- Date- 29th March 2022
- Time- 07:30 PM IST
- Venue- MCA Stadium, Pune
- Match format- T20
- Weather Forecast- Clear, 30-34 °C
Sunrisers Hyderabad will lock horns with Rajasthan Royals in the 5th Match of IPL 2022. MCA Stadium in Pune will host this fixture on March 29 at 07:30 pm. Rajasthan will be led by Sanju Samson while Kane Williamson will captain the Orange Army.
Last year Sunrisers finished at the bottom of the points table with just three wins in 14 matches. After having a horrendous campaign in IPL 2021, Sunrisers Hyderabad would be hoping to turn the tables around and start their campaign this year with a win. Coming to Rajasthan Royals, they are on the same boat as SRH as they won their maiden IPL title way back in the inaugural edition of IPL in 2008. Their performance has seen a steep decline as they have failed to reach the playoffs in the past three years.
Whereas for this edition, SRH has completely revamped the squad with only Williamson, Abdul Samad, and Umran Malik as their retained players. Abhishek Sharma is likely to open for them like the last year probably alongside Rahul Tripathi. Skipper Kane Williamson along with wicketkeeper Nicholas Pooran and Aiden Markram is most likely to bat at No.3,4 and 5 respectively.
They will be followed by all-rounders Abdul Samad and Washington Sundar, who will also handle the spin department. Meanwhile, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Marco Jansen, T Natarajan, and Umran Malik are expected to add more firepower with their pace.
Talking about the Royals, under Sanju Samson they have a strong and balanced squad. Yashasvi Jaiswal and Devdutt Padikkal will form the opening duo. With Jos Butler, Sanju Samson, and Shimron Hetmyer following them. R Ashwin and Yuzvendra Chahal form a lethal spin bowling option as the Pune pitch could turn out to be quite fruitful for the spinners. The pace bowling lineup should feature Nathan Coulter-Nile, Trent Boult, and Prasidh Krishna.
Top Batsmen for SRH vs RR, Match 5
Kane Williamson (SRH)- 226 Runs in 10 Matches, 113.19 Strike Rate (IPL 2021)
Nicholas Pooran (SRH)- 1193 Runs in 57 Matches, 128.97 Strike Rate (T20I)
Rahul Tripathi (SRH)- 397 Runs in 17 Matches, 140.28 Strike Rate (IPL 2021)
Sanju Samson (RR)- 484 Runs in 14 Matches, 136.72 Strike Rate (IPL 2021)
Devdutt Padikkal (RR)- 411 Runs in 14 Matches, 125.30 Strike rate (IPL 2021)
Jos Butler (RR)- 254 Runs in 7 Matches, 153.01 Strike Rate (IPL 2021)
Top Bowlers for SRH vs RR, Match 5
Bhuvneshwar Kumar (SRH)- 6 Wickets in 11 Matches, 7.97 Economy (IPL 2021)
Umran Malik (SRH)- 11 Wickets in 8 Matches, 8.53 Economy (T20)
T Natarajan (SRH)- 20 Wickets in 24 Matches, 8.23 Economy (Overall IPL)
R Ashwin (RR)- 7 Wickets in 13 Matches, 7.41 Economy (IPL 2021)
Yuzvendra Chahal (RR)- 18 Wickets in 15 Matches, 7.05 Economy (IPL 2021)
Prasidh Krishna (RR)- 12 Wickets in 10 Matches, 9.11 Economy (IPL 2021)
SRH vs RR Today Match Prediction Scenarios
Scenario 1- If SRH bats first
First Innings score prediction- SRH is expected to score 160.
Result prediction- RR will win the match by 4 Wickets.
Scenario 2- If RR bats first
First Innings score prediction- RR is expected to score 180.
Result prediction- RR will win the match by 1 wicket.
Who Will Win?
RR to win.
RR certainly has an upper hand when the batting lineup of both the squads is taken into account. As the surface at Pune is expected to assist spinners RR has two best in the business in the form of R Ashwin and Yuzvendra Chahal that makes their case strong.
Squad for SRH vs RR, Match 5, IPL 2022
Kane Williamson (c), Abdul Samad, Umran Malik, Washington Sundar, Nicholas Pooran, T Natarajan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Priyam Garg, Rahul Tripathi, Abhishek Sharma, Karik Tyagi, Shreyas Gopal, Jagadeesha Suchith, Aiden Markram, Marco Jansen, Romario Shepherd, Sean Abbott, R Samarth, Saurabh Dubey, Shashank Singh, Vishnu Vinod, Glenn Philips, Fazalhaq Farooqi
Sanju Samson (c), Jos Buttler, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Ravichandran Ashwin, Trent Boult, Shimron Hetmyer, Devdutt Padikkal, Prasidh Krishna, Yuzvendra Chahal, Riyan Parag, KC Cariappa, Navdeep Saini, Obed McCoy, Anunay Singh, Kuldeep Sen, Karun Nair, Dhruv Jurel, Tejas Baroka, Kuldip Yadav, Shubham Garhwal, James Neesham, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Rassie van der Dussen, Daryl Mitchell
Team Update/Players Availability/Injury News
- For SRH, Aussie pacer, Sean Abbott will miss the match due to his engagement in the ongoing white ball series against Pakistan.
SRH vs RR Probable Playing 11
Aiden Markram, Abhishek Sharma, Kane Williamson (c), Rahul Tripathi, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Abdul Samad, Washington Sundar, Romario Shepherd, Umran Malik, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, and T Natarajan.
Jos Buttler (wk), Devdutt Padikkal, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sanju Samson (c), Shimron Hetmyer, Riyan Parag, James Neesham/Nathan Coulter-Nile, Ravichandran Ashwin, Trent Boult, Yuzvendra Chahal, and Prasidh Krishna.