Rajasthan Royals (RR) have won the toss against SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) and elected to bat first in match 40 of IPL 2021 at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. The two teams in the bottom half of the IPL 2021 points table, Rajasthan Royals and SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) will lock horns against each other in the 40th game of IPL 2021.
SunRisers Hyderabad have had a terrible campaign in IPL 2021 so far as they have managed to win only 1 game in the tournament. SRH have already been eliminated from the tournament this year and hence, they can be a threatening side as they will walk into the game with nothing to lose.
SRH vs RR- Toss Report, IPL 2021 Match 40
Rajasthan Royals, on the other hand, are coming off a defeat against Delhi Capitals in the last game. However, they have a chance to break it into the top 4 if they manage to beat SRH convincingly. Thus, the two sides can compete in a gruelling contest as each of them has a powerhouse of Indian and overseas players too.
As far as the teams are concerned, SRH have lacked intensity in their batting and as a result, David Warner might be benched in the game against Rajasthan and the Hyderabad-based franchise might go ahead with Jason Roy. On the other hand, Rajasthan Royals will be expecting the comeback of Evin Lewis and Chris Morris, both of whom missed the last fixture against Delhi Capitals.
Sunrisers Hyderabad (Playing XI): Jason Roy, Wriddhiman Saha(w), Kane Williamson(c), Priyam Garg, Abhishek Sharma, Abdul Samad, Jason Holder, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Siddarth Kaul, Sandeep Sharma
Rajasthan Royals (Playing XI): Evin Lewis, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sanju Samson(w/c), Liam Livingstone, Mahipal Lomror, Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Chris Morris, Chetan Sakariya, Jaydev Unadkat, Mustafizur Rahman
Winning The Toss And Batting First Could Prove To Be Beneficial
So far in Dubai, teams have found it comfortable to chase and hence, the majority of the captains have won the toss and elected to field first. However, with the wicket slowing down, winning the toss and batting first could prove to be a tactical masterstroke. In the 39th match between RCB and Mumbai Indians at the same venue, RCB ended on the winning side despite losing the toss and being put in to bat first.
The figure of 170 or above could prove to be a game-defining figure as the venue is relatively bigger than the other 2 venues of the tournament and the use of slower and cutter deliveries has proven to be extremely effective against the mightiest of hitters.