The Sunrisers Hyderabad face a formidable and in-form Gujarat Titans in a high-stakes encounter for both sides. The Sunrisers will be looking to continue to play good cricket after registering their first win of the tournament, while the Gujarat Titans will be hoping to continue their unbeaten start to the tournament. They have been playing some great cricket so far.
The game also pits Rashid Khan against his former employers after the Sunrisers. The team that he left prior to the mega auctions, though he was one of their best players and showcased brilliant performances in live cricket matches. How Rashid fares against his former team will definitely be one of the main stories in this match.
After a losing run stretching from the previous season, the Sunrisers finally snapped their streak after comprehensively beating the Chennai Super Kings by 8 wickets. Young batsman Abhishek Sharma shone through with his classy batting while Rahul Tripathi added the gloss to a well-oiled performance from the Orange Army. They will be looking to carry forward this winning momemtum after finally tasting victory. The addition of Marco Jansen and the impressive bowling of Natarajan has added to make the Sunrisers a much more reliable outfit this time around.
The Titans are on a roll. They are very well aware of the fact that they are the only unbeaten team left in the tournament and will have no intention of relinquishing it against their next opponents. They also know that a win tomorrow would take them right at the top of the table. And with the way they have been performing, they will surely fancy their chances. With Shubman Gill roaring back to form after back to back high scores, narrowly missing out on a ton last time out, couple that with the seemingly rejuvenated Rahul Tewatia proving to be a saviour with the bat, this team looks all set to go to the long haul
This is the first ever meeting between the two sides in the IPL
While the Sunrisers will be full of confidence and motivation for this game, the firepower that the Titans possess will be one step too many for them to overcome. Expect the Titans to be overwhelming favorites for this game
Date and time
11th April 2022 (Monday) at 7:30 pm.
DY Patil Stadium, Navi Mumbai