IPL 2021 RR vs SRH Match Preview: The teams of Rajasthan Royals and Sunrisers Hyderabad, who are struggling with poor form, will try to return to form in the IPL match on Sunday.
The Royals have won two of the six matches so far, while the Sunrisers have won one of the six matches. The Royals led by Sanju Samson have consistently failed to perform well. He got the first success in the second match and then lost two matches again. After defeating Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), they again suffered a defeat at the hands of Mumbai Indians in the last match.
The absence of Joffra Archer and Ben Stokes has had a significant impact on the Royals’ performance. The batting became completely dependent on Samson, who has not been able to walk after scoring 119 in the first match. Opener Jose Butler could not score a single half-century in six matches so far. In the middle order, David Miller has scored just one half-century in five matches, while Ryan Parag has the highest score of 25 runs.
Chris Maurice, who was expensive in bowling, has been able to take 11 wickets in six matches but failed to win the team on his own. Rahul Tewatia has got only one wicket in six matches. Senior fast bowler Jaydev Unadkat has taken four and Bangladesh’s Mustafizur Rahman has taken five wickets in six matches. Young Chetan Sakaria has taken seven wickets in six matches.
On the other hand, Sunrisers Hyderabad on Saturday removed David Warner from the captaincy and gave Kane Williamson the responsibility of captaining the remaining matches of IPL. Under Warner’s captaincy, the Sunrisers have lost five out of six matches, while they are not in form as a batsman.
The team management said that it will also change the combination of foreign players in the match against Rajasthan Royals. This means that Warner can be dropped from the team. In such a situation, Jason Holder could be replaced.
The Sunrisers have lost both their previous matches. They, unfortunately, lost in the super over against Delhi Capitals. Sunriser’s batting relies on David Warner, Manish Pandey, Johnny Bairstow, and Williamson, but all have not been able to run as a unit. Warner scored two half-centuries but did not play big innings. Bairstow also has the same condition, while Williamson played only three matches and 66 was his highest score.
In bowling, Afghanistan spinner Rashid Khan has managed to take nine wickets in six matches, performing as expected, but could not get support from the other end. Bhuvneshwar Kumar was able to take only three wickets in four matches. He did not play the last two matches due to a thigh muscle strain.
Rajasthan Royals: Sanju Samson (captain), Jos Buttler, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Manan Vohra, Anuj Rawat, Ryan Parag, David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Mahipal Lomror, Shreyas Gopal, Mayank Markande, Andrew Tye, Jaydev Unadkat, Karthik Tyagi, Shivam Dubey, Chris Maurice, Mustafizur Rahman, Chetan Sakaria, KC Kariyappa, Kuldeep Yadav and Akash Singh.
Sunrisers Hyderabad: Kane Williamson (Captain), David Warner, Johnny Bairstow, Manish Pandey, Srivats Goswami, Wriddhiman Saha, Priyam Garg, Vijay Shankar, Abhishek Sharma, Abdul Samad, Virat Singh, Jason Holder, Muhammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Shahbaz Nadeem, Bhuvaneshwar Kumar, Sandeep Sharma, Khalil Ahmed, Siddharth Kaul, Basil Thampi, Jagdish Suchit, Kedar Jadhav, Mujib-ur-Rehman.