Rajasthan Royals will take on Sunrisers Hyderabad in match number 28 of the Indian Premier League 2018 at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur on Sunday. Hyderabad go in having won the last two games on the back of their batting. Rajasthan, on the other hand, overcame Mumbai Indians with a tough win.
Rajasthan were struggling against Mumbai Indians, before a brilliant cameo by K Gowtham won them the game. Their batting needs to improve as they have been too dependent on Sanju Samson. The likes of Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler need to get going. Rahul Tripathi has done better at the top.
Rajasthan were undone by Sunrisers Hyderabad by 9 wickets last time round. Jaydev Unadkat has continued to struggle, but Dhawal Kulkarni and Jofra Archer have raised their game. They will need to improve their overall game.
Dream XI for Rajasthan Royals vs Sunrisers Hyderabad: Ajinkya Rahane (C), Jofra Archer, Jos Buttler (W), Shreyas Gopal, Krishnappa Gowtham, Heinrich Klaasen, Dhawal Kulkarni, Sanju Samson, Ben Stokes, Rahul Tripathi, Jaydev Unadkat
Sunrisers Hyderabad have been excellent with their bowling even without a fit Bhuvneshwar Kumar. Sidharth Kaul, Sandeep Sharma, and Basil Thampi have all been superb with the ball, not to forget Rashid Khan and Shakib Al Hasan, who have been equally brilliant.
Sunrisers batting has been rather disappointing. Skipper Kane Williamson and Shikhar Dhawan done well at the start, but now overall they are struggling. They need to do better, and the likes of Manish Pandey must stand up.
Dream XI for Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Rajasthan Royals:
Sunrisers Hyderabad: Kane Williamson (C), Basil Thampi, Shikhar Dhawan, Siddarth Kaul, Mohammad Nabi, Manish Pandey, Yusuf Pathan, Rashid Khan, Wriddhiman Saha (W), Sandeep Sharma, Shakib Al Hasan