Sunrisers Hyderabad Team 2019: The Sportsrush presents before you SRH’s Predicted Playing 11 for their 14th match of IPL 2019 vs RCB.
Sunrisers have brought upon themselves a tricky situation. They need to put their best foot forward and win this match to have a great chance of qualifying for the playoffs on account of a high net run rate. Losing this match might mean that one of the favourites of the tournament do not even manage to qualify for the playoffs.
The absence of Warner and Bairstow is hurting them bad and they need to find a way to fight their way out of the situation and win their last league match against RCB. In case rain plays spoilsport, SRH will have to hope KKR and KXIP do not reach 14 points at any cost.
Sunrisers Hyderabad Team 2019
Martin Guptill got a game after warming the bench for almost 5 weeks. He got a start but failed to capitalise. He needs to convert the small knock into a big one and give a great boost to SRH in the first few overs along with Wriddhiman Saha who is also expected to score a quickfire innings at the top.
In the second half of the IPL, Manish Pandey has come on his own and displayed some fantastic shots. He has been absolutely brilliant and it seems like the old Manish Pandey who could alone guide his team to victory is back. He led SRH to a tie in the last match and would want to do one better and take them to the playoffs here.
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The middle order has been a concern for SRH since day 1. They have not shown up at all. Even Kane Williamson has had a pathetic season with the bat but the captain now needs to step up on the big occasion.
Vijay Shankar’s batting form would be making Virat Kohli and the Indian selectors sweat as he is not able to connect the ball properly at all. He needs to probe his critics wrong and now is the best time to do that.
Abhishek Sharma can be a great batsman but he needs to be backed and the seniors in the team need to guide him. The youngster can hit the ball long and hard on his day. Mohammad Nabi played a brilliant innings the other night and almost helped SRH get to a win with Manish Pandey. Nabi can play the important role of a finisher.
SRH’s bowling attack is one of the best in the IPL. Bhuvneshwar Kumar is slowly looking like his old self again but he needs to pick up more wickets at the death and the powerplay oves. Khaleel Ahmed has been brilliant with the ball and has consistently picket up wickets even if it comes at the cost of leaking a few extra runs. He is a wicket-taker and he needs to keep up the good work.
Basil Thampi got smashed for 40 runs off 4 overs in his first match this season but he has a lot of potential. SRH would do the right thing by backing him for this big match.
Rashid Khan has been impeccable with the ball as usual. He has been able to slow down the scoring rate even though he does not have too many wickets to show for his efforts. Nabi will complement his Afghan teammate in the spin department which includes Abhishek Sharma as well.
Sunrisers Hyderabad Team 2019 – 1) Martin Guptill 2) Wriddhiman Saha (wk) 3) Manish Pandey 4) Kane
Williamson (c) 5) Vijay Shankar 6) Abhishek Sharma 7) Mohammad Nabi 8) Rashid Khan 9) Bhuvneshwar Kumar 10) Basil Thampi 11) Khaleel Ahmed