IPL 2018: Match preview of Hyderabad vs Rajasthan

WION Web Team
Jaipur, Rajasthan, IndiaUpdated: Apr 29, 2018, 12:43 PM IST

Hyderabad vs Rajasthan. Photograph:(WION)

Hyderabad take on Rajasthan in the first match of IPL super Sunday on April 29 at Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur.

Rajasthan, sitting at the mid of the points table would look to earn two crucial points tonight.

Whereas, Hyderabad is currently placed at number two and have gained the required momentum and skipper Kane Williamson would never want to lose it.

We have seen that Rajasthan were on their way to suffer back-to-back defeats before a superb cameo from all-rounder Krishnappa Gowtham helped them to defeat Mumbai by three wickets last Sunday.

Also, with his explosive hitting, the immensely talented Sanju Samson is turning out to be Rajasthan's batting mainstay. It will interesting to see how Rajasthan's batting side will face Rashid Khan, the spin sensation of Hyderabad.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar is still struggling with back injury issue but it does not seem to have affected Hyderabad too much as Basil Thampi and Sandeep Sharma have given the required strength to the team.

On the other hand, Ajinkya would not want to make any changes in the playing XI unless there is an injury issue.

Playing XI (TBC):

Rajasthan: Ajinkya Rahane, Rahul Tripathi, Sanju Samson, Ben Stokes, Heinrich Klassen, Jos Buttler, Jofra Archer, K Gowtham, Shreyas Gopal, Dhawal Kulkarni, Jaydev Unadkat

Hyderabad: Shikhar Dhawan, Kane Williamson, Wriddhiman Saha, Manish Pandey, Shakib Al Hasan, Yusuf Pathan, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Basil Thampi, Siddarth Kaul, Sandeep Sharma