Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Rajasthan Royals IPL 2024 prediction: Match win, Dream11 and toss

  • Match Prediction: Rajasthan Royals to win
  • Toss prediction: Rajasthan Royals to win the toss and field first

We bring you our SRH vs RR prediction for the match no. 50 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 between Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Rajasthan Royals. The teams will meet at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Uppal in Hyderabad on Thursday, May 2nd.

Read on for our detailed SRH vs RR predictions ahead of this match.

  • Date and time: May 2, 7:30 PM IST
  • Venue: Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Uppal, Hyderabad

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Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Rajasthan Royals match preview

Sunrisers Hyderabad

Sunrisers Hyderabad, one of the contenders for the playoffs, have lost two games in a row. They have 10 points and a net run-rate of 0.075, having won five out of nine games and losing four. SRH are coming off a 78-run hammering at the hands of Chennai Super Kings. 

Bowling first, none of the SRH bowlers could make any impact as Chennai went on to smash 212 in 20 overs. Chasing the target, SRH lost their in-form opening pair Travis Head and Abhishek Sharma in the first four overs. Aiden Markram and Heinrich Klaasen also struggled to time the ball as they were bowled out for 134. 

SRH possible XI: Travis Head, Abhishek Sharma, Aiden Markram, Nitish Kumar Reddy, Heinrich Klaasen (wk), Abdul Samad, Shahbaz Ahmed, Pat Cummins (c), Jaydev Unadkat, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, T Natarajan

Rajasthan Royals

Rajasthan Royals occupy the top spot on the table with 16 points and a net run-rate of 0.694. They have claimed eight of the nine games so far and have lost only once. In their previous game, they defeated Lucknow Super Giants by seven wickets. .

Bowling first, Sandeep Sharma snared 2 for 31 in four overs but the rest of the bowling unit was taken apart as LSG posted 196 on the board. Jos Buttler and Yashasvi Jaiswal put on a 60-run opening partnership before RR lost three quick wickets. Sanju Samson (71* off 33) and Dhruv Jurel (52* off 34) then produced an unbroken stand of 121 runs to clinch the game.

RR possible XI: Jos Buttler, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sanju Samson (c/wk), Riyan Parag, Shimron Hetmyer, Rovman Powell, Ravichandran Ashwin, Trent Boult, Avesh Khan, Yuzvendra Chahal, Sandeep Sharma

Pitch and expected weather conditions

The Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium has historically provided decent pitches for batting. The average first innings score here in IPL since 2018 stands at 172. Pitches have been even flatter this year, with the team batting first scoring 277, 165 and 206 in three games so far. 

As for the forecast, Hyderabad should witness clear weather on Thursday evening. Rain is unlikely to cause any issues as there is no chance of precipitation. The temperature could fluctuate between 27-32 degrees during the match time. 

SRH vs RR Dream11 prediction

Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Rajasthan Royals
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Our SRH vs RR Dream11 prediction for this match

  • Wicketkeeper(s): Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson, Heinrich Klaasen 
  • Batter(s): Yashasvi Jaiswal, Abhishek Sharma, Travis Head
  • All-rounder(s): Riyan Parag, Shahbaz Ahmed 
  • Bowler(s): Trent Boult, Yuzvendra Chahal, T Natarajan 
  • Recommended captain: Jos Buttler 
  • Recommended vice-captain: Travis Head 

In this part of the SRH vs RR match prediction, we will try to explain why we have picked the above XI for this Dream11 contest. The pitches at Hyderabad have been more on the batting friendly side so we have taken that into account.

Starting with the wicket-keeper batters, Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson and Heinrich Klaasen are must picks. Klaasen hasn't been at his best in the last few games but can not be left out. In the batting section, we have three other openers Yashasvi Jaiswal, Abhishek Sharma and Travis Head. All three are in great form and should be included. 

Riyan Parag has done an outstanding job for Rajasthan Royals in this season while Shahbaz Ahmed is a pretty good utility player. Shahbaz could make an impact here against an RHB-heavy line-up. Among bowlers, Trent Boult and Yuzvendra Chahal have been prolific wicket-takers for RR whereas T Natarajan has been the best bowler for SRH in this tournament. 

As for C and VC, there are several equally good options in play but we have opted to go with Jos Buttler and Travis Head. Buttler has smashed two centuries in the competition while Head has been on a rampage. 

Match prediction: Rajasthan Royals to win

There is nothing to separate these two sides when it comes to the head to head record as both teams have won nine games each. Talking about this clash, both teams have strong batting units but SRH can have their off days. Bowling is where RR hold a clear edge as they have a versatile and more potent attack. Our match prediction is that Rajasthan Royals will win this game. 

Toss prediction: Rajasthan Royals to win the toss and field first

The venue in Hyderabad produces flat pitches which keeps the team batting second in the game till the end. The potential dew factor also favours the chasing side. The venue has been a host to a total of 25 IPL matches, of which the team batting first has won 14. Despite this record, teams are likely to prefer chasing here. Our toss prediction is for Rajasthan Royals to win the toss and opt to field first. 

Man of the match prediction: Jos Buttler 

The England star had a rough start to the IPL 2024 but has found form in the recent matches. Jos Buttler has scored 319 runs in this season from eight innings, averaging 53 at a strike rate of 150. He has smashed two centuries in the tournament and has looked good in the last two games. Buttler should enjoy batting at this venue against the SRH bowling unit. Back him to come good in this match. 

Betting Odds

  • Sunrisers Hyderabad: 2.03 (PARIMATCH)
  • Rajasthan Royals: 1.79 (PARIMATCH)

The bookmakers have placed Rajasthan Royals as favourites to win this game. RR have 1.79 odds of winning this contest whereas SRH head into the match with bigger odds of 2.03. 


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