Cricket match date: 27th April 2019
Cricket match time: 08:00 pm IST
Cricket match location: Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur
Cricket Match format: T20
Tournament: Indian Premier League 2019
Team A: RR
Team B: SRH
Team A Captain: Ajinkya Rahane
Team B Captain: Kane Williamson
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Cricket Match Preview:
The Indian Premier League (IPL) is still wide open and three slots in the playoff are still up for grabs. Chennai Super Kings (CSK) have already sealed one spot and the rest of the seven teams will be eyeing the three spots. Amidst this, even the team which is at the last spot, Rajasthan Royals (RR), are looking to win the rest of their four remaining cricket games and qualify for the playoff spot. Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH), on the other hand, are relatively well-placed at the fourth position and will be looking to consolidate on their position.
Absolutely nothing has gone RR’s way so far and even the change in their captaincy has not quite yielded the right results. While being relieved of captaincy has definitely helped Ajinkya Rahane, who scored his first hundred in a long time in RR’s last game, it did not lead the team to win the cricket game as Delhi Capitals (DC), buoyed by innings from Shikhar Dhawan and Rishabh Pant, reached the target easily.
SRH, on the other hand, will have to endure the big blow of the absence of their opener Jonny Bairstow, who has left the tournament now to play for England. In his absence, Martin Guptill will have to fill up Bairstow’s big boots and will look to form a strong partnership with David Warner. SRH have had a mixed bag this year with their batting being led by the opening pair of Warner and Bairstow. Their bowling has also not been their usual self with inconsistent performances from the regular performers.
SRH will be particularly pleased about the performance of Manish Pandey, who got back to form in the last game of cricket against CSK. Manish got the opportunity to bat at number three and played a fantastic knock. But the cause of concern would have been the performance of Rashid Khan, who was taken apart by CSK’s batsmen on Chennai pitch. RR, on the other hand, now know that they cannot afford any more slip-ups. They need to win each one of their four cricket games and, even then, it will depend on other factors to reach the playoff.
Cricket Match Information:
RR and SRH will take on each other for the second time in IPL 2019. As of now, RR are at the last position with just three wins out of ten cricket games, whereas SRH are at the fourth position with five wins out of ten cricket games.
Probable XI (Our Prediction):
RR are being led by Steve Smith now after Rahane was sacked in the middle of the tournament. Our prediction is of the same playing eleven that played in their last cricket game.
Here is our prediction of RR’s playing XI:
- Ajinkya Rahane
- Ben Stokes
- Jofra Archer
- Sanju Samson
- Rahul Tripathi
- Dhawal Kulkarni
- Shreyas Gopal
- Steve Smith
- Jaidev Unadkat
- Riyan Parag
- AJ Turner
Probable XI (Our Prediction):
SRH have appointed Kane Williamson as their captain on this occasion as well like in previous season. However, in order to maximise their overseas potential, we may see Bhuvaneshwar Kumar as the captain yet again. Our prediction is of the inclusion of Martin Guptill in the playing eleven.
Here is our prediction of SRH’s playing XI:
- David Warner
- Martin Guptill
- Shakib Al Hassan
- Manish Pandey
- Yusuf Pathan
- Bhuvaneshwar Kumar
- Rashid Khan
- Siddharth Kaul
- Sandeep Sharma
- Vijay Shankar
- Deepak Hooda
Cricket Statistics and Prediction:
David Warner has been the immovable rock for the opposition teams against SRH. He is hands down the best batsman ever of the tournament. Our prediction is of another good knock from him in this cricket game.
Cricket Match Conditions and Pitch:
We saw in the last cricket game that RR scored in excess of 180 runs and yet they still lost the game of cricket. The pitch in Jaipur has been beautiful to bat on and with bigger grounds, spinners have stayed in the cricket game. Our prediction is of a score of around 180 this time around as well. Conditions are expected to be hot and dry.
SRH will begin this game of cricket as slight favourites. They have beaten RR in four of the last five cricket games. Hence, our prediction is of another victory for SRH over RR.
Top Batsman (Prediction):
David Warner (SRH) – 50+ runs
Top Bowler (Prediction):
Rashid Khan (SRH) – 2 or more wickets
Most Sixes (Prediction):
David Warner (SRH)
Rajasthan Royals – 2.30
Sunrisers Hyderabad – 1.58
*odds may change anytime