Rajasthan Royals will have another go at their chances of qualifications to the playoffs when they take on Sunrisers Hyderabad on April 27. The 45th match of the IPL 2019 will be played at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur. The match is scheduled to start at 8:00 PM IST.
The two teams will be squaring off against each other for the second time this season. The first clash in Hyderabad was won by Sunrisers by five wickets. That clash was quite early in the tournament and since then things haven’t really been great for Rajasthan.
Sunrisers Hyderabad is at the fourth position on the points table with five wins from their 10 matches while Rajasthan is at the seventh position with four wins from 11 matches. Both the teams will be desperate for a win in order to keep their hopes for qualification alive. IPL is entering its business end and it will be interesting to see which four teams eventually compete for the title.
RR vs SRH Squads
Rajasthan Royals: Ajinkya Rahane, Sanju Samson(w), Steven Smith(c), Riyan Parag, Stuart Binny, Shreyas Gopal, Jaydev Unadkat, Oshane Thomas, Varun Aaron, Ashton Turner, Liam Livingstone, Prashant Chopra, Manan Vohra, Aryaman Birla, Rahul Tripathi, Krishnappa Gowtham, Shashank Singh, Shubham Ranjane, Mahipal Lomror, Ish Sodhi, Dhawal Kulkarni, Sudhesan Midhun
Sunrisers Hyderabad: David Warner, Manish Pandey, Vijay Shankar, Yusuf Pathan, Shakib Al Hasan, Deepak Hooda, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar(c), Sandeep Sharma, K Khaleel Ahmed, Kane Williamson, Wriddhiman Saha(w), Ricky Bhui, Shreevats Goswami, Martin Guptill, Shahbaz Nadeem, Mohammad Nabi, Abhishek Sharma, Siddarth Kaul, Basil Thampi, Billy Stanlake, T Natarajan
RR vs SRH Team News
Ben Stokes and Jofra Archer have flown back to England to represent their national side. Ashton Turner and Liam Livingstone are the two players who can get in their place. Oshane Thomas played the last match but Ish Sodhi could come in considering the turning pitch in Jaipur.
Predicted 11: Ajinkya Rahane, Sanju Samson (wk), Steve Smith (c), Ashton Turner, Riyan Parag, Liam Livingstone, Stuart Binny, Shreyas Gopal, Varun Aaron, Oshane Thomas/Ish Sodhi, Jaydev Unadkat
Johnny Bairstow has left for England and it is likely that Kane Williamson will come back to replace him and lead the team. Sreevats Goswami or Wriddhiman Saha will come in to keep wickets. Rest of the line-up should also see some changes.
Predicted 11: Kane Williamson(c), David Warner, Manish Pandey, Vijay Shankar, Shakib Al Hasan, Shreevats Goswami/Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Deepak Hooda/Yusuf Pathan, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Sandeep Sharma/Siddharth Kaul, Khaleel Ahmed
RR vs SRH Pitch Report
The Jaipur pitch was been great for batting in the previous clash between Rajasthan and Delhi. If it stays anything like that, we could have another high-scoring match on the cards. Spinners will get some drift from the surface while batsmen will enjoy the bounce from it.
In the absence of Johnny Bairstow, Sanju Samson is clearly a better choice with his performances this season.
David Warner has scored more runs than anyone else in this tournament so far with 574 runs. Ajinkya Rahane has found his touch in the last two matches with a century and a 30+ score. Manish Pandey also scored a brilliant fifty in the previous match.
Riyan Parag played a match-winning knock in the previous match and has been impressive in every department so far.
Rashid Khan has 10 wickets in this year’s IPL while Khaleel Ahmed has seven wickets from just four matches.
Varun Aaron was the man of the match in the previous match for his brilliant spell while Shreyas Gopal has 13 wickets in this year’s competition.