We are gearing up for a highly anticipated match between the Rajasthan Royals and Sunrisers Hyderabad in the 52nd fixture of the IPL. This will be the second match of the Sunday doubleheader, which will be at the iconic Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur.
The Rajasthan Royals have hit a rough patch in their campaign, suffering losses against LSG, RCB, and MI in their recent games. However, they are a well-balanced team with top-quality players who can turn the tide in their favor.
Jos Buttler, the Orange Cap holder from the previous season, has been off-color and the team will be looking up to him to step up his game. On the bowling front, the trio of Yuzvendra Chahal, Ravichandran Ashwin, and Trent Boult have been performing exceptionally well.
On the other hand, Sunrisers Hyderabad has had a dismal run in the tournament, managing to win just one game out of their last five. In their previous match against KKR, they were in a promising position, needing only 38 runs from 30 balls.
However, they crumbled under pressure, losing the match from a winning position. The team currently stands at the ninth position in the points table with only three wins from nine games.
The Rajasthan Royals are expected to emerge victorious in this encounter.
The betting tip is...
Y. Jaiswal to score 29.5 + runs
Yashasvi Jaiswal has been the shining star for the Rajasthan Royals, displaying exceptional form at the top of the order and setting the tone for the team's innings. The young opener was particularly impressive in his century knock against MI, although it went in vain.
However, the middle order of the Royals has been struggling to support the top order. Shimron Hetmyer has been out of form and Sanju Samson has been inconsistent, putting more pressure on the top order to perform.
Devdutt Padikka is to start as an Impact player.
Predicted Lineup: Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson, Shimron Hetmyer, Dhruv Jurel, Jason Holder, Trent Boult, Ravichandran Ashwin, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Devdutt Padikkal, Sandeep Sharma, Yuzvendra Chahal
The Sunrisers Hyderabad, who have built a reputation for their formidable bowling attack, have struggled to live up to their expectations this season. Pacer Umran Malik, who was highly anticipated to be one of the standout performers for the team, has failed to make an impact so far.
The batting unit of Sunrisers Hyderabad has also failed to fire on all cylinders, with Mayank Agarwal and Rahul Tripathi struggling to find their form. The team's expensive purchase at the auction, Harry Brook, has been a major disappointment this season.
Vivrant Sharma might be given a go ahead in this game.
Predicted Lineup: Mayank Agarwal, Abhishek Sharma, Aiden Markram (c), Heinrich Klaasen (wk), Harry Brook, Abdul Samad, Marco Jansen, Mayank Markande, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kartik Tyagi, T Natarajan
The Rajasthan Royals are undoubtedly a confident and well-balanced team, especially when playing in their home stadium at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur. However, as we have seen in this year's IPL, upsets can happen, and Rajasthan Royals are not invincible.
They have suffered losses against teams such as RCB and LSG, which goes to show that they are beatable.Sunrisers Hyderabad, on the other hand, have struggled to find their footing this season, but they know that they have the potential to cause an upset.