Rajasthan Royals (RR) will take on Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) today at the Feroz Shah Kotla in Delhi, hoping to bounce back from defeat in their previous match. Both teams have had below-par starts to their season and SRH already look like they would be out of the playoff race unless they come up with a spectacular turnaround to save their season. RR would be wary of such a prospect looming for them too if they don’t turn things around.
RR and SRH occupy the bottom two spots in the table. While RR have won two matches out of their first six, SRH have won just a solitary match. A defeat today would be a crushing blow to both teams as they enter the second half of the league phase of the tournament. With both teams desperate for a win, this could turn out to be a cracker of a match today in the 3:30 PM start.
Who will win today’s match: RR vs SRH
Sunrisers Hyderabad just don’t seem like a team that would enter any match as favourites at this moment. The side has been suffering from a serious case of instability in the middle order and with the overseas batters like David Warner also struggling at the moment, it seems like their season is already all but over. Therefore, Rajasthan Royals would fancy their chances of winning this tie and resurrecting their season.
RR will however, have to wary of SRH’s top 3 who are all capable of winning a game on their own. If they can deal with the three and expose the middle order, they might as well have it easy. With some shrewd batting, especially while dealing with the wily Rashid Khan, RR should be able to get past the Orange Army today.
Prediction: RR to win.