Sunrisers Hyderabad and Rajasthan Royals are going to kick start their 2023 campaign by locking horns against each other at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad on Sunday. Given that both teams were on parallel ends of the points table in the previous edition, one might be aiming for consistency and the other would be itching to improve their claim in the league. Ahead of this star-studded matchup, let us take a detailed look at the predicted playing XI, team news, weather report, and much more.
Sunrisers Hyderabad will not be having the services of Aiden Markram for their inaugural game due to which Indian veteran pacer Bhuvaneshwar Kumar would be leading the side. This team has made some significant changes to their squad and will be looking to get back to their championship-best form since the early days.
Rajasthan Royals will be led by Sanju Samson for the third consecutive season. While they have held onto stars like Jos Butler and Devdutt Padikkal, this team is entering the sixteenth edition of the Indian Premier League as one of the favorites to fight for the silverware. The additions of Jason Holder and Joe Root are also dearly awaited by the franchise fans.
Date – Apr 02, 2023
Time – 3.30 PM IST, 10:00 AM GMT, 3:30 PM Local Time
Venue – Rajeev Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad
Winner – #Rajasthan_Royals
The pitch at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad is a balanced venue for both the batsmen and the bowlers. That being said, the captain winning the toss is most likely to bat first.
SRH vs RR Match Pitch Report
The track at the concerned venue is relatively flat with good and consistent bounce, allowing the batsmen to play naturally. This is just why we can expect this game to be a high-scoring affair.
Since this will be an afternoon contest, the weather will be humid and hot with the temperature predicted to be around 27 degrees.
SRH vs RR Playing 11s
Mayank Agarwal, Abhishek Sharma, Rahul Tripathi, Harry Brook, Upendra Yadav, Washington Sundar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, T Natarajan, Umran Malik, Adil Rashid, Karthik Tyagi
Jos Buttler, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Padikkal, Samson, Shimron Hetmyer, Riyan Parag, Ravichandran Ashwin, Trent Boult, Chahal, Kuldeep Sen, Obed McCoy
SRH vs RR Dream11 Team Prediction
Keepers – Jos Buttler (C), Sanju Samson (VC)
Batsmen – Mayank Agarwal, Harry Brook, Devdutt Padikkal
All-rounders – R Ashwin, Washington Sundar
Bowlers – Trent Boult, Umran Malik, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Yuzvendra Chahal