Sunday has arrived with yet another double-header and the afternoon game will be contested between two teams at the bottom of the pile.
Both Rajasthan and Hyderabad have struggled for consistency in this edition and are looking out of sorts. The Orange Army continues to struggle with their batting who despite putting up a decernt show in the last match lacked the desired intensity to go for those 15-20 runs extra. Their bowling too is not looking at its usual best as apart from Rashid Khan, there hasn’t been too many wicket-taking
options. The execution part is lacking for them and it has come down to a stage where they have to get it right at any cost. The team composition is appearing to be fine but the players are not delivering as per their reputation.
Kane Williamson has taken the command of the side now and Hyderabad would be hoping for a change in fortunes for them.
Rajasthan, on the other hand, are also dealing with the same issue. Their batting hasn’t been up to the mark. Although it has started to perform better, there is still a big room for improvement. In the last match, they got their batting order wrong and as a result, failed to get the much-needed push at the death.
Rajasthan’s bowling has been their main strength so far with the three left-arm pacers forming a lovely trio and Chris Morris offering a good supporting role. The spin department hasn’t done much for them and given that it’s a day game, we might see Shreyas Gopal again in the
mix. With both teams desperate for a string of wins, we can expect a cracking contest.
When:RR vs SRH, May 2, 2021, 15:30 IST.
Where: Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi.
What to expect: A good wicket that may be tacky at the start, but should progressively get better as the game goes on. Teams may prefer to chase.
Head to Head: RR 6:7 SRH ,The clashes between these sides have been neck to
neck with Sunrisers having the lead, only just, which could change tomorrow.
Probable 11s :
SUNRISERS HYDERABAD: Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow (wk), Kane Williamson (c), Manish Pandey, Kedar Jadhav, Vijay
Shankar, Rashid Khan, Jagadeesha Suchith, Sandeep Sharma, Khaleel Ahmed, Siddarth Kaul.
RAJASTHAN ROYALS: Jos Buttler, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sanju Samson (c & wk), Shivam Dube, David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Riyan Parag, Chris Morris, Jaydev Unadkat, Chetan Sakariya,