- Jonny Bairstow will be unavailable for the Sunrisers Hyderabad while Ben Stokes and Jofra Archer will be unavailable for Rajasthan Royals
- Rajasthan Royals has struggled with its bowling while the Sunrisers have a much more experienced bowling attack
- Both sides are top-heavy in their batting and this where the match could turn
- Rajasthan Royals claimed their fourth win of the season, and third in their last five games, when they beat Kolkata Knight Riders last time out.
- They are now just two points behind Sunrisers Hyderabad, who have five wins to their name but lost last time out to Chennai Super Kings.
- Both teams have now lost their England internationals however, with Jonny Bairstow (SRH), Jos Buttler, Ben Stokes and Jofra Archer (RR) now unavailable.
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c: Smith b: Thomas
c: Samson b: Gopal
c: Unadkat b: Aaron
c: Gopal b: Unadkat
c: Samson b: Thomas
c: Unadkat b: Aaron
Where to watch/Live streaming
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Live streaming: Hotstar, BeIN connect, Sky Go, Yupp TV, Flow Sports, Foxtel Go
HEAD TO HEAD: 10 matches
- SRH: 6
- RR: 4
Team Form in Last Five Matches (most recent first)
SRH: 2 matches Won
RR: 3 matches Won
PITCH & CONDITIONS
SMS has hosted 36 T20 matches since 2010. The rest of the metrics in this section will look at those matches.
158 is the average first innings score at in matches where the full 20 overs were available. No team has scored over 200 in T20s here since 2010. The last 3 first innings scores here were 191, 161 and 151.
56% of runs here have been scored in boundaries. Batters at strike at 123.2 run per hundred balls against pace bowlers. This compared to a strike rate of 118.8 against spin.
The team batting second won the last 24 out the last 36 completed matches played at SMS.
Will win the Toss
Will win the Match