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RR vs SRH, IPL 2020: Holder comes in for Williamson, Nadeem replaces Thampi

Rajasthan Royals will target the repeat of last time's result while Sunrisers Hyderabad look to avenge the loss

By: Sports Desk | Updated: October 23, 2020 8:18:42 am
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So the Indian Premier League (IPL 2020) at UAE has reached its 40th match of the season today with two strugglers Rajasthan Royals [RR Full Squad] and Sunrisers Hyderabad [SRH Full Squad] are facing each other in Dubai. (RR vs SRH Live Score, Live Updates)

Steve Smith-led Rajasthan, who have four wins from 10 matches, are coming into this game on the back of their seven-wicket victory against Chennai Super Kings (CSK). On the other hand, David Warner’s Sunrisers have three wins to their name from nine matches. The David Warner-led side came close to win their last game against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) before the latter secured a win in the Super Over.

The inexperienced young guns of both RR and SRH would like to put their hands up in testing times today in a must-win game.

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19:09 (IST)22 Oct 2020
19:06 (IST)22 Oct 2020
RR Playing XI: Same team

Smith: "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."

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

19:05 (IST)22 Oct 2020
SRH Playing XI: Holder comes in for Williamson, Nadeem replaces Thampi

Warner: "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."

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

19:02 (IST)22 Oct 2020
Toss

David Warner has won the toss and Sunrisers Hyderabad decide to bowl first against Rajasthan Royals. 

18:42 (IST)22 Oct 2020
Jofra vs Warner
18:41 (IST)22 Oct 2020
All set
18:06 (IST)22 Oct 2020
SRH are facing a combination conundrum of sorts

With injuries ruling out pace spearhead Bhuvneshwar Kumar and all-rounder Mitchell Marsh, the Orange Army is facing a combination conundrum of sorts on whether to strengthen their batting or their bowling unit, a fact that skipper Warner conceded.

The team heavily relies on its batting unit, mainly on the top four comprising Jonny Bairstow, Warner, Manish Pandey and Kane Williamson.  

17:33 (IST)22 Oct 2020
Mood in RR camp!

While Jofra Archer continues to be the backbone of Royals’ bowling attack, the wrist-spinning duo of Shreyas Gopal and Rahul Tewatia were terrific in the middle overs against CSK and skipper Smith would be hoping for an encore from his bowlers on Thursday.

In batting, Jos Buttler looked in ominous form the other night, forcing Smith to play the second fiddle but RR would need more consistent partnerships upfront.

All-rounder Ben Stokes is yet to fire and Robin Uthappa had been their weakest link so far, which just might prompt Smith to give a go to someone like Punjab dasher Manan Vohra.

The other aspect that hurt them is Sanju Samson’s form which like every other year has gone from good to bad and now worse. 

17:08 (IST)22 Oct 2020
RR vs SRH: Which team will have the edge?

Rajasthan Royals got their campaign back on track after two heavy defeats and would also have the edge over SRH, which lost to KKR in the Super Over in their previous game. Losing Super Over contests often push teams back as KXIP found out after their opening loss to Delhi Capitals. 

16:43 (IST)22 Oct 2020
Testing times

The inexperienced young guns of both Rajasthan Royals and Sunrisers Hyderabad would like to put their hands up in testing times when both teams square off in a must-win encounter. 

Whether it is Priyam GargAbdul Samad of Sunrisers or Kartik Tyagi, Riyan Parag of the Royals, the youngsters from both sides will be feeling the pressure of doing something out of the box in case their illustrious seniors fail in that pursuit. 

16:12 (IST)22 Oct 2020
Changes in the points table

An 8-wicket win over Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) has led Virat Kohli’s Royal Challengers Bangalore to surpass the Mumbai Indians to the second spot in the points table. They have 14 points from 10 games where they have won 7. Mumbai are now at number 3 with 12 points from 9 matches they have played so far. There will be a clear fight for the playoffs as KKR are at number 4, Punjab at number 5 and Rajasthan Royals are standing at number 6. The CSK remain at the bottom of the table.

15:41 (IST)22 Oct 2020
SRH Probable XI:

Sunrisers Hyderabad Predicted Playing XI: David Warner (c), Jonny Bairstow (wk), Manish Pandey, Kane Williamson/Jason Holder, Priyam Garg, Vijay Shankar, Abdul Samad, Rashid Khan, Sandeep Sharma, T Natarajan, Basil Thampi

15:22 (IST)22 Oct 2020
RR Probable XI:

Rajasthan Royals Predicted Playing XI: Robin Uthappa, Ben Stokes, Sanju Samson (wk), Steven Smith (c), Jos Buttler, Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal, Ankit Rajpoot, Kartik Tyagi

14:58 (IST)22 Oct 2020
Lot will depend on young guns

Whether it is Priyam Garg, Abdul Samad of Sunrisers or Kartik Tyagi, Riyan Parag of the Royals, the youngsters from both sides will be feeling the pressure of doing something out of the box in case their illustrious seniors fail in that pursuit.

14:48 (IST)22 Oct 2020
Shreyas Gopal - Rahul Tewatia Duo

He had just one wicket to show for his efforts, but Shreyas Gopal’s bowling efforts – 4-0-14-1 – against CSK helped RR keep the things tight. The leg-spinner was ably supported by a fellow leggie, Rahul Tewatia, who picked a wicket conceding just 18 runs in 4 overs in RR’s last game. While RR will seek another such performance from the duo, they will also be looking for another sensational Tewatia show with the bat.



14:43 (IST)22 Oct 2020
Pitch report

With the average first innings score at the venue being 174, the Dubai International Cricket Stadium has seen its fair share of action in IPL 2020. The bowlers have been successful at this venue, with enough movement available off the surface to keep them interested. Despite the dimensions of the ground playing into their hands, teams have preferred to see out the initial phase where the pacers have ruled the roost with incisive swing bowling.

14:05 (IST)22 Oct 2020
CSK will face MI again tomorrow

Their campaign turning from bad to worse, Chennai Super Kings are expected to try out a few of their younger players when they take on defending champions Mumbai Indians in an IPL match on Friday. Though skipper M S Dhoni conceded after the loss against Rajasthan Royals that the season might be already over them, CSK can still get to 14 points if they win their remaining four games, giving them an outside chance of making the play-offs. [Read Full Preview]

13:33 (IST)22 Oct 2020
Records you may see today

Sanju Samson needs 55 runs to complete 2500 IPL runs.

Robin Uthappa requires 1 four to complete 450 IPL runs.

Sandeep Sharma is a wicket away from completing 100 IPL wickets.

Kane Williamson requires 1 six and 17 runs respectively to complete 50 IPL sixes and 1500 IPL runs.

13:09 (IST)22 Oct 2020
Jofra Archer: Royals' backbone

While Jofra Archer continues to be the backbone of Royals’ bowling attack, the wrist-spinning duo of Shreyas Gopal and Rahul Tewatia were terrific in the middle overs against CSK and skipper Smith would be hoping for an encore from his bowlers on Thursday.

12:41 (IST)22 Oct 2020
Players who have a disappointing IPL 2020 so far

The Indian Premier League (IPL) is a tournament that has given the platform for several cricketers to rise and make their presence felt on the global stage. However, at the same time, there have also been a few whose exploits have failed to translate in the premier tournament. Let us now see who are the big names of this season who have disappointed. [Read More]

Andre Russell

Glenn Maxwell

Kedar Jadhav

Robin Uthappa

Pat Cummins