Man of the Match: Jos Buttler
SRH and RR look to climb the ladder
SRH will win the match.
|Chennai Super Kings||7||5||2||0||0||10||1.263|
|Royal Challengers Bangalore||7||5||2||0||0||10||-0.171|
|Kolkata Knight Riders||7||2||5||0||0||4||-0.494|
Rajasthan Royals and Sunrisers Hyderabad are currently going through a turmoil and are placed in the bottom two positions in the points table. Both these teams will need these 2 crucial points to get some momentum going ahead and a loss will further deepen their troubles. SRH are struggling to find the balance in their bowling attack after missing their 2 premier bowlers Bhuvaneshwar Kumar and T Natarajan due to injuries. Rajasthan Royals too are finding it hard to find the balance in their playing XI. A number of players have left their squad mid-way owing to different reasons.
RR openers Jos Buttler (41 runs) and Jaiswal (32 runs) gave a superb start with 66-run partnership. Sanju Samson (42 runs) and Shivam Dube (35 runs) played little cameos but failed to up the scoring rate in the final overs. They finished with a score of 171 runs which was 15-20 runs short of target they looked like getting once
Chris Morris, Jaydev Unadkat, and Chetan Sakariya have been their most successful bowlers so far with a combined tally of 22 wickets. Mustafizur Rahman and Rahul Tewatia have been taken for a lot of runs so far at an economy of over 9 RPO.
Top players to bet on:
Jos Buttler – Buttler struggled at the start but he picked up pace and ended with 41 runs off 32 balls with 3 boundaries and 3 sixes. He will take confidence from his innings will look to make a big contribution in this game.
Chetan Sakariya – Sakariya is having a quiet couple of games and will look to make a big comeback in this match. He has 7 wickets at an economy rate of 8 RPO so far.
Jos Buttler, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sanju Samson (c & wk), Shivam Dube, David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Riyan Parag, Chris Morris, Jaydev Unadkat, Chetan Sakariya, Karthik Tyagi
Yashasvi Jaiswal, Anuj Rawat, Mustafizur Rahman, Sanju Samson, Chris Morris, David Miller, Jos Buttler, R Tewatia, Chetan Sakariya, Kartik Tyagi, Riyan Parag
David Warner (57 runs) and Manish Pandey (61 runs) shared a bizarre 106-run partnership where they failed to get going especially their skipper. Kane Williamson and Kedar Jadhav scored 38 runs of their combined 14 balls to finish the innings with a flourish. Johnny Bairstow is their most prolific batter this season scoring 218 runs at a strike rate of 140+.
Rashid Khan was the only bowler who threatened the opposition batsmen last night and picked up 3 wickets. Siddharth kaul, Jagadeesa Suchith, and Khaleel Ahmed were taken for cleaners. They need to find a balance in their bowling department.
Top players to bet on:
Kane Williamson – Williamson has brought solidity to their middle order and has scored crucial runs to the team whenever required. He will look to make a big score and help his team post a good score in this match.
Rashid Khan – Rashid Khan has 9 wickets at an economy rate of just 6 RPO. He is under big pressure to take wickets with batsmen happy to play defensively against him in middle overs.
David Warner (c), Jonny Bairstow (wk), Kane Williamson, Manish Pandey, Kedar Jadhav, Vijay Shankar, Rashid Khan, Jagadeesha Suchith/Abhishek Sharma, Sandeep Sharma, Khaleel Ahmed, Siddarth Kaul
Khaleel Ahmed, Mohammad Nabi, Jonny Bairstow, Manish Pandey, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Abdul Samad, Rashid Khan, S Sharma, Kedar Jadhav, Vijay Shankar, KS Williamson
|Hr||Temp||Rain||W. speed||W. direction||Clouds|
|00h||29||0 mm.||2.64 k/h||From: NW||75%|
|03h||31||0 mm.||1.27 k/h||From: WSW||75%|
|06h||35||0 mm.||2.01 k/h||From: W||70%|
|09h||40||0 mm.||1.98 k/h||From: WSW||82%|
|12h||40||0 mm.||2.8 k/h||From: WSW||90%|
|15h||36||0 mm.||6.7 k/h||From: W||36%|
|18h||34||0 mm.||5.52 k/h||From: WNW||40%|
|21h||32||0 mm.||3.41 k/h||From: W||28%|
Delhi will have a hot and humid weather with an average temperature in the range of early 30 degrees. Dew might be factor in the second innings of the match especially.
Delhi is a good pitch to bat on with the ball coming onto the bat nicely. The new ball will have some swing but after a couple of overs batsmen will find it easier. We expect scores around 180+ runs in this match.
Chasing teams won against these two teams last time at this same venue and we expect both captains to chase the total if they win the toss.
Both teams are struggling to find the team balance and depth in their playing XI so far. SRH batting looks little more complete with the likes Williamson at No. 4. RR will rely heavily on Jos Buttler and Sanju Samson to contribute in batting department. RR has a slightly better pace bowling unit but SRH have an in-form Rashid Khan in spin department who might be force in middle overs. RR lacks a quality spinner who can trouble consistently. We expect SRH to win this match owing to the quality batsmen in No.1 to 4 and Rashid Khan in spin department.
SRH will win the match.