Sunrisers Hyderabad and Rajasthan Royals will face off each other in their second match of IPL 2019 campaign at RGIC Stadium in Hyderabad tonight.
Sunrisers Hyderabad lost their opening encounter to Kolkata Knight Riders and will be looking to return on winning ways at their home ground. The return of captain Kane Williamson will also boost their confidence. David Warner looked in great touch in the first match and SRH camp will be hoping that Kane too will join the party. In bowling, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Sandeep Sharma, and Sidharth Kaul had an average outing but they should make a good comeback in Hyderabad.
On the other hand, Rajasthan Royals must be gutted after not winning the first match against KXIP despite being in a great position. Jos Buttler was super impressive and if he continues to bat like this then it will not be easy for SRH bowlers to stop him. Ajinkya Rahane, Sanju Samson and Steve Smith need to score big runs. In the bowling Dhawal Kulkarni, Jofra Archer and Gowtham were good but Ben Stokes and Jaydev Unadkat were too expensive and they need to a lot of work in this field.
All the major stats and facts ahead of the eighth match between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Rajasthan Royals in Hyderabad :
Head to Head in IPL -
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4 - Bhuvneshwar Kumar needs 4 more wickets to become the first bowler to take 100 wickets for Sunrisers Hyderabad in IPL.
7 - Sunrisers Hyderabad has won 7 of the last 10 matches they played at RGIC Stadium, Hyderabad in IPL.
10 - Jaydev Unadkat has taken 10 wickets at an average of 22.80 at an economy rate of 8.76 in 7 innings against SRH in IPL including a five wickets haul.
21.83 - Ajinkya Rahane averages only 21.83 against Sunrisers Hyderabad in IPL. He has scored a total of 262 runs in 13 innings with one fifty.
51.27 - Jos Buttler's batting average as an opener in IPL. He has scored 769 runs in 17 innings with 7 fifties and 6 of those fifties came in the last 7 innings.
1169 - David Warner has scored 1169 runs at an average of 64.94 in 24 innings at RGIC Stadium, Hyderabad in IPL with 2 hundreds and 10 fifties.