Can Sunrisers catch Rajasthan by surprise?
- Rajasthan have lost four of their last five games
- Sunrisers down and out in disastrous season
Rajasthan Royals have had a shocking slump, slipping to four defeats in five games including a massive loss to Gujarat in the last match at home. They will hope to turn their season around from here. Rajasthan Royals have odds of 1.65 to beat Sunrisers Hyderabad.
Sunrisers Hyderabad have also lost four of their last five matches but unlike Rajasthan they also had a poor start to the season and are now bottom of the points table. Sunrisers Hyderabad have odds of 2.19 to beat Rajasthan Royals.
Head-to-head record, RR v SRH
The head-to-head record is pretty close with Rajasthan winning nine and Sunrisers Hyderabad winning eight of the matches. RR have, however, won both matches between these sides since 2022, including a massive 72-run win over them at the start of the season.
The pitch at the Sawai Mansingh stadium in Jaipur has been slightly two-paced with teams batting first struggling a bit. The team winning the toss will want to bowl first.
Rajasthan Royals might not be in great form but given how poor Sunrisers Hyderabad have been, Rajasthan have a win probability over 70%.
The average score in T20 matches at the Sawami Mansingh stadium in Jaipur is around 170 for night games in the IPL.
Pitch and conditions
The pitch here is good for batting generally, but the two-paced nature this season has seen spinners enjoy a good time. The dew will, however, help the chasing side in night games.
Players to keep an eye on…
RR Predicted playing XI:
Jos Buttler, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sanju Samson, Devdutt Padikkal, Shimron Hetmyer, Dhruv Jurel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Adam Zampa, Trent Boult, Sandeep Sharma, Yuzvendra Chahal
SRH Predicted playing XI:
Abhishek Sharm, Rahul Tripathi, Mayank Agarwal, Aiden Markram, Harry Brook, Heinrich Klaasen, Akeal Hosein, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mayank Markande, T Natarajan, Kartik Tyagi
Yashasvi Jaiswal: Jaiswal has gone big in the recent matches with Jos Buttler out of form and will hope to take full toll of a listless SRH attack.
Aiden Markram: The SRH skipper showed signs of returning to form last game and could be a crucial player if Sunrisers are to test Rajasthan on this surface.
IPL 2023, Match 52 predictions
Based on all of the above factors, we predict that Rajasthan Royals will win the match.Recommended Bet by 10CRIC
RR v SRH Betting tips
Apart from betting on Gujarat to win the match, check our other recommended bet about RR’s best bowler.
Yuzvendra Chahal isn’t in good form, but has an array of overseas right-handers to target in this game, making his job slightly easier. Back Chahal at 3.96 to be Rajasthan’s top bowler!