The IPL 2020 season, the 13th edition of the cash-rich cricket league has its 26th match on 11th October when Sunrisers Hyderabad will take on Rajasthan Royals at the Dubai International Stadium.
Sunrisers Hyderabad registered their 3rd win of IPL 2020 with a superb performance against KXIP last Thursday. Opener Jonny Bairstow landed a stupendous 97-off-55, while the skipper David Warner scored a fifty and Kane Williamson landed some quick shots that helped the score reach 201. Rashid Khan continues to impress in bowling, picking three wickets with a 3.00 economy rate, with Khaleel Ahmed and Natarajan supporting with both picked two scalps each.
Full Squad: David Warner (c), Rashid Khan, Sanjay Yadav, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Khaleel Ahmed, Sandeep Sharma, Abdul Samad, Mitchell Marsh, Shreevats Goswami (wk), Mohammad Nabi, Fabian Allen, Abhishek Sharma, Basil Thampi, Billy Stanlake, Sandeep Bavanaka, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Virat Singh, T Natarajan, Kane Williamson, Shahbaz Nadeem, Jonny Bairstow (wk), Manish Pandey, Vijay Shankar, Siddarth Kaul, Priyam Garg.
Rajasthan Royals succumbed to another defeat against DC on Friday, failing to chase down the target as their batting order lost all wickets. Opener Yashvi Jaiswal started off slow with a 36-ball-34, with a couple of hits from skipper Steve Smith. Rahul Tewatia made a 38-off-29 at the end which was not effective. While Jofra Archer made a mark with picking triple scalps, the rest of RR bowlers gave away too many runs.
Full Squad: Steve Smith (c), Jofra Archer, David Miller, Robin Uthappa (wk), Ben Stokes, Riyan Parag, Sanju Samson (wk), Jos Buttler (wk), Mayank Markande, Mahipal Lomror, Manan Vohra, Varun Aaron, Jaydev Unadkat, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Aniruddha Joshi, Andrew Tye, Tom Curran, Oshane Thomas, Anuj Rawat, Shreyas Gopal, Shashank Singh, Rahul Tewatia, Ankit Rajpoot, Kartik Tyagi, Akash Singh.
Waging odds: Sunrisers Hyderabad (1.72) vs Rajasthan Royals (2.00)
Sunrisers Hyderabad are priced at 1.72 and are the waging favourites. Betting ₹100 on them will earn you ₹172 if they come out as winners.
Rajasthan Royals are priced at 2.00 and are the underdogs. Betting ₹100 on them will earn you ₹200 if they snatch a victory tomorrow.
One positive for RR is the return of Ben Stokes to the playing XI in the match against SRH. However, impressive knocks will be required from their batting squad to counter the brilliant SRH bowlers, while Archer will require good support from the other bowlers to stop the opposition from putting up a huge target.
Rashid Khan’s slow overs has been a huge positive for SRH, along with the support from Khaleel Ahmed and Natarajan in defending. On the other hand, the Bairstow-Warner opening duo becoming consistent to put up massive runs, while Williamson managing the middle order.
It will be a victory for Sunrisers Hyderabad.