IPL 2021: RR vs SRH, Probable Playing XIs, Head-to-head count for Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Rajasthan Royals encounter
Rajasthan Royals (RR) and Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) on Sunday tried to move their campaign to the second leg in complete shock in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021. Ahead of the conflict, SRH took over the captaincy from David Warner and handed over to Kane Williamson.
Rajasthan Royals (RR) and Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) on Sunday tried to move their campaign to the second leg in complete shock in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021. Ahead of the conflict, SRH took over the captaincy from David Warner and handed over to Kane Williamson. The franchise also stated in their media release that they would be changing their overseas combinations for RR Clash. The Royals have won two of their six matches so far while the Sunrisers have one win in six matches. No wonder, RR were placed seventh while SRH captured IPL 2021 points table in the lower slot.
The Sanju Samson-led RR lacked consistency. He recorded his first win in his second game and lost his next two matches before winning again – against Kolkata Knight Riders.
In their last match against Mumbai Indians, the top order did a good job of scoring 171 runs for four wickets, but their bowling leaked all of them with runs and MI batsmen losing by seven wickets with nine balls to spare. Let’s score freely.
RR has a lot of issues, especially in the absence of major foreign players such as Jofra Archer and Ben Stokes. His batting relies heavily on Samson, but the inconsistent captain has not scored the most runs with 42 since 119 in the opening match.
Opener Jose Butler is yet to score a half-century in six matches. The middle order is scoring just one half-century in five matches with David Miller, while Ryan Parag has been dismissed for 25 runs.
In the bowling department, million-dollar recruit Chris Morris is performing brilliantly with 11 wickets in six matches, but he alone cannot lift the team on his shoulders as his teammates are struggling.
Rahul Tewatia is not doing anything with just one wicket in six matches. Senior paceman Jaydev Unadkat has four wickets in four matches, while Bangladesh import Mustafizur Rahman has played five of the six matches. Young Chetan Sakaria has taken seven wickets from the Royals’ six matches.
SRH are going into Sunday’s match after losing their last two matches, although they were unlucky to face defeat against Delhi Capital in the Super Over. They also rely heavily on the top four of David Warner, Johnny Bairstow, Manish Pandey and Kane Williamson but rarely have they hit the shots together and this is a concern as they do not have much batting in the middle order.
Warner has two half-centuries, but he is yet to score big. The same is for Bairstow, while Williamson has scored 66 runs in just three matches, which is not his highest.
The Kiwi batsman and Pandey, who have two half-centuries in four matches, are crucial to SRH if their opener fails to give a good start.
The poor quality of Indian talent has also been banned by the Sunrisers.
In the bowling department, Afghan spinner Rashid Khan relies a lot and with nine wickets from six matches, he is doing a good job if not excellent.
But the problem is that he is not getting enough support from his bowling colleagues. India’s senior fast bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar took just three wickets in four matches and he did not play in the last two matches of SRH. He again suffered a thigh strain against the Punjab Kings.
RR vs SRH Head to Head
Played – 13 |
Sunrisers Hyderabad – 7 | Rajasthan Royals – 6
Jos Buttler, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sanju Samson (C & WK), Shivam Dube, Riyan Parag, David Miller, Chris Morris, Rahul Tewatia, Shreyas Gopal, Mustafizur Rahman, Chetan Sakariya
David Warner/Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow (WK), Manish Pandey, Kane Williamson (C), Vijay Shankar, Kedar Jadhav, Rashid Khan, Jagadeesh Suchit, Siddharth Kaul, Khaleel Ahmed, Sandeep Sharma
Pitch and conditions:
The Delhi track has generally remained flat in the two encounters so far, with both games being won by the chasers. This being a day encounter, there will be no say of dew. Plus entering May, the heat is soaring in the subcontinent. Therefore, the teams could opt to bat.
Today’s match prediction:
Hyderabad to win the match