IPL 2020: The match forty of the thirteenth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) that is to be played between the Rajasthan Royals (RR) and the Sun Risers Hyderabad (SRH) will have an equal ratio of struggle from both sides to maintain the momentum and climb up the points table in order to get qualified.
RR and SRH rank sixth and seventh respectively as they have won ten out of four and nine out of three matches in order. The teams will look to clinch the fourth spot by winning their remaining matches to qualify for the playoffs but it looks impossible as KXIP are looking pretty fine since their last two games upon the arrival of Chris Gayle.
IPL 2020: Match 40, RR vs SRH, Predicted playing XI and analysis
RR: Predicted Playing XI: Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler (WK), Steve Smith (C), Sanju Samson, Robin Uthappa/Manan Vohra, Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal, Jaydev Unadkat, Kartik Tyagi
SRH: Predicted playing XI: David Warner, Jonny Bairstow, Wriddhiman Saha, Manish Pandey, Virat Singh, Jason Holder, Vijay Shankar, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Siddharth Kaul, Khaleel Ahmed
Match: 7:30 PM
Toss: 7:00 PM
Venue: Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
Analysis: SRH, who lacks a bit in their bowling depart despite having Rashid Khan and Bhuvneshwar Kumar, will be trying to cover their lacking with the bat as they have the best opening duo of Warner and Bairstow. Also, Manish Pandey along with Virat Singh can steal the show as the Orange Army won their only game played yet of the season upon his arrival.
Royals, who won their initial two matches, scored 200+ in both matches as they chased in their second game and targeted their opponent in the first. They were out of luck in the next two but their opening duo of Buttler-Smith will be looking forward to something big this time. Samson along with Parag can run-adding men in mid-overs. Whereas, all of the bowlers can contribute to grab the wickets.