Sunrisers Hyderabad at Rajasthan Royals
|Date & Time||Saturday April 27, 2019, 10:30 AM (EDT)|
Sawai Mansingh Stadium
Rajasthan Royals +127 / Sunrisers Hyderabad -140
In the Indian Premier League, the Rajasthan Royals are set to host the Sunrisers Hyderabad in Jaipur.
RR had a big win in the previous round as they beat the Kolkata Knight Riders away from home at the Eden Gardens. It was a very convincing display by the RR bowlers with Varun Aaron leading the side with figures of 2 for 20 from 4 overs. The Rajasthan batting was led by Riyan Parag who scored a very convincing 47 off 31 balls to take the team to victory. RR are in a very difficult position and the team must win all of their remaining games if they wish to compete for a spot in the finals.
On the other side of the coin, Sunrisers Hyderabad are in a decent situation and have a good chance of making the finals. SH last played on Tuesday where they were beaten by CSK away from home. It was a decent performance by SH with Manish Pandey scored an impressive 83 runs off 49 balls. SH with be hindered with the loss of Jonny Bairstow who has left for international cricket. Saha is expected to return for SH with Kane Williamson filling Bairstow’s international slot. Hyderabad have had a good bowling unit all season and the likes of Rashid Khan and Sandeep Sharma should continue to perform for the team in this match.
Sunrisers Hyderabad and the Rajasthan Royals played earlier in the season in a match that was won by SH. Hyderabad won by 5 wickets with 9 balls remaining.
As far as this match is concerned, I am going to pick the Sunrisers Hyderabad to win away from home. While RR have gotten some wins in recent weeks, SH have a much better side. Hyderabad have a better balance and I see them winning this match and moving closer to securing a spot in the finals.