IPL 2024- Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Lucknow Super Giants (May 8th, 2024)

On May 8th, two teams Sunrisers Hyderabad and Lucknow Super Giants will play against each other. With both teams having garnered 12 points after 11 matches, SRH holds a slight edge in the pursuit of the top four due to their superior net run rate. The forthcoming encounter is pivotal for each team as they strive to clinch a berth in the playoffs. This is going to be match number 57. Also, in this article, we will discuss fantasy playing 11 and all other stuff. 


Venue and timing 

This match is going to be played at Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium, Hyderabad. The time for the battle is 7:30 PM. This is going to be the home ground for Sunrisers Hyderabad, so we can expect a good performance from the Sunrisers. The last matches of Sunrisers Hyderabad and Lucknow supergiants were not good. They both lost against Mumbai Indians and Kolkata Knight Riders respectively. So it is interesting to see what both teams will do in this match. To qualify for the playoffs both teams have to win this match. There are not so many matches left now, so it's an important match for both of them. 

Let's check out both teams' journey so far in this IPL 2024. So that we can understand what is happening with these teams. 

Both teams journey so far: IPL 2024

This season is totally fantastic for SRH. They have performed decently in this IPL season. Their batsmen as well as bowlers are performing well in every match. As a whole team, they are doing well this season. Currently, they are in 4th position with 12 points. This match will boost their rank and probability of being in the playoffs. They have played 11 matches and have recorded 6 wins and lost the other 5 matches. This match is an important match for the team. As they have lost the last match against Mumbai Indians. So this is a must-win for SRH. It helps in their playoffs. So SRH will try their best to win this match. 

For LSG, this season is a good start and has a mixed kind of journey consisting of wins and losses. They have played 11 matches to date in this IPL, and in this, they have won 6 matches and lost 5 matches. Same as the Hyderabad team. Even in the last match against Kolkata Knight Riders, they lost it. Currently, they are in 5th position, and for qualification they have to be in the top 4. So this match is important for them to make a position in the top 4. So Lucknow will try their best to witness a win. 

Head to head in IPL history 

In IPL history, both teams have played only a few matches. Just because Lucknow is relatively new. To date, they have played 3 matches against each other. And in this Hyderabad is leading like a boss. All three matches were won by Hyderabad. They are leading the head-to-head record with 3-0. Also, this season Sunrisers have a very good winning record. So Hyderabad may witness a win. However, by looking at this season's performance of both teams, we can say anyone may be a good candidate for this match. This all will be clear in the match itself. 

Player to watch out for SRH vs LSG match 

This match will attract a lot of viewership, just because of SRH star players who are constantly performing in every match. Let's check both teams' star players who can perform well in this upcoming match. 

Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) 

This match will be an important match for SRH. Heinrich Klaasen and Travis Head can perform well like earlier. These two with the team are showing some good innings in every match. Pat Cummins the captain of the SRH is also showing strength in their batting. From the bowling side, Bhuvneshwar and the team can help the team defend the match. These players are doing well in recent matches and in this match too, we expect a good inning from them. 

Lucknow SuperGiants (LSG)

From the LSG side, we have some players who can perform well in this upcoming match. LSG Captain KL Rahul, Marcus Stoinis, and Nicholas Pooran. These all are doing well for the team. If these three perform well in this match then LSG can lead in this match.

From the bowling side, LSG's bowling lineup has some good names, Yash Thakur and Naveen ul Haq. They both can show a good bowling lineup in this match. If these all played well no doubt LSG could win this match easily. 

Expected playing XI 

Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH)

Travis Head, Abhishek Sharma, Aiden Markram, Heinrich Klaasen (wk), Abdul Samad, Shahbaz Ahmed, Pat Cummins (c), Bhuvneshwar Kumar,  Jaydev Unadkat, Nitish Kumar Reddy, T Natarajan 

Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) 

KL Rahul © (Wk), Nicholas Pooran, Mohsin Khan, Ravi Bishnoi,  Krunal Pandya, Ayush Badoni, Yash Thakur, Marcus Stoinis, Ashton Turner, Naveen ul Haq, Deepak Hooda 

Fantasy Playing XI SRH vs LSG

Captain: Marcus Stoinis 

Vice-captain: Travis Head 

Wicket-keeper: Heinrich Klaasen, Nicholas Pooran 

All-rounder: Krunal Pandya, Marcus Stoinis, Nitish Kumar Reddy 

Batsman: Travis Head, Abhishek Sharma 

Bowler: Pat Cummins and Naveen ul Haq 


This match is going to be a must-watch for us as there are few matches left for each team to play. And they have to win these matches to be in the playoffs. Sunrisers will try to win this match to help his team to be in the playoffs. On the other side, LSG will also try to note down their win to be in the playoffs race. Who can be the winner? It is really difficult to guess, Why? SRH is in good form and also LSG has a good track record in this IPL. So both have a strong side somehow. Although we thought SRH could win this match. The only reason behind this is their current form. 

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