|Match Date:||27th April, Saturday|
|Match Timing:||8:00 PM|
|Expected Crowd Turnout:||28,000|
|Match Venue:||Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur|
The Match 45 of VIVO Indian Premier League 2019 will the flying Rajasthan Royals welcome Sunrisers Hyderabad at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur. The match will be crucial from the playoffs point of view with both the teams in a do-or-die situation.
Having suffered a disappointing first half of the season, the Royals are steadily showing signs of revival. They have won three of their last four matches and with Steven Smith the captain now, things are looking optimistic at the Rajasthan camp. SRH, though placed fourth at the moment, are still not guaranteed of a last 4 place considering the intense competition. They are tied with KXIP on 10 points and are only 2 points clear of RR and RCB.
Here is the complete analysis of the Rajasthan Royals vs Sunrisers Hyderabad IPL match:
|Key Players in form||RR – Shreyas Gopal, Riyan Parag
SRH – Manish Pandey, David Warner
|Weather Conditions||41℃, 10% Humidity, Winds up to 14 km/hr.|
|Toss Advantage||Traditionally, the team chasing has won 26 out of the 40 games. Thus, the winner of the toss should choose to bowl first.|
|Pitch Conditions||Flat, mostly Batting-Friendly. However, a hint of grass on the pitch might assist the pacers.|
|Venue Stats||Average Total (2018): 158
Highest Total (2018): 176/4 (CSK)
Last Match: RR 191/6 | 193/4 DC
|Ground Size:||Side Boundaries: 72 m, Down Boundary: 82 m, Back Boundary: 62 m|
|Injury Updates||RR – Jos Buttler has returned to England and will be unavailable for RR’s future matches. Jofra Archer and Ben Stokes are also expected to follow the suit.
SRH – Like the English trio mentioned above, Jonny Bairstow is also expected to miss the rest of the IPL season.
|Home Advantage||Rajasthan Royals|
|Head-to-Head||RR 4 – 6 SRH|
|Form||RR– W L W L W
SRH– L L W W L
|Playing11||RR Playing11 :
Steve Smith (C), Sanju Samson (Wk), Ajinkya Rahane, Ashton Turner, Stuart Binny, Riyan Parag, Shreyas Gopal, Oshane Thomas, Dhawal Kulkarni, Varun Aaron, Ish Sodhi.
SRH Playing11 :
Kane Williamson (C), Wriddhiman Saha (Wk), David Warner, Martin Guptill, Shakib Al Hasan, Yusuf Pathan, Manish Pandey, Vijay Shankar, Deepak Hooda, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Sandeep Sharma, Rashid Khan, K Khaleel Ahmed.
RR vs DC Dream11 Prediction
Rajasthan Royals made a stunning comeback last season by making it to the Playoff spots after winning only 3 matches of the opening 9. Coincidently, they are an identical situation this time around.
Handing Steven Smith the captain’s armband from Ajinkya Rahane made an instant impact as the Australian smartly guided the team to a 5-wicket victory over Mumbai Indians. In fact, the captainship role also brought the best of him, as he scored 59* to win the Man of the Match award.
In the last match away against KKR, the young brigade’s display was on full display. Riyan Parag (47), Shreyas Gopal (1/31, 18), and Jofra Archer (0/28, 27*) were all the star of the evening. RR are known for punching above their weight and this match certainly proved the notion true.
Brilliant knock by young Parag! Brought his side to the doorstep of victory. Do the royals from Rajasthan have the self belief and wherewithal to take them across the line?
— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) April 25, 2019
However, the team’s top foreign performers like Archer, Jos Buttler, and Ben Stokes will be gone away, leaving behind a big hole to fill. While Ashton Turner shone for Australia on the tour of India, he hasn’t had a great IPL season this term. The 26-year-old has endured a hat-trick of Golden Ducks, an IPL record in itself. Thus, he cannot be relied upon for an instant result. Liam Livingstone can fill the spot, but then, he is also too young.
One positives for Rajasthan Royals from this overseas players’ crisis is that the focus would be on the domestic talent. Players like Parag and Gopal are certainly the finds of IPL this season and there, probably, may be more for RR.
As for the visitors, it will be a tough but a must-win contest at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium. The departure of Jonny Bairstow, who has been the stand out batsman alongside David Warner, will be a defining moment for Sunrisers Hyderabad. Martin Guptill, his probable replacement, will have to step up in the Englishman’s absence.
Although Rajasthan Royals have started to get momentum in the league, the absence of the English trio seriously weakens their starting line-up. We, thus, back SRH to win this fixture.
The Sawai Mansingh Stadium has a slow pitch with scores not expected to cross 160. Thus, choose between 3-4 batsman. Openers are highly recommended. Spinners will enjoy success today. Choose them along with a couple of pacers.
RR vs DC Dream11 Team 1
Sanju Samson, David Warner, Kane Williamson, Steven Smith, Stuart Binny, Vijay Shankar, Riyan Parag, Rashid Khan, Shreyas Gopal, Varun Aaron, Khaleel Ahmed.
RR vs DC Dream11 Team 2
Sanju Samson, David Warner, Martin Guptill, Ashton Turner, Ajinkya Rahane, Shakib al Hasan, Vijay Shankar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Rashid Khan, Shreyas Gopal, Ish Sodhi.