Hyderabad: Gujarat lost the number one spot for two consecutive defeats would like to return to winning ways in today’s match against sunrisers while the host team is awaiting the return of their star batsman Yuvraj Singh.
Yuvraj singh after being injured in a match against Australia in the Twenty20 world cup has not played a single match in IPL-9.
By far in IPL-9, gujarat Lions have won 6 matches out of 9 in the current season.
Sunrisers Hyderabad has defeated Royal Challengers by 15 runs in the last match. After two defeats in the scoresheet Lions slipped to second place, while Sunrisers is in fifth place with 4 wins. Captain David Warner and Shikhar Dhawan are in great form. Warner has scored 92 runs in 50 balls in the last match against Bangalore. Yuvraj's return will strengthen the team.
Hyderabad has Ashish Nehra, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Rahman Mustfijur and Henriques as good bowler. Lions have 12 points with six wins and three defeats in nine games. With Brendon McCullum and Dwayne Smith at the top, Lions have one of the most destructive opening pairs in the tournament.. In the middle overs, Raina and Dinesh Karthik have contributed. All-rounder Dwayne Bravo and Ravindra Jadeja's poor form is a concern. And Dhaval Kulkarni bowling with Praveen Kumar and Kaushik Shivil is also effective.