Rajasthan Royals and SunRisers Hyderabad will lock horns in Dubai in what will be their seventh match of IPL 2020. Rajasthan Royals need a quick turnaround to arrest their slide ever since their two victories in the first two matches. Having notched up only two points so far, the Royals will likely see this game as a do or die one while SunRisers will aim to go further higher.
Rajasthan Royals suffered their fourth consecutive loss to Delhi Capitals in Sharjah when they fell well short of chasing 184. The inconsistency of Jos Buttler and Steve Smith followed by Sanju Samson’s stunning run of four successive single-digit scores is hurting them big time. The only good news from their camp is that all-rounder Ben Stokes will most likely feature against the SunRisers, which would highly bolster them across facets.
SunRisers Hyderabad are coming off inflicting a massive loss on Kings XI Punjab in the same venue. Their opening partnership of David Warner and Jonny Bairstow notched up their biggest stand of IPL 2020, which exudes plenty of positivity. Their bowling attack, even without Bhuvneshwar Kumar proved too much for Kings XI Punjab; however, their middle-order still needs consistency.
IPL 2020: SunRisers Hyderabad vs Rajasthan Royals: Match prediction:
SunRisers Hyderabad’s success massively depends upon the success of their opening partnership. Hence, if Jofra Archer could unsettle and ultimately remove them, the middle-order will come under real pressure and capitulate. However, SunRisers’ bowling attack could defend any total with Rashid Khan as their trump card. Therefore, SunRisers hold a little edge, for they are riding high on confidence, head to head battle, and having found success in Dubai.