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IPL 2017: Gujarat Lions vs Sunrisers Hyderabad - Live Preview

Cricketnext Staff | Updated: May 13, 2017, 2:29 PM IST

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Here are the likely playing XIs of both the teams

Gujarat Lions: Smith, Kishan, Raina, Karthik, Finch, Jadeja, Faulkner, Kulkarni, Sangwan, Thampi, Ankit Soni  

Sunrisers Hyderabad: Warner, Dhawan, Williamson, Yuvraj, Henriques, Ojha, Rashid, Siraj, Bhuvi, Kaul, Vijay Shanker 


Baidurjo: News is that Ashish Nehra is not hundred percent fit and if that is the case I don't see Sunrisers risking him. They might need him more in the play-offs, knowing very well that those matches are knock-outs since they won't be in the top two.


Arnab: Alright, so what kind of a team will the Sunrisers come out with you think, do you see Nehra coming into the playing XI in place of Miraj?


Baidurjo: Shikhar Dhawan has also had a decent run this season, he would want to get a big one in this match. Keeping the Champions Trophy in mind, all those part of the Indian team would want to get a good hit.


Arnab: Yes, Gujarat have really been deflated by their lacklusture bowling this season. But Suresh Raina is a fighter and he would want his troops to end the season on a high.


Baidurjo: The Kanpur pitch will also play an important part. If the match between Delhi and Gujarat is anything to go by, it will be a flat deck again and Sunrisers can take their chance against the worst bowling attack of this tournament.


Arnab: Also in all these defeats, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Rashid Khan are the only two bowlers whohave stood up to the task.

Hence, SRH would need more from the supports cast of Nehra, Kaul and th elikes


Baidurjo: One big aspect in all the defeats away from home has been the performance of captain David Warner. The southpaw is SRH's leading run-getteragain this season with 535 runs. But he hasn't crossed the fifty-run mark in the matches SRH has lost while playing away .

The only match he did score a fifty was against KXIP, which the Sunrisers won.

So it is very clear, SRH need their captain to fire upfront


Arnab: Hyderabad has been top notch when they have played at home but their away form has been a huge worrying factor. Only one victory in five matches while one match was abandoned in Bengaluru. They desperately need this one to go their way. 


Baidurjo: Yes, and the Sunrisers produced a great performance in their last match, beating table toppers Mumbai Indians easily to stay in the hunt. Theirs has been a topsy-turvy season, when they have done well they have looked unbeatable but when they haven't got it right, it has been really ugly


The usual suspects are here, Arnab Sen and Baidurjo Bhose, and we will try to analyse this match for you. Although there isn't much to analyse as it is a pretty simple equation. 

Gujarat Lions have nothing to play for while Sunrisers have it all to play for 


Hello and welcome to our live preview of the all important clash between Gujarat Lions and Sunrisers Hyderabad.

While Gujarat will play for pride as they have already been knocked out, the defending champions Sunrisers have it all to play for as a victory will assure them a place in the play-offs

IPL 2017: Gujarat Lions vs Sunrisers Hyderabad - Live Preview

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Gujarat Lions host Rising Pune Supergiant in a blockbuster Indian Premier League clash at the Green Park stadium in Kanpur with the defending champions having it all to play for.

We at CricketNext will dissect the upcoming contest through our statistics based analysis where we discuss which team has greater chances of coming out on top.

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