Our "Prediction Wizard" will calculate, based on the current available betting odds, the implicit winning percentages for the possible outcomes in a match. This will be updated as soon as we fetch the odds from the betting sites and keep updating until the match is finished.
|Jofra Chioke Archer||1||1||0||0||100.00|
|Shakib Al Hasan||4.0||0||30||0||7.50|
|Shakib Al Hasan||6||6||1||0||100.00|
|Jofra Chioke Archer||4.0||0||26||3||6.50|
Another year. Another set of players, yet Rajasthan Royals are progressing very much like they are known to be. After almost half of the IPL done, Rajasthan Royals are hanging in the middle of the points table. The players of little or no International experience like K Gowtham and Jofra Archer have found success which is a lot similar to RR of the past. Another team which has carried its culture from previous seasons is Sunrisers Hyderabad. SRH have been known for their superb bowling capable of defending any totals. In this season too, where defending has been next to impossible, we have witnessed SRH defend the small totals twice. Sunrisers Hyderabad will now move to Jaipur where Rajasthan Royals are to host the 27th match of the season to be played on 29th April 2017. This match carries a lot of importance for both the teams and a just like most of this IPL has been, a thrilling contest is certainly on the cards.
This IPL has been the closest IPL in the history of the tournament and Rajasthan Royals shocked Mumbai Indians in their last match in a topsy-turvy game. The double Rs are coming after a long break of almost a week and that should help them start afresh. The Royals still haven't found a combination at the top of the order with D'Arcy Short, Heinrich Klassen, and Rahul Tripathi all struggling for form.
Rahul Tripathi opened the innings in the previous match, but he failed to convert his start to a considerable knock and Klassen edged one to the slip and departed without troubling the scorers. Although Ben Stokes played a useful 40-run hand, it would be fair to say that his consistency hasn't been on par with what he's been capable of. Sanju Samson has been the pick of their batsmen and he scored 52 runs from 39 deliveries. He's moved out of the top five scorers of the tournament, but another good knock will place him right at the top again. He is just 44 runs shy of Ambati Rayudu's tally of 283.
Prior to their previous game, their bowling department was leaking too many runs during the death overs. Such could be the impact of one man that the arrival of Jofra Archer into the playing eleven plugged the flow of runs and picked up three crucial wickets. Shreyas Gopal has been excellent during the middle overs. Kulkarni impressed in the last game with his accurate bowling, but Stokes and Unadkat failed to make any remarkable contribution with the ball.
The Royals have had struggled to find a good batting combination and we might just see D'Arcy Short coming back into the playing eleven. Their bowling looks a lot balanced with Jofra Archer in the mix. While they have a strong and balanced team, some poor decision making has cost them a couple of matches. They have a strong on top and if they can sort their issues at the top, they can make things difficult for any team in the tournament.
Ajinkya Rahane, RA Tripathi, SV Samson, BA Stokes, Jos Buttler, K Gowtham, Jofra Chioke Archer, Mahipal Lomror, JD Unadkat, DS Kulkarni, IS Sodhi.
We are halfway into the tournament and Sunrisers Hyderabad are sitting pretty in the top half of the points table. While it was expected considering the balance their team has, the void created by David Warner's absence is filled not by any of their batsmen, but by their bowlers. While their batsmen have failed to fire, their bowlers have covered it better than anyone expected and that too despite Bhuvneshwar missing two matches.
Their batsmen have scored at an average of 7.66 an over, which is worst for any team in this season. On the other hand, their bowlers have conceded just 7.17 runs an over, which is the best in this IPL. Their batting hasn't even been remotely close to what it was last year and with Dhawan struggling to find form after injury, they might well bring Hales in for Nabi.
Whether it's been about marshaling the troops or about taking the responsibility with the bat, Kane Williamson has done brilliantly. Williamson is third in batting charts of this season. Bowlers have responded brilliantly to him with Sidharth Kaul and Rashid Sharma being the top two wicket-takers of the tournament. Remarkably, Basil Thampi and Sandeep Sharma are the leading the best economy rate chart. Bhuvneshwar Kumar is expected to walk back into the team and it would be interesting to see who among Thampi and Sharma makes way for him.
Powerplay batting has been a cause of concern for the Sunrisers as they've scored at a run rate of 7.79 runs per over with the only RR behind them. The latter has scored at the rate of 7.69 runs an over. They may strengthen their batting by bringing in Alex Hales and considering the way their bowlers have bowled so far, Sunrisers will be a force to reckon with in the upcoming matches as well.
Shikhar Dhawan, AD Hales, KS Williamson, Manish Pandey, Shakib Al Hasan, YK Pathan, WP Saha, Rashid Khan, Basil Thampi, Siddarth Kaul, S Sharma.
Jaipur's pitch is known to have a hard surface and even carry. Win the toss and field first will be the order of the day here.
It's going to be a hot Sunday with a maximum temperature expected to go up to 43 degrees. Fielding first can be a little tiring, but batting under the lights tend to get easy at Jaipur. Chasing has been the trend so far in this IPL and it's going to remain the same.
Both the teams are coming after the kind of wins that would instill lots of self-belief and confidence in any of the team. While Sunrisers defended a small total even after conceding 44 in the powerplay overs, the Royals snatched a victory after bouncing back from a position of nowhere. Ben Stokes has struggled against wrist spinners right through the tournament and it would be interesting to see how he deals with Rashid Khan. Earlier in the tournament, Sunrisers defeated the Royals by 9-wickets and bowlers played a big role in that win. Defending two small totals would have instilled a lot of self-belief among the SRH players and we believe that they'll emerge on top yet again.