Sunrisers Hyderabad can still qualify for the knockout stages, mathematically, but are completely out of form this season. They will next face Rajasthan Royals in Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Rajasthan Royals 40th Match IPL 2021 at Dubai International Cricket Stadium on the 27th of September 2021.
Rajasthan Royals started the second leg of IPL 2021 on a good note by defeating Punjab Kings in a last-over thriller but failed to continue that momentum in their next match. On the other hand, Sunrisers Hyderabad have started this leg poorly with 2 consecutive losses. In the last 5 matches played between these two teams, Rajasthan Royals have the upper hand over Sunrisers Hyderabad with 3 wins.
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Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Rajasthan Royals 40th Match IPL 2021
Team News for Sunrisers Hyderabad
Nothing seems to be working for the Sunrisers at the moment. The decision of trying a different combination of foreign players hasn’t quite worked out for them so far. Being practically out of the playoffs, not technically, though, the Sunrisers might try to change the squad in this important contest. Jason Roy might get a chance upfront at the opening slot as the opening hasn’t been up to the mark, especially in the absence of Jonny Bairstow. The bowling, especially at the death, in the absence of T Natarajan, needs to stand up for the Sunrisers. It will be interesting to see if the Sunrisers Hyderabad are able to salvage some pride.
Likely playing 11 of Sunrisers Hyderabad
Jason Roy, Kane Williamson (c), Manish Pandey, Kedar Jadhav, Abdul Samad, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Rashid Khan, Jason Holder, Bhuvaneshwar Kumar, Sandeep Sharma, Khaleel Ahmed
Team News for Rajasthan Royals
After a thrilling victory in the opening game of the second leg of the IPL against Punjab Kings, the Royals faltered in a simple chase against Delhi Capitals. Chasing 154, they were restricted to a meager 121 with 4 wickets still in hand.
Moreover, the Royals are now facing injury concerns as their most valuable all-rounder, Chris Morris, is out of the squad due to injury. The team had benched Ewin Lewis against Delhi, who had been in good touch in the CPL and played a good knock in his first match of this season as well. He might get another chance in the top order to open with Yashasvi Jaiswal, who has been consistent for the Royals.
Likely playing 11 of Rajasthan Royals
Ewin Lewis, Liam Livingstone, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sanu Samson (c, wk), David Miller, Mahipal Lomror, Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Mustafizur Rahman, Kartik Tyagi, Chetan Sakaria
Pitch and Weather Conditions
The pith has been good for both batters as well as bowlers in the last few matches. The average score on this pitch is 160. The sky is expected to be clear on the match day, and we can expect good swing bowling on the match day, as the ball is expected to swing during the initial overs.
Betting Predictions for Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Rajasthan Royals 40th Match CPL 2021
Match Result Prediction for Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Rajasthan Royals 40th Match CPL 2021
Rajasthan Royals are better placed to win this game as they have the form and motivation to make it to the playoffs. Despite being in 7th place on the points table, the Royals are favourites in this game as they are up against the Sunrisers, who have lost 8 matches out of the 9 they have played so far. In-form Sanju Samson and the death-over specialist Kartik Tyagi will be key to winning this contest for the Royals, along with opener Yashasvi Jaiswal, who is looking in pretty good touch this season.
Winner: Rajasthan Royals (1.72)
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Toss Prediction for Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Rajasthan Royals 40th Match CPL 2021
The captain winning the toss has chosen to bowl first on this ground in the last few matches. Considering the presence of dew and the weather conditions on the match day, the trend should continue in this match as well.
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Top Batsman for Rajasthan Royals
Sanju Samson, the captain of the team and one of the most consistent players for Rajasthan Royals, is the backbone of the batting unit. In the 9 matches he has played this season, he has scored 351 runs at an average of 50.14 and is 5th on the list of most run-scorers of the season. He has already scored a century in IPL 2021 and is due a big knock for the Royals. What could be a better opportunity than a game against one of the weakest teams of the season – the Sunrisers Hyderabad.
Top Batter for Rajasthan Royals: Sanju Samson (3.74)
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