Indian Premier League, 2018

Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Rajasthan Royals

In the Spotlight

So, here we are! After weeks of anticipation, analysis, and euphoria, the Indian Premier League is finally here. The 2018 season with all the subtle additions like DRS, Mid-season Transfer, is expected to be bigger and better.

Monday night is expected to see more fireworks as the 2016 champions Sunrisers Hyderabad take on the Moneyball team of the IPL, Rajasthan Royals.

Where: Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad

When: 09 April 2018, 8:00 PM

ODDS IN FAVOUR OF KEY PLAYERS FROM BOTH TEAMS

Top Batsman:

Shikhar Dhawan (SRH): The Southpaw has been in scintillating form off late in the shortest format of the game and the odds in favor of him performing is 11/4, meaning a return of 375 over a stake of Rs 100.

Alex Hales (SRH): The English opener has come in as a replacement for David Warner and odds of performing are 10/3 meaning a stake of Rs 433 over an investment of Rs 100.

Ajinkya Rahane (RR): Rahane has been a cornerstone for the Royals over the years and the odds stacked in favor of the skipper to perform is 5/2,  meaning a return of 350 over a stake of Rs 100.

Ben Stokes (RR): The MVP of last year’s IPL returns this year with the Royals and the chances of him putting up a good show are 4/1, meaning a return of 500 over a stake of Rs 100.

Top Bowlers:

Bhuvneshwar Kumar (SRH): With a plethora of tricks and variations at his disposal, Bhuvneshawar Kumar has been the most valuable player for SRH over the years. The 2-time purple cap holder has been in scintillating form off late and the chances of him emulating the same today are 7/2, meaning a return of 350 over a stake of Rs 100.

Rashid Khan (SRH);  The vile leg-spinner form Afghanistan has captured the imagination of the cricketing world with a variety of skills at his disposal and the chances of him performing today are 2/1, meaning a return of Rs 300 over a stake of Rs 100.

Jaydev Unadkat (RR): The left-arm fast bowler turned heads when he racked up 11 crores at the IPL auctions and the odds in his favor of justifying his price tag are 3/1, meaning a return of Rs 400 over a bid of 100.

WHO WILL WIN THE MATCH?

So, who will clinch Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Rajasthan Royals?

As per Bet365, The odds in favor of Sunrisers Hyderabad winning the game is 4/6 meaning a return of Rs 166  over a stake of Rs 100 while that of Rajasthan Royals is 6/5, meaning a return of 220 over a bid of  100.

OUR PREDICTION: AS PER THE ODDS, Sunrisers Hyderabad WILL START AS FAVORITES TO WIN THE MATCH