While Rajasthan Royals are playing their 11th match of the IPL 2020, SunRisers Hyderabad are playing their 10th match of this season. In the IPL 2020 points table, Rajasthan franchise are in the 6th position with 8 points (4 wins and 6 loses) while Hyderabad franchise are standing in the 7th position with 6 points (3 wins and 7 loses).
It is their second meeting in the ongoing IPL 2020. During the 26th match of the IPL 2020 at Dubai on 11th October 2020, they met for the first time in this season where Rajasthan Royals won by 5 wickets.
IPL 2020, Match 40: Rajasthan Royals vs SunRisers Hyderabad (RR vs SRH) – Toss Report
SunRisers Hyderabad captain David Warner won the toss and decided to bowl first. SRH made two changes in the playing XI as Jason Holder and Shahbaz Nadeem replaced Kane Williamson and Basil Thampi.
Warner said, “We are gonna bowl. I think too much is not going to change. We have the big man Holder coming in. Nadeem comes in for Thampi. I am always nice and calm. Have had time to relax. It’s quite difficult in the bubble.”
On the other hand, Rajasthan Royals captain Steven Smith has confirmed that they haven’t made any alteration in the last playing XI.
Smith said, “I was looking to bat. We have been playing IPL for a long time. It was a good win the other night (against CSK). We are heading in the right direction, playing good cricket. You got to play well to make it to the finals and you need to peak at the right time. Same team.”
IPL 2020, Match 40: Rajasthan Royals vs SunRisers Hyderabad (RR vs SRH) – Playing XIs
SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH): David Warner (C), Jonny Bairstow (wk), Priyam Garg, Manish Pandey, Vijay Shankar, Abdul Samad, Jason Holder, Rashid Khan, Shahbaz Nadeem, Sandeep Sharma, T Natarajan
Rajasthan Royals (RR): Ben Stokes, Robin Uthappa, Sanju Samson (wk), Steven Smith (C), Jos Buttler, Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal, Ankit Rajpoot, Kartik Tyagi