The Sunrisers Hyderabad and Rajasthan Royals will face off in match 5 of IPL 2022 at the Maharashtra cricket association stadium in Pune. Either of these teams hasn’t really been able to achieve much success in the past few seasons and will thus be very keen to kick start this campaign of theirs with a comprehensive victory over the opponent.
Sunrisers Hyderabad in particular looked very rusting last season as they finished at the bottom of the table. Meanwhile, Rajasthan Royals to didn’t seem stabilized as usual as they had major problems with the poor form of certain players they couldn’t make it to the playoffs either. Thus both these teams will have several questions to answer when they take the field tomorrow to play their first game of IPL 2022.
SRH vs RR: Match Details
Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Rajasthan Royals, Match 5
Venue: Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune
Date & Time: 29th March 2022, 7:30 PM
Sunrisers Hyderabad: Analysis
Gameplan: The Sunrisers who will look for redemption this season after a shambolic display in the previous year, have a lot of work to be done in all the departments of the game. To fulfil the purpose they made a really good effort during the mega auctions ahead of the season to rebuild the team right from the beginning as they drafted several useful-looking players into their squad for this season.
Quality batters like Kane Williamson, Rahul Tripathi at the top of the order give the lineup a strong appearance while a solid middle order with Nicholas Pooran, Glenn Philips and a young Abdul Samad make it a perfect batting order. Effective bowling department with the likes of Umran Malik, Kartik Tyagi, Washington Sundar and others is quite sure to make an impact.
Probable Playing XI:- Rahul Tripathi, Abhishek Sharma, Kane Williamson (C), Nicholas Pooran (WK), Aiden Markram, Abdul Samad, Washington Sundar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Marco Jansen, Umran Malik, T Natarajan
Rajasthan Royals: Analysis
Gameplan: The Royals just like their fellow opponents also knew that they have got a lot of work to be done for the upcoming season once they missed out on a berth in the playoffs last season. Just like many other franchises, Rajasthan made most use of the mega auctions to draft a good set of players for this season of the IPL. Newly added players to the squad include Devdutt Paddikal, Rassie Van Der Dussen, Shimron Hetmyer, making it a batting powerhouse.
What makes it even more fearful is the presence of Buttler, Samson and Yashasvi Jaiswal in addition to all these batters already. The bowling department also was stranded to a good enough extent by the management during the mega auctions as they drafted in quality pacers like Navdeep Saini and Trent Boult. Yuzwendra Chahal will be the automatic spin bowling option for the side once they included him in the squad.
Probable Playing XI:- Yashasvi Jaiswal, Devdutt Padikkal, Jos Buttler (WK), Sanju Samson (C), Shimron Hetmyer/Rassie van der Dussen, Riyan Parag, James Neesham, Ravichandran Ashwin, Trent Boult, Yuzvendra Chahal, Prasidh Krishna
Probable Top performers
Probable best batsman of the match – Sanju Samson
Respective of the position which she comes out to bat in, Sanju Samson in our opinion shall possibly be the best batsman from among both the teams in tomorrow’s match. His highly rated consistent performances over the seasons with important contributions to the team are nothing new to the Rajasthan fans.
There have been several occasions when he is on his side a game single-handedly all by himself. He is the ability to hold one side strongly thereby helping to foster a quick and steady growth in the innings and change gears when needed always proves to be helpful for his side. This is why we hope Sanju delivers another similar magical performance tomorrow vs Hyderabad.
Probable best bowler of the match – Trent Boult
Which is sheer destructive pace, wonderful swing and many other variations, Trent Boult without a doubt is going to be possibly the best bowler in tomorrow’s match versus the Sunrisers. His magical opening spells in the previous seasons for Mumbai Indians is a treat to watch for anyone.
His wicket-taking ability in the early stages of an innings make him almost indispensable and will thus be a key for his side tomorrow when they look for early wickets. Trent Boult hence shall be the most successful bowler in tomorrow’s game in our opinion.
SRH vs RR: Head to Head stats
The head to head record of both sides is quite evenly poised as Sunrisers have a minor edge over the Royals with 8 wins in 15 games so far while Rajasthan has managed to win the remaining 7. Last season, both the teams won a match apiece in two meetings.
Matches Played: 15
SRH Won: 8
RR Won: 7
SRH vs RR: Winning Prediction
After a lot of in-depth analysis made based on the batting, bowling strengths and a dozen other aspects, we’ve come to the conclusion that Rajasthan Royals shall possibly emerge victorious against the Sunrisers in tomorrow’s game. The side’s batting strength without a doubt is a threat to any opposition in this season’s IPL and has got the ability to turn a game in their favour in no time. In addition to this their bowling lineup too looks fierce with the presence of quality pacers and spinners who bring with them the priceless factor of so-called “international experience”. Thus it really isn’t going to be a walk in the park for the Sunrisers when they face such a strong Rajasthan side tomorrow.