IPL: Sunrisers win toss, opt to field vs Lions

Hyderabad, May 6 (IANS) Sunrisers Hyderabad skipper David Warner won the toss and elected to field against a struggling Gujarat Lions in their Indian Premier League (IPL) tie at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium here on Friday.

The Hyderabad franchise, who return to action after a six-day break since their last match, have included star all-rounder Yuvraj Singh in place of Ashish Reddy in the playing XI.

This is the Punjab southpaw’s first IPL match of the season after being ruled out with an ankle injury during the ICC World Twenty20 last month.

On the other hand, the visitors have included West Indian all-rounder Dwayne Bravo in place of Jame Faulkner while pacer Pradeep Sangwan comes in place of Ishan Kishan.

In their previous meeting, the Sunrisers had thrashed the Suresh Raina-led side by 10 wickets.

The teams:

Sunrisers Hyderabad: David Warner (Captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Kane Williamson, Yuvraj Singh, Moises Henriques, Naman Ojha (wk), Deepak Hooda, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Barinder Sran, Ashish Nehra, Mustafizur Rahman

Gujarat Lions: Aaron Finch, Dwayne Smith, Brendon McCullum, Suresh Raina (Captain), Dinesh Karthik (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Pradeep Sangwan, Pravin Kumar, Dhawal Kulkarni, Shivil Kaushik

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