Sunrisers Hyderabad will take on Rajasthan Royals in the first game of Sunday’s double-header. Both the teams are currently lying in the lower half of the points table. With three wins from six games, Sunrisers Hyderabad are currently at the fifth spot while Royals are at seventh spot with two wins from six games.
Both the teams had made contrasting starts to their campaign. Royals were off the mark with two thumping wins. But things have gone only downhill for them since then. They lost their following four games and need to get back to winning ways quickly or else the remainder of the season will become just a mere formality.
Sunrisers Hyderabad, on the other hand, started their campaign with two defeats. However, the David Warner-led side has bounced back in style and has won three of its last four games to keep pace with the other teams. A win today will put them in the top four.
Sunrisers Hyderabad have won the toss and have opted to bat first against Rajasthan Royals.
David Warner(c), Jonny Bairstow(w), Manish Pandey, Kane Williamson, Vijay Shankar, Priyam Garg, Abhishek Sharma, Rashid Khan, Sandeep Sharma, Khaleel Ahmed, T Natarajan
Jos Buttler(wk), Robin Uthappa, Steve Smith(C), Sanju Samson, Rahul Tewatia, Riyan Parag, Jaydev Unadkat, Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal, Ben Stokes, Kartik Tyagi