SRH vs GT, IPL 2024: In battle of contrasts, Sunrisers Hyderabad seems to be to verify playoffs spot with win towards Gujarat Titans


The Sunrisers Hyderabad and Gujarat Titans face-off is a narrative of contrasts.

One staff is getting ready to reserving a playoffs berth whereas the opposite has already been eradicated. Their totally different batting approaches is one other main facet that places SRH and GT on reverse ends of the spectrum.

When these two groups meet right here on the Rajiv Gandhi Worldwide Cricket Stadium on Thursday, the Pat Cummins-led facet is not going to solely look to seal its top-four place, but additionally avenge the loss it suffered towards Shubman Gill’s staff earlier in IPL 2024.

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With two matches to go, SRH is only one win away from a playoffs spot as a result of its +0.406 Web Run Charge (NRR), which is generally due to its top-order, led by Travis Head and Abhishek Sharma.

The Hyderabad-based franchise has scored a boundary each three balls contained in the PowerPlay, racking up the very best run fee of 11.61 within the first six overs this season. The opening duo’s outing towards Lucknow Tremendous Giants final week, by and enormous, sums up SRH’s batting this 12 months.

A run fee of 9.25 within the middle-overs, adopted by scoring at greater than 12 runs an over within the final 5 overs, offers an concept of how a stable begin has helped the remainder of the batters choose up from the place Head and Abhishek have left off.

In distinction, Titans have the worst run fee – 7.72 – contained in the PowerPlay this season. Gujarat’s template of accumulating runs earlier than going huge on the dying hasn’t labored.

Whereas there have been some creditable particular person performances, particularly by Sai Sudharsan and Shubman Gill, Gujarat hasn’t carried out collectively.

Though Titans do rating greater than 11 runs an over through the ultimate flourish, the batters are principally taking part in catch up. 

But, one factor that the 2 groups do have in widespread is their bowling. SRH has conceded 10.12 runs each over – worst this season – whereas GT has had a middling efficiency, leaking 9.62 runs per six balls, with the likes Rashid Khan unable to manage the scoring fee. 



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