SRH Predicted XI against RR: Sunrisers Hyderabad Predicted XI against Rajasthan Royals - Three changes expected
Rajasthan Royals and Sunrisers Hyderabad will begin life without their key overseas players when they face-off in the Indian Premier League on Saturday.Updated: Apr 27, 2019 13:00 IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Rajasthan Royals and Sunrisers Hyderabad will begin life without their key overseas players when they face-off in the Indian Premier League on Saturday.
At this stage, Royals are more affected than Sunrisers with the absence of Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler and Jofra Archer, who have left for England to join the World Cup camp.
Sunrisers too will deeply affected by the absence of overseas players but have been smart with their replacements. Warner, who would be playing his last match of the season on April 29, could be replaced by Martin Guptill.The Kiwi could partner his skipper Kane Williamson at the top of the order once Warner leaves.
SRH, placed at the fourth spot with five wins from 10 games, would want to leave behind the six-wicket win against Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and return to winning ways.
Against Rajasthan Royals, Sunrisers Hyderabad can opt for the services of wicket-keeper Wriddhiman Saha who will be making his IPL return after suffering an injury against Kolkata Knight Riders last season. With Bairstow no longer part of the squad, Saha will be the perfect choice for keeping the wicket.
Afghanistan all-rounder Mohammad Nabi has also been a consistent performer for SRH this season and he can replace Shakib Al Hasan in the side. The other expected change is the return of skipper Kane Williamson who will be opening the batting with Warner and as a result, Deepak Hooda may miss out.
Predicted XI: David Warner, Kane Williamson, Manish Pandey, Vijay Shankar, Yusuf Pathan, Wriddhiman Saha, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Sandeep Sharma, Khaleel Ahmed
(with agency inputs)
First Published: Apr 27, 2019 13:00 IST