank Singh, Jagdish Suchit, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Marco Jensen, Umran Malik, T. Natarajan.
Gujarat Titans: Wriddhiman Saha, Shubman Gill, Hardik Pandya, Abhinav Manohar, David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Alzarri Joseph, Loki Ferguson, Yash Dayal, Mohammed Shami.