Sunrisers Hyderabad host Rajasthan Royals in the eighth match of the IPL 2019 at Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium
Sunrisers Hyderabad and Rajasthan Royals both the teams starts Indian Premier League (IPL) with defeats. Today, as they counter in Hyderabad, one team will have a win next to their name while the other will join Royal Challengers Bangalore with two defeats in two matches.
Sunrisers would deem themselves unlucky as they were struck by an Andre Russell storm, as the West Indian scored 49 runs off 19 balls. Their
top-order made important contributions in the match as David Warner returned to the IPL with a bang after scoring 89 runs against KKR.
Meanwhile, RR would hope for a better bowling performance in Hyderabad as they were hit all around the park by Chris Gayle at home. Jos Buttler top-scored for RR against KXIP but his controversial dismissal led to the team’s downfall. Before the teams head out, let’s have a look at all the statistics between the teams-
1. Sunrisers and Royals have played 9 matches against each other in the Indian Premier League. SRH have a slight advantage in the head-to-head stats after emerging victorious 5 times as compared to RR’s four.
2. At the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium also, SRH have a narrow lead. The home side has beaten RR 2 times in Hyderabad. The Royals have registered a single victory at SRH’s home ground. Last year, SRH defeated RR by 11 runs in their home stadium. In fact, RR failed to win any game against them last season.
3. Shikhar Dhawan has scored the most number of runs in this particular encounter. Dhawan has scored 253 runs against RR for SRH. But he will not play in this match as SRH traded Dhawan to the Delhi Capitals ahead of the new season. Meanwhile, RR captain Ajinkya Rahane has the most runs (238).
4. James Faulkner has taken the most wickets in matches involving Rajasthan Royals and Sunrisers Hyderabad with 12. Faulkner has 12 wickets for RR against SRH but he will also not be a part of the clash this time after going unsold in the auctions. Faulkner has best figures in this match-up after picking up 5 wickets for 16 runs in Hyderabad in 2013