posted on 2018-04-29 10:27:01
posted by Surendhar V
The league stage of VIVO IPL 2018 reaches its halfway mark today as Rajasthan Royals host Sunrisers Hyderabad at Jaipur. Both the teams have seen some revival in their form and would love to continue their winning momentum to increase their playoff hopes. SRH find themselves handsomely sit at the second position of the table and a win will see them moving to the top, replacing CSK. On the other hand, Krishnappa Gowtham’s heroics earned RR a decisive victory against MI in their last game and a win could see them burst into the top-four.
Three games have been played at Jaipur this season and the average first innings score is 160.
The chasing team won the last two games while the rain-hit first game was won by the team batting first.
Ajinkya Rahane has failed to win a single toss at home so far.
Try to balance between the number of bowlers and batsmen without relying heavy on the batsmen today.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar has not fully recovered from his back injury and is doubtful to feature in today’s clash.
After being hammered by KXIP and CSK batsmen, Rashid Khan put on an excellent bowling display in his last two games. His cumulative bowling figures of those two reads 8-1-30-5. He could possibly continue his hot form and produce another magical spell against RR today which makes him a good contender considering the low scoring nature of SRH matches.