Sunrisers Hyderabad and Gujarat Titans face each other in match number 21 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 season on Monday.

Sunrisers Hyderabad and Gujarat Titans face each other in match number 21 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 season on Monday. The match is being held at the DY Patil Sports Academy in Mumbai. After losing their first two games, SRH beat Chennai Super Kings to earn valuable points. Meanwhile, GT are unbeaten in three matches this season. 

This is a massive game for both sides as they seek two valuable points and make their presence on the table. Here we present a complete analysis.

Analysis of SRH

SRH showed what they can be capable of against a lacklustre CSK side. SRH boast of a quality bowling attack as they restricted CSK to 154/7. Washington Sundar had a good game and will aim to chip in once again. T Natarajan and Bhuvneshwar Kumar are good pace-bowling options. These two can be a threat to the Titans. If SRH are to come out stronger, they need a valuable show with the ball. Keeping the Titans quiet will be quite a task.

In terms of batting, the onus will lie on Rahul Tripathi, who can be a match-winner on any given day. Aiden Markram and Nicholas Pooran hold key attributes as well. They need to chip in that middle order for the side. Kane Williamson’s presence upfront will be crucial too. If he gets quality runs, that will put the GT bowlers under pressure.

Analysis of GT

The Hardik Pandya-led Titans have been superb so far, being unbeaten. The manner in which Shubman Gill has batted is terrific. He has scored two match-winning scores after a duck in the opener. Gill has been sleek and classy, showing his mettle. Hardik Pandya has done reasonably well at number four. In David Miller and Rahul Tewatia, GT have two match-winners who can play the big shots and deliver. Sai Sudarshan has a key role at number three.

The bowling of GT is strong. Mohammed Shami and Lockie Ferguson have been amongst the wickets. Pandya is finding his form with the ball, and he looks meaner and leaner with each passing game. Rashid Khan leads the spin unit. He has been looking good as usual. Darshan Nalkande impressed in his first game this season, and he lends a voice in that pace unit. 

Head-to-head record

The two teams haven’t met in the IPL and this is a maiden meeting. 

What is the expected playing XI of both sides?

SRH predicted playing XI: Abhishek Sharma, Kane Williamson (c), Rahul Tripathi, Aiden Markram, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Shashank Singh, Washington Sundar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Marco Jansen, Umran Malik, T Natarajan

GT predicted playing XI: Matthew Wade (wk), Shubman Gill, Sai Sudharsan, Hardik Pandya (c), David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Abhinav Manohar, Rashid Khan, Lockie Ferguson, Mohammed Shami, Darshan Nalkande

Which team is the predicted winner?

SRH did fight back and claimed two crucial points versus CSK but GT are a unit buzzing with confidence. GT have what it takes to pull off another win here and continue their unbeaten run. Shami and Ferguson are bowling well, and the two can make early inroads. Rashid has a point to prove versus his former side. Shubman is in dream form and can make a difference. We feel GT can get past the line here and win.

Key details about the pitch, timing, and TV listing

As per reports, there’s a lot of grass on this pitch. The wicket will not be quick, but fairly easy-paced. The spinners will enjoy bowling on this wicket, and there might be a bit of turn for them on offer. Anything around the 150-160 mark will be a good score for the side batting first.

The match will be telecast live on the Star Sports Network. Viewers can stream the same on the Disney+ Hotstar app (paid subscription). The match will start at 7:30 PM IST.

The major batting stats on offer

Kane Williamson (1,935) needs 65 runs to clock the mark of 2,000. He can also surpass the tally of Mike Hussey (1,977). Gill, who has 180 runs in IPL 2022, is aiming to get past 200 runs. His application versus Bhuvneshwar Kumar will be key. Gill has managed to score 31 runs off 33 balls by Bhuvneshwa, while the latter has dismissed him one time.

The major bowling stats on offer

Rashid Khan has raced to 98 wickets in the IPL and is two shy of the 100-mark. He can become the 17th bowler to get past 100 IPL scalps. He has conceded 31 runs off his 22 balls bowled to Tripathi, while Rashid has dismissed the SRH man one time. Mohammed Shami, who has 85 wickets, will be aiming to dismiss Williamson for the 4th time in IPL.

Dream11 Fantasy XI (Option 1)

Batters: Nicholas Pooran, Shubman Gill (c), Kane Williamson, Rahul Tripathi, Aiden Markram

All-rounders: Hardik Pandya, Washington Sundar

Bowlers: Rashid Khan, Lockie Ferguson, Mohammed Shami, T Natarajan

Dream11 Fantasy XI (Option 2)

Batters: Nicholas Pooran, Shubman Gill (c), Kane Williamson, Rahul Tripathi, David Miller

All-rounders: Hardik Pandya, Rahul Tewatia

Bowlers: Rashid Khan, Mohammed Shami, T Natarajan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar

Dream11 Fantasy XI: Captain choices

Shubman Gill: Gill is the second-highest run-getter this season, scoring 180 runs in 3 matches at an average of 60 and a strike rate of 166. The opener will be a good choice in terms of captaincy.

Rahul Tripathi: Tripathi will aim to shoulder the responsibility with the bat for SRH. He has already chipped in with a few cameos so far, scoring 83 runs in 3 matches at an average of 41.5 and a strike rate of 172. He can be a big-game player.

Dream11 fantasy: Vice-captain choices

Mohammed Shami: The veteran Indian pacer is in good form, picking up 6 wickets in 3 matches at an average of 15.17 in this edition. He can make the difference by striking early on.

T Natarajan: The left-arm pacer has been bowling really well and looks to have gained some momentum. He will be aiming to get back to his best in the death overs. He has taken 6 wickets in 3 matches at an average of 16.5.

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