IPL 2019 Match 8 Preview: Sunrisers Hyderabad Vs Rajasthan Royals

Sunrisers Hyderabad will take on Rajasthan Royals on their home ground at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium today at Hyderabad. Both lost their home games despite giving a tough fight to the opponents and want to record their first game in IPL 2019.

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Hyderabad is waiting to rewrite rare records like Bhuvneshwar Kumar dismissed Ajinkya Rahane in 6 occasions and Sunrisers Hyderabad has a good record of winning 11 games and losing 3 games in Rajiv Gandhi stadium since IPL 2017.

On the other hand, since 2018, Rajasthan Royals had a very poor record of winning 2 games off 8 outside Jaipur. Sunrisers Hyderabad won 2 games off 2 games against Rajasthan Royals in Hyderabad. Considering the overall record, Sunrisers Hyderabad won 5 games and Rajasthan Royals won 4 games out of 9 head to head competitions.

Sunrisers Hyderabad posted 181/3 against KKR but lost the game and even after the tough fight by Jos Buttler, Rajasthan Royals lost the game against KXIP by 14 runs. The contribution of Andre Russell handed Kolkata Knight Riders their first win against Sunrisers Hyderabad. Rajasthan Royals lost 7 wickets in the voyage of scoring 16 runs and lost the game by 14 runs against KXIP.

David Warner made a good performance against KKR and made an opening stand of 118 runs along with Jonny Bairstow after a long gap from competitive cricket. Jos Buttler slammed 69 runs against KXIP before he walked away due to mankading by Ravichandran Ashwin. Though mankading was not against cricket rules, many experts felt that it is not the sporting spirit. Jos Buttler wants to hit another cameo to succeed in handing another win for the team.

On the other hand, Kane Williamson is back to play after recovering from the shoulder injury. Jonny Bairstow or Shakib Al Hasan might lose their place in the team to accommodate the former skipper of the team.  There will be no crucial changes or injury woes in the Rajasthan Royals team. To sum up, David Warner and Bhuvneshwar Kumar are crucial players for SRH and Jos Buttler will be the attention grabber for Rajasthan Royals side.