SRH vs GT Match Preview- IPL 2024, Match 66

Updated - 16 May 2024, 03:06 PM

Pat Cummins-Shubman Gill
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The SRH vs GT IPL 2024 reverse fixture will be played in Hyderabad on May 16, Thursday. This is the final league game for the Gujarat Titans while the penultimate league game for SRH. 

SRH vs GT Date and Venue

The SRH vs GT IPL 2024 match will be played at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad on May 16 from 7.30 pm IST. This is a must-win game for both teams, and the match's loser will be eliminated from the tournament. 

SRH vs GT Match Preview- IPL 2024, Match 66

Sunrisers Hyderabad 

SRH has been superb at home this season winning three four out of their five home games at home They have played with a certain sense of domination against other teams in Hyderabad. They won their previous game by 10 wickets against LSG chasing down 166. 

The batters and bowlers are in good form heading into this game. The players have a certain sense of security and confidence whenever they play at home and this has been visible this season from SRH. 

They lost two games chasing but their emphatic chase against LSG have put all doubts to bed. They have the upper hand against GT playing at home. 

SRH Squad 

Pat Cummins (c), Abdul Samad, Abhishek Sharma, Aiden Markram, Marco Jansen, Rahul Tripathi, Washington Sundar, Glenn Phillips, Sanvir Singh, Heinrich Klaasen, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mayank Agarwal, T. Natarajan, Anmolpreet Singh, Mayank Markande, Upendra Singh Yadav, Umran Malik, Nitish Kumar Reddy, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Shahbaz Ahmed, Travis Head, Vijayakanth Viyaskanth, Jaydev Unadkat, Akash Singh, Jhathavedh Subramanyan

Gujarat Titans 

GT won emphatically against Chennai Super Kings at home. However, due to their rained-out match at home against KKR, they were eliminated from the tournament. They are still stuck on 11 points and even if they win this game, they will get to 13 points which might not be enough to go through to the playoffs.

They won against SRH in the previous game. However, the side has put together some very indifferent performances in the last few games. 

The opening combination was changed in the match against CSk which yielded results. The bowling group came together as well. However, the team still has a lot to do in their final league game and needs other results to go their way as well.

GT Squad 

Shubman Gill (c), David Miller, Matthew Wade, Wriddhiman Saha, Kane Williamson, Abhinav Manohar, B. Sai Sudharsan, Darshan Nalkande, Vijay Shankar, Jayant Yadav, Rahul Tewatia, Noor Ahmad, Sai Kishore, Rashid Khan, Joshua Little, Mohit Sharma, Azmatullah Omarzai, Umesh Yadav, Shahrukh Khan, Sushant Mishra, Kartik Tyagi, Manav Suthar, Spencer Johnson, Sandeep Warrier, BR Sharath.

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SRH vs GT Key Battles

Travis Head vs Rashid Khan 

Head has been dismissive against the pace bowlers this season so far. Thus GT might be keen to get him to face RashdKhan and trap him against spin leg spin and googlies. 

Abhishek Sharma vs Mohit Sharma 

The southpaw has been another aggressive better for SRH. He has batted against the pacers and the spinners with equal ease and will fancy his chances against Mohit Sharma. 

Shubman Gill vs Bhuvneshwar Kumar 

Bhuvi might target target to dismiss Gill with his inswing deliveries as he did it against Jos Buttler and Sanju Samson against RR. Gill's returned to form against CSK and his wicket will be key for SRH. 

SRH vs GT Key Players 

For SRH, Travis Head and Abhishek Sharma are key with the bat. With the ball, Bhuvi, Patr Cummins, and Natarajan are the key options.

For GT, Shubman Gill and Sai Sudharsan hole the key with the bat up top. With the ball, the spin twins of Rashid and Noor are key along with the veteran Mohit Sharma. 

SRH vs GT Weather and Pitch Report

Rain is likely to play spoilsport in the SRH vs GT contest There is almost a 40 percent chance of rain in the evening with temperatures aroudn30 to 32 degrees. 

Speaking about the pitch, the venue has been a high-scoring ground this season with scores of 200-plus posted regularly by SRH. SRH posted 277 against M I at this venue and if they bat first a score of close to 250 might well be posted. 

Conclusion

This is a must-win game for both teams. A win for SRH will take them to 16 points with one game in hand. A win for GT will take them to 12 points. However, a loss for GT will eliminate them from the season.

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