About the Match
Sunrisers Hyderabad with 2 points from 2 matches will host Rajasthan Royals, who have 6 points from 3 matches in the upcoming league match on 16th April at ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium, Visakhapatnam. Sunrisers will be looking to put up an inspiring effort against the Royals and try to make amends with a victory here; Rajasthan Royals have begun the tournament with a bang after winning 3 consecutive matches and will look to extend their unbeaten run against SRH. The match is surely expected to be a very exciting one and may go down to the wire on Thursday.
Rajasthan Royals are on a high after winning their match against Mumbai Indians by 7 wickets; Steven Smith blasted an unbeaten 79 off 53 while Ajinkya Rahane scored 46 off 39. Both played fluent hands as Rajasthan registered their third successive win. Their second match against Delhi Daredevils was impressive as the batsmen chased down the competitive total of 184. Deepak Hooda essayed a sparkling fifty as the Royals registered a thrilling win in the final over. Overall the team has many explosive batsmen with Ajinkya Rahane being one of the team’s most crucial players, who came to the fore when it mattered most. Deepak Hooda has playing valuable knocks and will look to continue his big-hitting form against SRH. Bowling department is being led by James Faulkner, who is a specialist of the deceptive slower ball. Other bowlers are also doing well taking wickets consistently and they will definitely come out with all fire-power to do well and win the upcoming match.
Sunrisers Hyderabad won their last match against Royal Challengers by 8 wickets as the batsmen hunted down the target of 166, posting 172 for two in 17.2 overs itself. Skipper David Warner blasted a 27-ball 57 to help Sunrisers notch their first success in two outings. Shikhar Dhawan scored an unbeaten 50 off 42 while Lokesh Rahul scored 44 off 28; the credit also has to go to the bowlers for maintaining unremitting control. Ravi Bopara changed things for SRH by taking 2 key wickets while Trent Boult picked up 3 wickets. Bhuwaneshwar Kumar did well by grabbing 2 wickets and Karn Sharma bowled economically. They had lost their match against CSK by 45 runs although David Warner stayed put to score a fifty while others failed to hang in for significant time. The team has many key players, who can turn the game single-handedly with likes of David Warner, Shikhar Dhawan and Kane Williamson. Bowlers, Trent Boult, Ravi Bopara, Bhuvaneshwar Kumar and others are capable of taking regular wickets; overall they have the strength and ability to overcome crucial situation and win the upcoming match.
The clash between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Rajasthan Royals will be quite interesting as both teams look promising on the field. While Sunrisers have been aggressive in both batting and bowling, the Royals have demonstrated admirable skill in all departments of the game. With their never say die attitude and their recent form, Rajasthan Royals are better placed to win the upcoming match.
Rajasthan Royals, 1.90 @ Bet365