Sunrisers Hyderabad will take on the Rajasthan Royals in the 4th match of IPL 2023. Hyderabad finished in the 8th position while the Royals were the runners-up of the last edition.
The Sunrisers squad is looking very strong this season. They have an explosive batting unit and a top-class pace bowling unit. Aiden Markram, Mayank Agarwal, Rahul Tripathi, Glenn Phillips, Heinrich Klaassen, Harry Brook and Abhishek Sharma form a formidable batting unit. Washington Sundar, Abdul Samad and even Adil Rashid can bat giving them insane depth in their batting.
They have an excellent bowling attack in Umran Malik, T Natarajan, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kartik Tyagi, Washington Sundar, Adil Rashid and Akeal Hosein. SRH have plenty of quality options in their squad with all the bases covered. They are one of the top contenders for the title this time around. They’ll look to kickstart their camping with a win in the first game.
Rajasthan Royals will look to take one more step this season and win their 2nd title in the Indian Premier League. They also have a strong squad for this season. Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Devdutt Padikkal, Riyan Parag and Shimron Hetmyer are the batters for Rajasthan. They have a good bowling attack in Trent Boult, Jason Holder, Kuldeep Sen, Yuzvendra Chahal, Adam Zampa and others. The Royals were excellent as a team in IPL 2022 with their batters and bowlers performing really consistently. They’ll look to repeat the same in this season as well.
Pitch Venue Report
The pitch at Hyderabad is a two-paced one. Initially, it’s good for batting but run-scoring gets difficult as the game progresses. There will be some help for the pacers in the power play and the spinners will get some purchases as well. The average first innings score here is 163 runs and chasing sides have won only 39% of the games played here.
Probable Playing XI
Sunrisers Hyderabad: Mayank Agarwal, Abhishek Sharma, Rahul Tripathi, Glenn Phillips (wk), Harry Brook, Washington Sundar, Anmolpreet Singh, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Adil Rashid, Umran Malik, Fazalhaq Farooqi
Rajasthan Royals: Jos Buttler (wk), Yashasvi Jaiswal, Devdutt Padikkal, Riyan Parag, Sanju Samson (c), Shimron Hetmyer, Jason Holder, Ravichandran Ashwin, Trent Boult, Kuldeep Sen, Yuzvendra Chahal
Players to Watch Out For
Rahul Tripathi scored 413 runs in the last season at an average of 37.5 at an excellent strike rate of 158.2. He bats very aggressively and starts attacking from the first ball. He has performed well in the last two seasons and will be a key batter for SRH in this match.
Umran Malik blasted the batters with his pace in the last season. He picked up 22 wickets in 14 games at an economy of 9.03. Malik is the fastest bowler in India and one of the fastest in world cricket. He can trouble the batters with his pace and bounce. Malik is a player to watch out for in this game.
Jos Buttler was at his destructive best in the last edition. He scored 863 runs at an average of 57.5 and struck at 149.1 and won the orange cap. Buttler is one of the best batters in the shortest format and he is capable of winning games on his own. He will be the best batter for Rajasthan in this game.
Rajasthan skipper Sanju Samson has been a consistent performer for them in the last couple of seasons. He scored 458 runs at an average of 28.6 with a strike rate of 146.8. He will bat in the middle order and can score big once he gets going. Samson will play a key role for the Royals with the bat.
Rahul Tripathi vs Trent Boult: Runs – 14, Balls – 15, Dismissals – 1
Mayank Agarwal vs Yuzvendra Chahal: Runs – 69, Balls – 41, Dismissals – 5
Jos Buttler vs Bhuvneshwar Kumar (T20Is): Runs – 43, Balls – 39, Dismissals – 5
Jos Buttler vs Umran Malik: Runs – 20, Balls – 8, Dismissals – 1
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