IPL 2020: Top three picks for Sunrisers Hyderabad against Rajasthan Royals

SRH in IPL 2019


After enduring a heart-breaking loss against Kolkata Knight Riders in Super Over, Sunrisers Hyderabad against Rajasthan Royals in one of the most crucial games of the campaign. The league is hitting the peak and is reaching the final stages. The play-offs qualification is at the stake for teams and Sunrisers Hyderabad will look to lead the race with a victory on Thursday.

Sunrisers Hyderabad are struggling to get going in the league even after just registering the victory. They have three wins from six games and the net run rate has stooped low. On top of it, Kane Williamson has suffered from injury and might be out of the game against Rajasthan Royals on Thursday.

However, there are positives for Sunrisers Hyderabad. When Sunrisers were almost out of the game, Abdul Samad brought back the team into the contest with a swashbuckling inning. T Natarajan has been phenomenal in the ongoing edition of the league.

With a crucial game upcoming, here are the top three picks for Sunrisers Hyderabad against Rajasthan Royals on Thursday:

#1) Jonny Bairstow

The English wicket-keeper batsman is the mainstay os Sunrisers Hyderabad batting line-up. In the match in which the player hits the peak, Sunrisers are bound to win. In the previous game too, Sunrisers Hyderabad had got a great foundation in the top order with a swashbuckling 36 from 28 deliveries from Jonny Bairstow. The fall of Jonny Bairstow spells the cast of doom on Sunrisers’ chase on Sunday.

Against Rajasthan Royals’ bowling unit consisting of Jofra Archer and Ben Stokes, Jonny Bairstow has a crucial role to play. He will be one of the top three picks for SRH against RR.

#2) Abdul Samad

The Kashmiri lad has impressed many pundits and has gained plaudits from fans across the globe. He caught the attention of the fans when he stitched a partnership in the game against Chennai Super Kings and contained Mahendra Singh Dhoni in the same game. He bowled a great over despite going for runs in the first two balls. He will be one of the top three picks for Sunrisers Hyderabad against the Rajasthan Royals at Dubai International Stadium.

In the previous game, the player continued his fine form with a cameo of 23 runs from 15 deliveries. He got his team close to winning line but lost out the chance as he was dismissed by Shivam Mavi. With every game being a do-or-die situation, Abdul Samad will have a crucial role to play.

#3) Sandeep Sharma

The fast bowler, Sandeep Sharma has been away from the limelight since he moved away from Kings XI Punjab. The player was benched or given fewer opportunities as Khaleel Ahmed and T Natarajan upped their ante in the league. However, with Bhuvaneshwar Kumar injured and Khaleel Ahmed out of form, Sandeep Sharma is expected to fill the boots. He will be one of the top three picks for SRH and have to play a big role if SRH is to win on Thursday.

In the previous game, he went wicketless but didn’t give away runs too. He bowled four overs and conceded just 27 of it, applying the breaks on KKR batting line-up. David Warner will expect a better performance from Sandeep Sharma today.