SRH vs RR Predictions and Betting :The IPL 2020 is up and running with more than one third matches completed and two double headers coming up on the weekend. On Sunday, it’s the rejuvenated Sunrisers Hyderabad taking on Rajasthan Royals at Dubai International Cricket Stadium.
The SRH looks like they have got the required balance in the middle order after an easy win against Kings XI Punjab in Dubai whereas RR are on a horrid run hoping for a bounce back anytime soon. The Sunday’s clash will all be about SRH riding on their momentum while RR are desperate to get out of this losing streak that has pushed them down in the points table.
SRH vs RR Predictions and Betting Summary
SRH vs RR Predictions and Betting : Recent Form and Head-to-head
SRH is one of the highly underrated teams in the IPL. After coming into the league in 2013, they have made it to the playoffs stage in five out of seven seasons with a title run in 2016 defeating RCB.
Even though the team doesn’t feature with the biggest fanbase, they can give the opposition a run for their money. On the other hand, RR are still in search of a glorious season with their only title coming in the inaugural season of Indian Premier League.
SRH were hampered by multiple injuries at the start of the season which resulted in two defeats against RCB and Kolkata Knight Riders but bounced back with their first win against DC and CSK. They again faced a huge loss against Mumbai Indians but a win against KXIP meant that they were truly alive in the tournament. A win here will be a huge favor for their playoff prospects.
RR were off to a wonderful start with two wins against Chennai Super Kings and RR with everyone wondering if it’s their season to dominate. From then on, it has been nothing but a string of failures that has put them in an infamous 4 match losing streak. Their batting line up has been exposed time and again with their bowling offering little help to the side as they are now stuck in an uncomfortable 7th position in the table.
The two teams have met on 11 occasions with SRH narrowly ahead after 6 wins while RR have 5 wins in their kitty against the rivals. Looking at their last season head-to-head, both have secured a win against each other which tells a lot about this battle that will unroll tomorrow afternoon.
RR have a slight edge in the fact that they had defeated SRH at the Sheikh Zayed stadium in 2014. Apart from that, there is very little to separate between two good teams.
SRH vs RR Predictions and Betting : Team News
The SRH will probably field the same eleven as they did against Punjab on Thursday. The positive for them is that both their openers David Warner and Jonny Bairstow are looking in solid touch. This leaves them with Manish Pandey at 3 who is due for a major innings with Kane Williamson coming in at 4 to strengthen the middle order.
The trio of Priyam Garg, Abdul Samad and Abhishek Sharma can score some valuable runs in the middle and can make up for the 5th bowler issue of the team.
With Bhuvaneshwar Kumar ruled out and Nabi not playing, Rashid Khan has been the stand out bowler for the team taking important wickets at crucial junctures.
The bowling attack has Sandeep Sharma, T Natarajan and Khaleel Ahmed who have really bowled to their strengths and haven’t leaked runs even against the best of line-ups.
The RR seems to have tried every option available but nothing seems to go in their favor so far. Jos Buttler hasn’t looked comfortable in the middle with the youngster finally getting a decent 34 against DC but has to increase his strike rate.
Captain Steve Smith who looked in imperious form in the first two games has got out trying to up the ante and needs a big innings under his belt. Sanju Samson’s history of scoring big initially in the season and having a poor run later has continued with just 17 runs in the last four innings for the Keralite.
Mahipal Lom ror have played their part but that hasn’t translated to match winning performance for the team. Biggest disappointment would be Andrew Tye who played in place of Tom Curran and went for 50 runs in his quota. Even though it is better for them to persist with Tye for a few games with Ben Stokes arriving, the side would be happy if Tye gets wickets in the middle and death with his variations.
Jofra Archer has been the lone consistent performer for the team who can take on even the most explosive batsman. Shreyas Gopal has showed improvement but he will have to take wickets for the team to make a comeback here.
The youngster Kartik Tyagi looks good as a support for Archer with the third pacer slot revolving around Unadkat, Rajpoot and Aaron who have all been expensive with very few wickets to show.
SRH vs RR Match predictions and Cricket betting Tips : Favorite for the Match
The game between SRH and RR is scheduled on 11th October in the Dubai International Stadium at 3.30 pm IST.
The betting sites and experts have suggested that SRH are the favorites to take 2 points on Sunday with RR almost in a virtual knockout stage. Nonetheless, this paves way for a thriller of a contest in Dubai on Sunday afternoon with the both the teams going all out to win.
As per Betting Expert the odds for SRH are placed at 1.80 while the odds for RR are placed at 2.10.
At Oddschecker the betting odds for SRH are at 3/5 while the odds for RR are placed at 6/5.