Gujarat Titans will face the Sunrisers Hyderabad in match 40 of the 15th edition of the IPL. This game will be played at the Wankhede Stadium on Wednesday.
The Titans have been magnificent in their first-ever IPL season and they are currently looking the best side of the tournament.
They have lost only 1 game out of their 7 games and they are standing at the top position on the points table.
Meanwhile, Sunrisers Hyderabad has won 5 out of their 7 games and is currently placed at the third position on the points table.
Sunrisers Hyderabad is the only side so far in this tournament that has defeated Gujarat Titans.
In that match, Gujrat posted 162-7 while batting first. The skipper Hardik Pandya smashed an unbeaten knock of 50 runs for his side.
Sunrisers Hyderabad comfortably chased down the total with 8 wickets in hand.
Kane Williamson smacked 57 while Abhishek Sharma scored 41 runs for Hyderabad in that game.
Performance in last few matches
In their previous match, Gujarat Titans comfortably defeated Kolkata Knight Riders by 8 runs.
Gujarat scored only 156-9 from their first innings but due to their excellent bowling performance, they restricted KKR to just 148 runs.
Hardik Pandya scored 67 runs while Shami and Rashid Khan picked up 2 wickets each for Gujarat Titans in that game.
On the other hand, Sunrisers Hyderabad completely outplayed Royal Challengers Bangalore in their last game.
SRH bowled out Bangalore for just 68 runs which is the lowest total of this season so far.
SRH chased down the target with 12 overs to spare.
Teams: GT vs SRH
Venue: Wankhede Cricket Stadium
Date: 27th April, Wednesday
Time: 7:00 pm IST
Average 1st innings score
The average 1st innings total at this venue is 192
Head to head record
Here is the head-to-head record between Gujarat Titans and Sunrisers Hyderabad in the IPL history.
Total Matches Played: 1
GT won: 0
SRH won: 1
Tie/no results: 0
The pitch will be batting friendly at the Wankhede Stadium as we have seen in the previous matches.
The batters will score runs comfortably and it will be a high-scoring contest on Wednesday.
Chasing the total will be the main priority of both captains on this pitch.
GT Probable Playing 11
Shubman Gill, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Abhinav Manohar, Hardik Pandya ©, Rahul Tewatia, David Miller, Rashid Khan, Alzarri Joseph, Yash Dayal, Lockie Ferguson, Mohammed Shami
SRH Probable Playing 11
Kane Williamson ©, Abhishek Sharma, Aiden Markram, Rahul Tripathi, Shashank Singh, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jagadeesha Suchith, Umran Malik, Marco Jansen, T Natarajan
Star bowler of the match
Rashid Khan was superb in the previous match against KKR as he claimed 2 wickets for just 22 runs.
The world’s best T20 bowler is expected to be the leading wicket-taker in this match.
Star batsman of the match
Kane Williamson is leading his side from the front with his excellent batting at the top.
Williamson has played a couple of match-winning knocks this season but he has to improve his strike rate a little bit, otherwise, he is the best in the business.
Star Wicketkeeper of the match
Nicolas Pooran is a super middle-order batsman and he is also very quick behind the stumps.
Pooran can play both aggressive and defensive knock according to the situation and he will be our star Wicketkeeper of the game.
Star all-rounder of the match
The Gujarat Titans skipper Hardik Pandya has been exceptional with both bat and ball this season.
He is playing match-winning knocks for his side and he is expected to shine with both bat and bowl against SRH.
Who will win?
The performance of Gujrat Titans in this tournament has been quite impressive and they are looking very strong contenders for the Top 2 places on the points table.
They are winning matches with team effort which is the key to success at any level.
But they will face Sunrisers Hyderabad who is in red hot form with 5 consecutive wins.
Hyderabad is also the only side that has defeated Gujarat Titans this season and this will give them huge confidence before entering into the game.
Hence, our prediction for match 40 is that Sunrisers Hyderabad will beat Gujarat Titans.