The Indian T20- League has just kicked off and we have already witnessed some thrillers, that is the beauty of this exuberant league. Now we are into match no. 5 of IPL 2022 where Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) will lock horns with Rajasthan Royals (RR).
Sunrisers Hyderabad must forget what happened last year, when they were relegated to the bottom of the table. In the auction, they bought the majority of the Indian domestic players, which is extremely noteworthy. Kane Williamson, the most experienced player on the team, will captain it this year. Whereas they have shocking retained youthful guns Umran Malik and Abdul Samad.
Meanwhile, RR have completely redesigned their side in this season’s mega auction. Thus, both teams will be looking forward to kicking start their new campaign on a victory note. They had worries in the past about their bowling section, which is why they spent more money at the auction table on bowlers. Ravichandran Ashwin and Yuzvendra Chahal, the spin tandem, can help them a lot in this edition.
SRH vs RR – Match Details
Venue: Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune
Date & Time: 29th March, 7:30 PM
Live Streaming: Star Sports Network for Television and Disney + Hotstar app for live streaming.
In Pune, the bounce will be true, and batsmen will be rewarded for their stroke-play. This is a pitch where batters can score runs. We may anticipate a high-scoring competition. However, fast bowlers might get some help with the new ball in the initial overs. Thus, chasing will be the preferred option.
The rest of the players are available, with the exception of Australia seamer Sean Abbott, who will miss the first three games.
The only club with no worries regarding players’ availability. Only Rassie van der Dussen, who was involved in Sout Africa’s recent match might be doubtful. But until Rajasthan begins their new campaign he should have completed his quarantine period.
Sunrisers Hyderabad: Rahul Tripathi, Aiden Markram, Kane Williamson (c), Nicholas Pooran (wk), Abdul Samad, Abhishek Sharma, Washington Sundar, Marco Jansen, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umran Malik, T Natarajan.
Rajasthan Royals: Jos Buttler, Devdutt Padikkal, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sanju Samson (c), Shimron Hetmyer, Rassie van der Dussen / Daryl Mitchell, Riyan Parag / Navdeep Saini, Ravichandran Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Prasidh Krishna, Trent Boult.