Published: Thu, April 12, 2018
Sport | By Stuart Potter

Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Rajasthan Royals: IPL T20 squads, preview, and prediction

Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Rajasthan Royals: IPL T20 squads, preview, and prediction

Today, on 9 of April, the 4 match of IPL is going to be played between the IPL inaugural year 2008's champion Rajasthan Royals and Sunrisers Hyderabad at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad.

Shikhar Dhawan and Kane Williamson added unbeaten 121 runs for the second wicket as Sunrisers Hyderabad started their IPL campaign with a thumping nine-wicket victory over Rajasthan Royals at home on Monday. He performed well with the bat as well and will probably provide the anchor to the innings for the remaining matches as well like he did in the first match.

While the entire SRH bowling unit put Hyderabad in control of the match, a lot of credit must go to the attacking mindset of their new skipper Kane Williamson. The both were rolled out of the IPL by the BCCI from taking part in the tournament.

Players like Shikhar Dhawan, Rashid Khan, VVS Laxman and Yusuf Pathan slew the traditional look.

Kane Williamson shared in an unbroken 121-run partnership as he made a ideal start as captain of Sunrisers Hyderabad.

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Kamal, arguably India's finest ever player, was also part of the men's team which won the gold in the 2006 Melbourne edition. Talking about her aspirations of being an Olympic medallist, she had said , "I'm optimistic about my performance".

On the other hand, having lost the tournament opener to Chennai Super Kings (CSK) narrowly, Mumbai Indians will aim to attain momentum in this crucial clash, and start earning points. Delhi's batting is not that strong either with lack of experieneced names effecting the middle order. SRH, who were not big money spenders at the auctions, did something unusual as they splurged Rs 11 crore to buy back Manish Pandey - one of the most in-form batsmen from Team India's middle-order. While Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Rashid Khan are contenders for the Purple cap, they also have a solid support cast around with the likes of Sandeep Sharma, Siddarth Kaul and Basil Thampi. Also, you can catch the live stream on Hotstar, AirTel Live TV app, and Jio TV.

The team also has Sussex all-rounder Jofra Archer (Rs 7.2 crores) and Karnataka off-spinner K Gowtham (6.2 crores).

Bhuvneshwar Kumar is one of the best limited-overs bowlers in the world right now and will spearhead SRH's bowling attack for the rest of the season.

Rahane, the skipper of the side and D'arcy Short could only score 13 and four respectively before going back to the pavilion. The IPL record signing, Stokes has been struggling with injury and bowling with a shortened run-up.

It will be interesting to see whether the curator Y.L. Chandrasekhar - awarded "best curator of IPL" a few times - offers another sporting wicket for the host to exploit. Although some players are not the biggest worldwide names, they have had some incredible success in recent T20 tournaments. His returns of two for 17 were one of the key reasons behind the impressive performance of Hyderabad against Rajasthan.

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