Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Gujarat Titans Preview & Prediction | IPL 2024 | League Stage

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Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Gujarat Titans Preview & Prediction | IPL 2024 | League Stage


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Sunrisers Hyderabad head into this clash with eliminated Gujarat Titans knowing that victory will guarantee their place in the play-offs with one round of fixtures still to play.

DATE/TIME: Thursday 16th May 2024, UK – 15:00 / INDIA – 19:30 / US EST – 10:00 / US PST – 08:00

VENUE: Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad, India

WEATHER: Warm throughout but with a chance of thundery showers which could disrupt play.

HOW TO WATCH ON TV: UK – Sky Sports / INDIA – Star Sports / US – Willow TV

HOW TO WATCH ONLINE: UK – Sky Go / INDIA – JioCinema App / US – Willow TV

SUNRISERS HYDERABAD FORM: DOING JUST ENOUGH TO KEEP FATE IN THEIR OWN HANDS

Sunrisers Hyderabad’s incredible ten-wicket battering of Lucknow Super Giants was their second win over the course of their last three games and served as a huge boost to SRH’s net-run-rate, leaving the door firmly open for them to secure their place in the play-offs with a win here over the Titans.

LAST FIVE: WLWLL

GUJARAT TITANS FORM: LOOKING TO FINISH STRONG AFTER LOSING STREAK ENDED THEIR TOP FOUR CHANCES

Gujarat Titans failed to get on the field last time out as their match against table toppers Kolkata Knight Riders was abandoned without a ball being bowled. This at least means they have now picked up three points from the last four available to them, having beaten Chennai Super Kings prior to the Kolkata abandoned game.

LAST FIVE: AWLLL

SUNRISERS HYDERABAD BETTING ANALYSIS

It would be remiss not to focus on the two Sunrisers Hyderabad openers, who chased down 166 against Lucknow in just 9.4 overs. Abhishek Sharma and Travis Head recorded scores of 75 and 89 respective in record time and warrant invest both as individuals and as an opening partnership. Back them to accrue the highest opening partnership of this match and for Sunrisers Hyderabad to hit more sixes than the Titans.

The pace attack of SRH can prove destructive when on form, with both Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Pat Cummins capable of a big haul of wickets. Playing it safe and backing both to take over 1.5 wickets with small stakes as opposed to backing one of the two is worth considering.

Whilst he didn’t get a chance to bat last time out, Heinrich Klaasen’s big-hitting exploits could have a big part to play against Gujarat, especiallu on what should still be a good pitch for batting in Hyderabad. Utilise the ‘Batter Total Match Sixes’ market and back Klaasen to strike over 1.5 sixes.

GUJARAT TITANS BETTING ANALYSIS

Gujarat Titans put in an excellent all-round performance over Chennai Super Kings in their most recent victory, which saw Mohit Sharma rip through the CSK middle order. The right-arm pacer is an experienced domestic campaign and his smarts could prove very important vs a dangerous batting unit. Consider backing Mohit to record 2+ wickets via the ‘Bowler Milestones’ market.

Both Sai Sudharsen and Shubman Gill struck centuries in that game, putting on 210 for the first wicket. However, following that up won’t be easy for two immensely talented but young players. However, at least consider backing the pair to accrue over 31.5 runs for the first wicket.

South African David Miller, like Klaasen for SRH, can clear the rope with ease and should be afforded license to hit out at every opportunity. The ‘Batter Total Match Sixes’ market appeals if you’re looking to invest in Miller, as is the case with his countryman.

SUNRISERS HYDERABAD VS GUJARAT TITANS EXPERT PREDICTION

Motivation couldn’t be higher for Sunrisers Hyderabad, who look like they’ve stepped up a gear just in time for the business end of the tournament. Their wonderful showing against Lucknow cannot be ignored and they’ll look to make a fast start here regardless of whether they end up bowling or batting first.

Gujarat can’t be underestimated and despite being eliminated, will pose a stiff challenge for SRH. But the hosts, in front of their own fans should be able to get on top of the Titans and ultimately wind up too strong over the course of proceedings, provided the weather doesn’t intervene.

SUNRISERS HYDERABAD VS GUJARAT TITANS TIP: SUNRISERS HYDERABAD TO WIN