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Indian T20 League 2022: Hyderabad vs Gujarat – Match 21 – Preview, Playing XIs, Pitch Report & Updates

Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Gujarat Titans

Hyderabad and Gujarat will lock horns at the D.Y. Patil Stadium in Mumbai on April 11. Both teams are coming off contrasting fortunes in the season so far. After losing their first two games, Hyderabad finally won their first game on April 9 against Chennai. On the other hand, Gujarat have all their three so far in this edition. Both teams will be looking forward to continuing their winning momentum.

Team News

Hyderabad: After losing their first two games against Rajasthan and Lucknow respectively, the team bounced back against the defending champions Chennai in their previous game. They beat their opponents convincingly with their top-order firing for the first time in this season. Expect them to field the same playing XI that featured against Chennai.

Key Players: 

Washington Sundar - The all-rounder from Tamil Nadu has been able to tighten the run-scoring with wickets in the powerplay in the last two games. He has taken three wickets in the last two games during the powerplay overs. The left-hander is also a great striker with the bat which was seen in the game against Rajasthan, where he scored 40 runs off 14 balls. Expect him to do well, especially with the ball.

Abhishek Sharma - The 2018 U19 World Cup winner came good against Chennai with 75 off 50 balls, striking at 150. He could recreate the same once again as he might be confident after a performance like that.

Probable XI: Kane Williamson (c), Abhishek Sharma, Rahul Tripathi, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Aiden Markram, Shashank Singh, Washington Sundar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Marco Jansen, Umran Malik, T Natarajan

Gujarat: The Indian T20 League debutants have had a dream start and have been superb in the 15th season. They have won their first three games. In the last match against Punjab, they looked like losing as they had to chase down 12 in the last two deliveries. However, Rahul Tewatia prevented the loss and became the hero for the team. Meanwhile, expect them to go unchanged in their upcoming game.

Key Players: 

Shubhman Gill - The 2018 U19 World Cup winner missed out on a maiden hundred by four runs but entertained the fans with 11 fours and a six,  while striking at 162.71. Expect him to do well with the kind of he is in.

Rashid Khan - The leg-spinner from Afghanistan took three wickets for 22 runs in a game where both Punjab and Gujarat scored more than 180 runs each. Despite him playing the game for quite a while now, the batters haven’t been able to counter him on most occasions. Expect him to wield his magic once again.

Probable XI: Matthew Wade (wk), Shubman Gill, R Sai Kishore, Hardik Pandya, David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Abhinav Sadarangani, Rashid Khan, Darshan Nalkande, Mohammed Shami, Lockie Ferguson

Match Details

Venue: D.Y. Patil Stadium, Mumbai

Time: 07:30 PM IST

Live Telecast: Star Sports Network and Disney+Hotstar

Pitch Report: The conditions during the last two games between Delhi vs Lucknow and Chennai vs Hyderabad were on the slower side, especially with the ball getting older. With barely any time to prepare the wicket, the conditions are likely to be the same.

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