IPL 2021 Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) vs Rajasthan Royals (RR): LIVE Cricket Score and Updates
Rajasthan, presently standing sixth in the points table with four wins in nine games, will be aiming to stay alive in the race to the playoffs while a beleaured Sunrisers have already fallen out of contention. There is little to separate the two sides in terms of head-to-head tie with either side winning seven each in 14 contested matches in the rivalry. Eevn in Dubai, both have a win each in two games. [SRH vs RR Dream11 Prediction, IPL 2021]
19:19 IST: Jason Roy in T20 in 2021: 610 runs in 448 balls at 33.9 with 136.2 SR and boundary rate of 5.27 deliveries.
19:05 IST: Rajasthan Royals (Playing XI): Evin Lewis, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sanju Samson(w/c), Liam Livingstone, Mahipal Lomror, Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Chris Morris, Chetan Sakariya, Jaydev Unadkat, Mustafizur Rahman
Sunrisers Hyderabad (Playing XI): Jason Roy, Wriddhiman Saha(w), Kane Williamson(c), Priyam Garg, Abhishek Sharma, Abdul Samad, Jason Holder, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Siddarth Kaul, Sandeep Sharma
19:04 IST: Kane Williamson | SRH captain: We will look to adapt early with the ball. Few young players are getting opportunities. Jason Roy is at the top for David Warner. Pandey, Kedar miss out. Priyam Garg, Abhishek Sharma are playing. Sid Kaul replaces injured Khaleel.
Sanju Samson | Rajasthan Royals captain: We are looking to bat first. Team combo, atmosphere suits us to bat first. We learn from the loss in the last game. We are having fitness issues. Kartik Tyagi is out with injury. Morris and Lewis return.
19:02 IST: TOSS UPDATE: Rajasthan won the toss and opted to bat against Sunrisers
18:48 IST: PITCH REPORT: “We are using exactly the same surface we used last night. It still looks fantastic. Nice coverage of grass, got a good sound… tap, tap, tap, tap, tap. Looks hard. One side is just 62 metres,” reckons Simon Doull
18:36 IST: David Miller: It is a huge week. We know that we need to win at least four or five out of the next games. This is a crunch game for us and a win will put us on number four. The guys are really pumped. It is nice to have a legend like Sangakkara,he has a calming effect and knows his business as well. It has been nice to mix with him off the field as well. We have a great thing going and hopefully a win will put us in a better space. Just winning is important at the moment, over the NRR first things first. Lomror has been unbelievable and hopefully things can continue.
17:54 IST: Not just Warner, Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s IPL form has also been a concern. His average of 57 has been the worst in his 11 seasons in IPL, and so has bee his economy rate of 8.77. He has picked just four wickets in IPL 2021 in seven appearances at a strike rate of 39.
17:40 IST: Warner scored 0 and 2 on his return to Sunrisers playing XI in the UAE which took his tally to 195 runs this season in eight innings at a strike rate of 107.73 and average of 24.37. Will Williamson drop the Aussie to fit in England’s Jason Roy at the top of the order today?
SRH vs RR, Match Preview: Skipper Sanju Samson needs support from his batsmen as Rajasthan Royals look to return to winning ways against laggards Sunrisers Hyderabad on Monday and keep their play-offs hopes alive in the Indian Premier League. RR are currently placed seventh in the standings with eight points from nine games, while SRH are already out of contention following just one victory and eight reverses. [READ FULL PREVIEW]