When Sunrisers🌄Hyderabad take on the marauding Gujarat🦁Lions at their own den in Rajkot, the focus will be on SRH's faltering talisman, Shikhar Dhawan😳. The left-handed opening batsman has been woefully out of form in this IPL - 16 runs in 3 matches at an average of 5.33👎. He needs to fire tonight if SRH are to tame the Lions, who are yet to taste defeat. Warner played a masterclass✨ in their previous match against Mumbai but he needs support from the other batsmen. On the bowling front, 'Cutter-man' Mustafizur Rahman has been brilliant🙌 so far while Barinder Sran and Bhuvneshwar Kumar have also done well.
But worryingly😟 for Gujarat Lions, Finch (who was the man of the match in all 3 games) is nursing a hamstring and is a doubt for this match. Dwayne Smith could feature if Finch does not make it😯. On the other hand, they will be relieved😌 to welcome back Ravindra Jadeja after his wedding. The bowling and batting have clicked well for GL in the 3 matches so far with James Faulkner's flat performances the only cause for worry for them😨.
The Lions are favourites to continue their undefeated run but a surprise is never far away in T20 cricket🏏.