Gujarat one win away from the playoffs (Photo: PTI)
New Delhi: This is the second season of Gujarat Titans in IPL, but looking at their game it does not seem so. Because, as brilliantly as it has written the script of its success, perhaps no other team has written such a script. Gujarat Titans are standing close to reaching the playoffs in their second consecutive season.
In IPL 2023, this team under the command of Hardik Pandya is competing with Sunrisers Hyderabad. If he wins this match to be held in Ahmedabad, then he will be in the IPL playoffs for the second time in a row. Meaning he will have a golden chance to defend his title.
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GT vs SRH in IPL
This is the first meeting of these two teams in the 16th season. Earlier, there were 2 collisions between these two teams in the last season, in which Gujarat won in one, Hyderabad in the other. That is, the competition in figures has been Fifty-Fifty. But, the current form and performance of both the teams tells a different story.
Latest picture of GT and SRH in points table
In IPL 2023, Gujarat Titans have played 12 matches so far and have 16 points. Meaning if he defeats the Sunrisers, he will take the playoff ticket with 18 points. At the same time, the hopes of Sunrisers Hyderabad reaching the playoffs are no longer in his hands only. This team will have to win all its own matches, along with it will have to pray for the results of other teams to fall in its favor. At present, it has only 8 points after playing 11 matches.
There will be purpose with the match
For Gujarat Titans, the match against SRH will be special not only because winning it will get them a playoff ticket, but they will also have a purpose in this match. Actually, the Gujarat team is going to play this match not in blue jersey but in lavender jersey. Its purpose behind this will be to spread awareness about cancer.
As far as both the teams are concerned, Gujarat looks very balanced and informed. On the other hand, Sunrisers have match winners, but their inability to perform as a team tells the story of their failures so far this season.
Ahmedabad pitch and weather
Talking about the pitch and weather of Ahmedabad, it is hot here in both the cases. Means the heat of the batsmen will be visible as well as the temperature of the weather will also be slightly high. Gujarat has scored more than 175 runs batting first in 5 out of 6 matches here. It is not that if the competition is in his house then he cannot be defeated. They have also lost two matches against KKR and DC in Ahmedabad this season.
GT vs SRH: Dream 11 Prediction
If you are thinking of making Dream XI in the match between Gujarat and Hyderabad, then you can take tips regarding its selection from here. Seeing the current form for the captain, Hardik Pandya will be the perfect choice. At the same time, the option of vice-captain can be Rashid Khan.
Keeper- Heinrich Klaasen
Batsmen- Shubman Gill, David Miller, Glenn Phillips, Aiden Markram
All-rounders – Hardik Pandya (Captain), Rashid Khan, Vijay Shankar
Bowlers- Noor Ahmed, Mohammed Shami, Bhuvneshwar Kumar
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