Hyderabad: One has started the season with a pounding win, the other with an embarrassing misfortune at home. Sunrisers Hyderabad obviously have the upperhand when they have weak Gujarat Lions on Sunday evening here.
The Lions have much to contemplate subsequent to being pursued savagely by the Kolkata Knights on Friday night. They should rapidly regroup and thunder to ensure their region in the wilderness that the IPL most likely is. This time the Eagles are drifting, tingling to pick and bother as they parade their “Ruler” labels by righteousness of being safeguarding champions.
The injured Lions haven’t had much time to recoup however. Having voyage the distance down south and afterward playing the primary diversion up on the day would charge for Gujarat, who have the chances stacked against them. They didn’t practice or hold the standard match-eve press conferenceon Saturday.
On the field, the home side are relaxing in the sun having got to a smooth begin. Shikhar Dhawan, Moises Henriques, Yuvraj Singh and the other top request batsmen have done well however the others haven’t been tried yet. They may not be on Sunday as well. At the danger of sounding unreasonable, the Gujarat Lions couldn’t get to the No.3 batsman in their match against KKR. That ought to debilitate for the bowlers and also defenders who mishandled a couple chances with a solid aggregate (183) to shield.
Having yielded a world record pursue, the Lions would have a relook at their group structure and will more likely than exclude allrounder James Faulkner for the amusement trying to add a few teeth to their assault. Losing the flexible Ravindra Jadeja and Dwayne Bravo — to rest and harm separately — hasn’t helped either.
With the bat, Suresh Raina, Dinesh Karthik and the risky Brendon McCullum can be a modest bunch however should post significantly more keeps running on the board to delete the mental scars of the KKR crash. That would mean breaking a smaller, circling Eagle assault. It’s noticeable all around.