The fourth game of IPL 2023 will be played between 2016 champions Sunrisers Hyderabad and 2008 runners up of last year, Rajasthan Royals, in Hyderabad on Sunday. This will be the first double header of the day.
Hyderabad finished eighth in both the last two seasons of the IPL, and will be eyeing the playoffs this year. They have revamped their squad for this season and also have a new captain in Aiden Markram. Their batting line up looks formidable with the likes of Harry Brook, Heinrich Klaasen, Mayank Agarwal, Rahul Tripathi, Glenn Phillips, and Abdul Samad.
In the bowling department, Umran Malik is expected to be their trump card. Since making his IPL debut in 2021, the young bowler has intimidated the best of batsmen with his raw pace. Malik was also Hyderabad’s highest wicket-taker last year.
Rajasthan Royals, on the other hand, came close to winning their second title last year, before being defeated by Gujarat Giants in the final. They will once again be led by Sanju Samson, who is also the team’s all-time leading run-scorer. Rajasthan have a formidable opening pair in Jos Buttler and Yashasvi Jaiswal; the latter was recently sensational in the Ranji Trophy and Irani Trophy.
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SRH vs RR Predicted XI
Sunrisers Hyderabad Predicted XI
Bhuvneshwar Kumar (c), Glenn Phillips (wk), Umran Malik, Mayank Agarwal, Adil Rashid, Rahul Tripathi, Harry Brook, Washington Sundar, Abhishek Sharma, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Mayank Markande
Rajasthan Royals Predicted XI
Sanju Samson (c & wk), Yashasvi Jaiswal, Jos Buttler, Devdutt Padikkal, Shimron Hetmyer, Riyan Parag, Ravichandran Ashwin, Trent Boult, Obed McCoy, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Sen
SRH vs RR Match Details
Match: Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Rajasthan Royals
Date & Time: April 2, 3:30 PM
Venue: Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad
Live Streaming: Star Sports Network and Jio Cinema app
Hyderabad vs Rajasthan Fantasy Team
Wicketkeeper: Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson
Batters: Mayank Agarwal, Rahul Tripathi, Harry Brook, Devdutt Padikkal
All-rounders: Ravichandran Ashwin, Washington Sundar
Bowlers: Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Umran Malik
SRH vs RR: Hyderabad Weather and Pitch Report
The pitch at the Rajiv Gandhi Stadium in Hyderabad offers equal assistance to both batsmen and bowlers. The average first innings score in T20 matches played at the venue is over 165. Bowling first will be the best option for the captain winning the toss.
The weather, meanwhile, will be hot and dry during the game. The temperature is likely to be in the range of 30 to 33 degree Celsius. No rain has been forecast.
SRH vs RR Match Prediction
The Sunrisers Hyderabad have not had much success in the last two seasons when they finished on the wrong half of the points table. This year, however, their squad looks strong and they’ll be hoping to make a good start to the season. The Royals, on the other hand, have a very solid batting line up and also a strong spin department comprising Yuzvendra Chahal and Ravichandran Ashwin. For this game, we predict the Royals as the winners.