Rajasthan have a balanced outfit
- Skipper Aiden Markram unavailable for SRH
- RR will bank on top-order power
After a pretty good auction, Sunrisers Hyderabad have one of the strongest teams in the competition. While they won’t have Markram, who is playing South Africa’s ODI series, they still have a terrific group of batters. SRH have odds of 1.96 to beat Rajasthan Royals, last year’s finalists.
Rajasthan Royals have a power-packed batting line-up, and have one of the best top 6 in the competition this season. Their bowling was also among the best last year. Rajasthan Royals have odds of 1.82 to beat Sunrisers Hyderabad in their first game of IPL 2023.
Head-to-head record, SRH v RR
These teams have played each other 16 times in the tournament and both teams have won eight matches apiece. However, at the Rajiv Gandhi Stadium, the venue for this game, SRH have won all three matches against RR.
The team winning the toss might look to bat first. RR have a strong spin duo in Ashwin and Chahal and would aim to bat first, the odds of which are at 1.90
SRH have a good mix of players for this season, especially with the bat and despite odds not going in their favour, could surprise Rajasthan Royals, the odds of which are at 1.96.
Both T20Is at this venue have been won by the team chasing, but in the IPL, the record is more or less even. The average first innings score here is 196 and the average second innings score is 198.
Pitch and conditions
The Rajiv Gandhi Stadium has a flat wicket that slows down as the game progresses, which could bring the spinners into play.
Players to keep an eye on…
RR Predicted playing XI:
Jos Buttler, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Devdutt Padikkal, Sanju Samson (c & wk), Shimron Hetmyer, Riyan Parag, R Ashwin, Obed McCoy, Trent Boult, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Sen.
SRH Predicted playing XI:
Mayank Agarwal, Abhishek Sharma, Harry Brook, Rahul Tripathi, Glenn Phillips (wk), Washington Sundar, Abdul Samad, Bhuvneshwar Kumar (c), Adil Rashid, Umran Malik, T Natarajan.
Jos Buttler: A proper T20 batter with a wide range of strokes and a great record, Jos Buttler is among the contenders for the Orange cap this year too and will want to start on a positive note.
Umran Malik: The pace of Umran Malik was one of the highlights of SRH’s season last time. The pacer will be banking on a good season to become a permanent with the Indian team.
IPL 2023, Match 4 predictions
Based on all of the above factors, we predict that Sunrisers Hyderabad will win the match.Recommended Bet by 10CRIC
SRH v RR Betting tips
Apart from betting on the Sunrisers to win the match, check our other recommended bet about Rajasthn Royals’ top batter:
Jos Buttler is known to make big runs early in the competition and will be the key player for RR this game. Back Buttler at 3.19 to be Rajasthn Royals’ top batter!