The pitches in UAE have already shown signs of wearing down. SRH struggled to chase down 126 against Punjab in Sharjah. The loss against Punjab has meant that SRH are almost out of the tournament. Rajasthan, on the other hand, will be keen to make a statement against SRH, lets see prediction for match SRH vs RR.
SRH vs RR: Form Preview
SRH are practically out of the race
Sunrisers Hyderabad’s woeful run in IPL 2021 continues. They lost a game they should have won against Punjab. SRH restricted Punjab to 125 but failed to nail the chase. They have lost 8 out of their first 9 games. SRH are probably the only team that is out of contention for all logical reasons. They will now be playing for pride in the remaining few games. This gives them an option to test new players and provide them opportunities. They are probably already looking at the mega auctions scheduled later this year.
Rajasthan Royals are hanging in there
Rajasthan Royals did themselves no favour when they came up well short against Delhi. Required to chase 156, they ended with paltry 120. Their net run rate took a beating as well with this loss. They are currently 7th in the points table. Royals though are not out of the race yet. They had the opportunity to go up to the third spot but they squandered that advantage. Royals will be keen to get back to winning ways against SRH. These two points will be crucial for them heading into the business end.
SRH vs RR: Favourites?
SRH are staring down the barrel. They have just won 1 out of the 9 games they have featured in. With nothing to lose from now, SRH will be a dangerous outfit.
RR on the other hand will be eager to bag 2 points against a struggling SRH outfit. If they are able to bag a win, they will decisively move upwards in the points table.
Which players will be match-winners in this game?
Rashid Khan has troubled RR batsmen more often than not. SRH will bank on Khan to deliver.
Sanju Samson scored a brilliant century in IPL 2019 against SRH. He will love to rekindle his batting affair with them.
Jason Roy is widely expected to replace David Warner at the top.
Chris Morris has been RR’s talisman this season. His absence against DC showed his worth.
Probable Playing XI:
Sunrisers Hyderabad predicted XI:
Jason Roy/David Warner, Wriddhiman Saha, Manish Pandey, Kane Williamson, Priyam Garg/Kedar Jadhav, Abdul Samad, Jason Holder, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Khaleel Ahmed/Siddharth Kaul, Sandeep Sharma
Rajasthan Royals predicted XI:
Evin Lewis/David Miller, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sanju Samson (WK), Liam Livingstone, Mahipal Lomror, Riyan Parag/Shivam Dube, Chris Morris, Rahul Tewatia, Kartik Tyagi, Chetan Sakariya, Mustafizur Rahman
What do stats say about SRH vs RR?
SRH and RR have played 14 IPL games against each other.
SRH has won 7 games. RR has won 7 matches.
SRH’s highest score against RR is 201. RR’s highest score against SRH is 220.
SRH’s lowest score against RR is 127. RR’s lowest score against SRH is 102.
The Dubai pitch does offer a bit for everyone. The batsmen can trust the true bounce. There will be swing early on. The early movement was quite evident in the match featuring MI and CSK. But if the openers are able to ride the early challenge then they might be in for a big knock.
A high of 37 degrees and a low of 29 degrees is expected. There are no chances of rain. Dew might not play a big factor in Dubai.
A total of 63 matches has been played at this venue. Teams batting first have won 35 games while chasing teams have won 27. The average scoring batting first at this venue is 144. On the other hand, the average 2nd innings score is a paltry 122. Anything above 160 will be a par score batting first.
RR have all to gain and SRH have nothing to lose. It promises to be an interesting contest.