VIVO IPL 2021: RR vs SRH Preview & Dream 11 Prediction
- Jos Buttler and Sanju Samson looked in terrific touch in the previous match at the same venue
- Having played here already in a day game, the Royals will be acquainted better with the conditions
- The Sunrisers are a little too over-dependent on Rashid Khan to pick wickets as well as to stem the flow of runs in the middle overs
Rajasthan Royals vs Sunrisers Hyderabad (RRvSRH): The 28th match of VIVO IPL 2021 will be played between these two teams RRvSRH, The match will begin on 02 May at 03:30 pm IST.
Just as we are marching past the midway mark in the Indian Premier League 2021, the weightage of each win is increasingly growing. The teams currently placed at the top three positions will now be looking to take the top two positions whereas, for the teams placed at the bottom four, it could be challenging even to qualify for the playoffs.
In a bid to rise up the ladder, the bottom dwellers in Rajasthan Royals and Sunrisers Hyderabad will take on each other in the 28th match of the ongoing IPL season. The Sunrisers and the Royals have both had a terrible season thus far and the result of this match could go a long way in defining the campaign for both sides.
If there’s one team in the tournament that has performed less than the sum of its parts, it is Rajasthan Royals. The Royals had so many match-winners available when the tournament started, but thanks to poor execution, they have not able to convert that on-paper strength to onfield performances. Currently, they are one spot shy of the bottom-most position, which they’ll get to if they do not register a win against the Sunrisers.
Rajasthan Royals are won just two matches thus far and now need to win at least five of their remaining eight matches to have any shot at qualification. For that to happen, they’ll need their batsmen to fire, which hasn’t been the case so far. The good thing for them is that Jos Buttler finally looked in some form in the last match and it makes perfect sense to bet on Buttler to be the top scorer for the Royals on Sunday.
Perceived to be one of the better-balanced teams before the competition started, Sunrisers Hyderabad have played exactly opposite to what was expected from them. Their batting has looked rather cautious whereas the bowling has looked over-reliant on a couple of players. Not surprisingly, the results and their position on the points table just verifies that.
As it stands, the Sunrisers Hyderabad are placed at the bottom of the points table and will need a miraculous run from there to qualify for the playoffs. In six completed games, they have won just one match and will now need to register a string of wins to have a chance to progress to the next round.
Date: May 02, 2021 (Sunday).
Time: 03:30 PM (IST), 10:00 AM (GMT).
Venue: Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi
RR vs SRH: Head to Head:
|Rajasthan Royals||Head to Head||Sunrises Hyderabad|
|06 won||13 Matches||07 won|
|102 runs||Lowest Score||127 runs|
|198 runs||Highest Score||201 runs|
Pitch and Weather Conditions:
The conditions in Delhi have been quite good for cricket. There is a small chance of rain on match day but hopefully, the rain gods will be kind! The pitch had a lot of grass on it and was watered generously till about the match was about to start. This is to keep the moisture in the pitch and prevent it from taking excess turn.
If there is grass on the pitch then it will be good for batting but if it is shaved off then the spinners will rule the roost.
A score of around 170-180 is par when there is grass on the surface otherwise even 160 can be hard to reach.
TV and live streaming details:
TV: Star Sports Network.
Live Streaming: Disney+ Hotstar VIP
RR vs SRH Probably XI:
Batting: Apart from Buttler and Samson, however, their batting has lacked spark. Shivam Dube has looked good in patches, but his innings against Mumbai Indians exposed a lack of footwork, which the Sunrisers will be looking to exploit. Having said that, the Royals do have a batting unit that goes deep. They shouldn’t have a problem in scoring an above-average total even against a decent bowling lineup of Sunrisers. In fact, if the top-order fires for the Royals, they’ll be targeting a first-innings total of at least 180. This is another lucrative punt you can make in this match.
X-Factor: Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia
Bowling: Rajasthan Royals’ bowling has been a story of a tale of inconsistency. They have brilliant and times and when they have not, they have shown utter lacked any sharpness whatsoever. On a surface that will not be easy to bowl at, the Royals might consider making a couple of changes to their bowling unit. Considering how useful Rahul Chahar for Mumbai Indians in the Royals’ previous match, we might see Shreyas Gopal come into the playing eleven.
Predict XI: Jos Buttler, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sanju Samson (c & wk), Shivam Dube, David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Riyan Parag, Chris Morris, Jaydev Unadkat, Chetan Sakariya, Mustafizur Rahman
Batting: The major disappointment for them has been the form of David Warner, who himself admitted that his slow knock was somewhat responsible for Sunrisers’ previous defeat. Taking a cue from that, we expect David Warner to back his natural game of playing with aggression, and with Bairstow already in prime form, Sunrisers will be eying a quick start. For that reason, you may want to look at the bet in favor of the Sunrisers scoring over 49 runs at the end of the powerplay in this upcoming match.
X-Factor: Vijay Shankar, Rashid Khan
Bowling: The Sunrisers have always been known for their superb bowling unit, but that hasn’t been apparent in this edition so far. Their bowlers have so far struggled to pick wickets in powerplay and the absence of Bhuvneshwar Kumar has only added to their concerns. Barring Rashid Khan, none of their bowlers has looked threatening at any stage of the game. They have an option of bringing in Jason Holder to bolster the bowling unit, but that would mean leaving out either one of Warner, Bairstow, or Williamson, which, of course, would not be a wise move given the form of their batting unit. Against CSK, the only wicket-taker for Sunrisers Hyderabad happened to be Rashid Khan, who finished with three wickets to his name. Given the form, he is in and the fact that no other bowler has looked like picking wickets, Rashid Khan being the best bowler for Sunrisers is one bet that you would not want to miss.
Predict XI: Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow (wk), Kane Williamson (c), Manish Pandey, Kedar Jadhav, Vijay Shankar, Rashid Khan, Jagadeesha Suchith, Sandeep Sharma, Khaleel Ahmed, Siddarth Kaul
RR vs SRH Dream 11 Prediction:
Please check the team once when Playing XI Announced.
Captain Options – Jonny Bairstow, KL Rahul
Vice-Captain Options – David Warner, Sanju Samson
RR vs SRH Team Prediction: According to the Daily IPL Poll Reports- SRH to win
Rajasthan Royals (RR) squad:
Jos Buttler, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sanju Samson(w/c), Shivam Dube, David Miller, Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Chris Morris, Jaydev Unadkat, Chetan Sakariya, Mustafizur Rahman, Manan Vohra, Shreyas Gopal, Liam Livingstone, KC Cariappa, Mahipal Lomror, Mayank Markande, Anuj Rawat, Kartik Tyagi, Kuldip Yadav, Akash Singh
Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) Squad:
David Warner, Jonny Bairstow(w), Manish Pandey, Kane Williamson(c), Kedar Jadhav, Vijay Shankar, Rashid Khan, Jagadeesha Suchith, Sandeep Sharma, Khaleel Ahmed, Siddarth Kaul, Wriddhiman Saha, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Shreevats Goswami, Mohammad Nabi, Jason Roy, Shahbaz Nadeem, Jason Holder, Virat Singh, Basil Thampi, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Abhishek Sharma, Priyam Garg, Abdul Samad