RR v SRH IPL Preview and Predictions: The bottom two face off in the first match of Sundays double header.

Match: Rajasthan Royals v Sunrisers Hyderabad

Date: 2nd of May 2021

Time: 3.30 PM India

Stadium: Feroz Shah Kotla

Trends & Recent Form

Rajasthan Royals form

Position: 7th of 8

Record:
  • Played: 6
  • Won: 42
  • Lost: 4
  • Net Run Rate: -0.690
Top players
Top Batsman: Sanju Samson
  • Total runs: 229
  • Average: 45.80
  • High score: 119
Top Bowler: Chris Morris
  • Total wickets: 11
  • Total overs: 22
  • Economy: 8.86
  • Best figures: 4/23
"The Royals form has been all over the place. When they are good they can beat anyone, they are just so inconsistent at the moment though. "
Arjun Reddy
Head of Indian Cricket Content
Latest stats and trends
  • Rassie Van Dussen joins the Royals to replace the injured Ben Stokes.
  • In the last match, it was an excellent performance from De Kock that cost Rajasthan the win.  
  • Chris Morris was again the top bowler with 2/33. He is the Royals top bowler in IPL 2021 so far. 
  • Sanju Samson was again the top batsman in the last match with 42, beating Jos Buttler by 1 run.

Sunrisers Hyderabad form

Position: 8th of 8

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Record:
  • Played: 6
  • Won: 1
  • Lost: 5
  • Net Run Rate: -0.246
Top players
Top Batsman: Jonny Bairstow 
  • Total runs: 218
  • Average: 43.60
  • High score: 63*
Top Bowler: Rashid Khan
  • Total wickets: 9
  • Total overs: 24
  • Economy: 6.16
  • Best figures: 3/36
"Sunrisers 8th place is unfair on them in my opinion. They have a better net run rate than the 3 teams immediately above them and could jump to 5th with a win today."
Arjun Reddy
Head of Indian Cricket Content
Latest stats and trends
  • David Warner could just not get going in the last match finding fielder after fielder, shot after shot. After the match, he said “I take full responsibility for the way I batted, it was really slow. The way Manish batted was exceptional. Kane got us to a respectable total, but I take full responsibility. It gets frustrating as a batsman when you find the fielders.”
  • Both teams are at the same price for this match 11/10*.
  • The odds of another super over for SRH is 16/1*. They have had some very close matches so these could be interesting odds.
  • SRH has only batted first once so far, in the defeat to CSK. They perform better batting second. 

Head to head stats

2020 IPL results

  • Match 26: RR won by 5 wickets
  • Match 40: SRH won by 8 wickets

Overall record

RR = 6 wins

SRH = 7 wins

Match Prediction & Tips

Match Prediction: Sunrisers Hyderabad to win at 11/10*

We keep seeing SRH play well and still lose. The Royals are the ideal team to play in this situation. Through injury, they have been lacking the necessary firepower to put teams away and SRH can take advantage of that.

Warner cannot have as slow an innings as last time and the batting lineup are capable of putting on a big score if they do bet first. If they have to chase Warner and Bairstow are the perfect openers to chase a score down quickly (usually!). 

  • Pick 1: Rashid Khan over 1.5 wickets 11/10

Top bower for the team with 9 wickets so far up against a poor batting line up – this looks a good value pick to the Cricketics team. 

  • Pick 2: Warner and Samson both to hit 3+ fours 2.25

Both are in excellent form and can pick off poor balls to the boundary. This is good value at over evens. 

*Odds & Responsible gambling

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