A somewhat strategic change in the batting order worked for Rajasthan Royals in the last match against CSK and we are hoping that they will continue it. Apart from Ben Stokes, RR’s batting order was strong. Robin Uthappa moved up the order while Jose Butler took the middle order. They are thinking that Steve Smith and Jose Butters can handle the batting order in the middle overs and we saw against CSK that the scheme worked for RR as they lost the opening three wickets, but Jose Butler took the middle.
Damaged in the overs. We are expecting a similar approach for this match. Sanju Samson, Robin Uthappa and Ben Stokes were given free hands to play, while they wanted Ryan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Jose Butler and Steve Smith to take care of the middle overs.
The Rajasthan Royals were below average in this season of the Indian Premier League even as they gave up four matches to play this match. Four wins from ten matches had catapulted him to 6th place in the standings. He won the most recent match against Chennai Super Kings by a stunning margin by seven wickets. After losing the toss, he was asked to field first. The way his bowling unit performed brilliantly in that match. He scored just 125 runs in his 20-over innings. Six bowlers were used in the previous match and almost all the bowlers from their side performed well in the previous match.
Shreyas Gopal had a great performance with the ball in the previous match. He took one wicket in four overs, while he scored 14 runs. Rahul Tewatia was the second economical bowler for him, taking one wicket for just 18 runs in his four overs. Jofra Archer was the second bowler to do well and take a wicket in four overs, while 20 runs were taken from him. Karthik Tyagi also took one wicket in his four overs, in which he scored 35 runs. Ben Stokes and Ankit Rajput were bowlers who failed to take any wicket.
The Rajasthan Royals batting order performed well in the last match as well, losing three wickets early and losing no time. Jose Butler moved up the middle order and he had a great performance at that location in the previous match. He scored 70 (48) with the help of two huge sixes and seven fours and was not out until chasing the target. The captain, Steven Smith, also performed well in the last match against CSK. He scored 26 (34) not out and also hit two fours. Ben Stokes scored 19 (11) with the help of three fours while Robin Uthappa had just five runs to his name. Sanju Samson failed to open his account on the scoreboard and was dismissed on the Golden Duck after facing just three balls. Rajasthan Royals have a strong batting line-up and they had to play an important role in the next matches.
Sunrisers Hyderabad will face some challenges in this match against RR. Some of the key players of this team are suffering injuries and Kane Williamson was unfit in the last match and there is a possibility that he might miss the match. If that happens, it would be a huge loss for SRH as we saw him struggling in the middle overs while scoring runs. Mohammad Nabi can replace Kane Williamson in this match.
He is a good option in the all-rounding category as he is a good depth bowler and also a strong batsman. An interesting thing will also happen that David Warner came to open Not Inning. David Warner dismissed the successful batsmen in the middle overs and if he opens, it will not be a good change and there will be a difference in the middle overs. He was excellent with Bairstow in the last match. Vijay Shankar, Manish Pandey or Priyam Garg are not batsmen of that caliber. We saw in previous matches that SRH had won those matches which were going to be closed. Speaking of bowling department, SRH is also poor. Rashid Khan was outstanding but KKR proved in the last match that runs can be scored against them.
Sunrisers Hyderabad did not perform in this season of IPL T20 as many of us were expecting. He played a total of nine matches with three wins to his name. They had lost six matches and were ranked 7th in the points table. He was defeated by Kolkata Knight Riders in their recent match. It was a tied match and was decided in the super over. He scored 163 runs in his 20-over innings. T Natarajan was the highest wicket-taker for his side, but he got a lot of runs.
TODAY MATCH PREDICTION – RR WILL WINTODAY TOSS PREDICTION- RR WILL WIN