The Rajasthan Royals will square off against the Sunrisers Hyderabad in match 26 of IPL 2020. The match will be contested on 11 October (Sunday) and will be an afternoon game.
Match Timings: 3:30 PM IST (2:30 Local Time).
The fixture will be telecasted on Star Sports Network and viewers can also see the live match on Disney+ Hotstar.
Rajasthan Royals are a struggling side at the moment as they have now lost their last 4 matches on the Trott. The Sunrisers Hyderabad on the other hand will be raring to go after comprehensively winning their last match at Dubai.
Head To Head
Matches Played: 11
SRH Won: 6
RR Won: 5
Since it will be an afternoon match player of both RR and SRH will have their task cut out as they will be playing in the burning heat of Dubai.
The Dubai pitch has been fitting to bat on in the first innings but in the second half it has slowed down which has made shot-making difficult. So once again the captain winning the toss will be looking to bat first and hold the advantage in the match.
Average First Innings Score
The average first innings total at Dubai in IPL 2020 has been ranging between 170-180 runs.
Injury and Availability News
It is unlikely that Ben Stokes will be a feature in the match against SRH. As a result, Andrew Tye might get another opportunity to perform in IPL 2020.
Fantasy Tips- Rajasthan Royals vs Sunrisers Hyderabad
SRH: David Warner (C), Jonny Bairstow (WK), Manish Pandey, Priyam Garg, Kane Williamson, Abdul Samad, Abhishek Sharma, Rashid Khan, Khaleel Ahmed, T Natarajan, Sandeep Sharma
Rajasthan Royals: Jos Buttler (WK), Steve Smith (C), Sanju Samson, Mahipal Lomror, Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Andrew Tye, Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal, Kartik Tyagi, Varun Aaron
Rajasthan Royals vs Sunrisers Hyderabad: Top Fantasy Picks
David Warner: The SRH skipper should a sure shot pick in your fantasy team as he is incredibly consistent in IPL. In the last match, Warner stroked a fine half-century and will be looking to do the game against Rajasthan Royals.
Johnny Bairstow: The devastating opening batsman has been in top form in the competition. In the previous encounter, he was sensational and sored 97 off just 55 balls was rightfully adjudged the man of the match.
Rashid Khan: Once can’t just look beyond Rashid Khan when SRH is playing in the IPL. After a quiet few initial matches the leg spinner came roaring back into form and since then has played a significant role in helping his side win matches.
Jos Buttler: Onus will be on Jos Buttler to play a match-defining innings for his struggling side. The Englishmen is considered as one of the great T20 batsmen in the world and will be keen to justify this tag come Sunday.
Steve Smith: The Royals require a captain’s knock from Smith against SRH. The Australian always deliveries when his back is against the walls by playing a match-defining knock for his team.
Jofra Archer: The fiery fast bowler has been RR’s trump card with the ball. He has bowled with express pace and made life difficult for the opposition batsmen. Jofra will be eyeing to continue his good record against David Warner and dismiss him early.
Captain and Vice-Captain Picks
Captain: Johnny Bairstow
Vice-Captain: Jos Buttler
Fantasy 11 team
Wicket-Keeper – Jos Buttler, Johnny Bairstow
Batsmen – David Warner, Manish Pandey, Steve Smith, Sanju Samson
All-Rounders – Rahul Tewatia, Abhishek Sharma
Bowlers – Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal, Rashid Khan, T Natrajan.