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Pat Cummins To Recall Aiden Markram? SRH's Probable XI For IPL 2024 Match Vs Gill's GT

Aiden Markram has played nine matches in IPL 2024 (AP)Aiden Markram has played nine matches in IPL 2024 (AP)

Sunrisers Hyderabad will aim to seal a place in the playoff on Thursday (May 16) by defeating Gujarat Titans in Match 66 of IPL 2024 at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium. 

The Orange Army will have back-to-back fixtures at home in their final two league fixtures, making them favourties to emerge as the third qualified team in the next round, after Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Rajasthan Royals (RR).

Led by reigning World Cup-winning captain Pat Cummins, SRH produced an extremely superior performance against Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) before coming to this fixture. Their openers, Abhishek Sharma and Travis Head, made a mockery of 166-run chase, getting the job done in just 9.4 overs with all 10 wickets in hand.

Even though SRH have few areas to worry about, they have Aiden Markram, their last season's captain, on the bench in their previous three fixtures. The South African captain has only aggregated 199 runs across nine innings, with a questionable strike rate of 130.92.

Cummins gave Marco Jansen and Vijayakanth Viyaskanth opportunities to fill the void, but none pulled off a stellar show to make one of them undroppable. Hence, the question again comes: will Markram be recalled?

Well, the chances are very low. Even though Viyaskanth failed to pick up any wickets last time, the Sri Lankan only conceded 27 off his four overs, making a case for getting another go. He should retain his place, although the Hyderabad tracks assists pacers more than spinners.

SRH's Probable Playing XI Vs GT

Travis Head, Nitish Reddy, Heinrich Klaasen (wk), Abdul Samad, Shahbaz Ahmed, Sanvir Singh, Pat Cummins (c), Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jaydev Unadkat, Vijayakanth Viyaskanth, T Natarajan

Impact Sub - Abhishek Sharma In For T Natarajan