Match 40 – RR vs. SRH – Thurs, 22nd October
IPL Match Prediction
Two struggling sides lacking consistency will cross paths as the Sunrisers Hyderabad, and the Rajasthan Royals square off in Dubai’s 40th match.
David Warner’s SRH has just three wins of nine matches so far and will be coming into this game after three consecutive matches – one each to KKR, CSK, and RR. In their previous clash, young guns Rahul Tewatia and Riyan Parag stole the game away from SRH with an unbeaten partnership of 85 runs.
Our IPL Match Prediction predicts that RR will win this match with the team’s right combination and balance.
Despite having a power-packed batting crew, things have not been going as per Rajasthan Royal’s plan in IPL 2020. Their previous outing against CSK, chasing with seven wickets left, should boost confidence in the team. Rajasthan Royals will heavily rely on Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, and Jofra Archer to deliver. With just four wins on the board so far, the Royals will need to win all their games from here on if they wish to make the playoffs.
The low strike rate of batsmen has been the primary concern for Sunrisers Hyderabad. The senior batsmen have been unable to switch gears after settling down. After losing the super over clash to KKR in their last outing, SRH will be hungry for a win. Our IPL Match Prediction predicts SRH will heavily expect their bowlers to pull up their socks.
Our Dream11 Team Prediction says players like Buttler, Archer, and Rahul Tewatia from the Rajasthan Royals will be key players. In comparison, Captain David Warner, Rashid Khan, and Kane Williamson from the Sunrisers Hyderabad will be their counterpart.
Venue: Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai.
Another entertaining game awaits at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium, with the pitch behaving more suitably for the batsmen in recent games.
With this pitch slowing down, it is assisting the spinners in extracting considerable spin. This has made it difficult on the chasing side. Teams have started to maneuver the short side of the ground. The pacers should use a change of pace as a handy asset at this venue.
The pitches in Dubai are slowing down considerably as the game progresses; it’s been difficult on the chasing side. SRH would know it better than anyone, having won just one game while chasing. Toss, therefore, assumes greater importance here.
Hence, as per our Dream11 Team Prediction, teams will opt to bat first on winning the toss.
Our Favorite Bets:
- RR will win:
As per our Dream11 Team Prediction, Rajasthan Royals is going to win this is battle. SRH might have the batting fire to challenge the RR bowling unit, but RR looks to be a better-balanced team.
- Jos Buttler will be Top Performer for RR:
In-form Jos Buttler has managed to score well and give a stable middle order batting line up to RR. Striking at a rate of 144, we reckon he will be the top performer for RR.
- Rashid Khan will be Top Performer for SRH:
Being the second-highest wicket-taking spinner, Rashid will be up against RR’s deep batting line up. Our IPL Match prediction predicts his battles against Jos Buttler and Smith will significantly impact this game. He shall be the top performer for SRH against RR.