Match Preview – RR vs SRH
Sunrisers Hyderabad will lock horns against the Rajasthan Royals in Match 28 of the VIVO IPL in the first match of the double-header Sunday in today's IPL match. With tournament nearing the end of first-half of the season, both the teams will be aiming to bag two crucial points in a bid to move up in the IPL Points table.
So far, Rajasthan Royals have had a stop start season this year. Having lost some of their key overseas players, they're bench strength has taken a major hit. By winning only two of their first six matches, RR is positioned seventh in the points table.
Sunrisers Hyderabad, on the other hand, are languishing at the bottom of the points table. Having lost five of their six games, the Orange Army has failed to gather any winning momentum, much like their opponents for today's match.
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Before we make RR vs SRH Today IPL match Prediction, here's a look at what does today's fixture has on offer:
RR vs SRH – Predicted Playing XIs for Today's IPL Match
Rajasthan Royals faced a heavy defeat in their previous match against MI. However, with a depleted bench strength, Rajasthan don't have too many options to tinker with their playing XI. They will bank on the players that featured in the last outing to come out on top against a defeatist SRH outfit.
Jos Buttler, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sanju Samson (C & WK), Shivam Dube, David Miller, Riyan Parag, Chris Morris, Rahul Tewatia, Jaydev Unadkat, Chetan Sakariya, Mustafizur Rahman
Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) announced Kane Williamson to replace David Warner as the SRH skipper for the rest of the season in IPL 2021. This change will definitely call for a change in overseas personnel in their playing XI for today's IPL match against Rajasthan Royals (RR). If available, Bhuveshwar Kumar will directly walk into the playing XI to strengthen their bowling arsenal.
David Warner/Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow (WK), Manish Pandey, Kane Williamson (C), Kedar Jadhav, Vijay Shankar, Rashid Khan, Jagadeesha Suchith, Sandeep Sharma/Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Khaleel Ahmed, Siddarth Kaul
RR vs SRH Head-to-Head records in IPL | H2H IPL stats
Matches : 13
RR won : 6
SRH won : 7
NR : 0
The head to head RR vs SRH IPL record depicts a close rivalry between the two sides in the history of the league. While RR has won six out of the 13 encounters, Sunrisers have claimed a win on the other seven instances. With not much to chose between the two sides, today's RR vs SRH IPL match promises to be a riveting contest between bat and ball.
Players to watch out for in RR vs SRH IPL match:
Rajasthan Royals' skipper Sanju Samson has been amongst runs in IPL 2021. He will be the key batsman for RR. They will hope for a solid opening partnership from Jos Buttler and Yashasvi Jaiswal. However, all-rounder Chris Morris will be the player to watch out for RR, as someone who has had the maximum impact in the matches won by the Royals in IPL 2021.
Talking about Sunrisers Hyderabad, the newly appointed skipper, Kane Williamson will look to lead from the front in the upcoming match. He has looked in fine form in the last couple of matches and will look to continue that form. He will be ably supported by Jonny Bairstow who has the ability to change the game in the matter of few overs. Rashid Khan will once again be SRH's trump card in terms of bowling and the teams will surely be vary of the threat he imposes.
RR vs SRH Match Prediction – Who will win today's IPL match?
With the departure of the overseas players, Rajasthan's batting looks extremely fragile. Sanju Samson has been a ray of hope in the batting department. However, there seems to be an over dependency on him and Jos Butler to post a good total on the board.
Sunrisers Hyderabad will surely take a note of this. With a decent bowling lineup, they will look to exploit the batting vulnerabilities that the Royals are struggling with. As a result, Sunrisers Hyderabad will walk in as favourites to win today's RR vs SRH IPL match on May 2 at Delhi's Arun Jaitley Stadium.