IPL 2020 Live Score, RR vs SRH Match Today: David Warner-led Sunrisers Hyderabad Sunrisers have won the toss and elected to field first against Rajasthan Royals in the 40th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 at Dubai International Stadium. Kane Williamson misses out for tonight’s game and gets replaced by the West Indian all-rounder Jason Holder. Also, Shahbaz Nadeem comes in for Basil Thampi. RR, on the other hand, have fielded the same eleven. Both sides will try out their luck for the sake of playoff ticket. RR are placed sixth on the points table with 8 points and are coming into the contest after thumping Chennai Super Kings by 7 wickets. SRH are 7th placed and have faced three straight losses to their credit. With time running out, David Warner & Co need to pull out something out of the box in tonight’s face-off.
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Holder to Sanju Samson – BOLWED
BOLWED! Sanju Samson couldn’t judge the leg-cutter and attempted a late cut. Completely misses the ball and gets bowled. Jason Holder gets his first wicket in IPL 2020
Sanju Samson needs 51 runs to complete 500 runs against SunRisers Hyderabad. He will be the 3rd batsman to score 500 runs vs SRH in IPL after Shane Watson and Virat Kohli.
Rashid Khan troubles RR
The Afghan spinner didn’t let the Rajasthan Royals batters to go for boundaries in the 10th over. Six runs along with a dot ball from Rashid, RR – 74/1 after 10 overs
IPL 2020 Live Updates | Natarajan to Sanju – FOUR
FOUR! Sanju Samson has gained the confidence back which was lagging in previous matches. A shot ball from Natatrajan. Sanju fetched it from outside off and pulled over mid-wicket for four runs.
Vijay Shankar drops Stokes on 19
Ben Stokes went down the line and decided to hit Rashid Khan for a biggie over over mid-wicket. Vijay Shankar ran towards his right, got both hands but the ball popped out of his palms. Stokes gets a life.
50-up for Rajasthan Royals
Rajasthan Royals go past the 50-run mark in the seventh over. Sanju Samson and Ben Stokes are anchoring the innings after an early dismissal of Robin Uthappa.
IPL 2020 RR vs SRH – Brilliant over by Vijay Shankar
Vijay Shankar comes into the attack for SRH and bowls a brilliant over. 4 singles and 2 dots to finish his first over. Rajasthan Royals score 47/1 in powerplay.
Sandeep Sahrma to Sanju – FOUR, FOUR
Now that’s is some terrific batting from Sanju Samson. Good to see him striking those shots. A boundary towards mid-off and then a cover drive. Sanju needs to get back among runs and tonight he has got the chance.
OUT! Holder runs out Uthappa
OUT! An unfortunate end to Robin Uthappa’s innings. Stokes didn’t go for the single while Uthappa was half-way down. Holder attempts a direct hit and welcomes first wicket for Sunrisers Hyderabad.
Sandeep Sharma to Uthappa – FOUR
FOUR! Uthappa has found the rhythm and is hammering Sandeep Sharma inside out. Short ball and Uthappa pulls it down with a flat bat for a boundary.
Sandeep Sharma to Uthappa – SIX
SIX! That’s a huge shot from Robin Uthappa. He walks down the line and flicks it over deep backward square-leg to deposit for a maximum.
RR vs SRH, IPL 2020 Live Score: Jason Holder into attack
The Caribbean all-rounder has returned to SRH after a long while. He gets a game against Rajasthan Royals in place of unfit Kane Williamson.
Good over from Sandeep Sharma
Sandeep Sharma bolws a brilliant over to start off the things for Sunrisers Hyderabad. Conceded just three singles off the over and didn’t let the SRH openers to go after him.
Robin Uthappa, Ben Stokes out to bat
Robin Uthappa and Ben Stokes are out to bat against Sunrisers Hyderabad. Sandeep Sharma begins the attack for Sunrisers Hyderabad.
RR vs SRH Live Updates: Natarajan – biggest threat to RR
Natarajan’s 11 wickets are the most by an uncapped Indian bowler in IPL. Among Indian fast bowlers only Shami and Bumrah have taken more wickets in IPL 2020. 9 out of his 11 wickets have been top 6 batsmen, highlighting his ability to take key wickets of opposition batsmen. Natarajan has an economy of 6.71 in Powerplay, 8th best in IPL 2020.
RR vs SRH: Playing XIs of both teams
Sunrisers Hyderabad (Playing XI): David Warner(c), Jonny Bairstow(w), Priyam Garg, Manish Pandey, Vijay Shankar, Abdul Samad, Jason Holder, Rashid Khan, Shahbaz Nadeem, Sandeep Sharma, T Natarajan
Rajasthan Royals (Playing XI): Ben Stokes, Robin Uthappa, Sanju Samson(w), Steven Smith(c), Jos Buttler, Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal, Ankit Rajpoot, Kartik Tyagi
Steve Smith at Toss
RR skipper Steve Smith at toss: “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.”
David Warner speaks at the toss
SRH skipper David Warner won the toss and opted to bowl first. He said, “I think too much is not going to change with the track. We have the big man Jason Holder coming in and Nadeem comes in for Thampi.”
