Rajasthan Royals is set to host Sunrisers Hyderabad at the Sawai Man Singh stadium in the 45th fixture of the Indian Premier League. The hosts will look to carry on their winning momentum while the Orange Army have to most of their remaining games to secure the playoff berth. Both the teams will square off for the second time in this season, where the Sunrisers emerged victorious by five wickets at Hyderabad.

Rajasthan Royals have had a patchy tournament so far this season with a string of ordinary performances. Steve Smith was appointed as their new leader to resurge their campaign. Having won two out of their last three games, the plan seemed to be working for the hosts. With four wins in their eleven league fixtures, the Royals are languishing at the second last spot in the points table. Riyan Parag played an excellent knock under pressure against KKR to take the Pink outfit over the line. Rajasthan Royals would be eyeing to register another win to stay alive in this tournament.

On the contrary, Sunrisers Hyderabad has played some scintillating cricket in this campaign. David Warner and Jonny Bairstow are still ruling the batting charts with 574 and 445 runs respectively. The visitors would be hoping to breach the Jaipur fortress when they lock horns with the Royals tonight. Sunrisers Hyderabad is lying precariously at the fourth spot in the points table with only a handful of games remaining in the league phase. Manish Pandey’s terrific knock went in vain in the last game however his performance might end the middle-order batting woes for SRH.

 

Match Details

 

Date: Saturday, 27 April 2019

Time: 08:00 PM IST

Venue: Sawai Mann Singh Stadium

League: Indian Premier League

Live Telecast: Star Network

Online Streaming: Hotstar

  

Venue Stats IPL

 

Matches won batting first – 15

Matches won bowling first – 27

Average 1st Inns scores – 157

Average 2nd Inns scores – 143

Highest total recorded – 197/5 (19.4 Ov) by RR vs DCG

Lowest total recorded – 92/10 (18.2 Ov) by MI vs RR

Highest score chased – 197/5 (19.4 Ov) by RR vs DCG

Lowest score defended – 151/7 (20 Ov) by SRH vs RR

 

Head-to-Head Record

 

Total – 10

Rajasthan Royals – 04

Sunrisers Hyderabad – 06

 

Team News

 

Rajasthan Royals

  • Ben Stokes and Jofra Archers will not be available as they are on national duty.
  • Liam Livingstone and Ashton Turner might return to the starting lineup to replace the duo.

Sunrisers Hyderabad

  • Jonny Bairstow will miss the remaining matches while Wriddhiman Saha can replace him behind the stumps.
  • Kane Williamson is set to return for this exciting fixture.

 

SQUADS

 

Rajasthan Royals

Ajinkya Rahane, Sanju Samson(w), Steven Smith(c), Ben Stokes, Riyan Parag, Ashton Turner, Stuart Binny, Shreyas Gopal, Jofra Archer, Jaydev Unadkat, Dhawal Kulkarni, Prashant Chopra, Manan Vohra, Aryaman Birla, Rahul Tripathi, Krishnappa Gowtham, Shashank Singh, Liam Livingstone, Shubham Ranjane, Mahipal Lomror, Ish Sodhi, Varun Aaron, Oshane Thomas, Sudhesan Midhun 

Sunrisers Hyderabad

Kane Williamson (C), Rashid Khan, Manish Pandey, Yusuf Pathan, Mohammad Nabi, Martin Guptill, Vijay Shankar, David Warner, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jonny Bairstow, Billy Stanlake, Sandeep Sharma, Wriddhiman Saha, Deepak Hooda, Ricky Bhui, Shakib Al Hasan, Shreevats Goswami, Basil Thampi, Abhishek Sharma, Khaleel Ahmed, Siddarth Kaul, T Natarajan, Shahbaz Nadeem

 

Key Players

 

Rajasthan Royals

  • Sanju Samson
  • Riyan Parag
  • Shreyas Gopal

Sunrisers Hyderabad

  • David Warner
  • Manish Pandey
  • Rashid Khan

 

Probable Playing XI

 

Rajasthan Royals

Ajinkya Rahane, Sanju Samson, Steve Smith, Liam Livingstone, Ashton Turner, Riyan Parag, Stuart Binny, Oshane Thomas, Jaydev Unadkat, Shreyas Gopal, Varun Aaron

Sunrisers Hyderabad

David Warner, Manish Pandey, Kane Williamson, Vijay Shankar, Shakib Al Hasan, Deepak Hooda / Yusuf Pathan, Wriddhiman Saha, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Khaleel Ahmed, Sandeep Sharma