SRH vs GL IPL 2017 Live Streaming – 9 April 2017 Sunrisers Hyderabad will face the Gujarat Lions on Sunday afternoon at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad. After winning the first game of the tournament convincingly the Sunrisers will be riding high on confidence and raring to go against the Lions who were punished severely by the Kolkata Knight Riders openers on Friday night.
Date: April 9th
Venue: Rajiv Gandhi International stadium, Hyderabad
Time: 1600 IST
Sunrisers Hyderabad: Strengths
Vintage Yuvi is back –
In the season opener, we got to see a glimpse of Vintage Yuvraj Singh. He absolutely destroyed the Challengers bowling attack with his belligerent hitting. It was an innings of class and authority by the southpaw because of whom, the defending champions posted a total in excess of 200. Believe me, it was just a trailer of things to come! If Yuvraj Singh keeps on contributing in the same manner throughout the tournament, SRH might well defend their title this year.
Home conditions –
Also, playing at their home ground, Sunrisers have the support of Hyderabad crowd and who knows these playing conditions better than the defending champions! Therefore, all these factors make Sunrisers Hyderabad strong contenders against the Gujarat Lions.
Sunrisers Hyderabad: Weakness
The pressure of expectations!
Sunrisers Hyderabad has all their bases covered – world-class openers, an explosive middle order, quality all-rounders and a wily bowling unit. So, there are not many weak points about them going into the game against Gujarat Lions. However, there are plenty of expectations that might put the home team under pressure. That’s the only drawback!
Gujarat Lions: Strengths
Explosive batting unit – With the likes of Brendon McCullum, Jason Roy, Dwayne Smith, Aaron Finch, Suresh Raina and Dinesh Karthik, the Lions have one of the best batting line-ups in IPL 2017. This was the reason for their success last year and it’s their strong point this year as well. We got to see how lethal McCullum, Raina, and Karthik can be when they batted against a fine bowling unit like the Knight Riders! This time around, all eyes will be on rest of their batsmen to come and join the party. It’s going to be one exciting battle between the Lions batsmen and Sunrisers bowlers on Sunday afternoon.
Gujarat Lions: Weakness
Toothless bowling – In the absence of Dwayne Bravo and Ravindra Jadeja, Lions lack the firepower in their bowling unit. Kolkata Knight Riders’ openers had a fun time against the Gujarat bowlers the other day as they chased down 184 in a mere 15 overs without breaking a sweat. Hence, Lions need to strengthen their bowling unit so that they can defend big totals and restrict other oppositions in future matches of IPL 2017.
Pitch report – The pitch at Hyderabad is a pretty good one for batting and the season opener was a high scoring affair. Also, in the presence of big hitters, you can expect this match to be another high scoring encounter. The bowlers will have a tough time to bowl on this wicket.
Prediction: The momentum is with the defending champions and in-form players like Yuvraj Singh, Rashid Khan, David Warner and Moises Henriques are all proven match winners. Also, Gujarat’s bowling needs some tuning for the remaining games. If they bowl in the same manner like they did the other day, it will turn out to be a run feast for Sunrisers. SRH have the upper hand over Lions in this contest.
Possible winner – Sunrisers Hyderabad
If SRH bat first
David Warner has not had a great time in India so far and would be hoping to turn his fortunes around. After a poor outing in the Test series, he got off to a good start in their first IPL game but was softly dismissed after scoring 14. If he gets going, we could expect a huge total. Moises Henriques and Yuvraj Singh were the stars of the last match and they would look to carry on their good form into the 2nd game as well. The first match saw over 200 runs scored in the first innings and we could expect something similar given the batting firepower in SRH’s line-up.
If GL bat first
Prediction – 180+
Their strength is their batting and they would be looking to make the most of it if they bat first. As we have witnessed on multiple occasions, we are all aware of what to expect if Brendon Mccullum gets going. Suresh Raina, who is the highest run-getter in IPL’s history would be looking to continue his good run of form and take the Lions to a huge total. Given the fact their bowling line-up is not too strong, we could expect the batsmen to go all out and score big.
Predicted winners: The SRH are more likely to come out the winners once again given their strength in the both the departments of the game.
GL vs SRH Live Streaming
GL vs SRH is scheduled at 9 April 2017 start. Below are the TV and live streaming options.
India: TV: Sony Six, Sony Six HD, Sony ESPN, Sony ESPN HD and Sony Max. Live Streaming (few minutes delay): Hotstar and Starsports.com.
UK and Ireland: TV: Sky Sports 2. Live Streaming: Watch Sky Sports and Sky Go.
USA: TV: ESPN. Live streaming: Watch ESPN and ESPN Cricket Pass.
Canada: TV: Sportsnet. Live Streaming: Watch Sportsnet.
The Middle East and North Africa: TV: OSN Sports Cricket. Live Streaming: OSN Cricket Play.
South Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa: TV: Supersport. Live Streaming: Supersport Live Video.
International (ROW): Online live stream: Cricketgateway.