The Indian Premier League sees its eighth game being played as SunRisers Hyderabad take on Rajasthan Royals in the regular season on Friday.
SunRisers Hyderabad were the finalists of the IPL last year and were close to sealing a second title in the brief period the franchise has been here. The team has some bona fide superstars in Kane Williamson, David Warner, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Rashid Khan. Even though they lost the first game of the season in a close encounter against KKR, the team is finally back to full strength, to showcase why they are one of the best teams in the league.
On the other hand, Rajasthan Royals are coming off one of the most controversial games in the history of this tournament. Their star batsman in Jos Buttler was in the thick of it as he was run out by Ashwin in an unsporting manner. It left a bad taste in the mouths of all the experts, and fans of this franchise will be hoping all of this negativity can be put behind with a win in this fixture.
Venue – Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Telangana, India
Date & Time – 29th March | 8:00 PM IST
The Squads –
SunRisers Hyderabad – Shakib Al Hasan, Yusuf Pathan, Martin Guptill, Wriddhiman Saha, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, David Warner, Shreevats Goswami, Siddarth Kaul, Manish Pandey, Mohammad Nabi, Kane Williamson (c), Jonny Bairstow, Shahbaz Nadeem, Vijay Shankar, Sandeep Sharma, Ricky Bhui, Deepak Hooda, Billy Stanlake, T Natarajan, Basil Thampi, Rashid Khan, K Khaleel Ahmed, Abhishek Sharma
Rajasthan Royals –
Ajinkya Rahane (c), Oshane Thomas, Jofra Archer, Riyan Parag, Varun Aaron, Jaydev Unadkat, Ben Stokes, Sanju Samson, Manan Vohra, Aryaman Birla, Sudhesan Midhun, Krishnappa Gowtham, Shashank Singh, Mahipal Lomror, Shubham Ranjane, Dhawal Kulkarni, Stuart Binny, Steven Smith, Rahul Tripathi, Shreyas Gopal, Liam Livingstone, Jos Buttler, Prashant Chopra, Ashton Turner Ish Sodhi
SunRisers Hyderabad – Wriddhiman Saha, David Warner, Kane Williamson, Manish Pandey, Yusuf Pathan, Shakib Al Hasan, Vijay Shankar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Rashid Khan, Sandeep Sharma, Siddharth Kaul
Rajasthan Royals – Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson, A Rahane, Steve Smith, Rahul Tripathi, Ben Stokes, K Gowtham, J Archer, D Kulkarni, J Unadkat
Key Players –
SunRisers Hyderabad – David Warner | Bhuvneshwar Kumar | Rashid Khan
Rajasthan Royals – Jos Buttler | Ajinkya Rahane | Ben Stokes
Captain: D Warner (SRH)
V Captain: J Buttler (RR)