RR vs SRH Dream11 Match Prediction

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SRH V/S RR (26TH Match ) Pre-Match Analysis (Today’s Match Prediction Dream 11 )

Dream11 IPL 2020: Captain, Vice-captain, Fantasy gaming Tips, Probable Playing XIs for SRH - Hyderabad vs RR - Rajasthan T20 Match at Dubai International Stadium, Dubai 3:30 PM IST Sunday October 11

Head to Head 

We were hardly done with the hangover from Saturday and it’s a Super Sunday already! Yes, it’s a double header on Sunday in the UAE and the action begins at the Dubai International stadium. It’s the SRH - Hyderabad vs RR - Rajasthan in Dubai. After crushing the KXIP on a bowler’s paradise they are riding on a high and will come into the match with a lot of confidence. The opening duo of David Warner and Jonny Bairstow set up a formidable partnership to set course for a triumph, and the bowlers also did their part to contain the batsmen when required. The team did not seem to miss their star bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar as Rashid Khan spilled some beans off his magical arm as SRH won the match with a big margin. The former champions will be hoping for a good performance overall and will be hoping that their middle-order clicks tonight. 

On the other hand, Rajasthan Royal sare falling behind in the points table as nothing seems to work for them at the moment. If their current situation stays as it is now it will be hard for them to make a come back into the tournament. They have suffered four losses in a row and have been looking for answers in every department. The bowling line-up is burdened by inconsistencies with the exception Jofra Archer and at the moment they are looking completely clueless. The good news for them is that their star player Ben stokes is available now and will add some strength to their side. Both these teams are hungry for a good comeback and it will be interesting to see what folds on Sunday. 

History 

Both teams have faced each other on 11 occasions in the IPL so far, and SRH holds a 6-5-win record over the RR. Both the teams have won one title each in the history of the league and have a really good win percentage against each other. Both teams are looking to make a good comeback, and this is what makes this encounter more special. 

Here are some interesting facts to look at:

Total number of matches played: 11

Matches won by SRH: 6

Matches won by RR: 5

Matched played in India: 1o (SRH 6, RR 4)

Matches played in UAE: 1 (SRH 0, RR 1)

SRH average score against RR: 150

RR average score against SRH: 144

Most runs for SRH: 189 (David Warner)

Most runs for RR: 320 (Sanju Samson)

Most wickets for SRH: 4 (Rashid Khan and Siddarth Kaul)

Most wickets for RR: 5 (Shreyas Gopal and Jaydev Unadkat)

Most catches for SRH: 4 (David Warner)

Most catches for RR: 8 (Sanju Samson)

Pitch Conditions 

The match will be played at the Dubai International Cricket stadium, Dubai. Here, Teams batting first have an upper hand generally. The pitch will be slow, but the ground is smaller, so both teams will look to earn some extra runs at the beginning.  

Also, dew will also play an important factor so whoever wins the toss will look to bat first. The ball will spin which is good news for both the teams, given the fact that both teams have some really good spinners in their line-up.

Batting 

RR : 

There are some explosive batsmen in their line – up in the form of Steve Smith, Jos Butler, Robin Uthappa, David Miller, and Ben Stokes, however Robin has failed to fire this season and Ben Stokes may be included in the side for this match as he is out of Quarantine and is available. Good thing is that Jos Butler is firing some guns and  Smith is trying to find his feet with the bat.  They also have young guns like Sanju Samson  and Rahul Tewatia who have played some explosive innings in this edition and have showcased some really good skills. RR - Rajasthan have struggled to finish matches in the past so they’ll be looking for some stability in the batting department and will look to finish matches more comfortably.

SRH : 

SRH has found their perfect mix by staring off with Jonny Bairstow and David Warner at the top and Williamson coming in at number 3, but they are too much reliant on these guys. The good thing about this team is that they are full of all-rounders with Mohammed Nabi, Vijay Shankar, and Rashid Khan but the middle order is looking shaky. There is Manish Pandey who provides additional stability to the middle-order as always and there are some interesting young guns Abdul Samad and Abhishek Sharma and a prodigy Priyam Garg who has been in sublime touch. They will be hoping that all their star batsmen fire at the top and can take it deep right to the tail with at least one good batsman at the crease.

Bowling 

RR

They have bunch of good options in their bowling line-up. Starting off with Jofra Archer, Jaydev Unadkat, Varun Aron, and Shreyas GopalAnkit Rajpoot who has been doing a decent job lately, he has also given his team some good breakthroughs. Andrew Tye is also present in the line-up and it will be interesting to see how they use the Australian. The bowlers have done a decent job for the Royals so far but to move up in the points table they would need their bowlers to restrict the opposition to a small total so that the batting department can finish the job. Jofra Archer has too much on his shoulders and it is not a good sign going forward in the league. 

SRH : 

SRH are maintaining their position as one of the best bowling attacks of the tournament. They have always maintained the discipline in their bowling attack in the past and were looking really good this season until a tragedy shook them mid-match. Their star bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar fell down and was ruled out of league, but they do not seem to miss him too much as Rashid Khan is in a sublime form and will be their go-to bowler. Also, both Khaleel Ahmed and Thangarasu Natarajan are looking to make a mark with latter hitting half a dozen Yorkers every match. They also hold some interesting talent on the bench with the likes of Siddharth Kaul, Shahbaz Nadeem and Sandeep sharma who has  looked really good. They will have to fire today to restrict Punjab to a lower total than expected.

Probable playing XI : 

RR: 

Yashasvi Jaiswal

Jos Buttler (WK) 

Steve Smith (C)

Sanju Samson 

Ben Stokes

Mahipal Lomror

Rahul Tewatia

Jofra Archer 

Shreyas Gopal

Kartik Tyagi

Jaydev Unadkat

SRH : 

David Warner (C) 

Jonny Bairstow (WK)

Manish Pandey 

Kane Williamson

Priyam Garg 

Abhishek Sharma

Abdul Samad 

Rashid Khan

Sandeep Sharma

T Natarajan 

Khaleel Ahmed

Match Prediction 

Rajasthan started off their campaign on a decent note even if they were losing a couple of close matches, they showed some sparks of talent. Now, their losing steak is becoming a real threat for them. If they don’t start winning games soon it will become a huge problem for them, given the fact that their Net Run Rate is falling as well. They have some really good local talent; the thing is that both their departments will have to click together. 
On the other hand, SRH has been a formidable side in the tournament and have come back hard after each loss they have faced till now. Their batting is slowly getting better with each match and their bowling attack is not feeling nervous without their star bowler, so they are looking stronger going into this game. 

Sportswhoop’s pick for today : SRH - Hyderabad

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Disclaimer

The predictions made above are merely based on an assumption of the author and are not a reflection of the actual points you may earn during the game