Match prediction: SRH to win
Toss prediction: SRH to win the toss and bat first
Sunrisers Hyderabad will lock horns with the Lucknow Super Giants in their penultimate home game of the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) season. It is a crucial game for both teams in terms of playoff qualification with LSG being in fifth place after 11 matches while SRH is in ninth place with only four wins from 10 matches.
Date & Time: May 13, 3:30 PM IST
Venue: Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad.
- 1 SRH vs LSG match preview
- 2 Pitch and expected weather conditions
- 3 PBKS vs MI Dream11 prediction
- 4 Match prediction: Sunrisers Hyderabad to win
SRH vs LSG match preview
Sunrisers Hyderabad have been pretty much inconsistent in their trade this season. They have botched up pretty straightforward chases and find themselves in ninth place with only four wins from 10 matches. Though they have an extra game in hand at the moment, the team has no option but to win all their remaining matches to make it to the playoffs. However, they won their last game against the Royals chasing 215 runs and that must have given them a lot of confidence heading into this encounter.
SRH Possible 11: Anmolpreet Singh, Abhishek Sharma, Rahul Tripathi, Heinrich Klaasen (WK), Aiden Markram (C), Glenn Phillips, Abdul Samad, Marco Jansen, Mayank Markande, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, T Natarajan
Lucknow Super Giants
Lucknow Super Giants have lost their way a bit after a bright start. Ever since their skipper KL Rahul got ruled out of the season, they have been unstable. The team has gained only one point in the last three matches that too due to a washout against CSK where their position was not too great. They have lost the other two completed matches and are in dire need of two points. They are coming into this game after conceding 227 runs against GT and losing the encounter by 56 runs.
LSG Possible 11: Kyle Mayers, Quinton de Kock (WK), Deepak Hooda, Marcus Stoinis, Nicholas Pooran, Ayush Badoni, Krunal Pandya (C), Ravi Bishnoi, Yash Thakur, Mohsin Khan, Avesh Khan
Pitch and expected weather conditions
It hasn’t been the easiest pitch to bat in the last couple of matches at least in Hyderabad. Last three matches at the venue have been a close affair with the team batting first defending totals, only by just though registering wins by 14 runs, 7 runs and 5 runs respectively.
It will be extremely hot in Hyderabad with this being an afternoon match. The temperatures are predicted to be around 40 Degrees Celsius with no rain in the forecast.
PBKS vs MI Dream11 prediction
Wicket keepers: Quinton de Kock, Heinrich Klaasen, Glenn Phillips
Batters: Rahul Tripathi, Abhishek Sharma
All-rounders: Aiden Markram, Kyle Mayers, Marcus Stoinis, Krunal Pandya
Bowlers: Ravi Bishnoi, Maank Markande
Recommended captain: Aiden Markram
Recommended vice-captain: Krunal Pandya
It is always better to have players in your Dream11 team depending on the nature of the surface. In the wicketkeeper category, we are spoilt for choices. The likes of Quinton de Kock, Klaasen and Phillips cannot be ignored thanks to their hitting abilities. However, if one feels, Nicholas Pooran also can be picked in place of Phillips.
Rahul Tripathi and Abhishek Sharma bat in the top three for SRH and have to be picked based on recent form especially for the latter. The all-rounders again must not be ignored given their talent. SRH skipper Aiden Markram can contribute in both the facets of the game while Kyle Mayers has time and again provided LSG with brilliant starts.
Marcus Stoinis bowls those crucial overs and scores runs at crunch moments for his side while Krunal Pandya was the player of the match last time LSG faced SRH. He is also the vice-captaincy option for this match while Markram can be the captain option.
With the pitch likely to be on the slower side, the two spinners Ravi Bishnoi and Mayank Markande have been picked in the side.
Match prediction: Sunrisers Hyderabad to win
LSG might be on the fifth position at the moment but their confidence is not high compared to SRH who chased down 215 runs in the last game. SRH are also in a must-win situation and they are playing in front of home crowd which is likely to bring the best out of their players. While LSG also have a good chance to stamp their authority after a tough last few games, this could just be the game where SRH plays their best cricket.
Toss prediction: SRH to win the toss and bat first
With this being an afternoon game, it is always a good idea to bat first. With sun beating down hard, the pitch is expected to slow down as the game progresses. Hence, SRH skipper Aiden Markram will win the toss and opt to bat first and then defend the total.
Man of the match prediction: Abhishek Sharma
Abhishek Sharma is a bright youngster who has provided SRH with brilliant starts. Even in the last game, he scored 55 runs opening the innings chasing 215 runs. The left-hander taking on the bowlers in the powerplay could just prove to be the difference in the game against LSG. Hence, his knock might create the biggest impact and help him earn the Man of the Match award in this encounter.
Sunrisers Hyderabad: 2.00
Lucknow Super Giants: 1.81
According to the betting odds, Lucknow Super Giants are the favourites to win the match but not by much. The odds are in favour of LSG only because they are at a higher position in the points table. But things will change quickly once SRH takes the field on Saturday afternoon. Hence, we are backing SRH to win the game against LSG.