GT vs SRH IPL Match 66

18:32 Local Time, 13:02 GMT: “A thunderstorm started around 3:45 and went on till about 5 before reducing to a drizzle. It has now stopped raining and the groundsmen are busy draining the water from the covers. Supersoppers in action too.” – this was an update just over 30 minutes ago from Gokul Gopal who’s at the ground. He followed it up with – “Plenty of work to be done, though. Lots of puddles near the boundary ropes, with those areas left uncovered.” And the latest news being “The tyres placed on the covers are coming off now.”

Gujarat Titans have had a forgettable campaign. After winning the tournament in their first year and finishing runner’s up last season, they have not lived up to their potential. Shubman Gill as captain has been under pressure and that has shown in his batting as he’s not been able to replicate the performances he put up last year. There’s over-reliance on him and Sai Sudharsan to deliver each time with the bat as the rest have struggled for consistency. Rashid Khan, coming back from an injury, has looked a shadow of his old self and that has played a big part to where the Titans are on the points table. There has been a lot of chopping and changing as they couldn’t find the right combination. But they did beat CSK a couple of games back while their previous game against KKR was abandoned, today gives them a chance to finish their season on a high.

18:30 Local Time, 13:00 GMT: We are five games away from finishing the league stage and there are still two playoff spots up for grabs. Today’s game will have a lot of viewers as the result will determine the fate of some of the other teams. Hello and welcome to match 66.. A win today for the Sunrisers Hyderabad and they become the third team to book a spot in the top four. A loss will keep the likes of Delhi Capitals, Lucknow Super Giants and Royal Challengers Bengaluru in the hunt. So a lot at stake and that is not something new for skipper Pat Cummins. He has led this team brilliantly and hence they have their future in their own hands. The openers – Head and Abhishek – have been a revelation, Klaasen has stamped his mark as the spin basher and Nitish Reddy is the find of the season. The bowling too looks more penetrative with the return to form of Bhuvneshwar Kumar. What’s more the Sunrisers are playing at home and will have their Orange Army behind them as they look to seal the playoff spot.