IPL 2020: RR vs SRH - Preview, Post Match Reviews & Discussions

Match 40 - RR vs SRH: Must-win game for Rajasthan and Hyderabad

Both sides will be eager to get their season going and close the gap on the 4th placed Kolkata. SRH are currently at the 2nd last place on the standings table with just 6 points from 9 games while Royals are a notch ahead with 8 points.

Steven Smith’s Rajasthan have been a hit and miss so far but will look to build on their comprehensive win against CSK in the last game. One more loss would make it extremely difficult for the Royals to stay alive for the play offs.

Warner’s Hyderabad are on a free fall and are on a 3-game losing streak. SRH haven’t won a game while chasing this season, losing on all 4 occasions. They will be eager to bounce back from their Super Over heartbreak against Kolkata.

RR Playing XI:

Ben Stokes, Robin Uthappa, Sanju Samson(w), Steven Smith©, Jos Buttler, Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal, Ankit Rajpoot, Kartik Tyagi

SRH Playing XI:

David Warner©, Jonny Bairstow(w), Priyam Garg, Manish Pandey, Vijay Shankar, Abdul Samad, Jason Holder, Rashid Khan, Shahbaz Nadeem, Sandeep Sharma, T Natarajan
*Kane Williamson has been ruled out due to injury.

Will Hyderabad join Rajasthan and Punjab with 8 points or will Rajasthan level on points and move ahead of Kolkata on net run rate?


David Warner has won the toss and SRH decide to bowl first against RR.

  • 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.


Match 40 - RR vs SRH

Head to Head
RR - 6 || SRH - 6

RR - 2 || SRH - 0

Last 5 matches
RR - 2 || SRH - 3

I am excited finally Holder gets a chance. He was one of the most eligible among players missing out.

I also believe RR could pull a trick of moving stokes down the order and open with Parag. This will give excitement at the top and meat in the middle for RR.


Some big name players who have disappointed this season -

Robin Uthappa (RR)

David Warener (SRH)

Andre Russell (KKR)

Kedar Jadhav (CSK)

Glenn Maxwell (KXIP)

Pat Cummins (KKR)

Dhoni (CSK)


Warner is not a total disappointment. He has played some useful knocks. Cummins & Robbie have blown hot and cold.

But Dre, MSD, Maxie & Jadav have been total disappointments.


SRH Win!

Jofra Archer takes 2 early wickets but Pandey, Shankar slam fifties as Sunrisers cruise to 8-wicket win.


IPL 2020

First 30 matches: Bat 1st won 21 | Bat 2nd won 7 | Tied 2
Last 10 matches: Bat 1st won 0 | Bat 2nd won 8 | Tied 2

Has the tide turned?


Manish Pandey’s last 2 M.O.M Awards in IPL

vs KXIP (2014 IPL Final)
vs RR Yesterday

Most 6s for SRH in an IPL Inning

Manish Pandey - 8 vs RR
David Warner - 8 vs KKR
Naman Ojha - 7 vs KXIP
Johnny Bairstow - 7 vs RCB