IPL 2019, RR vs SRH: Venue stats, key players and predicted XI
Rajasthan Royals are all set to host Sunrisers Hyderabad at the Sawai Mansingh stadium in the 45th fixture of IPL 2019. The hosts will look to carry on their winning momentum while the Orange Army have to win most of their remaining games to secure a playoff berth.
These two teams will square off for the second time this season. In the first match at Hyderabad, the Sunrisers emerged victorious by five wickets.
Rajasthan Royals have had a patchy tournament so far this season with a string of ordinary performances. Steven Smith was appointed as their new leader to rejig their campaign, and with two wins in their last three games, the plan seems to be working for the hosts.
However, RR have registered just four victories in 11 fixtures this season, and are languishing at the second last spot in the points table. A playoff spot looks unlikely at this stage.
Riyan Parag played an excellent knock under pressure against KKR to take the pink outfit over the line. They would need more of the same just to stay alive in the tournament.
On the other hand, Sunrisers Hyderabad have played some good cricket in this campaign. David Warner and Jonny Bairstow are still ruling the batting charts with 574 and 445 runs respectively, but the departure of Bairstow will hurt them.
Sunrisers Hyderabad are precariously holding on to the fourth spot in the points table, with only a handful of games remaining in the league phase. Manish Pandey’s terrific knock went in vain in the last game, but his performance might signal an end to the middle-order batting woes of the team.
Date: Saturday, 27 April 2019
Time: 8:00 PM IST
Venue: Sawai Mansingh Stadium
League: Indian Premier League
Live Telecast: Star Network
Online Streaming: Hotstar
Venue Stats (IPL)
Matches won batting first: 15
Matches won bowling first: 27
Average 1st Inns score: 157
Average 2nd Inns score: 143
Highest total recorded: 197/5 (19.4 Ov) by RR vs DCG
Lowest total recorded: 92/10 (18.2 Ov) by MI vs RR
Highest score chased: 197/5 (19.4 Ov) by RR vs DCG
Lowest score defended: 151/7 (20 Ov) by SRH vs RR
Rajasthan Royals: 4
Sunrisers Hyderabad: 6
- Ben Stokes and Jofra Archer will not be available as they have left for national duty.
- Liam Livingstone and Ashton Turner might return to the starting lineup to replace the duo.
- Jonny Bairstow will miss the remaining matches, with Wriddhiman Saha to replace him behind the stumps.
- Kane Williamson is set to return for this exciting fixture.
Ajinkya Rahane, Sanju Samson (wk), Steven Smith (c), Ben Stokes, Riyan Parag, Ashton Turner, Stuart Binny, Shreyas Gopal, Jofra Archer, Jaydev Unadkat, Dhawal Kulkarni, Prashant Chopra, Manan Vohra, Aryaman Birla, Rahul Tripathi, Krishnappa Gowtham, Shashank Singh, Liam Livingstone, Shubham Ranjane, Mahipal Lomror, Ish Sodhi, Varun Aaron, Oshane Thomas, Sudhesan Midhun
Kane Williamson (c), Rashid Khan, Manish Pandey, Yusuf Pathan, Mohammad Nabi, Martin Guptill, Vijay Shankar, David Warner, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jonny Bairstow, Billy Stanlake, Sandeep Sharma, Wriddhiman Saha, Deepak Hooda, Ricky Bhui, Shakib Al Hasan, Shreevats Goswami, Basil Thampi, Abhishek Sharma, Khaleel Ahmed, Siddarth Kaul, T Natarajan, Shahbaz Nadeem
- Sanju Samson
- Riyan Parag
- Shreyas Gopal
- David Warner
- Manish Pandey
- Rashid Khan
Probable playing XI
Ajinkya Rahane, Sanju Samson, Steve Smith, Liam Livingstone, Ashton Turner, Riyan Parag, Stuart Binny, Oshane Thomas, Jaydev Unadkat, Shreyas Gopal, Varun Aaron
David Warner, Manish Pandey, Kane Williamson, Vijay Shankar, Shakib Al Hasan, Deepak Hooda / Yusuf Pathan, Wriddhiman Saha, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Khaleel Ahmed, Sandeep Sharma