IPL 2019

IPL 2019: Match 45 – Royals Looking to Push Sunrisers for Playoff Position

IPL 2019: Match 45 - Royals Looking to Push Sunrisers for Playoff Position


Tonight’s match in the IPL 2019 – Rajasthan Royals (RR) vs Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) – is crucial in terms of playoffs qualification. Sunrisers sit in 4th position whereas Rajasthan are ranked 7th. Both teams require a good run of games to ensure qualification for the next phase.

Rajasthan are fresh from their recent victory over Kolkata Knight Riders thanks to heroics from Jofra Archer. However, they will have to make their way forward without Jofra, Jos Buttler and Ben Stokes as both players have left to join England’s team ahead of a series against Pakistan.

Similarly, for Sunrisers, Jonny Bairstow has also departed and it will continue to become tougher for both teams as Australia’s David Warner and Steve Smith will also be leaving next week.

Team News

Butler, Archer and Stokes will no longer take part in IPL as they had to fly back to prepare for series against Pakistan and the upcoming World Cup.

Kane Williamson who had to return to New Zealand due to personal reasons is back. He’s likely to feature in the game as well.

Playing XI

Here are the teams that are likely to feature:

Rajasthan Royals

  1. Ajinkya Rahane
  2. Sanju Samson(w)
  3. Steven Smith(c)
  4. Riyan Parag
  5. Ashton Turner
  6. Liam Livingstone
  7. Stuart Binny
  8. Shreyas Gopal
  9. Jaydev Unadkat
  10. Varun Aaron
  11. Oshane Thomas

Sunrisers Hyderabad

  1. David Warner
  2. Kane Williamson(c)
  3. Manish Pandey
  4. Vijay Shankar
  5. Shakib Al Hasan
  6. Wriddhiman Saha(w)
  7. Deepak Hooda
  8. Rashid Khan
  9. Bhuvneshwar Kumar
  10. Siddarth Kaul
  11. K Khaleel Ahmed


Match Time, Venue, Weather Conditions and Toss

Match Time: The match will start at 7:00 PM (India), 7:30 PM (Pakistan).

Venue: Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur.

Weather Conditions: There are no chances of rain tonight.

Toss: Rajasthan Royals won the toss and chose to bowl first.

What’s on Twitter?

The Orange Army looks like Avenger fans.

No more Stokes this season.

Good thing is that Shakib is yet to leave for Bangladesh to join his team’s camp for World Cup.

Who will win tonight? Let us know your pick.

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