Aiden Markram: Still believed at half-time that we were in with a chance but with four wickets in the powerplay, we went down. We have high-class bowlers and we thought the ball would swing for a while but it didn’t. Gill did well. Credit to Bhuvi for bringing it back. Klaasen is a great player with class, power and a good cricketing brain. Unfortunately, the rest of the group did not support him. Lots of pride still left in the upcoming games. Maybe we’ll give out a few opportunities and guys can finish well but sadly we haven’t been good. Bhuvi showed us the way and Nattu was good as well.
Hardik Pandya: Very proud of the boys. Two in two. Last year was different, we knew there’d be a lot of challenges this year. Boys have put their hands up in different situations. I think we’ve rightly earned the chance of making the playoffs. I spoke about where we stand and that there will be high expectations but we focus within the group. We tick a lot of good boxes, we made errors in our journeys but were very consistent. Even when we lose, we were in the game and made some mistakes. People were focusing on the right thing, that’s why we’re here. For me, bowlers are very close to my heart. I sometimes feel batters take a lot of credit. A couple of overs are always important. I’m a bowler’s captain and will ensure they’re well prepared and always get credit.
Shubman Gill, POTM: My IPL debut was against SRH, now I’ve my IPL hundred against them. Quite pleased. It’s come a full circle. Hopefully I’ll get more hundreds this season. I’m not the kind of person who dwells too much about my last innings. The focus is on what’s need at the moment. The most satisfying moment was to hit Abhishek for a six because he is my childhood friend.
Gujarat Titans vs Sunrisers Hyderabad Highlights today, Monday 15-6-2023. 62nd Match (N), Indian Premier League 2023, Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad.
Markram says “looks like there is a little bit of moisture on the pitch.” Marco Jansen comes in for Glenn Philips.
Titans’ captain Hardik Pandya says “the group is quite relaxed” and that they just want to continue playing good cricket. Adds that it’s a fresh wicket and they would have fielded as well. Debut for Dasun Shanaka. Vijay Shankar got hit in the nets and misses out. His TN team-mate Sai Sudharasan replaces him in the XI.
Toss: Sunrisers chose to field.
Gujarat Titans team: Saha, Gill, Sudharsan, Hardik, Miller, Shanaka, Tewatia, Rashid, Mohit, Shami, Noor.
Sunrisers Hyderabad team: Abhsishek, Tripathi, Markram, Klaasen, Samad, Sanvir, Jansen, Markande, Bhuvneshwar, Farooqi, Natarajan.
Head to Head In T20’s: 2
Gujarat Titans Won: 1
Sunrisers Hyderabad Won: 1
(last five completed Matches, most recent first)
Gujarat Titans LWWLW
Sunrisers Hyderabad LWLWL
Match Timings: 2:00 PM GMT | 7:30 PM Local
Umpires – Jayaraman Madanagopal, Ulhas Gandhe
TV Umpire – Akshay Totre
Match Referee – Manu Nayyar
Reserve Umpire – Mohamed Rafi
Match number – IPL 2023 – 62nd Match
Pitch and weather: Ahmedabad has had scores of 175 and above while batting first in five out of six matches so far. And Titans’ two defeats at home have both pretty much been jailbreaks by the opposition: the first one fashioned by Rinku Singh, and the other by Ishant Sharma. As for the weather, it is expected to be hot and humid.