Sunrisers Hyderabad landing on Ekana turf soon

Sunrisers Hyderabad

Lucknow: In the Indian Premier League (IPL 2024), Sunrisers Hyderabad will face Lucknow Super Giants at their home ground. This match is very important for both the teams, because only this match can clear the way for either of them to go to the playoffs.

No one has scored less than Lucknow between 16 and 20 overs this season, with LSG meanwhile scoring 10.12 runs per over. One reason for this is their home ground Ekana, where sixes are hit on 18.1 balls, which is the lowest in the league this time. The second reason is that Pooran has more responsibility for finishing. He has hit 15 out of 22 sixes in 16 to 20 overs for Lucknow.

Marcus Stoinis has a very good strike rate at this level, but he has batted more at number three or four this year, which means he has only been caught in the final overs on three occasions. Last year, Stoinis played at number five and in the death overs, he scored 120 runs at a strike rate of 207, which included 12 sixes.

This time in the IPL, T Natarajan has had a great performance with the ball. This time Natarajan has taken a wicket every 14 balls, which is second among seamers this season. He has taken 15 wickets in nine matches so far this season, which is much better than last year, where he took only 10 wickets in 12 matches at an average of 27.

This season, Harshal Patel has performed better than him, whose strike rate has been 13.00. Biggest ability of Sunrisers Hyderabad this season has been their hitting sixes in every phase. In the middle overs, he has hit five sixes per match, while in the death overs, he has hit 41 sixes so far, which is almost double (22) than Lucknow.

Leg spinner Bishnoi, who has bowled more than 200 balls this season, has struggled to take more than one wicket. Bishnoi managed to take two wickets in one match, while in the other 10 matches he could take one wicket five times and no wicket five times.

Like Gujarat Titans, their spinner Rashid Khan has also struggled this year while the top two teams in the points table have been dominated by spinners Varun Chakravarthy and Yuzvendra Chahal. Bishnoi was being seen as India’s next main spinner but he proved expensive at times this season due to which he did not get a chance to bowl his full quota of overs. He averages 18 balls per match in 11 matches.


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