Gujarat Lions will play Sunrisers Hyderabad in the second qualifier of the Indian Premier League 2016. The latest Gujarat Lions v Sunrisers Hyderabad betting tips for this IPL encounter can be checked below.
The performance of Gujarat Lions over the last few matches has been quite exceptional, having managed to finish the league at top place with 18 points. Their season has been particularly impressive, and they have been one of the favorites since their very first match. However, pressure got to them as they squandered one of the two chances to reach the final on Tuesday.
Facing Royal Challengers Bangalore, they were made to bat first, where they put up only 158 runs on the board. With their opening batsmen out in single digits, Dwayne Smith was the only one who fought back, and his 73 in 41 balls made all the difference. When they came to bowl, Dhawal Kulkarni, against all odds took three crucial wickets, giving his side a fighting chance. However, they eventually lost the game, owing to AB de Villiers’ match winning innings.
On the other hand, Sunrisers Hyderabad had every opportunity to see themselves through to the first qualifier, but towards the closing stage of the league, their form plateaued. Finishing at the third place, they faced Kolkata Knight Riders in a crucial Eliminator.
The stage was set, but the tricky pitch in the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium made it tricky for the batsmen. Hyderabad batted first and their efforts led them to score 162 runs. Yuvraj Singh and Moises Henriques played a decent innings, as Shikhar Dhawan failed to shine with the bat in this game. In the second innings, the bowlers did an excellent job as they managed to win the game by 20 runs, with Bhuvenshwar Kumar and taking Henriques taking five wickets in total.
The two sides this season have been particularly impressive, as they showed consistency in batting and bowling. Hyderabad had almost lost their momentum, but this win put them right back in the game. Lions too have had erratic spells this season, which makes this encounter an evenly matched one.
Gujarat Lions v Sunrisers Hyderabad head-to-head
Hyderabad have won on both the occasions this season, and lead 2-0 in the head to head tally. This psychological advantage here.
Gujarat Lions v Sunrisers Hyderabad betting tips for the IPL 2016 match one:
Hyderabad to win with bet365: 2.05.
The match begins at 8.00 pm local time (2.30 pm GMT) on Friday, May 27.