In the first game of the doubleheader of tomorrow, Sunrisers Hyderabad currently occupying the bottom of the table take on the 7th placed team Rajasthan Royals in the Arun Jaitley Stadium at Delhi.
Last year when these two teams met, the contest between the two saw them winning a match each. The first meeting saw the Rajasthan Royals triumph chasing down the Sunrisers target with 5 wickets to spare. The Hyderabad franchise found more joy in the reverse fixture as they claimed victory in a dominant fashion.
Can Sunrisers Hyderabad end their losing streak and record their second win of the season? Or will Rajasthan Royals make a push for the playoffs with a victory over the Sunrisers?
Match Toss Time: 15:00 Local (9:30 GMT)
Match Start Time: 15:30 Local (10:00 GMT)
Match Venue: Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi
Head to Head
Matches Played: 13, RR: 6, SRH: 7
Conditions seem to be fit for a wonderful game of cricket with partly cloudy skies forecasted. The temperatures are predicted to hover around the region 27-39 degrees celsius with humidity touching the 22% mark. Though precipitation stands at 10%, it poses no threat to rainfall.
The strip in Delhi have absolutely favored the batsmen and has been a batting paradise, with nothing much to take note of for the bowlers. Targets below the 170 mark will be hard to defend against, as the team winning the toss choosing to bat second is the way forward.
With just four overseas players remaining in the squad, Rajasthan Royals will be forced to play the same team. The latest news to come out of their camps was their request to take Robin Uthappa of Chennai Super Kings and Ajinkya Rahane of Delhi Capitals on loan. But no decision as of yet has been made in this regard.
Sunrisers Hyderabad is also one of the teams plagued with injuries but will be hoping for some good news concerning Bhubaneswar Kumar. Unlike T Natrajan who has been ruled out of IPL with his knee injury, Bhuveneshwar Kumar only suffered a strain and the management would be hoping he makes his comeback in the coming matches.
Probable Playing XI
Rajasthan Royals (RR): Jos Buttler, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sanju Samson, Shivam Dube, David Miller, Riyan Parag, Chris Morris, Rahul Tewatia, Jaydev Unadkat, Chetan Sakariya, Mustafizur Rahman
Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH): David Warner, Jonny Bairstow, Manish Pandey, Kane Williamson, Kedar Jadhav, Vijay Shankar, Rashid Khan, Jagadeesha Suchith, Sandeep Sharma, Khaleel Ahmed, Siddarth Kaul
Sanju Samson seems to have a bright season scoring runs on the plenty and being amongst the orange cap contenders. Kane Williamson has continued to show his usefulness in scoring the important runs. Chris Morris and Rashid Khan are our other must-picks.
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