SunRisers Hyderabad have won five games on the bounce and the squad will look ahead with winning momentum when they take the field against Gujarat Titans at Wankhede Stadium on Wednesday. Kane Williamson has won all seven matches and the bowling attack consisting of Umran Malik, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, T Natarajan and Marco Jansen has kept the opponent in check and not once have they conceded more than 180 runs in the won matches. Abhishek Sharma, Rahul Tripathi, Aiden Markram and Nicholas Pooran all scored crucial points and as a batting unit managed to hit totals of 150-170.
Here’s what we think the predicted XI of SRH vs GT would be:
Abhishek Sharma: The young left-handed batter has mixed caution with aggression and has been able to get off to a great start at the top of the franchise. He played the perfect partner for Kane Williamson and SRH hopes the opening partnership continues to flourish.
Kane Williamson: The big scores have eluded Williamson, but he has managed to support Abhishek. The free-flowing Williamson is a sight to behold and fans would expect the New Zealand skipper to bring his A-game to the center with the bat.
Rahul Tripathi: The right handed batter has managed to hit big shots at will and he manages to mix orthodox and unorthodox strikes and his range was on display for all to see.
Aiden Markram: Markram helped SRH across the line twice when the team ran into trouble chasing tricky totals, but the Proteas batter has shown his experience in pressure situations.
Nicholas Pooran: The Caribbean left-handed batter hasn’t gotten a chance to show what he’s capable of yet, but he would hope to get his chance to show just how big he can hit the ball. On his day, Pooran can only help the squad win.
Shashank Singh: So far the all-rounder hasn’t had much to do this season and he would like to take the opportunity to show what he can do on the big stage.
Jagadeesha Suchith: The spinner has sustained his pace in the middle phase of the game and has managed to keep it tight, without letting the opponent dictate in the crucial middle phase of the game.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar: The experienced pacer bowls at the start and at death. SunRisers Hyderabad depends on him because he provides them at the start of the breakthroughs. An additional advantage is that he knows how to keep it tight and to create pressure.
Marco Jansen: The left-armed Seamer was at his best against RCB when he scalped the wickets of Faf du Plessis, Virat Kohli and Anuj Rawat in his opening over. From here he would seek strength from strength.
Umran Malik: The speedster from Jammu and Kashmir regularly drives over 150 km/h and in all games he has won the award for delivering the fastest ball of the game. There is still talk of his delivery to rattle the stumps of KKR skipper Shreyas Iyer. Umran is bowling in the mid-stage and he would hope to strike consistently for his franchise.
T Natarajan: In 7 matches this season, the death-over specialist has taken 15 wickets with the best figures being 3-15. He never lets the batters get over him at death and this is a major reason why SRH has done well at the end of the opposition innings on numerous occasions.