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SRH vs RR 2024 : IPL 2024 Qualifier 2

SRH vs RR Match News .In the first week of April, News came out that Daniel Vettori outlined his expectations for his bowlers’ performance, stating, “If you give me eight-an-over, I’ll take it gladly.” This statement came ahead of facing CSK at home, reflecting how the definition of batting in the tournament was evolving. Just a week earlier, his batters had amassed 277 at their home ground and continued this aggressive approach in subsequent games. As the tournament progressed and SRH broke batting records, a clear narrative emerged: this is how a Pat Cummins team plays in the Indian Premier League (IPL).

There were benefits to this aggressive strategy, as evidenced over the past two months. In victories, SRH had the best strike rate—189.51. However, their defeats were just as dramatic. SRH either soared or crashed, with no middle ground or damage control, which should interest the Rajasthan Royals.

Sanju Samson’s side arrived in Chennai, defying the notion of ‘momentum’ and proving that knockouts start with a blank slate. A four-game losing streak was erased in one evening against RCB, propelling them into the path of the tournament’s pace-setters. Cummins was quick to downplay the defeat to KKR in Qualifier 1, but it demonstrated that SRH could be humbled as easily as they could dominate. RR, with their recent precision, will look to exploit that.

SRH vs RR Match Details:

  • When: Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Rajasthan Royals, Qualifier 2, May 24, 07:30 PM IST
  • Where: MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
  • What to Expect: The match will be played on pitch #7—a fresh wicket with an extremely short square boundary on one side.

 SRH vs RR Head to Head:

  • SRH: 10
  • RR: 9
  • The one game between these two sides this season ended in a final-ball thriller in favor of SRH.

Team Watch:

Sunrisers Hyderabad:

  • Injury/Availability: SRH have a clean bill of health.
  • Tactics & Match-ups: A left-armer bowling at the stumps to Travis Head has worked twice in two games now. Trent Boult’s tendency to strike in the first over could give RR a jump-start, but Head has a strong record against Boult, scoring 52 runs in 30 balls without being dismissed. Head has been dismissed three times by left-armers but scores at 206.25 against them.

Probable XII: Travis Head, Abhishek Sharma, Rahul Tripathi, Nitish Reddy, Shahbaz Ahmed, Heinrich Klaasen, Abdul Samad, Pat Cummins, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Vijayakanth Viyaskanth, T Natarajan [Impact Substitute: Sanvir Singh/Umran Malik]

SRH vs RR Team 2 Rajasthan Royals:

  • Injury/Availability: Sanju Samson revealed a bug in the dressing room, but no major absences are reported for the big game on Friday.
  • Tactics & Match-ups: RR has two other PowerPlay bowlers capable of troubling the SRH opener. Sandeep Sharma has conceded 15 runs in 15 balls, getting him out once. Avesh Khan, who dismissed him earlier this season, has given up 15 runs in 8 deliveries. Boult has been particularly effective against Abhishek Sharma, conceding just 13 runs in 21 balls and dismissing him once. Rahul Tripathi, who was key in SRH’s previous game, has struggled against Boult and Yuzvendra Chahal.

Probable XII: Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sanju Samson, Riyan Parag, Dhruv Jurel, Rovman Powell, Ravichandran Ashwin, Trent Boult, Avesh Khan, Sandeep Sharma, Yuzvendra Chahal [Impact Substitute: Shimron Hetmyer/Nandre Burger].

IPL 2024 Qualifier 2: SRH vs RR Date 2024
IPL 2024 Qualifier 2: SRH vs RR Date 2024

Did You Know this about SRH vs RR match:

  • Abhishek Sharma has a PowerPlay strike rate of 206.9, hits spin at 235.37, and takes on left-arm pace at 221.30.
  • SRH have won 1 and lost 9 in 10 games at Chepauk, while RR have 2 wins in 9 at the venue. In IPL qualifiers across all seasons, SRH have won 5 and lost 7.
  • Sanju Samson has excelled against both spin and pace this season. Against left-arm quicks, his strike rate is 173.9, which increases to 179 against spin. In the middle overs, he has scored 278 runs at a strike rate of 148.7.

 SRH vs RR : What They Said:

  • “What cricket and life have taught us is we will have some good and some really bad phases. But we need to have the character to bounce back. Really happy with the way we fielded, batted, and bowled [against RCB in the Eliminator].” – Sanju Samson
  • “We will try to put this behind quickly. It’s a good thing we have a crack at the second qualifier. You have those days in T20 cricket where things don’t quite work out. We weren’t where we wanted with the bat and obviously couldn’t do much with the ball.” – Pat Cummins after the defeat to KKR in Qualifier 1.

 SRH vs RR Squads:

  • Rajasthan Royals Squad: Yashasvi Jaiswal, Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Sanju Samson (w/c), Riyan Parag, Dhruv Jurel, Rovman Powell, Ravichandran Ashwin, Trent Boult, Avesh Khan, Sandeep Sharma, Yuzvendra Chahal, Shimron Hetmyer, Nandre Burger, Shubham Dubey, Tanush Kotian, Donovan Ferreira, Navdeep Saini, Keshav Maharaj, Kuldeep Sen, Abid Mushtaq, Kunal Singh Rathore
  • Sunrisers Hyderabad Squad: Travis Head, Abhishek Sharma, Rahul Tripathi, Nitish Reddy, Heinrich Klaasen (w), Abdul Samad, Shahbaz Ahmed, Pat Cummins (c), Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Vijayakanth Viyaskanth, T Natarajan, Sanvir Singh, Umran Malik, Glenn Phillips, Washington Sundar, Jaydev Unadkat, Mayank Agarwal, Aiden Markram, Anmolpreet Singh, Upendra Yadav, Mayank Markande, Jhatavedh Subramanyan, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Marco Jansen, Akash Maharaj Singh.

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