- SRH vs RR will face each other in Dubai at 7:30 PM (IST).
- Rajasthan Royals will come closer to play-offs if they win the match today
- SunRisers Hyderabad are coming in after losing 3 consecutive matches
In the 40th match of the Indian Premier League 2020 (IPL 2020) Rajasthan Royals will face SunRisers Hyderabad at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Thursday at 7:30 PM (IST)
It is a do or die situation for the team from Hyderabad and if they fail to win today’s match it will become incredibly difficult for them to keep their playoffs dream alive, on the other hand, Rajasthan Royals would be keen on winning today’s match as it will take them much closer to the playoffs.
RR Vs SRH head to head
In total, the two teams have faced each other 12 times and there is literally nothing to separate the two of them as each side has won 6 matches.
Also, things do not change much as taking into account the last 5 matches which these two have played against each other, SRH won thrice while Rajasthan Royals won twice.
RR Vs SRH Last 5 Matches:
11th October 2020: Rajasthan Royals won 5 wickets
27th April 2019: Rajasthan Royals won by 7 wickets
29th March 2019: SunRisers Hyderabad won by 5 wickets
29th April 2018: SunRisers Hyderabad won by 11 runs
9th April 2018: SunRisers Hyderabad won by 9 wickets
David Warner-led SRH suffered a heartbreaking defeat at the hands of Kolkata Knight Riders on the 18th of October in match 35 of IPL 2020 as the game’s fate was decided by the super over in their previous outing.
On the other hand, RR got the better of Chennai Super Kings as Jos Buttler took the team home with a splendid half century.
SRH has been tweaking its top order constantly which hasn’t given much result to the side. If the same continues then it would cause a lot of trouble for the team as players faily to find stability in the batting order.
Having said this, it seems like both sides will retain their playing XI and would not make any changes.
RR vs SRH playing 11 prediction
RR predicted playing 11: Steven Smith (c), Ankit Rajpoot, Ben Stokes, Jofra Archer, Jos Buttler, Kartik Tyagi, Rahul Tewatia, Riyan Parag, Robin Uthappa, Sanju Samson (wk), and Shreyas Gopal.
RR predicted playing 11: David Warner (c), Abdul Samad, Basil Thampi, Jonny Bairstow (wk), Kane Williamson, Manish Pandey, Priyam Garg, Rashid Khan, Sandeep Sharma, T Natarajan, and Vijay Shankar.
Winner Prediction: As Rajasthan Royals have already defeated SunRisers Hyderabad in their previous clash at the same venue, Dubai International Stadium, and coming in highly motivated after defeating Chennai Super Kings in their last match with 15 balls and 7 wickets to spare, we are inclined towards Rajasthan Royals winning the match and coming closer to the playoffs in IPL 2020.