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Vivo IPL: David Warner's Sunrisers face Suresh Raina's wounded Lions in second qualifier

Aaron Finch v David Warner. Big Mac v DJ Bravo. Yuvraj Singh v Suresh Raina. Battles galore in the race for the IPL final

T2 Online Staff 27 May 2016, 12:21 AM

Aaron Finch started the IPL in swashbuckling touch but since the injury his form has dipped. A knock out match against his Aussie partner, David Warner, is perfect to spring him back to life Image: AFP

David Warner might have failed to score in the eliminator but the Australian opener has scored 686 runs in 15 games this season, at a strike rate of 147.84 Image: IPLT20

When the rest of his side crumbled against the Royal Challengers, Dwayne Smith smashed a terrific fifty. Up the order or at four, DR Smith is a force to reckon with. Add to that his deadly seam bowling Image: IPLT20

Yuvraj Singh's knock against the Kolkata Knight Riders lifted Sunrisers to 162. This stylish left-hander is back in from and that's a headache for the Gujarat Lions Image: AFP

4 overs, 4 wickets for 14 runs - Dhawal Kulkarni delivered the spell of the IPL in the first qualifier. His scalps included both Virat Kohli and Chris Gayle Image: IPLT20

Bhuvneshwar Kumar has snatched the Purple Cap back from Shane Watson. The Lions shouldn't take this Indian pacer lightly Image: AFP

Brendon McCullum hasn't done justice to his talent this IPL. May be the second qualifier will fire Baz up Image: AFP

Mustafizur Rahman could be the man who decides the outcome of the game. But will he be fit in time? Image: IPLT20

Dwayne Bravo has been subdued this IPL. Will the real 'Champion' come into his own in the second qualifier? Image: AFP

A wounded lion is a dangerous creature and Sunrisers Hyderabad will have their task cut out when they take on the Suresh Raina-led Gujarat Lions. (Read: KKR's crying cheer girls)

Gujarat Lions saw the first qualifier slip away when AB de Villiers spoiled their party at Bengaluru. Against the Sunrisers, they will be back to their roaring best. (Read: Virupa's hilarious Nehraji tweets)

Hyderabad though, will be on a high after beating Kolkata Knight Riders in the eliminator. Moreover, the Sunrisers have beaten the Lions in both legs in the round-robin phase. But that hardly matters now. It's a knock out and the one who punches the hardest will survive.

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