IPL 2024: Match 12 (GT vs SRH) – 3 Player Battles To Watch Out For
By CricShots - Mar 31, 2024 10:53 am
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The Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 heats up with a clash between former champions on Sunday, March 31st. The 2022 champions, Gujarat Titans (GT), will face off against the 2016 champions, Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH), at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. Both teams are tied with two points each, making this a crucial match to gain a foothold in the second week of the tournament.

Shubman Gill
Shubman Gill

Both GT and SRH have experienced inconsistent starts. GT started strong with a win under Shubman Gill but suffered a heavy defeat against Chennai Super Kings (CSK). Similarly, SRH lost their opening match against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) but bounced back with a convincing victory in their second game. This match will be a test of their ability to adapt and strategize for different opponents.

This upcoming encounter will be the fourth clash between these two teams in the IPL’s history. GT holds a slight advantage with two wins compared to SRH’s one victory. Notably, GT emerged victorious in their last meeting during the 2023 season.

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With these exciting individual matchups and the need for both teams to solidify their position in the tournament, the clash between GT and SRH promises to be a thrilling encounter for IPL fans. The match promises several exciting individual battles that could swing the momentum. Here are three to keep an eye on

#1 Abhishek Sharma vs Mohit Sharma

mohit sharma
Mohit Sharma

Abhishek Sharma, fresh off a blistering 16-ball fifty against Mumbai Indians, will face the experienced Mohit Sharma, known for his deceptive slower deliveries. This battle between a young gun and a seasoned campaigner will be a clash of contrasting styles.

#2 Shubman Gill vs Pat Cummins

Pat Cummins
Pat Cummins

Shubman Gill will look to lead his team to victory, but he’ll face the formidable Pat Cummins. This battle has been waged across formats, with Cummins dismissing Gill thrice in Test cricket. However, Gill remains unbeaten against Cummins in white-ball formats. Their familiarity with each other’s game adds another layer of intrigue.

#3 Heinrich Klaasen vs Rashid Khan

Rashid Khan
Rashid Khan pulled off a brilliant effort

Heinrich Klaasen, riding a wave of form with two consecutive fifties, will come face-to-face with the exceptional leg-spinner Rashid Khan. While Khan has dismissed Klaasen once in T20s, the South African batsman has also enjoyed success against him, scoring quickly. This battle between a big-hitting batsman and a crafty spinner promises fireworks.