Rajasthan Royals were in the fifth position of the points table of IPL 2018 with three wins and three losses. The Sunrisers Hyderabad are in the second position with the win against Kings XI Punjab. The Sunrisers Hyderabad won five out of six games. Let us have a look at the match preview of their second encounter today at Jaipur from 8 pm.
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Rajasthan Royals survived a pathetic defeat before the knock of Krishnappa Gautam against Mumbai Indians last week. They are looking to avenge their nine-wicket defeat against the orange army by winning this home game. Sanju Samson and Ajinkya Rahane are their formidable batsmen. Jofra Archer is a ray of hope for the team by his great debut performance by picking 3 wickets in the game against Mumbai Indians. The English duo Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler add strength to their batting line-up.
Bowlers like Dhawal Kulkarni and Jayadev Unadkat need to bowl more consistently to clinch the victory.
On the other hand, the Sunrisers team has the confidence levels at the heights by beating the Punjab team for a minimal score by the fiery attack of their bowlers in the previous game. They showed their consistency even after losing their former skipper David Warner by winning five games in this tournament.
Though Shikhar Dhawan is prone to injury woes, he did his best in the previous games and is expected to bounce back with this match. Kane Williamson is also doing consistently as a skipper as well as a batsman. They are with their spirits high with solid batsmen like Yusuf Pathan and Deepak Hooda in the lower order. Manish Pandey is doing great in the middle-order along with all-rounder Shakib-Al-Hasan. Rashid Khan played his revival innings against KXIP and bagged the man of the match award. They have fiery bowlers like Siddharth Kaul, Billy Stanlake, and Basil Thampi in their arsenal.
Though Bhuvneshwar Kumar missed out the previous game, the team stood confident enough to bag the victory.
Ajinkya Rahane(captain), Sanju Samson, Jofra Archer, Krishnappa Gautam, Shreyas Gopal, Aryaman Birla, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Ankit Sharma, Dushmantha Chameera, Stuart Binny, Heinrich Klassen, Prashanth Chopra, Ben Laughlin, Dhawal Kulkarni, Anureet Singh, Ish Sodhi,Sudheshan Midhun, D’Arcy Short, Jatin Saxena, Rahul Tripathi, and Jayadev Unadkat.
Kane Williamson(captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Sachin Baby, Basil Thampi, Sandeep Sharma, Siddharth Kaul, Binny Stanlake, Deepak Hooda, Wriddhiman Saha, Bhuvneshwar Kumar,Manish Pandey, Rashid Khan, Shakib Al Hasan, Chris Jordan, Mohammad Nabi, K Khaleel Ahmed, Shreevats Goswami, Ricky Bhui, Carlos Braithwaite, Alex Hales, Yusuf Pathan, Mehdi Hasan, Bipul Sharma, and Tanmay Agarwal.
Winning this game is crucial for both the teams to better their position in the points table. Rajasthan Royals has the home advantage but the Sunrisers Hyderabad are the favorites for this match.