Top bowling sides SRH and T&T promise mouth-watering contest
While fans are likely to turn up at the PCA Stadium, expecting fireworks from the batsmen of both Sunrisers Hyderanad and Trinidad & Tobago, it's the performance of the pacemen in either side that could well end up deciding the contest.
Ravi Rampaul took 4-14 in 3.4 overs to help T&T beat Brisbane Heat in the first Group ‘B’ match in Ranchi on Sunday, and he remains their key bowler this evening.
On the other hand, the Sunrisers’ bowling too, looks in good shape with South African speedster Dale Steyn leading the attack in the company of Ishant Sharma. Leg-spinner Amit Mishra could provide the variety that Shikhar Dhawan’s men require.
Brisbane, Titans look to gain points
In the first match of the day, Brisbane Heat and Titans will look to put behind their opening match defeats and start afresh when they face each other. T&T defeated Brisbane Heat by 25 runs, while Titans lost to Chennai Super Kings by four wickets.
Brisbane will hope to get a good start from the experienced James Hopes and Joe Burns, who scored 45 off 43 balls against T&T after the Australian side were bowled out for merely 110 – chasing 136.
Nathan Hauritz and West Indian Kemar Roach can be dangerous with the ball. Titans, on the other hand, will look to repeat their superb batting performance. The South African side put up a challenging 185-5 against CSK, courtesy AB de Villiers’ brutal innings of 77 off just 36 balls.