SRH vs RR Dream11 Prediction: Sunrisers Hyderabad and Rajasthan Royals lock horns in Match 40 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 at the Dubai International Stadium in Dubai on Monday (September 27).
Seventh-placed Royals come into the contest on the back of a 33 runs defeat to Delhi Capitals, while Sunrisers head into the match on the back of their eighth loss of the campaign. SRH failed to chase down a paltry target of 126 against Punjab Kings on Saturday (September 25).
Sunrisers Hyderabad’s woes have continued this season and even a change in venue and a long break in between could do nothing to revive their fortunes. Former skipper David Warner has been in very poor form and as a result, they aren’t getting those quick starts in the powerplay. Kane Williamson also hasn’t been able to score many runs and with such poor batting, they even failed to chase down 125 against Punjab in their last match. Out of the playoffs, all they can do now is play for consolation and spoil the party for the teams at the top.
Rajasthan Royals meanwhile sneaked a two-run win thanks to Kartik Tyagi but they were left exposed by Rishabh Pant’s Delhi Capitals in their last match. It is also pretty difficult for them to make it to the playoffs at this point of time.
In the 9 matches played by the two teams so far this season, Royals have won 4 and lost 5 with 8 points on board, while Sunrisers have won just one match and lost 8, registering just 2 points. Royals’ victories came against Punjab Kings, SRH (reverse fixture), Kolkata Knight Riders and DC, while they suffered their five defeats against PBKS (reverse fixture), Chennai Super Kings, Royal Challengers Bangalore and Mumbai Indians. On the other hand, Sunrisers’ only win this season came against PBKS, while they have suffered defeats to CSK, DC (twice), MI, RCB, RR, PBKS (reverse fixture) and KKR.
In the head-to-head battle, Royals and Sunrisers are level with seven wins each in 14 encounters in IPL. In the last five meetings, Royals have won thrice against Sunrisers, who have won on two occasions. In the reverse fixture, Royals claimed a 55-run victory after posting a target of 221. When it comes to matches in UAE, Royals and Sunrisers clashed in IPL 2020 at the same venue where they will clash on Monday (September 27) in IPL 2021.
In the first match last season, Royals powered by Rahul Tewatia and Riyan Parag chased down a score of 160 with 5 wickets in hand, while SRH responded with an 8-wicket win thanks to fifties from Manish Pandey and Vijay Shankar in the reverse fixture.
SRH vs RR Team News
Sunrisers Hyderabad Sunrisers have stuck to the same playing 11 in the first two matches of the IPL 2021 second phase. And with a few players unavailable and nothing to play for, they may be thinking about tinkering their side by testing their bench players. For starters they could add all-rounder Abhishek Sharma or Virat Singh in place of Kedar Jadhav. Meanwhile, the likes of Jason Roy, Jagadish Suchith among others also could get a look in.
Rajasthan Royals Royals dropped South Africa all-rounder Chris Morris for his compatriot and wrist spinner Tabraiz Shamsi in their last match. They also brought back David Miller into the side for Evin Lewis and tinkered with the batting line-up by opening with Liam Livingstone, but they may replace the English all-rounder with New Zealander Glenn Phillips or West Indian Lewis. Riyan Parag, who has failed to deliver, may also be replaced by Shreyas Gopal.
SRH vs RR Probable Playing 11s
SRH XI: Kane Williamson (captain), Jason Roy, Wriddhiman Saha, Manish Pandey, Virat Singh/Abhishek Sharma, Abdul Samad, Jason Holder, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jagadish Suchith, Basil Thampi
RR XI: Sanju Samson (captain/wicketkeeper), Evin Lewis, Yashasvi Jaiswal, David Miller, Liam Livingstone, Rahul Tewatia, Mahipal Lomror, Shreyas Gopal, Kartik Tyagi, Mustafizur Rahman, Chetan Sakariya
SRH vs RR, Pitch Report:
The quicks will have an early advantage for sure in this match. The wicket has got a good carry and bounce and the ball zips across the turf. It’s a good sporting wicket and we can expect a good contest between both bat and ball.
SRH vs RR Dream11 Team Prediction
Batters: Kane Williamson, Manish Pandey, Mahipal Lomror, David Miller
Wicketkeeper: Sanju Samson
All-rounder: Jason Holder
Batsmen: Kane Williamson, Manish Pandey, Evin Lewis
Bowlers: Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kartik Tyagi, Shreyas Gopal, Rashid Khan
Captain: Rashid Khan
Vice-captain: Sanju Samson
SRH vs RR, Team Prediction:
Sanju Samson (RR)
Kane Williamson (SRH)
Manish Pandey (SRH)
Evin Lewis (RR)
Jason Holder (SRH)
Rashid Khan (SRH)
Bhuvneshwar Kumar (SRH)
Mustafizur Rahman (RR)
Khaleel Ahmed (SRH)
Tabraiz Shamsi (RR)
Kartik Tyagi (RR)
Rashid Khan can be selected as the captain
Sanju Samson can be named as the vice-captain
SRH vs RR Risky Captaincy Choices:
Kane Williamson has managed to score 147 runs in 6 matches so far in this tournament at an average of 49. He is a risky captaincy pick for your fantasy teams.
Chetan Sakariya has scalped 10 wickets in 9 matches in this IPL. It’s always risky to pick a bowler as your fantasy team skipper, which makes him a risky option.
SRH vs RR Player you should avoid:
Kedar Jadhav averages 13.75 with the bat in this IPL. Considering his lack of big hitting abilities, it’s better to avoid him while making your fantasy teams.