Sunrisers Hyderabad win toss, opt to bowl

Ruben Hill
May 13, 2017

A must win game for the defending champions at Gujarat's home ground, where Gujarat will be playing their last match this season.

Siraj to Ishan, SIX! .

Second ball, length, angling in as Smith pushes it down the line, poor fielding by the mid-on fielder and he gets a two. The ball goes off the edge down to third man for a boundary.

Gujarat on the other side is seeking to grab some wins and end the campaign on a good note. Bhuvneshwar Kumar to start the proceedings with the ball for Sunrisers. Sunrisers can finish in the top two if Kolkata Knight Riders and Rising Pune both lose their last matches.

David Warner: The Sunrisers captain would be looking to lead from the front with the bat and steer his team to victory with another dominating performance. Yuvraj Singh / Bipul Sharma, 7.

Their form hasn't been great recently as they lost 2 of their last 3 games.

Gujarat Lions: Suresh Raina (C), Akshadeep Nath, Basil Thampi, Shubham Agarwal, Dwayne Smith, Chirag Suri, James Faulkner, Aaron Finch, Manpreet Gony, Ishan Kishan, Ravindra Jadeja, Shadab Jakati, Dinesh Karthik, Dhaval Kulkarni, Praveen Kumar, Brandon McCullum, Pradeep Sangwan, Jason Roy, Jaydev Shah, Shelly Shaurya, Nathusingh, Tejas Baroka and Andrew Tye. Reckons that he wants his bowlers to come out and restrict the opposition to a competitive total which they can chase down later. Yuvraj Singh who is nursing a small injury is replaced hard-hitting middle-order batsman Deepak Hooda.

Sunrisers Hyderabad will have to keep it simple. If they lose, they still have a chance to win their final and guarantee their berth. But Hyderabad will not look for favours from Pune. In skipper David Warner and Shikhar Dhawan, they have the two leading run-getters in the side.

In the bowling, medium pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Afghan leg-spinner Rashid Khan have been Warner's go-to bowlers while the likes of veteran Ashish Nehra, Siddharth Kaul and Mohammed Siraj have also been amongst the wickets. Gujarat, on the other hand, have been inconsistent but they still possess the firepower to disrupt Hyderabad's applecart. SRH now have 15 points having won 7 out of 13 games they have played this season.

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