IPL 2020 Live Score, RR vs SRH: Toss
Sunrisers Hyderabad have won the toss, opted to bowl first
“It’s a great surface. The groundsman has done a fantastic job. There’s a bit of grass on top, but it’s dry and hard underneath. This pitch, under lights, has quickened up a little bit. Little bit of dew settling in, not heavy to notice. If you are batting first and if you are not getting the pace off the pitch, don’t fight in. Settle in, rotate strike and pick your areas against the poor balls,” – Kumar Sangakkara
• 0: SRH has not won a match chasing a target in IPL 2020
• 250th: T20 match for M Pandey if he takes the field vs RR
• 3/3: Rashid Khan has dismissed J Buttler 3 times in 3 innings in IPL
• 37: runs R Khan needs to complete 1000 T20 runs.
• 51: runs S Samson needs to complete 500 runs vs SRH, he will 3rd batsman to score 500 runs vs SRH in IPL after Shane Watson and Virat Kohli.
• 28: Tom Curran needs 28 runs to reach 1000 T20 runs.
• 1: Ankit Rajpoot is 1 wicket away from 100 T20 wickets.
• 5: Wickets Tye needs to reach 200 T20 Wickets.
• 100: Runs Miller needs to reach 7000 T20 Runs.
• 1: more six S Smith needs to complete 100 sixes in T20s
• 51: Holder needs 51 runs to complete 1000 runs in T20s.
• 5: Wickets S Kaul needs to take 50 wickets for SRH.
• 1: wicket Sandeep Sharma needs to complete 100 IPL wickets
RR vs SRH: Qualification for Playoffs
*RR and SRH are currently languishing in the 6th and 7th places with 8 and 6 points respectively. The road to qualification seems to be hard as RR play 2 out of the current top 4 in 2 out of their remaining 3 fixtures. SRH play 3 out of their remaining 4 fixtures against the current top 4.
* A loss for RR will mean they might finish on 14 points (if they win their next 3 matches) which might still allow them to qualify. Their Net Run Rate which is the 2nd worst might be a concern
*A loss to SRH will mean they might finish on 14 points (if they win their next 4 matches) which might still allow them to qualify. With the 3rd best Run Rate SRH will be able to leapfrog RR into the top 4
SRH’s key pacer – T Natarajan
Natarajan in the last few matches has picked up his performances. In the last match against KKR, he took 2 wickets dismissing the dangerous Tripathi and Russell. In the last 4 matches he has taken 6 wickets compared to 5 wickets in the first 5 matches. He is SRH’s leading wicket taker with 11 wickets, no other SRH fast bowler has picked up more than 8 wickets.
Samson’s fall in IPL 2020
Sanju Samson who was in the limelight at the start of this season by smashing a back to back fifties in the first two game for Royals have faded post these knocks. In the next 8 games, he has failed to cross 30 runs mark and has 6 single digit score in it including two ducks.
In the last 8 matches he has managed to score just 77 runs at an average of 9.63 which is 87.89 % worse than his average in the first two games. His strike rate in the last 8 games has dropped by more than 50% compared to his was strike rate of 214.86.
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SRH Predicted XI against RR
SRH Predicted XI against RR: David Warner (c), Jonny Bairstow (wk), Manish Pandey, Jason Holder, Priyam Garg, Vijay Shankar, Abdul Samad, Rashid Khan, Sandeep Sharma, T Natarajan, Basil Thampi.
RR’s predicted XI vs SRH
RR Predicted XI against SRH: Robin Uthappa, Ben Stokes, Sanju Samson (wk), Steven Smith (c), Jos Buttler, Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal, Ankit Rajpoot, Kartik Tyagi
SRH’s struggle while chasing
Sunrisers Hyderabad failed to close the game in their last encounter vs KKR while chasing a target with 2 runs required of the last ball. So far in this season SRH have failed to win a game while chasing a target, they were chasing a target 4 times this season. They have lost more than 5 wickets in all the 4 matches while chasing and were bowled out once – against RCB.
RR vs SRH: Head to head stats
Total Matches: 12
RR Win: 6
SRH Win: 6
RR vs SRH: The squads
Rajasthan Royals Squad: Ben Stokes, Robin Uthappa, Sanju Samson(w), Steven Smith(c), Jos Buttler, Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal, Ankit Rajpoot, Kartik Tyagi, Varun Aaron, Jaydev Unadkat, David Miller, Aniruddha Joshi, Manan Vohra, Tom Curran, Andrew Tye, Shashank Singh, Mahipal Lomror, Oshane Thomas, Mayank Markande, Anuj Rawat, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Akash Singh
Sunrisers Hyderabad Squad: Jonny Bairstow(w), Kane Williamson, Priyam Garg, David Warner(c), Manish Pandey, Vijay Shankar, Abdul Samad, Rashid Khan, Sandeep Sharma, T Natarajan, Basil Thampi, Wriddhiman Saha, Shreevats Goswami, Siddarth Kaul, Mohammad Nabi, Shahbaz Nadeem, Jason Holder, Bavanaka Sandeep, Billy Stanlake, Fabian Allen, Virat Singh, Khaleel Ahmed, Sanjay Yadav, Abhishek Sharma, Prithvi Raj Yarra
IPL 2020 Live Score, RR vs SRH
Hello and welcome to the live blog of 40th IPL 2020 match between Rajasthan Royals and Sunrisers Hyderabad. It’s the battle between two of the bottom-placed sides that will pit Steve Smith and David Warner against each other. If RR wins, they will dethrone KKR from the 4th spot. And if SRH manages a victory, they will go past KXIP to capture the 5th spot.