The average first-innings score at the Ekana Stadium reads 150, indicating a competitive wicket. The previous game at the venue saw Gujarat Titans defend 135 with pacers relying on off-pace deliveries more often than not. Spinners should also have a say, having accounted for nearly half the wickets in the previous game. Batting first could be the preferred option, with the pitch expected to slow down as the match progresses.
Matches won by the team batting 1st
Matches won by the team batting 2nd
Nicholas Pooran (8 matches, 216 runs, SR: 194.59) Nicholas Pooran has been brilliant for the Super Giants, scoring 216 runs in eight matches. He has a strike rate of 194.59, holding him in good stead.
Faf du Plessis (8 matches, 422 runs, Average: 60.29) Faf du Plessis is the leading run-scorer in the IPL this season, scoring 422 runs in eight matches. He is averaging 60.29 with five fifties in seven matches.
Krunal Pandya (8 matches, 108 runs, 6 wickets) Krunal Pandya has had his moments this season for the Super Giants, scoring 108 runs and picking up six wickets in eight matches. He has impressed at the Ekana Stadium in particular, even winning a Player of the Match award against the Sunrisers Hyderabad earlier in the season.
Mohammed Siraj (8 matches, 14 wickets, Average: 16.64) Mohammed Siraj is the leading wicket-taker in the IPL this season, picking up 14 wickets in eight matches. He has been sensational with the new ball and is averaging 16.64 with the ball this season.