Rajasthan Royals vs. Sunrisers Hyderabad: 45th IPL Match Preview
Rajasthan Royals vs. Sunrisers Hyderabad: 45th IPL Match Preview

Rajasthan Royals have won four of their 10 matches and a change in leadership has seemingly changed their season around, even if only a bit. Given the form they are in, it can't be denied that they do have an advantage at home. However, what goes against them is that two more of their England players are leaving after Jos Buttler: Ben Stokes and Jofra Archer.

Sunrisers Hyderabad also lose Jonny Bairstow but have Wriddhiman Saha and Shreevats Goswami waiting in the wings. One of them should partner Warner at the top. This will also open up room for Mohammad Nabi to return to the XI and he could replace Yusuf Pathan

Weather and Pitch conditions: Pitch is expected to be on the slower side although it will still be good for batting.

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Wicket-keeper: Sanju Samson (9 cr)

Samson has returned from an injury, and with Buttler departing, has taken over his role with bat and gloves. He is the opener and keeper in the side and will be expected to fire the way Buttler did. Samson is a good choice for this match in particular given that he had hit a hundred when these sides met earlier.

Batsman: David Warner (11.5 cr)

Warner is in stunning form this season and will want to make a lasting impression in his last few days in the IPL. He heads out to Australia for the World Cup preparations soon after this. The southpaw will be banked upon

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