Rashid Khan was a part of the SRH team for the last five years.

Rashid Khan
Rashid Khan. (Photo Source: IPL/BCCI)

Gujarat Titans leg-spinner Rashid Khan is excited to play his former franchise Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in a group stage match to be played on April 11 (Monday) at Dr DY Patil Sports Academy, Mumbai. To note, Rashid Khan was signed by the new entrants for a whopping sum of INR 15 Crores ahead of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 Mega Auction.

Titans have remained unbeaten in IPL 2022 so far and they have registered three wins in the same number of matches. They have won against Lucknow Super Giants (LSG), Delhi Capitals (DC) and Punjab Kings (PBKS) and are looking like the team to beat in the tournament. GT are currently third on the points table and a win over SRH will take them to the top.

We had good competition during the net session: Rashid on Kane Williamson

Speaking on the official Twitter handle of Gujarat Titans, Rashid Khan admitted that playing against his former IPL team Sunrisers Hyderabad would be a different feeling for him. He is also keen to bowl to SRH skipper Kane Williamson. “As a team, we prepare for the game against SRH. We know their strengths and how good they are, but we also know our strengths and we need to focus on that.

“This year, a team that I played for five years, but now, I am playing against them and it will be a different feeling. Bowling to someone like Kane (Williamson) is always a great pleasure as a bowler. We had a good five years together, while we had our kind of competition in the nets, I was trying to beat him and he was trying not to take me out. Now against each other you know it’s going to be a lovely match and I think the fans will love to see that.”

Meanwhile, after defeating defending champions Chennai Super Kings (CSK), SRH may face tough competition against the Ahmedabad-based franchise. The responsibility of getting the Orange Army off to a good start will be on Captain Kane Williamson along with other opener Abhishek Sharma. Wicketkeeper-batsman Nicholas Pooran and all-rounder Washington Beautiful There will also be some important roles to play in the match.

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