IPL 2020 RR vs SRH: Players to watch out for, head to head record

IPL 2020, RR vs SRH: Teams will face off in the 40th game of the 2020 Indian Premier League (IPL) in the UAE today.

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IPL 2020 RR vs SRH: Players to watch out for, head to head record

IPL 2020 RR vs SRH: Players to watch out for, head to head record

New Delhi: The Rajasthan Royals (RR) will take on the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in match 40 of the 2020 Indian Premier League. Both teams are languishing at the bottom half of the IPL 2020 Points Table, will go against each in a crucial encounter at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium

Steve Smith-led Rajasthan, who have four wins from 10 matches, on the other hand, David Warner’s Sunrisers have three wins to their name from nine matches. here is little margin for error for both these former champions. SRH lost to Kolkata Knight Riders in the Super Over in their last league game, while Steve Smith’s side registered a convincing seven-wicket win over three-time champions Chennai Super Kings.

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Players to look out for:

David Warner: The SRH skipper is the most successful overseas batsmen in tournament’s history, with 5037 runs to his name. Warner continues to lead the batting charts for SRH but his 331 runs at a strike rate of 124.43 haven’t been able to create fear in oppositions’ mind.

Jos Buttler: The English wicket-keeper has been a prolific scorer for Rajasthan Royals ever since he joined the franchise in 2018. However, this season Buttler has not been able to create the same kind of impact that he is famous for. Buttler has scored 262 runs from nine games, with a high score of 70 not out which came in the last league against CSK.

Rahul Tewatia: Out of four wins Rajasthan have registered so far this season, Rahul Tewatia was instrumental in two of those. The all-rounder has been a revelation for the side with both bat and ball. His big-hitting ability has helped the side register two unlikely wins which has kept them alive in the tournament.

Jofra Archer: The England seamer is the only Rajasthan Royals bowler in top-15 on leading wicket-taker’s list this season. With 13 wickets from 10 games, Archer has been his side’s best bowler by a country mile. Apart from his wickets tally, Archer’s economy of 6.75 is best among the top seven bowlers currently leading the bowling charts.

Kane Williamson: After warming the bench in first few games, side’ fragile middle-order forced the team management to include the New Zealand skipper into the playing XI and he seized the opportunity with some standout knocks. Despite playing only seven matches, Williamson is the fourth-highest scorer for his side, with 181 runs.

Rashid Khan: The leg-spinner is not leading the Purple Cap race but he has been one of the most economical bowlers this season, conceding just 5.52 runs per six balls. Among players who have bowled more than 20 overs, Rashid’s economy is the best.

Last IPL meeting:

RR (163/5 in 19.5 overs) beat SRH (158/4 in 20 overs) by 5 wickets.

IPL 2020 Form guide: (last 5 matches | win:loss)

RR- Rajasthan has lost three its last five games but goes in to the next encounter on the back of a win. (2:3)

SRH- Hyderabad has lost four of its last five encounters and is currently sitting on a three-match losing streak. (1:4)

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