SRH vs RR Match Prediction – Who will win today’s match? Dream11 IPL 2020, Match 26

The Royals are on a four-match losing streak.

Sunrisers Hyderabad
Sunrisers Hyderabad. (Photo Source: IPL/BCCI)

The Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) started the 2020 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) with a couple of defeats. However, the team, led by David Warner have climbed the ladder and have made their way into the top four as well.

In their last game, the Orange Army defeated KL Rahul’s Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) by 69 runs in Dubai after putting up a mammoth 201 on their board in their 20 overs. In their next match, Warner’s men will be locking horns with Steve Smith’s Rajasthan Royals (RR) on Sunday, October 11 at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium.

The Royals started with a couple of wins, but then lost three games on the trot and went down the barrel. On Friday, October 9, the Royals lost to the Delhi Capitals (DC) by 46 runs and are now on a four-match losing streak.

Pitch and Conditions

The pitch in Dubai has gotten better for batting as the tournament has progressed. Quite a number of sixes have been hit at the venue. But it’s also pertinent to note that the chasing teams haven’t found it easy thus far.

Hence, teams would be better off batting first and putting runs on the board. The temperature will be around the 36 degrees Celsius mark with the humidity in the mid-30s.

Playing Combinations for SRH vs RR

Sunrisers Hyderabad

Probable XI

David Warner (C), Jonny Bairstow (wk), Manish Pandey, Kane Williamson, Abhishek Sharma, Abdul Samad, Priyam Garg, Rashid Khan, Sandeep Sharma, Khaleel Ahmed, T Natarajan

Rajasthan Royals

Probable XI

Yashasvi Jaiswal/Manan Vohra, Jos Buttler (wk), Steve Smith (C), Sanju Samson, Mahipal Lomror, Ben Stokes, Rahul Tewatia, Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal, Ankit Rajpoot, Kartik Tyagi

Probable Top Performers for SRH vs RR

Jonny Bairstow– Sunrisers Hyderabad

Jonny Bairstow stated the 2020 IPL with some cautious knocks. But he has started to find his mojo with the bat in hand. The right-hander notched 97 runs against KXIP and that should keep him in a positive frame of mind going into the next encounter.

Last year, he played one game against the Royals and scored 45 runs. In that innings, he went along at an impressive strike-rate of 160.71.

Sanju Samson– Rajasthan Royals

Sanju Samson has impressive numbers against the Sunrisers. In 14 matches, he has 423 runs at an average and strike-rate of 42.30 and 126.65 respectively. Last year, he also notched an unbeaten 102.

The youngster will be looking to replicate something similar even this time around. In the ongoing edition, he started with a couple of half-centuries and then entered into a mini-slump.

SRH vs RR Head to Head

Overall

Played- 11 |SRH won- 6 | RR won- 5 | N/R- 0

At neutral venues (outside India)

Played- 1 | SRH won- 0 | RR won- 1 | N/R- 0

Average first innings score:  179 (11 matches in IPL 2020)

Record of chasing teams: Won- 1 | Lost- 10

Broadcast Details

Match timings – 02:00 PM local time, 03:30 PM IST

TV – Star Sports 1, Star Sports 2, Star Sports 1 Hindi, Star Sports 1 Select, Star Sports 1 HD, Star Sports 2 HD, Star Sports 1 Select HD, and Star Sports 1 HD Hindi.

Live Streaming – The match can be streamed online on Disney + Hotstar VIP.

The prediction is for the team, batting first to win the match.

Disclaimer: This prediction is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While making your prediction, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.

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