Rajasthan Royals (RR) are currently sixth on the points table while Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) are on seventh. Their second clash of the season will happen in Dubai on Thursday. RR won the title back during the inaugural edition, in 2008, while SRH won it in 2016.
With almost a fortnight left to the commencement of the playoffs, the 13th edition has sailed successfully so far. Match 40 of the tournament will be held between Rajasthan Royals (RR) and Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in Dubai.
Having played nearly 70 per cent of the tournament, teams have decided their balanced sides pretty well. The teams have to make changes out of compulsion if any player meets with an injury. While RR are evenly balanced, SRH are bowling heavy.
Both the teams have tasted success and failures quite frequently in the tournament. Currently, RR stand sixth on the points table, while SRH are at seventh. Their previous clash in this tournament happened in Dubai, where RR won by five wickets.
Of the total of 12 clashes, that have happened between the two, each of the teams have won exactly half the number of times, i.e. six each.
Weather and pitch report
The temperature in Dubai will be around 34 degrees, with no chances of precipitation. The pitch is slow in Dubai. Hence, any score around 170 will be quite competitive.
Sunrisers Hyderabad: David Warner(c), Jonny Bairstow(w), Manish Pandey, Kane Williamson, Priyam Garg, Vijay Shankar, Abdul Samad, Rashid Khan, Sandeep Sharma, T Natarajan, Basil Thampi.
Rajasthan Royals: Robin Uthappa, Ben Stokes, Sanju Samson(w), Steven Smith(c), Jos Buttler, Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal, Ankit Rajpoot, Kartik Tyagi.
Dream 11 Team
Batsmen: David Warner (vc), Steve Smith (c), Manish Pandey, Riyan Parag, Priyam Garg- Smith and Warner can give the initial momentum, while Pandey and Parag can consolidate in the middle overs. Priyam can smash the ball well. Smith’s impromptus make him the captain, while Warner’s consistency caps him as the vice-captain.
Wicketkeeper: Sanju Samson- The wicketkeeper-batsman is quite violent with the bat and can hit big shots when required.
All-rounders: Rahul Tewatia- The prolific allrounder, he can scalp wickets with the ball and can put up an adequate show with the bat.
Bowlers: Jofra Archer, Rashid Khan, Sandeep Sharma, T Natarajan- The wristy spinner Rashid Khan can scalp wickets and the swing bowling consisting of Archer, Sharma, and Natrajan can be quite economical.
Players to look out for
Sanju Samson: The go-to man for RR was on his mark in the initial matches, which even fetched some wins for RR. Of late, he performance has been degraded and it's time for him to swing his bat again, and bring the glory again for the Royals.
Manish Pandey: The number three batsman for SRH, he holds a very significant position. However, in this season, there is hardly any performance from his end. Fans are awaiting some big performances from his side, which can even fetch SRH a berth in playoffs.
Last Updated 21, Oct 2020, 11:30 PM