The 52nd match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 will be played between Rajasthan Royals (RR) and Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur. RR is currently placed at the fourth position on the points table of IPL 2023 whereas SRH is currently placed at the 9th place on the points table. The Royals played ten games in this season so far where they have managed to win five games while the Sunrisers played nine games in this season where they managed to win just three matches.
Rajasthan Royals played their last match against Gujarat Titans where GT registered a dominating 9-wicket win. Sanju Samson managed to score 30 runs for Rajasthan Royals in that game. On the other hand, Sunrisers Hyderabad played their last game against Kolkata Knight Riders where they lost that game by 5 runs.
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Aiden Markram and Heinrich Klaasen played a fiery knock of 41 runs and 36 runs respectively for Sunrisers Hyderabad in that game. These two teams have played have played 17 games against each other in the history of IPL so far where Rajasthan Royals won 9 matches while Sunrisers Hyderabad managed to win 8 matches.
Here are the anticipated player matchups:
#1 Jos Buttler vs Bhuvenshwar Kumar
The England international scored 204 runs in his first four matches at a strike rate of 170. But since then he has lost his rhythm and once again departed for just eight against GT. Kumar will be a tough opposition to deal with and Buttler’s credentials will be tested against the new ball.
#2 Shimron Hetmyer vs Mayank Markande
Shimron Hetmyer has played some breathtaking cameos this season and SRH must beware of his prowess. The in-form Mayank Markande can be unleashed against him as the dasher has struggled against leg-spinners. He has fallen prey to these spinners seven times in 23 IPL innings as his strike rate comes down to 104.62. Notably, Markande’s economy rate against left-handed batters read 8.35.
#3 Mayank Agarwal vs Trent Boult
Trent Boult has been sensational with the new ball as he has scalped seven powerplay wickets this season. However, SRH opener Mayank Agarwal, who has been out of form lately, has tackled him well. He has garnered 50 runs against the left-arm pacer off just 30 balls without getting dismissed. However, Agarwal has been dismissed four times inside the powerplay this season.