The Gujarat Titans will face the Sunrisers Hyderabad in the 40th game of the Indian Premier League 2022, in what is expected to be one of the most anticipated matches of the tournament. The two teams are ranked first and second in the points table, respectively, and the winner of this game will be at the top. In their most recent game, the Titans defeated the Kolkata Knight Riders, while SRH thrashed the Royal Challengers Bangalore.
The two teams had previously met in the tournament, with the Sunrisers Hyderabad winning by an 8-wicket margin. However, that is the Titans’ only loss in the tournament, and they have played like a well-oiled machine. Both teams’ key players are in good form. It will be a high-stakes battle as the two sides compete for supremacy, and we can expect a close encounter.
The 40th match between Gujarat Titans vs Sunrisers Hyderabad will take place on April 27th, 2022 at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.
Match Details to Note
Match: Gujarat Titans vs Sunrisers Hyderabad, 40th Match, Indian Premier League 2022
Date: April 27, 2022 (Wednesday)
Time: 7:30 PM IST
Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
Gujarat Titans vs Sunrisers Hyderabad Team Previews
Hardik Pandya’s team was pushed around by the Kolkata Knight Riders in their previous game, but their bowlers went about defending the low total and winning by 8 runs. With this victory, the team has gained a foothold in the playoffs, and they will look to seal it by defeating SRH. They had suffered a crushing defeat against Hyderabad earlier in the season, and Pandya will look to make amends here.
Shubman Gill has been ineffective in recent games, and he and Wriddhiman Saha will need to get off to a good start in this one. Pandya batted well in the previous game and will look to add to the runs scored by David Miller and Rahul Tewatia, who have both performed admirably thus far. Rashid Khan and Abhinav Manohar must perform well in the lower middle order to compensate for the side’s weaknesses in this area.
Mohammad Shami has lived up to his reputation, and he adds punch to the side’s bowling attack. He would require Yash Dayal’s assistance. Rashid Khan has gotten a lot of turn out of this track, and he’ll be looking to make life difficult for the Hyderabad batsmen. Alazzari Joseph and Lockie Ferguson bring a wealth of experience to this well-balanced attack.
Gujarat Titans Squad
Shubman Gill, Matthew Wade (wk), Wriddhiman Saha, Abhinav Manohar, David Miller, Hardik Pandya (c), Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore, Lockie Ferguson, Mohammed Shami, Pradeep Sangwan, Varun Aaron, Jayant Yadav, Vijay Shankar, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Darshan Nalkande, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Dominic Drakes, Sai Sudharsan, Yash Dayal, Noor Ahmad
Predicted XI: Hardik Pandya (c), Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Shubman Gill, Abhinav Manohar, David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Alzarri Joseph, Lockie Ferguson, Yash Dayal, Mohammed Shami
Five consecutive victories have elevated Kane Williamson’s team to the top of the title race. The team arrives here after a 9-wicket victory over the Royal Challengers Bangalore, in which they bowled out their opponents for 68 runs. Their bowlers have been in excellent form, and the side will need a strong performance from them as they take on the Titans’ strong batting line-up.
Abhishek Sharma and Kane Williamson have provided strong starts in the last five games, propelling the team to victory. The middle order has also performed admirably, and they have a strong trio in Nicholas Pooran, Aiden Markram, and Rahul Tripathi. The side would be concerned about its lower middle order, which has not batted in the middle in the last five games. Shashank Singh and Jagadeesha Suchith do not have a strong reputation in the lower order, and their lack of match practise may have an impact on the team.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar has improved his form, and he and Marco Jansen form a formidable bowling attack for the side. T Natarajan and Umran Malik have also bowled good lines to win games for the team, and they will look to continue their form in this game. Suchith will have to perform admirably in a supporting role, as the Titans have a number of heavy hitters on their roster.
Sunrisers Hyderabad Squad
Rahul Tripathi, Abhishek Sharma, Kane Williamson (c), Nicholas Pooran (wk), Aiden Markram, Abdul Samad, Washington Sundar, Romario Shepherd, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, T Natarajan, Umran Malik, Marco Jansen, Ravikumar Samarth, Shreyas Gopal, Jagadeesha Suchith, Glenn Phillips, Shashank Singh, Vishnu Vinod, Priyam Garg, Kartik Tyagi, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Saurabh Dubey
Predicted XI: Kane Williamson (c), Abhishek Sharma, Rahul Tripathi, Aiden Markram, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Shashank Singh, Jagadeesha Suchith, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Marco Jansen, Umran Malik, T Natarajan
Gujarat Titans vs Sunrisers Hyderabad Toss Prediction
In the past, most teams have won games here by chasing the score. The track’s batting-friendly nature makes it a difficult venue to set a score. A target on the board allows batsmen to plan their approach, so the team that wins the toss in this game should have no reservations about bowling first.
Pitch and Weather Conditions
Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai is known for its high-scoring games due to its flat wicket and lightning-fast outfield. The ground’s smaller size makes it ideal for batsmen. At this venue, fast bowlers have always had to rely on their variations. Spinners do benefit from surface help, and they have done well in the past.
On April 27, Mumbai will experience a hot and humid evening. We anticipate a flat surface on which batsmen will be able to freely play their strokes, with the ball coming onto the bat nicely. Bowlers have struggled in this game, and the team batting first would need at least 180 runs to win.
Gujarat Titans vs Sunrisers Hyderabad Match Prediction
We anticipate a close game because both teams have been in excellent form thus far. Sunrisers Hyderabad’s bowlers have performed well, but the team lacks depth in its batting, which will be a concern if the top order, which has performed well in the last five games, fails. Gujarat Titans have only lost one of their seven games, with contributions from all bowlers. This would put them slightly ahead of the Sunrisers Hyderabad, though the game would be tight.
Gujarat Titans is the favourite to beat Sunrisers Hyderabad at the odds of 1.78.
- Mohammad Shami and Rashid Khan haven’t given up any runs, boosting the Titans’ bowling attack.
- Shubman Gill, David Miller, and Hardik Pandya have nearly 800 runs for the Titans and appear to be in good form.
- SRH’s lower middle order hasn’t batted in five games and is lacking in match practise.