Today’s IPL match between Rajasthan Royals vs Sunrisers Hyderabad could be a cliff hanger.
We have seen a new trend in IPL 2022.
In all four games, the teams chasing the target have gone on to win the game.
RR were the winners of IPL in its inaugural year.
Sunrisers Hyderabad won the title in 2016.
The highest score by SRH while playing RR is 201.
For RR, the figure stands at 220.
The lowest score by SRH against RR is 127.
For RR, the lowest score is 102.
In IPL 2021, SRH lost once by 55 runs against RR. In the second match, they beat RR by 7 wickets.
Sanju Samson will lead Rajasthan Royals while Kane Williamson will skipper Sunrisers Hyderabad.
Kane Williamson, Rahul Tripathi and Nicholas Pooran will be the prime batters for SRH.
The big problem is the unavailability of foreign players.
Aiden Markram and Marco Jansen are unfit whereas Glenn Phillips and Sean Abbott are yet to join the side.
RR have an excellent bowling attack.
The spin combo of R Ashwin and Yuzvendra Chahal is one of the best.
Even the pace department with Prasidh Krishna and Trent Boult is fearsome.
Jos Buttler and Sanju Samson will don the mantle of run-getters, along with young talents like Jaiswal and Padikkal.
Matches Played: 15
SRH won: 8
RR won: 7
Likely Playing 11
Jos Buttler, Devdutt Padikkal, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sanju Samson (c), Shimron Hetmyer, Rassie van der Dussen, Riyan Parag, Ravichandran Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Prasidh Krishna, Trent Boult
Rahul Tripathi, Aiden Markram, Kane Williamson (c), Nicholas Pooran (wk), Abdul Samad, Abhishek Sharma, Washington Sundar, Marco Jansen, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umran Malik, T Natarajan
What the Pitch says
The average 1st innings T20 score at this ground is 160 runs.
The ball comes on to the bat with a good consistent bounce. So it’s a great wicket for stroke players.
The genuinely quick bowlers can use the bounce to disconcert batters.
Who will win
RR has the edge owing to their superior bowling attack. So our prediction is that RR will prevail.