Rajasthan Royals (RR) and Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) will face each other in Match No.52 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 on Sunday, May 7 at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur.
The Sunrisers, led by Aiden Markram, are placed ninth in the table with six points and a net run rate of -0.540 thanks to wins in three out of nine matches. They will go into the match after losing to Nitish Rana’s Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium. Needing to score nine runs to win off the last over, Mayank Markande and Bhuvneshwar Kumar failed to tackle Varun Chakravarthy.
The Royals, led by Sanju Samson, are in a bit of trouble, having lost five out of 10 matches. They are precariously placed in the middle of the table. Samson's men will be a tad low on confidence after losing to Hardik Pandya's Gujarat Titans by nine wickets in their previous game at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur.
Mighty Markam on a mission 😎
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SRH VS RR head-to-head Record
The two teams have been facing each other since 2013 and there is very little to separate them. It is only in the 2016 and 2017 editions that they did not face when the Royals were banned.
Here is a look at how the current GT vs LSG head-to-head record stands:
SRH VS RR match results
The Royals have won five of their last seven matches against the Sunrisers in the IPL. Moreover, RR have beaten the Sunrisers pretty comprehensively in their last few meetings.
Here are the results of all the matches played between SRH and RR in the IPL so far:
|02-Apr-2023||Rajasthan Royals||72 runs||Hyderabad|
|29-Mar-2022||Rajasthan Royals||61 Runs||Pune|
|27-Sept-2021||Sunrisers Hyderabad||7 Wickets||Dubai|
|2-May-2021||Rajasthan Royals||55 Runs||Delhi|
|22-Oct-2020||Sunrisers Hyderabad||8 Wickets||Dubai|
|11-Oct-2020||Rajasthan Royals||5 Wickets||Dubai|
|27-Apr-2019||Rajasthan Royals||7 Wickets||Jaipur|
|29-Mar-2019||Sunrisers Hyderabad||5 Wickets||Hyderabad|
|29-Apr-2018||Sunrisers Hyderabad||11 Runs||Jaipur|
|9-Apr-2018||Sunrisers Hyderabad||9 Wickets||Hyderabad|
|6-May-2015||Sunrisers Hyderabad||7 Runs||Mumbai|
|15-Apr-2015||Rajasthan Royals||6 Wickets||Visakhapatnam|
|7-May-2014||Sunrisers Hyderabad||32 Runs||Ahmedabad|
|17-Apr-2014||Rajasthan Royals||4 Wickets||Abu Dhabi|
|21-May-2013||Rajasthan Royals||4 Wickets||Delhi|
|16-May-2013||Sunrisers Hyderabad||23 Runs||Hyderabad|
|26-Apr-2013||Rajasthan Royals||8 Wickets||Jaipur|
SRH VS RR IPL stats
Sanju Samson, the skipper of the Royals is the leading run-scorer in matches between the two teams. He has scored 622 runs and is expected to stay at top for quite some time. Ajinkya Rahane, who is currently with the Chennai Super Kings (CSK), is second on the list with 347 runs. Jos Buttler, Shikhar Dhawan and Manish Pandey are also on the list with 259, 253 and 246 runs respectively.
James Faulkner is the leading wicket-taker in matches between the two teams. The left-arm fast bowler has picked up 12 wickets and during his heyday, he was a tough nut to crack. Bhuvneshwar Kumar is currently playing for the Sunrisers, have 11 wickets to his name. Rashid Kham Dale Steyn and Yuzvendra Chahal are also on the list with 9, 8 and 7 wickets respectively.
Best match in the Sunrisers Hyderabad VS Rajasthan Royals head to head
Back in 2015 at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai, the Sunrisers beat the Royals by seven runs. Eoin Morgan became the Player of the Match for his knock of 63 runs off 28 balls.
Here is a look at how the match unfolded:
After being put in to bat first, the Sunrisers racked up a huge score of 201 for the loss of four wickets in 20 overs. Shikhar Dhawan and David Warner laid the platform with a partnership of 48 runs for the opening wicket off 4.3 overs. Dhawan went on to score 54 runs off 35 balls with six fours and two sixes. Warner and Moises Henriques scored 24 and 20 runs respectively.
But it was Morgan, who gave the SRH innings a finishing kick by hitting four fours and five sixes in his knock. Shane Watson picked up two wickets, but leaked 36 runs in three overs. Pravin Tambe was the most economical bowler and he got the scalp of Henriques.
The Royals tried their hearts out, but finished with 194 for seven in 20 overs. Rahane and Watson departed early, but Steve Smith went on to score 68 runs off 40 balls with nine fours and two sixes.
James Faulkner and Sanju Samson played handy cameos of 30 and 21, but their efforts went in vain. Bhuvneshwar Kumar was a tad expensive, but picked up the wickets of Rahane, Faulkner and Samson.