Sunrisers Hyderabad will look to seal a playoff berth when they face the Gujarat Titans at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium on Thursday, May 16.

SRH are currently fourth in the table with 14 points. They have two more games to go and can’t avoid any slip-ups, as that will allow the teams below them a shot at their playoff berth. They registered a thumping ten-wicket win over Lucknow Super Giants in the last game, where they chased down 166 in only 9.4 overs. They will be eager to carry the momentum forward now.

On the other hand, Gujarat Titans were eliminated from the playoff race after their last game against Kolkata Knight Riders, which got washed out. This season has been a disaster for them, as they won only five out of their 13 games. They are sitting in eighth place and will be eager to give the fans something to cheer for as they end their season on a bright note.

Probable Playing XI

Sunrisers Hyderabad 

Travis Head, Abhishek Sharma, Nitish Kumar Reddy, Heinrich Klaasen (wk), Abdul Samad, Sanvir Singh, Shahbaz Ahmed, Pat Cummins (C), Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jaydev Unadkat, T Natarajan.

Gujarat Titans

Shubman Gill (C), Sai Sudharsan, Matthew Wade (wk), Shahrukh Khan, David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Noor Ahmad, Mohit Sharma, Sandip Warrier, Umesh Yadav.

Key Players

Travis Head (SRH): He has been lethal with his batting at the top of the order for SRH. He is the third-highest run-getter in the season, with 533 runs at an astonishing average and strike rate of 53.30 and 201.89, respectively. SRH will be expecting a strong start from him once again.

Sai Sudharsan (GT): He has emerged as the highest run-getter for the Gujarat Titans this season with 527 runs, including a century and two fifties. Although this hasn’t been a good outing for GT, Sudharsan will remember this edition as he reached the peak of his abilities. He will be eager to deliver another excellent batting performance here.

Match Prediction 

The Sunrisers Hyderabad are the outright favourites to win this match. They have been in rampaging batting form and will have the home crowd’s support. GT does have some quality players in its lineup, but it has somehow lacked cohesiveness as a team, and that doesn’t bode well for them in this match.

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