Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) will take on Titans (TTN) in the 12th match of the Karbonn Smart Champions League Twenty20 2013 (CLT20). The match will be played at JSCA International Cricket Stadium, Ranchi on Saturday.
Shikhar Dhawan captain of Sun Risers Hyderabad bats during match 10 of the Karbonn Smart Champions League T20 (CLT20) 2013 between The Chennai Superkings and the Sunrisers Hyderabad held at the JSCA International Cricket Stadium, Ranchi on the 26th September 2013
Both the teams have won one game each in the tournament and lost to Chennai Super Kings in their respective encounters. Three teams in Group B - Trinidad and Tobago, Titans and SRH - are tied on four points. A defeat in the contest will not shut their doors to enter the knockout round but it will put pressure to win the remaining league matches.
Sunrisers Hyderabad have four points on the table. They defeated Trinidad and Tobago by four wickets in their first match before losing to CSK by 12 runs. Titans too have four points after beating Brisbane Heat by four runs. They lost to CSK by four wickets in their first match of the tournament.
It is raining runs at Ranchi with teams scoring over 180 runs in four of the six innings played this tournament. So, SRH and TTN will also be expected to score big on Saturday.
Sunrisers Hyderabad: Darren Sammy scored a half century in the first match while Thisara Perera scored another in the second. Skipper Shikhar Dhawan and Parthiv Patel have given a decent start so far but have failed to concert into big scores. They will expect middle order to perform and put up a big total on the board.
The strength of the team has been its bowling attack. JP Duminy has taken four wickets in the tournament so far and Dale Steyn has taken three. The bowlers will be expected to take early wickets though it was raining runs at Ranchi this tournament.
Titans: Henry Davids scored 52 in the first match, followed by 39 in the second, while and AB de Villiers, who scored 77 in the match against CSK, scored 28 in the previous match. Besides these two batmen, others have contributed little to the team's total. Middle order need to step up and help the in-form duo.
On the bowling front, Rowan Richards has taken five wickets in the tournament while Marchant de Lange has taken three. Other bowlers like Morne Morkel and Roelof van der Merwe are yet to make an impact in the tournament.
Sunrisers Hyderabad are favourites to win.
Sunrisers Hyderabad: Shikhar Dhawan (captain), Parthiv Patel, Cameron White, JP Duminy, Dale Steyn, Biplap Samantray, Thisara Perera, Karan Sharma, Hanuma Vihari, Ashish Reddy, Amit Mishra, Ishant Sharma, Anand Rajan
Titans: Henry Davids (captain), Jacques Rudolph, AB de Villiers, Farhaan Behardien, Heino Kuhn, David Wiese, Eden Links, Ethy Mbhalati, Rowan Richards, Mangaliso Mosehle, Cornelius de Villiers, Graeme van Buuren, Morne Morkel, Roelof van der Merwe, Marchant de Lange
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