Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Rajasthan Royals, IPL 2020 Toss Report and Playing XI Update: Ben Stokes Makes First Appearance As David Warner Opts to Bat First
Rajasthan Royals looked in sensational form when they smashed 200-plus scores in successive wins over CSK and Kings XI Punjab. But since then the Royals’ batting has failed to perform consistently while the bowlers, sans Jofra Archer, looks toothless. David Warner’s side have rediscovered their mojo after starting with back-to-back defeats.
Sunrisers Hyderabad will aim to continue its momentum when they play a struggling Rajasthan Royals in match 26 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) season 13. SRH started their IPL 2020 campaign with disappointing defeats to RCB and KKR but have won three in their last four, which includes wins over Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Delhi Capitals and a defeat to Mumbai Indians. Rajasthan Royals, in contrast, started their journey in a spectacular fashion with successive wins but have faltered since then and are currently on a four-match losing streak. Meanwhile, Sunrisers Hyderabad captain David Warner has won the toss and opted to bat first. .
Rajasthan Royals looked in sensational form, without Jos Buttler and Ben Stokes, when they smashed 200-plus scores in successive wins over CSK and Kings XI Punjab. But since then the Royals’ batting has failed to perform consistently while the bowlers, sans Jofra Archer, looks toothless. They did well to restrict Delhi Capitals under 185 on return to Sharjah but failed to chase down the score leaving them seventh in the points table with only four points from six games. They are in a must-win situation. .
SRH vs RR Playing 11
Sunrisers Hyderabad Playing XI: David Warner(c), Jonny Bairstow(w), Manish Pandey, Kane Williamson, Vijay Shankar, Priyam Garg, Abhishek Sharma, Rashid Khan, Sandeep Sharma, Khaleel Ahmed, T Natarajan.
Rajasthan Royals Playing XI: Jos Buttler(w), Robin Uthappa, Sanju Samson, Steven Smith(c), Ben Stokes, Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal, Kartik Tyagi, Varun Aaron.
David Warner’s side, on the other, have rediscovered their mojo after starting with back-to-back defeats. Sunrisers Hyderabad beat Kings XI Punjab by 69 runs in their previous game and will be confident of carrying the same momentum to the Rajasthan Royals clash. Their openers have started scoring big and the bowlers are once again clicking as a unit despite injuries to Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Mitch Marsh.
SRH and RR have met 11 times in the history of the Indian Premier League and Hyderabad lead the head-to-head records with six wins while Rajasthan Royals have won five times. Sunrisers have, however, won three of the last four meetings between these sides although the Royals did beat them by seven wickets in the last meeting in IPL 2019.