Titans still strong
SRH all but out
Gujarat Titans v Sunrisers Hyderabad
Monday 15 April, 15:00
TV: Live on Sky Sports
Gujarat should be grateful for Sunrisers being in town. By the time they play they could be off top spot with Mumbai breathing down their neck. They are without Josh Little who is on Ireland duty.
Probable XII: Saha, Gill, Hardik, Shankar, Miller, Manohar, Tewatia, Rashid, Shami, Mohit, Noor, Joseph 8Potential sub
Sunrisers should have been put out of their misery a long time ago. Defeat here kills them off although qualification requires a mathematical miracle. They once again managed to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory against Lucknow with bizarre tactics and the use of the impact player.
Probable XI: Abhishek, Anmolpreet, Tripathi, Markram, Klaasen, Phillips, Samad, Kumar, Markande, Farooqi, Natarajan
More than 200 has been breached three times in six matches at Ahmedabad so it is fair to reckon that the square is one for the batters. But we'd only be interested in relying on Gujarat to bust the par line in the mid 180s.
How to play
Gujarat are 1.695/7 for this one with Sunrisers 2.35/4. Those odds look to be bang on. Gujarat going off at the second shortest price all tournament is justified given the form book.
Last time out against Mumbai they suffered at the hands of a Suryakumar Yadav masterclass. They should recognise that it was one of those days so confidence should stil be high.
Sportsbook's 10/11 that Gujarat win and both teams score 160 is likely to prove popular. It should only really be fretting about whether SRH can make that number.
Sunrisers' shaky batting opens up the chance for a chunky-priced lower-order wager on top bat. Glenn Phillips fits the bill perfectly at 9/1. He is one of our favourite bets on this market wherever he plays.