- Rajasthan Royals to face Sunrisers Hyderabad today in the 40th match of IPL 2021
- In the 14 matches played between the two teams, there is nothing to differentiate as both sides have won 7 matches each
- The match between SRH and RR will be played at the Dubai International Stadium at 7:30 PM (IST)
In the 40th match of the Indian Premier League 2021, Sunrisers Hyderabad will face the Rajasthan Royals at 7:30 PM (IST) at Dubai International Stadium which sits at the 8th and 6th position on the IPL 2021 points table respectively.
As of right now, it has become evident that SRH’s chances of making it to the top 4 have become virtually non-existent given after playing 9 games in IPL 2021, they only have 2 points to their name. Rajasthan Royals on the other hand, too, have played just 9 games and enjoys 8 points and winning this match will ensure they reach the top 4 on the points table with 10 points.
Both Rajasthan Royals and Sunrisers Hyderabad come into the match after losing their last match in IPL 2021. While RR lost the match against Delhi capitals by 33 runs, SRH lost their match against Punjab Kings in a close match by just 5 runs.
This has not been the year for SRH in IPL 2021 campaign given how many matches they have lost on a close call. They have not won a single match out of their last 5 matches while 1 was postponed. On the other hand, Rajasthan Royals have won 3 out of their last 5 matches.
Last time SRH and RR faced each other was in IPL 2021 itself, in the 28th Match of the campaign, where Rajasthan Royals put up a score of 220/3 and won the match by 55 runs. Restricting SRH at 165/8. This match was played at Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium in Delhi.
SRH Vs RR Head To Head Stats
There is no denying that both Sunrisers Hyderabad and Rajasthan Royals are powerful teams in IPL, however, for neither of them this has been a campaign they would have dreamt of. While Rajasthan Royals have hopes alive of making it to the playoffs, SRH’s future in IPL 2021 campaign seems grim.
For Sunrisers Hyderabad, they have managed to win just 1 match in the 9 matches they have played this IPL which came in the 14th match of IPL 2021 where they won the game by 9 wickets (8 balls left) against Punjab Kings.
The last time these two teams faced each other was in the 28th match of IPL 2021 where Rajasthan Royals won the match by 55 runs after putting together a colossal score of 220/3 after 20 overs. Jos Buttler was the star performer scoring 124 runs in just 64 balls hitting 8 maximums and 11 boundaries.
Skipper Sanju Samson, too, had a good day with the bat as he scored 48 runs in 33 deliveries hitting 4 boundaries and 2 maximums. Sunrisers Hyderabad’s bowlers did not have a good day as only Sandeep Sharma, Rashid Khan and Vijay Shankar were able to pick up wickets (1 each).
Sunrisers could not perform with the bat either, none of their batsmen were able to score 40+ runs with the highest coming from the Manish Pandey (31 from 30 deliveries). After 20 overs SRH were only able to score 165 after losing 8 wickets.
Mustafizur Rahman and Chris Morris were the most successful bowlers in terms of economy and wickets, they took 3 wickets each with an economy of 5 and 7.25 respectively.
In total, SRH and RR have played 14 matches against each other and both the teams have won 7 matches each.
SRH Vs RR Last 5 Encounters
2nd May April 2021: Rajasthan Royals won by 55 runs
22nd October 2020: Sunrisers Hyderabad won by 8 wickets
11th October 2020: Rajasthan Royals won by 5 wickets
27th April 2019: Rajasthan Royals won by7 wickets
29th March 2019: Sunrisers Hyderabad won by 5 wickets
Additioanl Stats Of SRH & RR
SRH highest score against RR: 201
RR highest score against SRH: 220
Highest Individual Score against RR: 83* (Manish Pandey)
Highest Individual Score against SRH: 124 (Jos Buttles)
Most wickets for SRH against RR: 9 (Bhuvneshwar Kumar)
Most wickets for RR against SRH: 12 (James Faulkner)
Lowest SRH score against RR: 127
Lowest RR score against SRH: 102
Both Sunrisers Hyderabad and Rajasthan Royals have lifted the IPL trophy with Rajasthan Royals winning the very first IPL trophy in the year 2008 while Sunrisers Hyderabad winning the title in 2016.
In the 14 matches they have played against each other, there is literally nothing to separate them with each side winning 7 matches. In all fairness, RR has had a rather average IPL campaign so far, while SRH are walking on their worst IPL campaign as of now.
We think RR will win the match today.