RR are currently placed at the seventh spot with eight points from 11 games and would be looking to take confidence from their three-wicket win at the Eden Gardens in their last encounter.
Varun Aaron was impressive against KKR but was hampered by a cramps, this could see Dhawal Kulkarni being drafted in. Archer’s bowling role is likely to be filled in OShane Thomas.
On the other hand, SRH, placed at the fourth spot with five wins from 10 games, would want to leave behind the six-wicket win against Chennai Super Kings and return to winning ways. Guptill for Bairstow is a straightforward swap, but SRH need to drop an Indian batsman to get in Saha or Goswami.
But we also know that SRH’s skipper Kane Williamson was also left on the bench to make way for Shakib Al Hasan in the last match.
- The IPL 2019, match 45- RR vs SRH will take place at 08:00 PM IST on Saturday, April 27.
- The match will be played at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur.
- The game can be streamed live on Star Sports Networks and Hotstar.
Pitch and Weather Condition/Report:
RR vs SRH is going to be played at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur. It is going to be a hot evening in Jaipur with the maximum temperature at around 42 degrees, with 28 degrees being the minimum. Humidity will be expected to be at 11 per cent.
Rajasthan Royals (RR):
RR would be missing the likes of Ben Stokes and Jofra Archer who have flown back to England to join the national side for the World Cup camp which means Liam Livingstone and Krishnappa Gowtham might get a look in.
RR Team (from): Ajinkya Rahane, Krishnappa Gowtham, Sanju Samson (wicket-keeper), Shreyas Gopal, Aryaman Birla, S. Midhun, Prashant Chopra, Stuart Binny, Rahul Tripathi, Ben Stokes, Steve Smith (Captain), Jos Buttler, Jofra Archer, Ish Sodhi, Dhawal Kulkarni, Mahipal Lomror, Jaydev Unadkat, Varun Aaron, Oshane Thomas, Shashank Singh, Liam Livinstone, Shubham Rajane, Manan Vohra, Ashton Turner, Riyan Parag.
Possible XI: Ajinkya Rahane, Sanju Samson (wicket-keeper), Steve Smith (captain), Liam Livingstone, Rahul Tripathi, Riyan Parag, Stuart Binny, Shreyas Gopal. Dhawal Kulkarni, Varun Aaron and Oshane Thomas.
Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH):
SRHwould dearly miss Jonny Bairstow who has done the bulk of their scoring alongside David Warner. It is expected that New Zealand’s Martin Guptill or Kane Williamson (who was rested by the inclusion of Shakib Al Hasan) will be included in the playing XI. But SRH will be in need of a wicket-keeper also which means an Indian player has to make way for the likes of Wriddhiman Saha or Sreevats Goswami.
SRH Team (From): Shakib Al Hasan, Yusuf Pathan, Martin Guptill, Wriddhiman Saha, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, David Warner, Shreevats Goswami, Siddarth Kaul, Manish Pandey, Mohammad Nabi, Kane Williamson (c), Jonny Bairstow, Shahbaz Nadeem, Vijay Shankar, Sandeep Sharma, Ricky Bhui, Deepak Hooda, Billy Stanlake, T Natarajan, Basil Thampi, Rashid Khan, K Khaleel Ahmed, Abhishek Sharma.
Possible XI: David Warner, Wriddhiman Saha (wicket-keeper), Kane Williamson, Manish Pandey, Vijay Shankar, Shakib Al Hasan, Yusuf Pathan, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Khaleel Ahmed, Siddarth Kaul and Shahbaz Nadeem.
Fantasy Tips and suggestions:
Wicketkeeper: In wicketkeeping, RR’s Sanju Samson will be preferred over SRH’s Wriddhiman Saha/ Shreevats Goswami as Samson has shown some great determination this season.
Batsmen: For RR, Ajinkya Rahane, Steve Smith, Riyan Parag are the top picks while for SRH David Warner, Kane Williamson, Manish Pandey are expected to do the destruction.
All-rounders: Shreyas Gopal, Stuart Binny will be featuring as all-rounders from RR while SRH will feature Vijay Shankar and Shakib Al Hasan as their prime all-rounders.
Bowlers: For RR, Varun Aaron, Oshane Thomas, Dhawal Kulkarni are the top bowlers while for SRH, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Khaleel Ahmed, Rashid Khan will lead the bowling unit.
Captain and Vice Captain: Ajinkya Rahane, Steve Smith, Riyan Parag, David Warner, Kane Williamson, Manish Pandey are the top picks for captain and vice captain.
Dream 11 pick #1:
Ajinkya Rahane (vc), David Warner (c), Sanju Samson (wk), Steve Smith, Manish Pandey, Riyan Parag, Shakib Al Hasan, Rashid Khan, Shreyas Gopal, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Varun Aaron.
- Captain: David Warner
- Vice Captain: Ajinkya Rahane
Dream 11 pick #2:
David Warner (vc), Ajinkya Rahane, Sanju Samson (wk), Kane WIlliamson, Steve Smith (c), Shakib Al Hasan, Shreyas Gopal, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Khaleel Ahmed, Oshane Thomas.
- Captain: Steve Smith
- Vice Captain: David Warner