The teams: Gujarat Lions vs Sunrisers Hyderabad. GL have 3 wins in 3 games. With their winning ways and star-studded line-up, GL are beginning to feel a lot like the old CSK. SRH will be on a high after their win against MI and will be looking to maintain their winning momentum. However, if SRH hope to end GL’s winning streak they will need to find their batting form- except Warner, SRH’s batting line up hasn’t clicked. SRH have a strong player in Kane Williamson on the bench but he is a foreign player and playing him instead of Dhawan will mean that either Eoin Morgan or Moises Henriques will have to miss out.
The Venue: Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Rajkot. GL’s home stadium and host to only two T20 games so far. In their last outing at home, GL registered a comfortable win over RPS by 7 wickets. Out of a total of 8 wickets in the last game here, 6 of them were taken by spinners.
Our picks for your fantasy cricket team
David Warner – You can love him , you can hate him but you just can’t ignore David Warner! Following his fifty against RCB with an innings of 90* in 59 balls against MI, he looks unstoppable. He also seems to be thriving on the responsibility of captaincy and will be hoping that he can inspire the others around him step up with the bat.
James Faulkner – Faulkner has had a relatively quite start to the IPL but looks like he is starting to get into his stride. His back-of-the hand slower balls and cutters can pick up a lot of wickets and his powerful batting down the order is a massive asset for GL. Faulkner has the knack of picking up clumps of wickets and somehow we get the feeling he is going to play a huge role in this game!
Deepak Hooda – Our *wildcard* pick for the game, Deepak Hooda is an emerging allrounder. Coming in towards the end, he made a quickfire 17 *off 9 balls in the last game against MI batting at number 5. This cameo tells us that if he gets more time in the middle, Hooda can make a real difference to your fantasy line-up.
Fan comment of the day:
Siddhesh Kunte says on Facebook: “I want tickets to tonight’s match.”
Don’t we all, Sidhesh? MI v RCB should be a cracker!
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