Sunrisers Hyderabad take on Gujarat Lions in match 34 of the 2016 Indian Premier League (IPL) at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad on 6 May (Friday).
Where to watch live
Match starts at 3.30pm BST/8pm IST. Live coverage is available on Sky Sports 1 and Sky Sports 1 HD in the UK. Set Max, Sony Six, Sony Six HD, Sony ESPN and Sony ESPN HD will telecast it live in India. Click here for the live streaming link.
A resurgent Sunrisers Hyderabad take on an in-form Gujarat Lions in match 34 of the IPL 2016. Led by Australian David Warner, the Hyderabad outfit have played some intelligent cricket that has seen a number of players chip in at important moments.
Currently placed fifth in the league with four wins from three games, the Sunrisers have arguably the best bowling line-up in the competition. Mustafizur Rahman has been the stand-out bowler, while Bhuvneshwar Kumar and the veteran Ashish Nehra have played their part so far.
The batting as said earlier is dependent on Warner, who has been in scintillating form so far scoring 386 runs in seven games. The return of Kane Williamson from injury has lent some stability to the team, while Shikhar Dhawan has shown some glimpses of his ability.
It is still not know when Yuvraj Singh will return from injury, with Hyderabad expected to go in with the same line-up that beat Bangalore on 30 April.
The team placed second in the league table with 12 points, Gujarat Lions, come into this game on the back of consecutive losses, something which would be of concern to the team management. What has hurt them is the lack of penetration by their bowlers, with both Dwayne Bravo and Ravindra Jadeja not playing to their potential.
The batting looks solid, but the experiment of playing Aaron Finch at number three did not work in their last game. Dwayne Smith has impressed since taking over the opening spot, but Finch coming at one down just does not look comfortable.
Skipper Suresh Raina will be hoping that they register a win here with the teams moving toward the business end of the tournament.
Gujarat Lions to win
Betting odds (betfair)
- Sunrisers Hyderabad to win: 1
- Gujarat Lions to win: 8/11Team news
Possible XI: David Warner (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Kane Williamson, Moises Henriques, Naman Ojha (wk), Deepak Hooda, Ashish Reddy, Barinder Sran, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ashish Nehra, Mustafizur Rahman.
Possible XI: Dwayne Smith, Brendon McCullum, Aaron Finch, Suresh Raina (c), Dinesh Karthik (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, James Faulkner, Ishan Kishan, Praveen Kumar, Dhawan Kulkarni, Shivil Kaushik.