Guwahati: Match 28 of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2021) will see Sunrisers Hyderabad take on Rajasthan Royals at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi on Sunday.
Sunrisers Hyderabad are rooted to the bottom of the IPL 2021 points table, with only two points from six games this season. While their middle-order concerns have cost them a game or two, SRH’s depleted bowling attack also hasn’t helped their cause. Although the likes of Kane Williamson and Jonny Bairstow have played their part to perfection, David Warner’s form in IPL 2021 has been a cause for concern. The injuries to Bhuvneshwar Kumar and T Natarajan make matters worse for the Sunrisers. However, they have enough firepower in their ranks to launch a comeback, much like they did in IPL 2020. With Manish Pandey and Khaleel Ahmed showing signs of improvement, Sunrisers Hyderabad are a tough nut to crack.
Their opponents, the Rajasthan Royals, have won just two out of their six games and have also faced personnel concerns. Despite Ben Stokes and Jofra Archer being ruled out, the Royals have shown courage and determination under the leadership of Sanju Samson, who seems to have finally struck a chord with consistency. With Jos Buttler and Chris Morris also looking in good form in their previous IPL 2021 outing, the Royals will fancy a win to give their playoff hopes a boost.
While the Royals do have a youthful squad in place, they hold the advantage heading into the game, given the depth and balance of their squad. But their bowling attack will have to deal with SRH’s fearsome top-order, with David Warner being the man to watch out for on Sunday. Overall, both teams will be desperate to clinch a win in Delhi, with the IPL 2021 points table slowly taking shape with each passing game.
Match – Rajasthan Royals vs Sunrisers Hyderabad – 28th match
Venue – Arun Jaitley Stadium, New Delhi
Time – 3:30 PM IST