Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) and Rajasthan Royals (RR) are all set to play against each other for the first time in the 8th match of this season on Friday, the 29th of March. The venue is the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad. Team SRH will be under pressure to win because of their home advantage over the Rajasthan Royals. In the past, SRH has had a consistent advantage over its opponent, more so on its own home grounds. This is a key feature that should catch your eye if you are a fantasy cricket fanatic. SRH players would be a safer bet this match.
Both the teams are likely to make a few minor changes in their playing XI after the outcomes of their first matches. Before forming your fantasy cricket team, make sure you know exactly which players will be on the pitch so that you don’t end up losing points.
They have a strong opening pair in place, consisting of Wriddhiman Saha and David Warner. The bowling line-up of RR is pretty strong and they will need the best to stabilise the game right from the start. They will be followed by skipper Kane Williamson. Yusuf Pathan, being an experienced and strong player, can be relied upon in the time of crisis.
SRH always has a batting-centric strategy of playing. With various A-listed batsmen on their unit, they are guaranteed to give a promising performance.
Looking at the last season, the bowling squad also seems capable of scoring a good amount of runs while picking up wickets with ease. The rotation of bowlers should be done with the aim of taking early wickets. Bhuvneshwar Kumar has been successful in the past and hopefully will continue his form.
Fantasy cricket enthusiasts are advised to pick out the strong batsmen from this team for their Dream 11; all-rounders like Bhuvneshwar Kumar almost always end up fetching a lot of points during a fantasy league game.
This side has always chosen lesser known players. After winning the first ever IPL title, RR’s performance has been mediocre at best. They have not even managed to reach the finals in any of the subsequent seasons. They have a long list of batsmen and all-rounders but somehow fail to use them for their benefit. As they do not have too many bowlers, they must concentrate on the batting line-up to maximise their scoring capacity. But, in fantasy cricket, bowlers can get the best points for each wicket/
Since three of their players, Jos Butler, Steve Smith and Ben Stokes will be available only for the initial playoffs, they should make the most of their presence and push ahead in the tournament at this stage. Opening pair of Ajinkya Rahane and Jos Butler could be followed by Steve Smith, Sanju Samson and Ben Stokes respectively
The advantage that fantasy cricket players have is that they can handpick the promising players from RR. The team’s performance, as a whole, is not of much importance as long as you are able to predict and identify players that will do well on the pitch individually. With both the teams having pristine batting line-ups, the real challenge would be to identify capable bowlers that can bring home some valuable fantasy points and secure you a win.
Below is the list of batsmen for this match who should be part of your fantasy cricket team.
|PLAYERS TO WATCH – BATSMEN|
Below is the list of bowlers for this match who should be part of your fantasy cricket team.
|PLAYERS TO WATCH – BOWLERS|
You can also check details for last few Sunrisers Hyderabad Vs Rajasthan Royals, matches to get an idea which team would be the winner in this upcoming match.
|SERIES/TOURNAMENT||DATE||LAST FIVE MATCHES|
|Indian Premier League||29-Apr-18||SRH(Winner) Vs RR|
|Indian Premier League||9-Apr-18||SRH(Winner) Vs RR|
|Indian Premier League||7-May-15||SRH(Winner) Vs RR|
|Indian Premier League||16-Apr-15||SRH Vs RR(Winner)|
|Indian Premier League||8-May-14||SRH(Winner) Vs RR|