IPL 2021, Match 40, SRH vs RR: SRH will lock horns with RR in the 40th match of the IPL 2021 today at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Dubai.
Both the teams will march into today’s clash on the back of defeats in their previous clashes. The sun has never risen for SunRisers Hyderabad in the ongoing season of the IPL as they could win just one match from nine matches they have played. Their title has already ended as they are out of contention for the playoffs. SRH would aim to win today’s match just to improve their winning count in the Points table & end their IPL 2021 on a decent note.
RR on the other hand is fighting for the third & the fourth spot in the playoffs after RCB’s two defeats opened the doors for RR to qualify for the playoffs spots. SRH lost their previous clash against PBKS by five runs in a low-scoring match at Sharjah. Meanwhile, RR was outclassed by DC & suffered a humiliating 33 runs defeat by RR on the grounds of Abu Dhabi.
Despite showing a clinical bowling performance, SRH’s fragile batting order let them down. Only Wriddhiman Saha & Jason Holder looked comfortable with the bat & brought up some crucial runs for SRH on a slow track. Though Jason Holder’s blistering sixes & aggressive batting style gave hopes to SRH, PBKS bowlers made sure that they didn’t lose the match by hitting correct length deliveries.
On the other hand in RR’s previous clash with DC, RR won the toss & opted to ball first. The Rajasthan Royals’ disciplined how with the ball helped them to restrict mighty Delhi Capitals for 154/6. However again Rajasthan Royals batting line-up failed to step up & succumbed to DC’s bowling attack led by fiery Anrich Nortje and Avesh Khan.
Sanju Samson & Mahipal Lomror was at the crease at the end of the power-play, with a poor score of 21/3. The spinners spun the vicious web of spin to restrict the RR batters in the middle overs from where they couldn’t turn back into the game. Sanju Samson led the lone fight for RR by scoring unbeaten 53 off 70 balls but failed to take the side over the line as he got no support from batters on the other side.
The last time when SRH & RR came into a face-off, RR registered a blistering win, courtesy of a scintillating century by Jos Buttler. With both the teams eyeing to clinch a victory for different reasons, we could expect an enthralling match on cards on Monday.
Match: IPL 2021, Match 40, RR vs SRH
Date: September 27, 2021 (Monday)
Time: 7:30 PM IST
Venue: Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai.
It should be a warm and sunny evening in Dubai with an average temperature of around 35 degrees celsius.
The pitch at Dubai International Stadium is batsmen-friendly with plenty of paces & not much turn. We could expect a high-scoring game in today’s contest considering the average bowling stint from both sides.
Wriddhiman Saha (WK), David Warner, Manish Pandey, Kane Williamson (C), Abdul Samad, Virat Singh/ Abhishek Sharma, Jason Holder, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Khaleel Ahmed, and Sandeep Sharma.
Yashasvi Jaiswal, Evin Lewis/ David Miller, Sanju Samson (c/wk), Liam Livingstone, Mahipal Lomror, Rahul Tewatia, Riyan Parag, Chris Morris/Tabraiz Shamsi, Kartik Tyagi, Mustafizur Rahman, and Chetan Sakariya.
SRH is already out of contention for the playoffs so the team will play just for its pride. SRH doesn’t have enough firepower in their line-up to cause harm to RR. With their fragile batting order & lack of depth in the line-up, RR is likely to walk away with an easy win.
Prediction: RR to win.
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