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IPL 2024: Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Gujarat Titans Best Bets

Things are getting heated in the race for playoff spots, with five teams still in contention. 


Things are getting heated in the race for playoff spots, with five teams still in contention. Sunrisers Hyderabad will take on a deflated Gujarat Titans side at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium on Thursday. The Sunrisers last played one week ago and have lost three of their last five games, but their opponents Gujarat Titans come into this game with three losses in their last four completed games. We’ve prepared the best bets for this crucial IPL 2024 game.

Venue: Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium

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Sunrisers Hyderabad face a historical challenge against Gujarat, trailing 3/1 in their head-to-head matchups. They aim to break a three-match losing streak to Gujarat with only two games left this season, needing at least one win to secure a playoff spot.

Their recent ten-wicket demolition of Lucknow, where they chased down 166 runs effortlessly, showcased their form this season. Their openers have consistently set strong foundations, leading the team to record high partnerships in their last three outings.

Meanwhile, Gujarat’s hopes for the playoffs are extinguished after a lacklustre 2024 campaign. Their consistent loss of the toss at home may have played a role, although they managed an upset against Chennai by defending 232 runs after CSK opted to chase.

Gujarat’s previous home game against Kolkata was abandoned due to rain, effectively ending their playoff chances while ensuring Kolkata’s top-two finish. Gujarat have struggled with the bat, averaging only 157 runs per inning, well below the league average of 184, and their bowlers have claimed only 71 wickets while losing an astonishing 90 wickets themselves.

Gujarat Titans have dominated this fixture in the past, but they will come in as underdogs this time. On the other hand, Sunrisers Hyderabad have been inconsistent lately, but at home, we’re backing them to win and book a spot in the playoffs.

Prediction: Sunrisers Hyderabad to win at 1.55.

Key Battle: Gujarat captain Shubman Gill has had a poor end to his season, having failed to pass 20 in four of his last six innings, with three single-digit scores. But his ton against CSK in his most recent outing might suggest a turnaround in fortunes, and he has an average of 41.50 in H2H matches. He will likely be up against Sunrisers’ opening bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who has seven wickets in H2H matches and 3/57 from 56 balls bowled against Gill. 

Key Stats

The average first-innings IPL score in Hyderabad since the start of 2023 is 186, though three of the five scores in 2024 exceeded 200.

The Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad has seen the joint-most sixes struck against spinners (61) this IPL.

Gujarat struck the most sixes in just one of their last seven completed matches.

Sunrisers scored the most powerplay runs in five of their last six matches.

Abhishek Sharma has smashed 60 runs from 30 balls bowled by Rashid Khan for just one dismissal.

Rahul Tewatia has cleared 20+ runs in five of his last seven innings. 

David Miller passed 25 in three of his last four innings.

Best Bets

Best Bet: Sunrisers Hyderabad to hit the most sixes and win at 1.83.

Value Bet: Abhishek Sharma to score 50+ runs at 3.75.

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