Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) and Rajasthan Royals (RR) will play their first IPL 2022 match against each other. Both teams have struggled in recent Indian Premier League seasons and will be hoping that the mega-auction works in their favour.
At first glance, it appears that SRH has more work to do in order to field a quality playing eleven.
Sunrisers Hyderabad and Rajasthan Royals are the last two teams to play their first game, with all other teams having already played their first games. Rajasthan Royals won the inaugural season of the IPL and have yet to repeat their success. They have failed to qualify for the top four in the last three seasons in a row, and their first goal will be to qualify for the play-offs. Sunrisers Hyderabad have been consistent, qualifying for the play-offs in six of the last seven seasons. But their worst campaign came last year, when they were eliminated from the playoffs for the first time. Both teams will be hoping to get off to a good start with a win in the first match.
The 5th match between Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Rajasthan Royals will take place on March 29th, 2022 at Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune.
Match Details to Note
Match: Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Rajasthan Royals, 5th Match, Indian Premier League 2022
Date: March 29, 2022 (Tuesday)
Time: 7:30 PM IST
Venue: Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune
Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Rajasthan Royals Team Previews
Kane Williamson, the IPL’s skipper, is expected to make a comeback to competitive cricket after a lengthy absence due to injury concerns. This year, Abhishek Sharma and Rahul Tripathi are expected to open the batting. The big names in the middle order are Nicholas Pooran and Glenn Philips, who are joined by young players Aiden Markram, Priyam Garg, and Abdul Samad. They have a slight lack of experience in their middle order and will look to their youth to step up this season.
Bhuvaneshwar Kumar and T Natarajan will spearhead their pace attack, alongside super-fast Umran Malik, who can bowl at speeds of 150+ kmph on a consistent basis. Karthik Tyagi, Romario Shepherd, Marco Jenson, and Sean Abbott will bolster their pace attack even more. The spin department is expected to be handled by Washington Sundar, Shreyas Gopal, and Jagadeesa Suchith.
Sunrisers Hyderabad Squad
Rahul Tripathi, Abhishek Sharma, Kane Williamson (c), Nicholas Pooran (wk), Aiden Markram, Abdul Samad, Washington Sundar, Romario Shepherd, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, T Natarajan, Umran Malik, Marco Jansen, Ravikumar Samarth, Shreyas Gopal, Jagadeesha Suchith, Glenn Phillips, Shashank Singh, Vishnu Vinod, Priyam Garg, Kartik Tyagi, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Saurabh Dubey
Predicted XI: Kane Williamson (c), Rahul Tripathi, Abhishek Sharma, Nicholas Pooran, Aiden Markram, Abdul Samad, Washington Sundar, Bhuvaneshwar Kumar, T Natarajan, Umran Malik/Karthik Tyagi, Romario Shepherd
Sanju Samson will lead the Rajasthan Royals again this season; and he will be eager to demonstrate his abilities as a batter. In the batting department, they have exciting young Indian players like Devdutt Padikkal, Yashaswi Jaiswal, Karun Nair, and Riyan Parag; as well as international stars like Jos Buttler, Shimron Hetmyer, James Neesham, Daryl Mitchell, and Rassie Van Der Dussen. RR will have a plethora of batting stars to choose from, which is a good problem to have for any team.
In their playing XI, they have two quality versatile experienced spin duos in the form of Ravi Ashwin and Yuzi Chahal. Prasidh Krishna, India’s newest pace sensation, and Trent Boult are expected to play significant roles with the new ball. Navdeep Saini, Obed McCoy, and Nathan Coulter Nile will bolster their pace attack with variety and depth. They also have a plethora of exciting unproven young talents eager to demonstrate their abilities in the bowling department.
Rajasthan Royals Squad
Yashasvi Jaiswal, Jos Buttler, Devdutt Padikkal, Sanju Samson (wk/c), Shimron Hetmyer, Riyan Parag, James Neesham, Ravichandran Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Trent Boult, Prasidh Krishna, Navdeep Saini, KC Cariappa, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Karun Nair, Rassie van der Dussen, Daryl Mitchell, Obed McCoy, Tejas Baroka, Kuldip Yadav, Anunay Singh, Kuldeep Sen, Dhruv Jurel, Shubham Garhwal
Predicted XI: Jos Buttler, Ravi Ashwin, Rassie Van Der Dussen Sanju Samson (c), Jos Buttler, Yashaswi Jaiswal/Devdutt Padikkal, Karun Nair, Rassie Van Der Dussen, Riyan Parag, Trent Boult, Prasidh Krishna, Ravi Ashwin, Yuzi Chahal, Obed McCoy
Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Rajasthan Royals Toss Prediction
Teams chasing have won all of the previous matches, and given the dew factor, we expect both captains to chase the total if they win the toss.
Pitch and Weather Conditions
Pune is a black soil wicket that is expected to be slightly slow; and spinners will have a significant impact here. And the pitch may behave normally for the first few games before slowing down as the tournament progresses. In this match, we anticipate average scores of 160-180 runs.
The weather in Pune will be bright and sunny; and dew may come into play in the second innings, making it difficult for the bowlers.
Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Rajasthan Royals Match Prediction
Both teams have maintained continuity with their captaincy stints this season while making significant changes to the batting order. When compared to SRH, RR has a better batting combination, experience, and firepower; but it lacks a big hitter in the lower order. Both teams have a fantastic pace attack with a variety of options; but RR has one of the strongest spin departments in the tournament with the duo of Ashwin and Yuzi Chahal in their XI. We expect RR to win this game and have a good start to their season.
Rajasthan Royals is the favourite to beat Sunrisers Hyderabad at the odds of 1.62.
- Last season, RR and SRH finished in the bottom two spots in the points table.
- So far, both teams have won the IPL trophy (RR-2008, SRH-2016).
- In IPL match-ups so far, SRH has a 7-6 win-loss record against RR.