The playoff race is getting interesting day-by-day with KXIP breathing down the necks of KKR, RPS and SRH. The table toppers Mumbai have already qualified for the playoffs but there are four teams battling it out for the other three spots left. The Gujarat Lions cannot make it to the playoffs this year.
The Sunrisers Hyderabad are up against the Gujarat Lions at Kanpur in what will be the last league match for both the teams. While the Gujarat Lions are out of contention for a playoff berth, SRH will look to seal one for themselves on the night.
Sunrisers have a clean slate against the Lions when it comes to head-to-head clashes as they have won all the three encounters that have taken place so far. The last time when both the teams met was in the first week of IPL 10 in which SRH put up a dominant all-round performance to cruise to a 9-wicket victory.
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Hyderabad are high on confidence as they are coming on the back of an impressive win over the Mumbai Indians while the Gujarat Lions are coming into this match after enduring a Shreyas Iyer assault which saw them losing the match even after posting 195 on the board against the Delhi Daredevils. The depleted Gujarat Lions will want to finish their horrible campaign on a high.
Let’s have a look at the probable XI of both the teams for Kanpur clash.
|Sunrisers Hyderabad||Gujarat Lions|
|Players||FYS Fantasy Points||Players||FYS Fantasy Points|
|David Warner||813||Dwayne Smith||302|
|Shikhar Dhawan||628||Ishan Kishan||320|
|Moises Henriques||407||Suresh Raina (C)||632|
|Yuvraj Singh||389||Dinesh Karthik||537|
|Vijay Shankar||33||Aaron Finch||478|
|Mohammad Nabi||50||Ravindra Jadeja||315|
|Naman Ojha||149||James Faulkner||199|
|Bhuvneshwar Kumar||545||Dhawal Kulkarni||77|
|Rashid Khan||391||Pradeep Sangwan||102|
|Siddarth Kaul||348||Basil Thampi||287|
|Mohammed Siraj||132||Ankit Soni||14|