The second day of the second doubleheader of the 13th Indian Premier League (IPL) season is between Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) and Rajasthan Royals (RR). Match 26 of the season will be held at the Dubai International Stadium.

SRH have paced up of late, while RR were seen struggling in their recent matches.

Team Composition

SRH have been quite balanced of late and all their experienced and young guns have played their role. RR, on the other side, must include Ben Stokes, who can probably help them lift their performance.

Current Form

Presently, SRH stand third in the table, while RR are seventh. RR will have to be consistent, in order to make a comeback in the tournament. 

Head-to-head

Both the teams have clashed a total of 11 times. There has been a neck-to-neck clash, where six matches have been won by SRH and five matches by RR.

Weather and pitch condition

The temperature is likely to be as high at 36 degrees during the day. The pitch in Dubai is a bit slow, where a target around 180 will be quite competitive. 

Predicted 11

SRH: David Warner, Jonny Bairstow, Manish Pandey, Kane Williamson, Priyam Garg, Abdul Samad, Abhishek Sharma, Rashid Khan, Sandeep Sharma, Khaleel Ahmed, T Natarajan.

KKR: Jos Buttler, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Steve Smith, Sanju Samson, Mahipal Lomror, Andrew Tye, Rahul Tewatia, Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal, Kartik Tyagi, Varun Aaron.

Dream 11 players

Batsmen: David Warner, Steve Smith (vc), Yashasvi Jaiswal, Manish Pandey- Warner and Smith can get the team off to a good start, while Jaiswal and Pandey can consolidate in the middle. Meanwhile, Smith’s reliable form makes him the vice-captain.

Wicketkeeper: Jonny Bairstow (c)- The wicketkeeper-batsman can play according to the situations, as his current good form makes him the captain.

All-rounders: Rahul Tewatia, Abhishek Sharma, Jofra Archer- The three all-rounders can score runs with the bat and manage some economical bowling with the ball.

Bowlers: Rashid Khan, T Natarajan, Andrew Tye- With Rashid Khan’s spin and the pace of Natarajan, along with Tye, they can restrict the opposition to a low score.

Players to look out for

Manish Pandey: SRH’s middle-order batsman has been quite inconsistent with the bat. Till now, no big performance has come from his willow.

Sanju Samson: The terrific hitter, who did a great job with the bat initially, has been out-of-form of late. Fans are awaiting his comeback, which can even bring some winning-spirit for RR.