RR vs SRH Match Prediction: Both Rajasthan Royals and Sunrises Hyderabad didn’t have the greatest of starts, with both the teams losing their first match of the tournament. However, both RR and SRH will look to register their first win of the tournament as Ajinkya Rahane’s side will square up with Warner and Co. in a bid to earn their first win of the tournament.
Sunrises did everything right in the previous match and were likely to win their first match until Andre Russell came and demolished them in just five overs, pulling off a win in the final three overs of the game. Warner and Bairstow would like to continue their fine form in the second match. Kane Williamson playing the match still looks a question, owing to his injury.
Vijay Shankar once again proved his mettle with the bat in the last match and we hope he continues to produce such innings in the tournament.
In the bowling department, Barring Rashid Khan, none of the bowlers could make an impact in the previous match as Bhuvneshwar Kumar along with other seamers would like to improve their bowling performances ahead of the important fantasy cricket contest.
Rajasthan Royals played their first match on Monday, however, Joss Buttler-Ravi Ashwin Mankad incident still continues as various opinions have been drawn, with some in favour of Punjab’s spinner while some against him. Rajasthan Royals would look to stop dwelling on the incident and focus what’s ahead of them.
Joss Buttler looked impressive in the game against Kings Eleven and could have won `the game had Ashwin didn’t run him out on Monday. He would certainly be eking to score big in the second game against Sunrises. Jofra Archer is certainly one of their key overseas players as he would look to replicate his bowling performance of the first match and score runs this time for the team. Steve Smith also looked good in the previous match as I have a feeling a great knock from the Australian skipper is just around the corner.
RR vs SRH Match Prediction: Rajasthan Royals will square with Sunrises Hyderabad on Friday at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad. The weather is expected to be very good for cricket in Hyderabad on match day and we don’t see any weather-related interruptions stopping the match.
The pitch in Hyderabad is very flat and excellent for batting. It usually has a decent amount of pace and bounce in it as well which can make for some very high scoring matches.
A score of around 170-180 could be considered par for the surface.
Head to Head Record
RR vs SRH Match Prediction: As many as 9 matches have been played between Sunrises Hyderabad and Rajasthan Royals till 2013, of which five have been won by Sunrises, while four matches went in the favour of RR.
Sunrisers Hyderabad Squad (Playing 11 Updated)
David Warner, Jonny Bairstow(w), Kane Williamson(c), Vijay Shankar, Yusuf Pathan, Manish Pandey, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Shahbaz Nadeem, Sandeep Sharma, Siddarth Kaul
Rajasthan Royals Squad (Playing 11 Updated)
Ajinkya Rahane(c), Jos Buttler(w), Sanju Samson, Steven Smith, Ben Stokes, Rahul Tripathi, Krishnappa Gowtham, Jofra Archer, Jaydev Unadkat, Shreyas Gopal, Dhawal Kulkarni
Here’s our predicted eleven for the contest between RR AND SRH
- David Warner (C)
- Jos Butler (VC)(W)
- Vijay Shankar
- Ben Strokes
- Sakib Al Hasan
- Steve Smith
- Sanju Samson
- Rashid Khan
- Bhuneshwar Kumar
- Dhawal Kulkarni
- Kane Williamson/ Martin Guptill / Ajikya Rahane