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.
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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.
Here are the teams that are likely to feature:
- Ajinkya Rahane
- Sanju Samson(w)
- Steven Smith(c)
- Riyan Parag
- Ashton Turner
- Liam Livingstone
- Stuart Binny
- Shreyas Gopal
- Jaydev Unadkat
- Varun Aaron
- Oshane Thomas
- David Warner
- Kane Williamson(c)
- Manish Pandey
- Vijay Shankar
- Shakib Al Hasan
- Wriddhiman Saha(w)
- Deepak Hooda
- Rashid Khan
- Bhuvneshwar Kumar
- Siddarth Kaul
- 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.
— SunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) April 27, 2019
No more Stokes this season.
— Rajasthan Royals (@rajasthanroyals) April 26, 2019
Good thing is that Shakib is yet to leave for Bangladesh to join his team’s camp for World Cup.
— SunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) April 26, 2019
Who will win tonight? Let us know your pick.