Gujarat Titans vs Sunrisers Hyderabad — Top of the Table Clash Sees Two Unlikely Franchises Square Up at Wankhede

April 27, 2022
Zohaib Ahmed

Indian Premier League 2022
Match 40
Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai

Gujarat Titans Gujarat Titans
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Sunrisers Hyderabad Sunrisers Hyderabad

When an expansion franchise and the previous year’s worst side meet, the expectation generally is for it to be a low-key affair between two sides languishing on the points table. However, this one here is a top-of-the-table clash despite Gujarat Titans playing their maiden campaign and Sunrisers Hyderabad finishing at the bottom last year.

This Indian Premier League fixture will be played at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai on April 27 (Wednesday). The match is to begin at 7:30pm IST.

Teams Status

Gujarat Titans

The Titans lead the league with 12 points to their name after seven fixtures, of which they have lost just once. That sole defeat was to none other than Hyderabad themselves in their first clash of the season.

In that game, the target set by Gujarat of 163 was 10 of 15 runs short. They still stretched the game and had Hyderabad wait until the final over of the match for the win but still they were second-best in their only game so far this season.

Since that defeat, they have notched a hat-trick of wins, the most recent of which was against Kolkata Knight Riders. And like so many of their wins, that one, too, was the construct of their bowling unit, who is one of the best in the league.

Rashid Khan, Mohammad Shami, Lockie Ferguson and Alzarri Joseph make for one helluva unit and Hyderabad batters should be wary.

Sunrisers Hyderabad

Talk about incredible bowling units and here is another one. If Gujarat have what they have, Hyderabad, too, are no slouches in the department. Actually, numbers say that their ball hurlers namely Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umran Malik, Marco Jansen and T Natarajan collectively form the best bowling attack so far in this IPL.

When it comes to bat, while Gujarat has had a few heroes doing most of the heavy lifting, Hyderabad has more of a band of brothers.

Rahul Tripathi, Aiden Markram, Nicholas Pooran, and Abhishek Sharma have all been making important contributions.

Hyderabad are likely to still be without Washington Sundar for this game.

What Do the Sportsbooks Say?

Brand Gujarat Titans Sunrisers Hyderabad
PariMatch 1.83 1.98
PariPesa 1.86 2.068 1.81 2.0
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Gujarat are the league leaders and so they deserve being the favourites in this fixture. Parimatch has Gujarat priced at 1.83 and Hyderabad at 1.98. Paripesa has Gujarat available for 1.86 and Hyderabad for 2.068. Sportsbet, meanwhile, have Gujarat priced at 1.81 and Hyderabad at 2.0.

Tipster’s Angle

Tip: Gujarat Titans to win @ 1.86

Gujarat’s Rahul Tewatia and the other opener not-named Shubman Gill have not done much and still they are where they are. On top of it, they must have revenge on their mind due to their loss in the reverse fixture earlier. Hyderabad captain Kane Williamson is also batting a lot slower in this IPL with a strike rate of just 94.7. That could become a problem for them in any game. Thus, we find more positives and strengths in Gujarat than in Hyderabad. The odds have been sourced from Paripesa.

Tip: Total runs under 330.5 @ 1.90

When two of the best and miserly bowling sides meet, it’s only logical to think that runs could be at a premium. We’re backing the brilliant bowlings units of Gujarat and Hyderabad to prove a nuisance for each other’s batting units. The odds have been sourced from Parimatch.


Rashid Khan, who was a Hyderabad player until last year and now represents Gujarat, had failed in his first match against his former team. The Afghan will be itching for a big improvement and could prove decisive so keep an eye on him.

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