NOTE: All stats here are updated until 30 April 2021
Rajasthan Royals will come face to face against Sunrisers Hyderabad in Match 28 of the Indian Premier League 2021 at the Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi on Sunday (May 2). The Orange Army have won only one of their six encounters and are currently placed at the bottom of the points table. Meanwhile, Rajasthan haven't been great either. They have lost four of their six games and are placed just above Hyderabad.
Overall - 13 | Rajasthan – 6 Wins | Hyderabad – 7 Wins
Last five games – Rajasthan – 2 Wins | Hyderabad – 3 Wins
While you could go for the above team, you also have the option of choosing your own team from Cricket.com’s Fantasy Research Centre. Based on algorithms, we have come up with one team.
GROUND DETAILS AND TEAM COMBINATION
In the two matches played in Delhi so far, the teams batting first have scored 171 and on both occasions, that was chased down quite easily. Surprisingly, the batting surface in Delhi has been much better compared to Chennai. It would be ideal to fill your team with top-order batsmen and also have a couple of all-rounders.
In the two matches in Delhi, pacers have taken over 61 percent of the wickets, but they have done so at a gap of 40.5 deliveries, 54.5 runs apart. However, while spinners have taken fewer wickets, they have done it at more regular intervals – strike-rate of 27.6 and runs per wicket ratio of 46.4. They have conceded runs at 10.1 runs per over, compared to the pacers who have an economy rate of 8.1 at this venue in IPL 2021.
Jonny Bairstow batted at No. 4 in the first few games but ever since he started to open the innings, the right-hander from England has been providing explosive starts to Hyderabad. He got out cheaply against Chennai Super Kings, but prior to that encounter, Bairstow had scores of 38, 63* and 43. He is currently the leading run-scorer for SRH. His ability to start from the word go is what makes him a player to watch out for. And, if needed, Bairstow could also fetch you some crucial points from behind the stumps.
Our Criclytics player projection predicts Jonny Bairstow could score 20-30 runs in the match against RR.
Kane Williamson has played only three games this season and has contributed in each of them. The right-hander from New Zealand has scores of 16*, 66* and 26* this season and is yet to be dismissed. It was because of Williamson's fiery cameo Hyderabad managed to get a respectable total against Chennai. Williamson has an average of 49.33 against Rajasthan and the SRH team management will have to use him properly, probably at No. 3.
Our Criclytics player projection predicts Kane Williamson could score 20-30 in the match against RR.
Chris Morris has justified his high-price tag so far in IPL 2021. The South African all-rounder has performed admirably with the ball and also played a vital innings against Delhi Capitals to guide his team home. Morris has so far picked up 11 wickets at a strike rate of 12. He has picked up at least one wicket in five of the six encounters. He generally bowls in the second half of the innings, which helps him take more wickets. If needed, Morris could also prove to be handy in the batting department.
Our Criclytics player projection predicts Chris Morris could pick 2-3 wickets and score 8-12 runs against SRH.
Sanju Samson has scored 485 runs against SRH at an average of 40.42 - his second-best against any franchise in the IPL. The RR skipper started the season with a stunning century against Punjab Kings but scored only five runs in the next two encounters. Samson however has looked in good touch in the last three games, with scores of 21, 42* and 42. The wicketkeeper-batsman will now look to convert these starts into something big and turn the fortunes around for his team.
Our Criclytics player projection predicts Sanju Samson could score 26-40 runs in the match against SRH.