SRH vs GT 66th Match IPL 2024 Highlights 5-16-2024

Watch cricket video highlights between Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Gujarat Titans. Indian Premier League 2024 sixty sixth match, played at Hyderabad.

KL Rahul claims that there has only been one game in Hyderabad when neither team has reached 200, save from the most recent one, in which it appeared as though SRH may have even pursued 300. Since it has been the highest-scoring ground this season, we should expect another run fest on Thursday night, especially if SRH bats first. The weather is predicted to be hot, muggy, and gloomy with a chance of rain, but not enough to ruin the celebration once more.

A month and a half ago, when the competition had only been going for a week, GT had limited SRH to just 162 in Ahmedabad and, with the help of their top four, had comfortably tracked it down. Since then, the SRH batsmen have essentially redefined T20 batting.

Shubman Gill’s strike rate decreased from 157.80 in the 2023 IPL to 147.40 in the current IPL season, despite a record number of runs and sixes being struck. Gill would want to end this IPL season on a high note because he is one of the traveling reserves for the next T20 World Cup. He may have done so in order to take on more responsibility as captain, which is common in the IPL. Wristspinner Vijayakanth Viyaskanth made his debut for SRH last week, allowing just 27 runs to be scored in his four overs. Though those are enormous shoes to fill, Viyaskanth’s good performance on Thursday will demonstrate that his economy rate of 5.43 for MI Emirates in the ILT20 this year was not an exception. Viyaskanth entered the season as Wanindu Hasaranga’s successor.

In an attempt to discover their ideal lineup, GT tested the most players of any team this season—23—but they were unable to finish the campaign. They may use this as an opportunity to offer some of the less experienced players—like BR Sharath, Manav Suthar, and Gurnoor Brar—more chances. If things go wrong, as they did against the Mumbai Indians and need to insert a new batsman for Abhishek Sharma, SRH would probably replace a star batsman with a bowler like T Natarajan, Umran Malik, or Jaydev Unadkat.

SRH is most likely to secure a berth in the competitive playoff race, which has five clubs vying for the final two spots: CSK, SRH, DC, RCB, and LSG. They will play both games in their own den, which is reason number two. They are the only side among the five to have two games in hand. There’s a third factor as well: Gujarat Titans and Punjab Kings, two of SRH’s last three opponents on the points table, considerably improve the team’s chances.

The first of those will be GT, who were eliminated from the playoff round following a washout in Ahmedabad, when the captains eventually shared points after waiting the full length of a Twenty20 match. After a solid eight days off the field, SRH will take the field again after crushing LSG by chasing down 166 runs even before the halfway point. After a vacation, they will be rejuvenated and full of confidence. They will be hoping that GT hasn’t reserved their best for their last league game.

The way that SRH and GT have approached their sixes thus far this season demonstrates a great deal of their differences. With only 67, GT comes in last place in the IPL, compared to the highest total of 146 sixes by SRH—just one more than Travis Head and Abhishek Sharma combined. The plot is consistent throughout the game’s three stages, and the outcome will depend on how much GT is able to limit the SRH top order during powerplay.