The Sunrisers Hyderabad will look on the bright side after two remarkable victories against Mumbai and Punjab. Meanwhile, the Rajasthan Royals will wish to win this match and have a seat in the top four of the points table. While SRH will focus on making their batting strong, RR will look forward to get even. Find Probable Playing 11 for both teams.
Overall: Matches – 8
Rajasthan Royals – 4
Sunrisers Hyderabad – 4
The second clash between Rajasthan and Hyderabad will be held at Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Rajasthan.
Average 1st innings score: 155
Average 2nd innings score: 143
Highest Total: 197/5 (19.4 Ov) by RR vs DC
Lowest Total: 92/10 (18.2 Ov) by MI vs RR
Highest Chased: 197/5 (19.4 Ov) by RR vs DC
Lowest Defended: 144/6 (20 Ov) by RR vs KKR
(The above stats only include the IPL matches played at Sawai Mansingh Stadium)
The pitch at Sawai Mansingh Stadium is usually a batting deck. However, the ball can grip onto the surface as it gets old and so spinners can play a crucial part. The average score should be around 160-170.
How do the teams stack up?
RR Today Match Prediction
Bringing Jofra Archer into the playing eleven has been a delight for the Rajasthan Royals. His 3 wickets in the last match against Mumbai were vital for RR for they came at the right moments. RR’s batting has been hot and cold so far; and, they need to work on it to enter the playoffs. Sanju Samson and Ben Stokes’ batting form is expected to continue, while Ajinkya Rahane should pull his socks up. RR’s squad against SRH is likely to remain the same.
Probable Playing 11:
Ajinkya Rahane (C), Rahul Tripathi, Sanju Samson, Ben Stokes, Heinrich Klaasen, Jos Buttler (WK), Krishnappa Gowtham, Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal, Dhawal Kulkarni, Jaydev Unadkat
Players to watch out for: Jofra Archer, Sanju Samson
SRH Today Match Prediction
Despite two back-to- back victories, the Sunrisers have a lot to improve in their batting. Shikhar Dhawan has not performed exceedingly well after his injury. It is high time Wriddhiman Saha learns to shoulder his responsibility and the same goes with Mohammad Nabi. Yusuf Pathan in the middle order brings comfort to SRH’s batting. Alex Hales could be expected to join SRH’s playing squad for their match against Rajasthan. Sunrisers’ bowling unit is high on confidence with fresh yet star players like Rashid Khan, Sandeep Sharma and Basil Thampi.
Probable Playing 11:
Shikhar Dhawan, Alex Hales, Kane Williamson (C), Manish Pandey, Shakib Al Hasan, Yusuf Pathan, Wriddhiman Saha (WK), Rashid Khan, Siddharth Kaul, Basil Thampi, Sandeep Sharma
Players to watch out for: Rashid Khan, Sandeep Sharma.