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Rajasthan Royals captain Steve Smith and Sunrisers Hyderabad captain David Warner. The last time in the season, Rajasthan had defeated Hyderabad by 5 wickets in the match between the two.
The 40th match of the 13th season of IPL will be played in a short time between Dubai Royals (RR) and Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in Dubai. Suspense remains on Kane Williamson of Hyderabad playing in the match against Kolkata Knight Riders. In such a situation, Mohammad Nabi or Jason Holder may get a chance. Both teams would like to win this match to maintain their hopes of the play-offs.
In the points table Rajasthan is sixth with 8 points and Hyderabad is at number 7 with 6 points. However Rajasthan has played 10 matches in the league so far and Hyderabad has played 9 matches.
Rajasthan defeated Hyderabad in the last match
In the previous match, Rajasthan defeated Hyderabad by 5 wickets. The match was snatched from Hyderabad by Rahul Tewatia and Ryan Parag on their own. Rajasthan, batting first, scored 158 runs for 5 wickets. In response, Hyderabad won the match by 5 wickets with one ball.
Butler-Smith Rajasthan’s top scorer
Rajasthan’s Jose Butler and captain Steve Smith have scored the most runs in the season for Rajasthan. Butler has scored 262 runs in 9 matches and Smith has scored 246 runs in 10 matches. Apart from this, Sanju Samson has scored 236 runs in 10 matches.
Archer-Teotia has the most wickets
For Rajasthan, Joffra Archer is the first and Rahul Tewatiya at number two in terms of maximum wickets in the season. Archer has 13 wickets in 10 matches while Tewatia has taken 7 wickets in the same number of matches. Archer has bowled the most 120 dot balls in a season.
Warner-Bairstow Hyderabad’s top scorer
Hyderabad captain David Warner and Johnny Bairstow have scored the most runs in the season for their team. Warner has scored 331 in 9 matches and Bairstow has scored 316 runs in 9 matches. After this comes the number of Manish Pandey, who has scored 212 runs in 9 matches so far.
Rashid-Natarajan took over in bowling
Rashid Khan and T Natarajan have bowled for Hyderabad. Rashid has 13 wickets in 10 matches while Natarajan has 11 wickets in 9 matches. Rashid (94) is ranked sixth in terms of putting dot balls in the season.
Hyderabad-Rajasthan expensive players
The most expensive player from Hyderabad is David Warner. The franchise will give them Rs 12.50 crore for the season. This is followed by Manish Pandey (11 crore), the other expensive player in the team. At the same time, Captain Steve Smith and Ben Stokes are the most expensive players in Rajasthan with a price of Rs 12.50 crores.
The pitch in Dubai may help the batsmen. Being a slow wicket here will also help the spinners a lot. The team that wins the toss will like to bat first. Prior to this IPL, the success rate of the first batting team in the last 61 T20s was 55.74%.
Hyderabad won the title 2 and Rajasthan once
Hyderabad made the finals 3 times (2009, 2016 and 2018) and won the title 2 times (2009 and 2016). At the same time, Rajasthan had its first season of IPL (2008).
Hyderabad’s success rate higher than IPL in Rajasthan
Sunrisers Hyderabad have a success rate of 52.56% in the league. Hyderabad has played a total of 117 matches so far, in which it has won 61 matches and lost 56. At the same time, Rajasthan has a success rate of 50.64%. Rajasthan has played a total of 157 matches so far, in which they have won 79 and lost 76. 2 matches were inconclusive.