It’s Ferguson vs Umran as Titans undergo the Sunrisers test

Bombay: The speed gun radar will be working overtime as Lockie Ferguson’s 150 click lightning bolts meet their match in soaring speed sensation Umran Malik’s toe crushers as table top Gujarat Titans collide with close-on-heels Sunrisers Hyderabad in the IPL here on Wednesday.

The IPL newcomers are currently in the midst of a dream starting year with six wins from seven halfway through matches and are placed at the top of the table.

Interestingly enough, the only loss Titans suffered in their campaign so far was against Sunrisers in a previous encounter and Hardik Pandya wouldn’t mind taking revenge for that defeat.

However, the ‘Orange Army’ bowling attack, particularly their quadruple fast bowling unit, was exceptional, as seen when they destroyed RCB for 68 in its previous encounter.

The disturbing bounce and movement created by Marco Jansen (6 wickets from 5 games) is expertly complemented by Umran’s (10 wickets from 7 games) fiery pace, T Natarajan’s (15 from 7 games) off-court deceptions and Bhuvneshwar Kumar (9 out of 7 games) balance it all with his experience.

So much so that a lightweight spin division manned by left arm spinner Jagadeesha Suchith in the absence of an injured Washington Sundar has so far been no cause for concern for Kane Williamson and his group of men.

In fact, SRH has lost their way this season as they now have five straight wins in five matches chasing goals after the bowlers intimidated the rival batting unit.

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