For both Rajasthan Royals and SunRisers Hyderabad, the equation remains simple, which is to win all their remaining games in IPL 2020. Rajasthan Royals have fared marginally better than SunRisers Hyderabad as their standing in the points table reflects that. The two sides will lock horns for the second time in IPL 2020 in a bid to stay afloat in the tournament and boost their chances of reaching the playoffs.
After suffering two back to back losses from being in a winning position, Rajasthan Royals found themselves in the same spot against Chennai Super Kings. However, skipper Steve Smith and Jos Buttler steered their side home to the fourth victory in ten games. The Royals’ spinners are hitting their straps as was visible in the game against CSK. Keeper-batsman Sanju Samson remains a concern as he has been throwing away starts or departing for single-digit scores.
SunRisers Hyderabad have suffered three losses on the trot and could be one more away from getting eliminated. The Orange Army should have essentially got home against Kolkata Knight Riders as they were not able to manage two runs off the last delivery after scoring 16 runs. Seamer Lockie Ferguson was too good for both David Warner and Abdul Samad, who managed only two runs in the super over. The SunRisers need more runs and consistently from the local players, especially Manish Pandey and Vijay Shankar.
IPL 2020: Rajasthan Royals vs SunRisers Hyderabad: Match prediction:
SunRisers Hyderabad undoubtedly seem unsettled as the pressure falls on their overseas batsmen to get the runs in most games. On the other hand, Rajasthan Royals while beginning to hit their straps, need to handle the critical moments of the match by not losing their composure. The prediction is for the Rajasthan Royals to win the clash in Dubai.