Having lost four matches on a trot, Rajasthan Royals will be itching to get back to winning ways when they take on Sunrisers Hyderabad at Dubai International Stadium in an Indian Premier League (IPL) clash on Sunday. English all-rounder Ben Stokes is likely to play in today’s match as his quarantine period is over. Steve Smith’s boys will be hoping for a change in fortunes in his presence.
The biggest headache for Royals continues to be their erratic batting, which has faltered after a sparkling show in the initial matches. With the tournament entering its second half, Rajasthan will have to get their act together at the earliest in order to keep their hopes alive in the tournament.
David Warner’s Sunrisers Hyderabad, on the other hand, will have to battle consistency issues when they take to field against Royals today. Hyderabad have played six games in the tournament so far and have three wins and losses each. They will be going into the game with high confidence after registering a massive 69-run victory over Kings XI Punjab in the last outing.
Take a look at the squads!
Steve Smith (Captain), Jos Buttler (Wicketkeeper), Sanju Samson, Jofra Archer, Ben Stokes, Robin Uthappa, David Miller, Ankit Rajpoot, Mahipal Lomror, Manan Vohra, Riyan Parag, Mayank Markande, Shreyas Gopal, Varun Aaron, Jaydev Unadkat, Kartik Tyagi, Akash Singh, Oshane Thomas, Andrew Tye, Rahul Tewatia, Shashank Singh, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Anirudha Joshi, Tom Curran and Anuj Rawat.
David Warner (Captain), Jonny Bairstow (wicketkeeper), Kane Williamson, Manish Pandey, Shreevats Goswami, Virat Singh, Priyam Garg, Wriddhiman Saha, Abdul Samad, Vijay Shankar, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Jason Holder, Abhishek Sharma, B Sandeep, Sanjay Yadav, Fabian Allen, Prithvi Raj Yarra, Khaleel Ahmed, Sandeep Sharma, Shahbaz Nadeem, Siddharth Kaul, Billy Stanlake, T Natarajan and Basil Thampi
Time: 3: 30 PM IST
Venue: Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai.