SRH vs RR IPL 2023 Match 4 Preview & Prediction
SRH vs RR is the fourth match in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 season. There will be excitement among Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) fans as the franchise will be playing at home for the first time since the 2019 season. On the other hand, Rajasthan Royals (RR) are a team worth putting your money on. The Sanju Samson-led franchise was the runner-up last season.
The Hyderabad meets Rajasthan fixture is the opening fixture on Sunday, beginning at 3:30 PM.
Sunrisers Hyderabad Overview
SRH is a team in transition. After back-to-back disappointing IPL campaigns, the Orange Army made 13 new purchases in the auction. Aiden Markram, Mayank Agarwal, and Harry Brook are big names in the batting department. The South African batter was appointed the captain, while the former Punjab Kings captain has scored over 2300 runs in IPL.
The bowling unit is SRH’s biggest strength. The franchise retained highly-experienced Bhuvneshwar Kumar, ever-reliable T Natarajan, pace sensation Umran Malik, and talented spinner Washington Sundar. Also, in Marco Jansen, Akeal Hosein, and Adil Rashid, SRH has some experienced bowlers.
Rajasthan Royals Overview
RR is one of the favorites to win this season’s IPL trophy. The inaugural IPL champions have big names in all departments, and it would be a surprise if the ‘men in pink’ failed to qualify for the playoffs this season. The batting line-up includes Jos Buttler, Samson, Shimron Hetmyer, Yashasvi Jaiswal, and Devdutt Padikkal. The Englishman and RR captain scored more than 1300 runs between them in IPL 2022.
The franchise boasts one of the top bowling line-ups in IPL this season. In IPL 2022, Trent Boult, Obed McCoy, and Jason Holder crossed the ten-wicket mark. Yuzvendra Chahal was the Purple Cap winner. Chahal’s teammate Ravichandran Ashwin picked up 12 wickets and scored close to 200 runs with the bat.
SRH vs RR Head-to-Head
RR crushed SRH by 61 runs in the last season’s only meeting between the two teams. Samson scored a quickfire half-century, Chahal bagged three wickets, and Boult took two.
SRH vs RR Last Five Meetings
SRH & RR IPL 2022 Stats
Look at last year’s IPL stats of SRH and RR:
- Top Run-scorer: Abhishek Sharma – 426 runs (SRH); Jos Buttler – 863 runs (RR)
- Most Wickets: Umran Malik – 22 wickets (SRH); Yuzvendra Chahal – 27 wickets (RR)
- Most Sixes: Nicholas Pooran – 21 sixes (SRH); Jos Buttler – 45 sixes (RR)
Probable Best Batter & Bowler
Buttler and Boult could clinch the most runs and wickets in the IPL 2023 fixture between SRH and RR.
SRH vs RR: Who will Win?
It promises to be thrilling when SRH and RR face off this season. Both teams have won the IPL title once, and it will be interesting to see how they match up against each other. Considering the strengths and weaknesses of both teams, it is difficult to predict the winner of the match. As RR has a settled squad, the Rajasthan-based outfit will likely take the two points against SRH on Sunday.