Overall: Matches- 7
Sunrisers Hyderabad – 3
Rajasthan Royals– 4
Unchaseable ground Hyderabad – Dr.Rajiv Gandhi Stadium
Avg 1st innings score: 156
Avg 2nd innings score: 146
Highest Total: 223/3 (20 Ov) by CSK vs SRH
Lowest Total: 80/10 (19.1 Ov) by DD vs SRH
Highest Chased: 217/7 (19.5 Ov) by RR vs DC
Lowest Defended: 129/8 (20 Ov) by MI vs RPS
(The above stats only include IPL T20Is played at the venue)
The venue is a bowlers paradise. Tight small scores are also hard to chase
How do the teams stack up?
The team took a big hit by losing Warner before the series and now have the likes of Alex Hales replacing his batting strength that worked like a Superman for the last season. They will surely miss him but Dhawan looks in top form and he is likely to be a big influencer of the season. He will always be my captain when making my fantasy team.
Probable XI: Kane Williamson (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Manish Pandey, Shakib Al Hasan, Deepak Hooda, Yusuf Pathan, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Rashid Khan, Alex Hales, Basil Thampi
Players to watch out for: Dhawan & Hales
One time Champion of the first season haven’t got even close to the title ever since. They are definitely the underdogs but they are comfortable with that. They have stolen victory and given away a match when two baby steps away from victory in the past. Expect a lot of drama around our good old RR.
Probable XI: Ajinkya Rahane (C), D’Arcy Short, Rahul Tripathi, Sanju Samson, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler (wk), Stuart Binny, Ben Laughlin, Krishnappa Gowtham, Dhawal Kulkarni, Jaydev Unadkat
Players to watch out for: K Gowtham & Tripathi
Punters Heavy On: Sunrisers Hyderabad