Indian Premier League, 2019 | Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Rajasthan Royals, 08th Match | SRH vs RR Who Will Win
After not so convincing start to their IPL 2019 campaign, both Sunrisers Hyderabad and Rajasthan Royals will lock horns against each other in the eighth match of the season at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad.
The champions of 2016 edition Sunrisers Hyderabad will be in their fortress for the first time this season. Their winning percentage at home gets immense raise once they play at home.
They need to shrug off their last match disappointments which saw them giving away a victory which was in their sorts. It was Andre Russell who single-handedly snatched victory from their mouth.
Regular skipper Kane Williamson is expected to be back for the Sunrisers after he was sat out in the opener due to a shoulder injury. With him coming back into the squad will definitely boost their chances in this game.
The ‘Mankanding’ incident and Rajasthan Royals lost their first home game of IPL 2019. It was an unfortunate yet controversial call which saw Jos Buttler heading back to the pavilion and with him, Rajasthan Royals hopes took a toil.
Nevertheless, Rajasthan needs to regroup now and put up a better show in their second encounter of the season against which will take place in Hyderabad against the home side Sunrisers Hyderabad.
Jos Buttler was once again at his imperial best in the opener scoring 69 off 43 which included 10 fours and 2 sixes. The only thing Rajasthan lacked last time around was a partnership which they would want to happen this time.
The wicket here is considered as a flat track. Batsmen generally relish opportunity batting here. With the highest score of 223 runs here in IPL and the average 1st innings score of 155, this pitch is a belter for batsmen.
Venue:- Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad
Match Timing:- Friday, March 29, 2019, 08:00 PM IST
Rajasthan are unchanged.
Sunrisers Hyderabad have made two changes.
IN: Williamson and Shahbaz Nadeem
OUT: Shakib al Hasan, Deepak Hooda
Here’s how both teams might line-up:-
Shahbaz Nadeem, W Saha, Manish Pandey, Kane Williamson, David Warner, Yusuf Pathan, Vijay Shankar, Sandeep Sharma, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Siddharth Kaul.
Ajinkya Rahane, Shreyas Gopal, Rahul Tripathi, Ben Stokes, Sanju Samson, Jaydev Unadkat, Krishnappa Gowtham, Jofra Archer, Jos Buttler, Steve Smith, Dhawal Kulkarni
Players to watch out for SRH :
With coach Tom Moody assuring Kane Williamson will feature in this game, this makes Sunrisers batting unit even more lethal with the likes of David Warner, Manish Pandey ready to go.
All-rounder Vijay Shankar is a big plus in this unit, he scored an unbeaten 40+ in the last game and was looking good. In the bowling department, the likes of Bhuvneshwar Kumar who was the captain in the last game and Afghan recruit Rashid Khan will lead the charge.
Players to watch out for RR :
The Pink force was not able to cross the line in the last game and will look to surge here. Wicket-keeper Jos Buttler has started this season from where he left last time around and once again all eyes would be on him. With big names like Sanju Samson, Steve Smith and skipper Ajinkya Rahane, the Royals have covered all their basis in the batting department.
Ben Stokes and Krishnappa Gowtham will provide the much needed with both bat and ball.
Dhawal Kulkarni looked decent in the last game but Jaydev Unadkat was nowhere near his best. Jofra Archer with his fiery pace was on the money and once again a lot will depend on how he bowls.
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