Hello and welcome to Sportstar’s LIVE coverage of Match 26 of IPL 2020 between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Rajasthan Royals at the Dubai International Stadium.
Hyderabad 26/1 after 6 overs: Manish Pandey joins David Warner and is off the mark with a single. Hyderabad needs to make a move on after a slow start.
Hyderabad 23/1 after 5 overs: Kartik Tyagi gets Jonny Bairstow and what a fine catch by Sanju Samson in the deep. Bairstow breaks away from the shakles with a six, tries to repeat the act but gets caught at the deep. Fine start by Rajasthan.
Hyderabad 13/0 after 4 overs: Warner gets a boundary to ease some pressure but the Rajasthan bowlers are spot on. They have made scoring difficult.
Hyderabad 5/0 after 3 overs: Brilliant bowling from Archer as he ends the over with a maiden and Sunrisers openers are tied down.
Hyderabad 5/0 after 2 overs: Spin straightaway and Shreyas Iyer does a good job in his opening over. Just three from it.
Hyderabad 2/0 after 1 over: Excellent start by Jofra Archer as slips in a rather quick over and conceeds just two runs. Both Bairstow and Warner are off the mark.
Sunrisers Hyderabad openers David Warner and Jonny Bairstow are out in the middle and Steve Smith leads his team out. It will be Jofra Archer with Warner on strike. Here we go!
Team Changes: SRH – Vijay Shankar in for Abdul Samad | RR – Ben Stokes, Riyan Parag, Robin Uthappa and Jaydev Unadkat are back.
Rajasthan Royals: Jos Buttler(w), Robin Uthappa, Sanju Samson, Steven Smith(c), Ben Stokes, Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal, Jaydev Unadkat, Kartik Tyagi
Sunrisers Hyderabad: David Warner(c), Jonny Bairstow(w), Manish Pandey, Kane Williamson, Vijay Shankar, Priyam Garg, Abhishek Sharma, Rashid Khan, Sandeep Sharma, Khaleel Ahmed, T Natarajan
Sunrisers Hyderabad wins toss, elects to bat first. Ben Stokes walks in straightaway into the Rajasthan XI after completing his quarantine.
Last 5 matches:
RR won by 7 wickets
SRH won by 5 wickets
SRH won by 11 runs
SRH won by 9 wickets
SRH won by 7 runs
Recent Head-to-Head: (Last 5 matches)
Sunrisers holds a convincing advantage over Rajasthan in the recent past, claiming victory in four of the past five matches.
Overall Head-to-Head: (11 matches- SRH 6 | RR 5)
SRH and RR have faced each other 11times in the IPL so far and the Hyderabad-based team currently leads the head-to-head 6-5.
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Steve Smith’s men desperately need the services of the world’s best all-rounder as they take on Sunrisers Hyderabad in Dubai on Sunday. Having lost four games in a row – the latest being on Friday against Delhi Capitals – they cannot afford to waste any more time to get their act together. The IPL is entering the second half of the league stage.
David Warner (Captain), Jonny Bairstow (wicketkeeper), Kane Williamson, Manish Pandey, Shreevats Goswami, Virat Singh, Priyam Garg, Wriddhiman Saha, Abdul Samad, Vijay Shankar, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Jason Holder, Abhishek Sharma, B Sandeep, Sanjay Yadav, Fabian Allen, Prithvi Raj Yarra, Khaleel Ahmed, Sandeep Sharma, Shahbaz Nadeem, Siddharth Kaul, Billy Stanlake, T Natarajan and Basil Thampi.
Steve Smith (Captain), Jos Buttler (Wicketkeeper), Sanju Samson, Jofra Archer, Ben Stokes, Robin Uthappa, David Miller, Ankit Rajpoot, Mahipal Lomror, Manan Vohra, Riyan Parag, Mayank Markande, Shreyas Gopal, Varun Aaron, Jaydev Unadkat, Kartik Tyagi, Akash Singh, Oshane Thomas, Andrew Tye, Rahul Tewatia, Shashank Singh, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Anirudha Joshi, Tom Curran and Anuj Rawat.
Match 26: Rajasthan Royals vs Sunrisers Hyderabad
Venue: Dubai International Stadium
Date: October 11, Sunday
Time: 3:30 p.m