Rajasthan Royals are hosting Sunrisers Hyderabad today. The must-win match for RR kicks of at 8:00 pm IST at Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur.
Rajasthan Royals are at great pressure to deliver at home if they need to progress. Currently, RR seats at seventh position with 8 points. Rajasthan Royals are hoping for another surprise win that will keep their hopes alive.
The visiting team is comfortably lying at position four. This match to them is meant to consolidate their position. With 10 points from 10 matches, Sunrisers Hyderabad is secure now. To their advantage further, SHR has one game at hand.
RR is going to this home match with a win from Kolkata Knight Riders. Their other two matches are mixed. They won against Mumbai Indians but lost their next match to Delhi Capitals.
Sunrisers Hyderabad has a similar run in their three last matches. They have won two matches against Chennai Super Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders. Their last match Chennai was lost.
Royals will be unlucky because one of their stars players who have players against Kolkata Knights Riders are not playing in today’s match. Jofra Archers alongside Ben Stokes have left for England World Cup camp and other series. However, the teenager Riyan Parag is in a superb form. RR is likely to use Ajinkya Rahane, Sanju Samson, Varun Aaron, Raul Tripathi, and Liam Livingstone.
SHR will definitely miss Jonny Bairstow who has also left for England. The team may engage Guptil Martin, Deepak Hooda, Mohammad Nabi and Manish Pandey.
SHR is going into this match with four wins in a row against RR. The last time RR beat SHR was in 2015. RR is tied at 8 points with two other teams. However, RR latest changes such as captain and battling line-up are working.
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