Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) will take on Rajasthan Royals (RR) in their seventh match of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 at Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Dubai on Sunday (October 11).
Sunrisers Hyderabad have won three matches out of six and are placed at fifth place and will look to clinch their fourth win of the season. As usual, David Warner and Jonny Bairstow scored big runs against Punjab in the last match will be key and team will hope that the likes of Manish Pandey, Kane Williamson, Priyam Garg and Abdul Samad too will come good.
In the bowling, Rashid Khan and T Natrajan have been excellent so far and in supporting role Sandeep Sharma and Khaleel Ahmad did well but fifth bowler is still a big concern for them.
On the other hand, Rajasthan Royals with four back to back losses is under pressure and they need to win this match to get back their campaign on track. Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson and Steve Smith have to step up with bat and now Ben Stokes is also available for selection and that will lift their morale.
In bowling, Jofra Archer has been excellent but he has no support from other end and the likes of Curran, Tye, Gopal, Varun Aaron and Ankit Rajpoot have disappointed a lot and they need to bounce back as soon as possible else it will be difficult for Royals to return to winning ways.
All the major stats and facts ahead of the 26th match between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Rajasthan Royals in Dubai :
Head to Head in IPL -
Matches - 11
Sunrisers Hyderabad won - 6
Rajasthan Royals won - 5
3 - Rashid Khan has dismissed Jos Buttler in each of the last 3 innings he played against him in IPL.
4 - Rajasthan Royals has lost each of their last 4 matches in this IPL season.
100 - Sanju Samson will play his 100th match in IPL. He has scored 2385 runs in 99 matches with 2 hundreds and 12 fifties so far.
100 - Sandeep Sharma needs 3 more wickets to complete 100 wickets in Indian Premier League.
423 - Sanju Samson has scored 423 runs at an average of 42.30 in 14 innings with 1 hundred against Sunrisers Hyderabad in IPL.
1000 - Jos Buttler and Steve Smith need 11 and 84 more runs to complete 1000 runs for Rajasthan Royals in IPL respectively.
3000 - Manish Pandey needs 9 more runs to complete 3000 runs in Indian Premier League.
5000 - David Warner needs 67 more runs to become the fourth batsman to achieve the milestone of 5000 runs in IPL.