IPL 2022, SRH vs RR: Preview, stats, Fantasy XI
Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) would be facing the Rajasthan Royals (RR) in the fifth match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022. The former champions are likely to be involved in a cracker of a contest. The match will take place on March 29 at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune. The game will start off at 7:30 PM IST. Here's the complete match preview.
Pitch report, timing, and TV listing
The venue has hosted just three IPL matches. It boasts an average first innings total of 158. As for the pitch, it has been prepared from black soil. Spinners are likely to dominate in this fixture. The match will be telecast live on the Star Sports Network. For live streaming of the match, viewers can tune into the Hotstar app (paid subscription).
Rajasthan Royals would look to trump the Orange Army
Rajasthan Royals have one of the most destructive set of batters in Jos Buttler, Devdutt Padikkal, Sanju Samson, and Shimron Hetmyer. The spin duo of Yuzvendra Chahal and Ravichandran Ashwin could weave magic in this fixture. Right-arm quick Prasidh Krishna's enjoying a great form in the shortest format. One could back the duo of Krishna and Trent Boult to get the early inroads.
SRH have a decent shape on offer
Sunrisers Hyderabad can ruffle some feathers in IPL 2022. They have a decent batting attack at offer with Rahul Tripathi, Nicholas Pooran, and Kane Williamson. Left-arm quick Marco Jansen, who was a part of MI in IPL 2021, would now be bowling alongside an experienced Bhuvneshwar Kumar, and T Natarajan. Not to forget ace spinner Washington Sundar, who could be quite economical in Pune.
Here's the head-to-head record
In IPL, Sunrisers Hyderabad enjoy an 8-7 record in wins over Rajasthan Royals (3-3 wins each since IPL 2019). SRH have been the better side when batting first (4 wins). RR have the better numbers in run-chases (6 wins). Interestingly, both sides are yet to compete against each other at this venue.
Who are the key performers?
As per Cricketpedia, Devdutt Padikkal has hammered 221 runs in 4 innings against RR. The southpaw averages 73.67. He has struck a hundred and a fifty each. Sanju Samson has the most number of runs against SRH in IPL (615). He has notched a hundred and a fifty. He averages 43.93. Yuzvendra Chahal has 17 scalps against SRH. The wrist-spinner averages 20.71.
A look at the probable XI of both sides
SRH (probable XI): Abhishek Sharma, Rahul Tripathi, Kane Williamson (c), Nicholas Pooran (wk), Aiden Markram, Abdul Samad, Washington Sundar, Marco Jansen, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umran Malik, T Natarajan RR (probable XI): Jos Buttler, Devdutt Padikkal, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sanju Samson (c & wk), Shimron Hetmyer, Riyan Parag, James Neesham, Ravichandran Ashwin, Trent Boult, Prasidh Krishna, Yuzvendra Chahal
Dream11 Fantasy Cricket options
Fantasy XI (Option 1): Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson, Nicholas Pooran, Kane Williamson, Shimron Hetmyer, Devdutt Padikkal, Washington Sundar, Abhishek Sharma, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Yuzvendra Chahal, T Natarajan Fantasy XI (Option 2): Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson, Nicholas Pooran, Kane Williamson, Rahul Tripathi, Devdutt Padikkal, Washington Sundar, Abhishek Sharma, Trent Boult, Yuzvendra Chahal, Prasidh Krishna