Today’s second clash of IPL 2023 is Rajasthan Royals vs Sun Risers Hyderabad (RR vs SRH). The host RR is right now 4th among the top four teams in IPL standings. Though the team had a sharp beginning with 4 wins in first five matches, it lost track in the next five games with 4 losses and only one win. At present, they are carrying 10 points, thanks to their better Net Run Rate which is keeping them ahead of 3 other teams with same points. Surely, RR needs to register a win in the upcoming game so as to keep their survival in top fours.
Coming to the visitors SRH, it is currently at the bottom of the points table. The team has depicted it’s disastrous performance during this T20 league. SRH has created a losing streak with 6 losses and a meagre 3 wins in the 9 games they played so far. The only window left for their entry to qualifiers is back to back wins in the remaining five games.
Interestingly, both teams have lost 4 out of last 5 matches they played, both would be on lower side in confidence and both require an urgent win in this match. So, this match is going to be a thriller.
RR vs SRH : Match Details
Venue: Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur
Date : Sunday, May 7, 2023
Time : 7:30 PM IST
Watch Live on : Star Sports Network & JioCinema
RR vs SRH : Pitch report
This wicket at Sawai Man Singh Stadium is a balanced one as it supports both batters and bowlers. The pitch here is on a slower side, so seamers can dominate over batters with their variations in deliveries. As the match progresses, spinners will start dominate. For batters, scoring runs won’t be an easy task as the boundaries of the ground are on the bigger side.
Anything above 175 is going to be a tough chase.
Out of the 49 IPL matches played here, only 17 have been won by the team batting first whereas 32 by the chasers.
The captain winning the toss should field first.
RR vs SRH : Head to Head
Both teams have locked horns 17 times in IPL, out of which RR has won 9 times whereas SRH won 8 times.
RR vs SRH : Team XI Prediction
Rajasthan Royals (RR)
- Yashasvi Jaiswal
- Jos Buttler
- Devdutt Padikkal
- Sanju Samson (C & WK)
- Shimron Hetmyer
- Dhruv Jurel
- Ravichandran Ashwin
- Trent Boult
- Adam Zampa
- Sandeep Sharma
- Yuzvendra Chahal
Sun Risers Hyderabad (SRH)
- Abhishek Sharma
- Mayank Agarwal
- Rahul Tripathi
- Aiden Markram (C)
- Harry Brook
- Heinrich Klaasen (WK)
- Abdul Samad
- Akeal Hosein
- Bhuvneshwar Kumar
- Mayank Markande
- Umran Malik
RR vs SRH : Best Performers’ Prediction
The ace left-handed batter appears to be at his best during this season. So far, he has smashed 442 runs in past 10 matches with an average of 44.2 and a marvellous strike rate of 158.42. The 21 year old batter is currently the leading scorer from RR and ranked third in Orange Cap standings. Seeing his superb performance during this season, he’s among the top batters to watch for. So, best pick for the batter of the day.
The top veteran Indian spinner has performed decently throughout this T20 league. Having taken 13 wickets in past 10 matches with an impressive economy rate of 7.24, has not only made him the top wicket taker from RR but also ninth among the top 10 bowlers in Purple Cap standings. Since this pitch is supportive of spinners as well, he is most likely to cheer fans with his sensational spell. So, best pick for the bowler of the day.
RR vs SRH : Today’s Match Winner Prediction
Rajasthan Royals are most likely to win the game
Disclaimer: The above predictions are based on personal understanding and analysis of the author. Kindly make your own decision while making any prediction based on the predictions mentioned above.