The Sunrisers Hyderabad will lock horns with the struggling Rajasthan Royals at the Dubai International Stadium, Which will mark the 26th match of the Indian Premier League 2020. Sunrisers Hyderabad after their shaky start this season, the team has bounced back well and did a wonderful job in finding the right team combination.
The Rajasthan Royals after a flourishing start to their campaign in which they won their first two matches are now winless in their last four games. The match against Delhi Capitals looked like the stage where Steven Smith and Co. could bounce back as the match was played in Sharjah- where they won their first two games. RR after winning the toss chose to chase. The DC with the help of Marcus Stoinis and Shimron Hetmyer put up a score of 184.
Given the nature of the Sharjah pitch the score seemed well in the range of RR. Though, the depleting form of the RR batsmen meant they once again ended up on the losing side by 46 runs.
SRH on the other side came into the match on the back of a stunning win against the KXIP. With their key players David Warner and Jonny Bairstow getting hold of the proceedings in the last few matches the team looks brawny now. The match saw SRH score a total of 201. Which in the Dubai pitch looked like a winning total. With the kind of bowling line-up the Sunrisers possess, the team were not going to lose from there and eventually ended up on the winning side by 69 runs.
Can Rajasthan Royals show some kind of resistance against the 2016 title winners? Or will SRH continue their winning form?
Match Toss Time: 13:30 Local (15:00 IST)
Match Start Time: 14:00Local (15:30 IST)
Match Venue: Dubai International Stadium, Dubai
The conditions are one again in favor of the sport as clear skies are expected throughout the day. The temperature is expected to be hovering in the 32-34 degree range, while the humidity around the 60% mark. Given the match is scheduled to take place in the afternoon, the players will have to sweat it out once again.
The pitch in Dubai has been friendly to the batsmen and the same is expected for this clash. The last match saw SRH score 200 and once again any score above 180 by the team batting first will be tough for the chasing team. With the match scheduled to take in the afternoon, the due will have no role to play whatsoever.
Sunrisers after a string of injuries seem a well settled side now and are likely to feature the same playing Xl that handed SRH a comfortable win over the Kings Xl Punjab.
Rajasthan Royals would be more than happy on the return of their star all-rounder Ben Stokes. The 30-year old was not able to join the RR camp owing to personal reasons. But the star arrived for the IPL last week but could not play the last few matches due to the quarantine protocols.
He is likely to feature in the playing Xl at the expense of Australian pacer Andrew Tye.
Probable Playing Xl
Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH): David Warner (c), Jonny Bairstow (wk), Manish Pandey, Kane Williamson, Priyam Garg, Abhishek Sharma, Abdul Samad, Rashid Khan, Sandeep Sharma, K Khaleel Ahmed, T Natarajan
Rajasthan Royals (RR): Yashasvi Jaiswal, Jos Buttler (wk), Steven Smith (c), Sanju Samson, Mahipal Lomror/ Manan Vohra, Rahul Tewatia, Ben Stokes, Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal, Kartik Tyagi, Varun Aaron
SRH vs RR Fantasy Team
Jos Butler, Jonny Bairstow, Yashasvi Jaiswal, David Warner, Manish Pandey, Priyam Garg, Ben Stokes, Abdul Samad, Jofra Archer, T. Natarajan, Rashid Khan
Captain Picks: Jonny Bairstow (SRH), David Warner (SRH)
Vice- Captain Picks: Jos Butler (RR), Ben Stokes (RR)
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