Defending Champions Sunrisers Hyderabad will have everything to play for when they take on Gujarat Lions in their final league encounter of the IPL 2017 at Green Park stadium. Sitting on 15 points from 13 games, a win on Saturday will be enough for them to make playoffs. Even if they lose, they can be there in the eliminator. But, for that to happen, Kings XI Punjab has to lose against Rising Pune Supergiant in Pune on Sunday.
For Gujarat Lions there is no such positive story as they are already out of playoffs with eight points from 13 games. Coming from a comfortable seven wickets victory against table toppers Mumbai Indians, Hyderabad has the firepower to make things count at the second home of Gujarat side.
In skipper David warner and Shikhar Dhawan they have the two leading run-getters in the side. Wearing the Orange Cap, Warner has so far scored 535 runs in the tournament and would like to continue in the same vein. He and Shikhar Dhawan, who collected 450 runs, has provided the side solidity at the top.
The Hyderabad team also has the luxury of having Bhuvaneshwar Kumar in their ranks. The medium pacer is wearing the Purple Cap with 23 wickets, and has been guiding force in their bowling attack. The UP player also has the advantage of knowing the conditions quite well, having played a lot of his cricket here.
Gujarat Lions, on other hand have nothing but to play for their pride and at best can become a party spoiler for Hyderabad. Whether or not they will be there at next IPL, Suresh Raina and his boys will love to finish things off with a win. With their top guns Dwyane Bravo and Andrew Finch side lined with injuries, the replacement haven’t been frugal under pressure. Now it will be the time for experienced Ravindra Jadeja and youngster Basil Thampi reverse the things.
Venue: Green Park Stadium, Kanpur
Time: Saturday, 13 May 2017 at 4.00 PM IST
GL vs SRH Squad
Sunrisers Hyderabad : David Warner(c), Shikhar Dhawan, Moises Henriques, Yuvraj Singh, Vijay Shankar, Mohammad Nabi, Naman Ojha(w), Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Rashid Khan, Siddarth Kaul, Mohammed Siraj, Ben Cutting, Kane Williamson, Bipul Sharma, Ashish Nehra, Ricky Bhui, Abhimanyu Mithun, Barinder Sran, Deepak Hooda, Chris Jordan, Eklavya Dwivedi, Pravin Tambe, Ben Laughlin, Tanmay Agarwal
Gujarat Lions : Dwayne Smith, Ishan Kishan, Suresh Raina(c), Dinesh Karthik(w), Aaron Finch, Ravindra Jadeja, James Faulkner, Dhawal Kulkarni, Pradeep Sangwan, Basil Thampi, Ankit Soni, Nathu Singh, Praveen Kumar, Shadab Bashir Jakati, Jaydev Shah, Manpreet Gony, Munaf Patel, Chirag Suri, Akshdeep Nath, Shubham Agarwal, Tejas Baroka, Pratham Singh, Shelley Shaurya, Irfan Pathan
Who will win today?
GL vs SRH Today Match Prediction IPL 2017 53rd Match. Who will win today’s match between Gujarat Lions and Sunrisers Hyderbad?