Kane Williamson: “Potential dew factor can make a difference. But want to put skills with the ball up front. (CSK win) Largely it was about growth. We improved in the second game and a win in the third. Hope to do that today too. We need to be adaptable to the grounds. Same XI.”
Hardik Pandya: “We would’ve bowled as well. Playing here for the first time so doesn’t matter, batting first is okay. (Success as captain) Always good to win but for us results are important but processes are more important. We have got the results since we have been following the plans. This game is more important for us, we need to show we are putting in the hard work. (Tewatia as a finisher) The way he is batting, the confidence he says, show courage and character. Being confident is helping him. Same XI.”
Gujarat Titans vs Sunrisers Hyderabad Highlights today, Monday 11-4-2022. 21st Match (N), Tata Indian Premier League from Dr DY Patil Sports Academy, Mumbai.
Toss: Sunrisers Hyderabad opt to bowl.
Gujarat Titans team: 1 Shubman Gill, 2 Matthew Wade (wk), 3 Sai Sudharsan, 4 Abhinav Manohar, 5 Hardik Pandya (capt), 6 David Miller, 7 Rahul Tewatia, 8 Rashid Khan, 9 Darshan Nalkande, 10 Lockie Ferguson, 11 Mohammed Shami.
Sunrisers Hyderabad team: 1 Abhishek Sharma, 2 Kane Williamson (capt), 3 Rahul Tripathi, 4 Nicholas Pooran (wk), 5 Aiden Markram, 6 Washington Sundar, 7 Shashank Singh, 8 Marco Jansen, 9 Bhuvneshwar Kumar, 10 Umran Malik, 11 T Natarajan.
Head to head
Total matches played: 0
GT Won: 0
SRH Won: 0
Abhinav Manohar: “I was lucky today, won’t be so lucky every time – three chances. We wanted to bat together till the 17th over. The pitch is pretty good, with our bowling lineup, we would like to restrict them. 162 is defendable, but will depend on the first six overs.”
Kane Williamson is named Player of the Match: “It was I thought all in all a good game of cricket. I thought we were good with the ball and so were they. It was hard to get a rhythm and so we just tried to build partnerships but good to see signs of improvement. The guys are nice and clear on their roles. Naturally, there are always a number of challenges playing the best in the world and you’re always under pressure but they adjusted nicely. It was quite tough to hit through the line. It was a fair game of cricket and if you could pick up wickets you could squeeze them a little bit. I think [Tripathi] might just be a cramp. Hopefully, it is minor and he can recover quickly. I’m not quite sure about Washington Sundar but hopefully, he recovers quickly. We’re seeing a variety of surfaces throughout the comp so I’m just trying to adjust.”
Nicholas Pooran: “We as a batting group wanted to learn from our mistakes in the past and make partnerships. It was challenging because it was two-paced. The slower balls were sticking in the wicket a bit. We just needed a partnership, not do anything stupid and be there at the end. I try to improve every single day that I train and play. We have some amazing coaches that sit with us and have some amazing conversations. Brian is helping us tremendously, not just me but all the young batters. The first over [in the field] went wrong for us, but having said that with the dropped catches and extras, 160 on that wicket was fabulous for the bowlers.”
Hardik Pandya: “Batting wise I think we were 7-10 runs short and would’ve made a difference in the end. Bowling-wise, we had a good start but had two bad overs. I think they bowled well [in the last 5 overs]. The bounce was varied and their bowlers with different heights. Credit to them for the way they bowled. Our motto has been the same which is to learn from the mistakes we make no matter the result. In a couple of days, we have our next game. Relax and enjoy the game.”
Match Timings: 14:00 GMT | 19:30 Local
Umpires – Chirra Ravikanthreddy, Rod Tucker
TV Umpires – Virender Sharma
Match Referee – Daniel Manohar
Reserve Umpire – Nikhil Patwardhan
Match number – Tata IPL 2022 – Seasone 15, 21st Match