Rajasthan Royals host Sunrisers Hyderabad at Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai.
The Sunrisers are currently tottering at the second last place in the eight-team table with just six points from nine game while Royals are a notch ahead with eight points after their comprehensive win over Chennai Super Kings in the previous game.
Sunrisers also haven’t fired as a unit, with captain David Warner unable to score freely at the top of the order.
SRH can’t afford to slip up even one bit since another loss would rule them out of the Play-offs race. The Royals would hope to continue with the winning momentum and hope that their foreign recruits continue to perform like they did against CSK.
While Jofra Archer continues to be the backbone of Royals’ bowling attack, the wrist-spinning duo of Shreyas Gopal and Rahul Tewatia were terrific in the middle overs against CSK and skipper Smith would be hoping for an encore from his bowlers on Thursday. In batting, Jos Buttler looked in ominous form the other night, forcing Smith to play the second fiddle but RR would need more consistent partnerships upfront.
22 October 2020, 7:30pm (IST)
Match 40 : Rajasthan Royals vs Sunrisers Hyderabad (RR vs SRH)
David Miller, Manan Vohra, Riyan Parag, Robin Uthappa, Shashank Singh, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Ben Stokes, Mahipal Lomror, Shreyas Gopal, Tom Curran, Anuj Rawat, Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson, Akash Singh, Andrew Tye, Aniruddha Joshi, Ankit Rajpoot, Jaydev Unadkat, Jofra Archer, Kartik Tyagi, Mayank Markande, Oshane Thomas, Rahul Tewatia, Varun Aaron, Steve Smith.
David Warner, Jonny Bairstow, Manish Pandey, Priyam Garg, Vijay Shankar, Abdul Samad, Abhishek Sharma, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Khaleel Ahmed, Siddarth Kaul, Shahbaz Nadeem, Kane Williamson, Virat Singh, Wriddhiman Saha, Mitchell Marsh, Bavanaka Sandeep, Fabian Allen, Sanjay Yadav, Shreevats Goswami, Basil Thampi, Billy Stanlake, Sandeep Sharma,T Natarajan.
Fantasy 11/Dream 11 Squad:
Wicket-keeper: Jonny Bairstow, Sanju Samson (C), Jos Buttler
Batsmen: Manish Pandey, Priyam Garg, Steve Smith
All-rounders: Rahul Tewatia (VC)
Bowlers: T Natarajan, Rashid Khan, Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal