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SRH vs RR– Match 40 of IPL 2021 – Match Preview, Dream11 Team, and Predictions

This article will talk about the probable XIs for both teams and continue with the Dream11 predictions and the winning fantasy team for the 40th game of the IPL 2021 between the Sunrisers Hyderabad and Rajasthan Royals that is scheduled to take place on the 27th of September 2021.

Sunrisers Hyderabad(SRH) led by Kane Williamson, who are all but out of reckoning from a spot in playoffs will take on the Rajasthan Royals who are currently in the 7th spot with 4 wins from 9 games. SRH has won just one game this season and in the last encounter between the sides, RR won by 55 runs courtesy of a century by Jos Buttler.

The Sanju Samson-led Rajasthan Royals suffered a loss against the table-toppers Delhi Capitals in the last game. Opting to bowl, the Royals bowlers, especially Mustafizur Rahman and Chetan Sakariya bowled well to restrict a strong DC batting line-up to 154/6 but the start with the bat was horrible, to say the least. In the first 10 overs, they could manage just 47 losing 3 wickets and the only one who went past 20 was Sanju Samson. RR’s skipper made 70 off 50 in their team’s total of 121. Eventually, they lost by 33 runs.

Sunrisers are having a season to forget having lost their 8 of their 9 games so far and the latest one was against the Punjab Kings. Bowling first at Sharjah, SRH did all the right things by restricting Punjab to 125/7 with Holder taking 3/19. But the batters lost the plot as they surrendered meekly losing by 5 runs despite a spirited effort from Holder who made 47* off 29.

Match Details

Venue: Dubai international stadium, Dubai

Pitch and Weather: It will be a decent batting surface here in Dubai so far but already quite a few games have been played at the venue. The pacers are getting much assistance from the surface in the first inning and then the pitch getting better for batsmen. So it could be the same thing around and the score is expected to be around 150-160. The weather will be clear as no rain is predicted during the match hours. 

Date & Time: September 27, 7.30 PM IST, 6.00 PM local time

Probable Playing XIs 

Royals will have plenty to ponder upon especially in their batting department. None of the batters apart from Sanju Samson made an impact in their loss against DC. They will expect Evin Lewis to be fit and Liam Livingstone to bat freely in the middle-order. Also, Chris Morris’s availability will be looked upon.

The SRH batting didn’t come to the party with most of their main players like Warner, Kane Williamson, Manish Pandey struggled to get going. They might bring in some youngsters like Priyam Garg, Virat Singh in place of struggling Manish Pandey, Kedar Jadhav and perhaps have a look at Jason Roy at the top of the order. They don’t have anything to lose from hereon and can play positively in the remaining 5 games.

Sunrisers Hyderabad

David Warner, Wriddhiman Saha(WK), Manish Pandey/ Virat Singh, Kane Williamson(C), Kedar Jadhav/Priyam Garg , Mohammad Nabi/Jason Holder, Abdul Samad, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Khaleel Ahmed/ J Sucith, Sandeep Sharma

Rajasthan Royals

Yashaswi Jaiswal, Evin Lewis, Sanju Samson (c & wk), Liam Livingstone, Riyan Parag, Mahipal Lomror, Rahul Tewatiya, Chris Morris/ Tabraiz Shamsi, Chetan Sakariya, Kartik Tyagi, Mustafizur Rahman

Match Prediction

Rajasthan Royals will be the favorites to win their 5th game of this IPL and they couldn’t have asked a better opponent to meet than SRH to get their campaign back on track.

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Fantasy Tips 

Batsmen: Young opening batsman from RR, Yashasvi Jaiswal has looked in decent form so far in this IPL and can be picked. Kane Williamson despite struggling in the last game is a class act and can be part of the fantasy XI.  Evin Lewis, if he is back in the next game is an automatic choice given his form in CPL and in Royal’s first match. Finally, the impressive Abdul Samad can be picked as the 4th batsman.

Wicket-Keepers: Sanju Samson can be the lone wicket-keeper of the fantasy side. He made a valiant 70 in his side’s losing effort against the Capitals last game.

All-rounders: All-rounders Jason Holder and Livingstone can be selected in the fantasy team. Holder had a memorable game taking 3/19 and scoring 47* in a low-scoring game vs PBKS. We all know about the capability of Liam Livingstone in this format.

Bowlers: Mustafizur Rahman is an obvious choice in the fantasy due to his recent form and the left-arm pacer took 2 wickets in the last game as well. Rashid Khan is the other automatic pick when it comes to fantasy league. Young pacer Chetan Sakariya can also be picked along with Bhuvneshwar Kumar of SRH.

Captaincy Choices 

Fantasy Team:  Yashaswi Jaiswal, Evin Lewis, Sanju Samson(VC), Kane Williamson, Liam Livingstone, Abdul Samad, Jason Holder(C), Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Chetan Sakariya, Mustafizur Rahman

Captain – Jason Holder

The West Indies all-rounder displayed one of the best efforts in a losing cause in IPL against the Punjab Kings on Saturday. He took 3 wickets with the ball and scored 47.

Vice-Captain – Sanju Samson

Sanju Samson found some form in the last game and is expected to continue that. So he can be the vice-captain.

Dream11 Team


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