As we go into the new IPL season, SRH vs RR is a battle between teams who have only ever tasted IPL success once. The Sunrisers started slowly but won their first title in 2016 and are now pushing to add another to that. The Rajasthan Royals won their title back in 2008, which feels a long time ago and they are desperate to try and get back to winning ways.
The Sunrisers play their home games at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium and if they are to get back to the success of 2016, this is an important place for them, they need to shine here. They came close to doing that in 2018, when they were beaten in the IPL final and will feel like they have another chance for glory this season.
Last 5 matches:
SRH vs RR
The Rajasthan Royals play at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur and will forever be remembered as the team that won the first ever IPL title. Things have not been easy for them since that though, they have struggled to make their mark on the league since that first season, and it is going to take a big turnaround for them to get involved moving forward.
SRH vs RR 2018
The SRH vs RR 2018 game is not one that will be remembered for its close finish, this was a comfortable win for the Sunrisers. They put the Royals into bat first and restricted them to just 125/9, with Sanju Samson finishing as their top scorer with 49 runs off 42 balls. No one else reached the twenty’s and that left the Royals well short of what they needed.
Hyderabad went out to bat and comfortably bagged themselves the win, reaching the total with 25 balls left as they lost just one wicket. Shikhar Dhawan led the way and took home the man of the match award from this game after scoring an impressive 78 balls from 57 deliveries. Kane Williamson was with him for most of the way, and he too was impressive with 36 runs from 35 balls.
This was a very good all-round performance by the Sunrisers, and had they needed to go at a quicker pace and score more in this game, they certainly looked capable of doing that.
SRH vs RR 2019
This meeting was a far higher scoring game, and much more exciting. SRH vs RR 2019 saw just under 400 runs in 39 overs, an incredible scoring rate by both teams. Rajasthan went into bat first and they were inches away from scoring 200 runs. Sanju Samson score an unbeaten 102 from just 55 runs to lead his team, he was brilliant in the game but not good enough to take them to victory.
Sunrisers Hyderabad went out knowing that 200 was needed and they scored 201/5 from 19 overs to give them a five wicket win with six balls remaining. This was a team effort too, their top scorer was David Warner and he scored 69 runs from 37 deliveries, while Jonny Bairstow and Vijay Shankar both made over 30 in the chase too.
Rashid Khan took home the man of the match award after being there with the bat to help his team over the line at the end of the game, and he also took a wicket in the first innings with the ball too.
SRH vs RR Match Prediction
We’ve seen two different types of game in the last two years when these two have met, so making an SRH vs RR match prediction is not easy. In both games, the Sunrisers Hyderabad looked to be striking the ball very well, and they certainly look like the type of team that is capable of putting a big team together.
The Rajasthan Royals put together a great innings last year, but still lost the game. They know how tough it is to come here and win, can they do it this season?
SRH vs RR Live
After seeing nearly 400 runs in this game last season, many people will be looking to see SRH vs RR live this coming season. This is going to be a game that many people look out for, they will want to mark it on the calendar and make sure they are free to watch the game, either live or on the TV.
Those looking to watch on TV can take advantage of the many different TV deals that the IPL has in place all over the world. This means it doesn’t matter whether you are in India or somewhere else, you can keep up to date with the IPL action, including this game.
The league also has many different streaming deals, so you can keep up to date with things on your computer or phone if you wish. This means you don’t have to miss a thing if you are out and about continuing with your daily life.
SRH vs RR Head to Head
The SRH vs RR head to head stats show that these two teams are almost impossible to split based on what has happened in the past when they have met.
Games played: 11
Sunrisers Hyderabad wins: 6
Rajasthan Royals wins: 5
There are a couple of points to note from this stat though. The first is that despite the Royals winning the most recent meeting between these teams, the Sunrisers have won four out of the last five and completely dominated things. This is an area they will be looking to improve on, while obviously the Royals will be looking to turn things around and make it better for themselves this coming season.
Then there is the record when these two play at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, the home of the Sunrisers. The teams have played here three times so far, and every single game has resulted in a win for the team from Hyderabad. They are good at home, and they have dominated the Royals there so far, something that will give them huge confidence when they meet there again.
Apr 27, 2019 – 45th Match at Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur (night)
Sunrisers Hyderabad 160/8 (20 ov) vs Rajasthan Royals 161/3 (19.1/20 ov)
Rajasthan Royals won by 7 wickets (with 5 balls remaining)
Best Batsman: Manish Pandey 61 (36) & Best Bowler: Jaydev Unadkat 2/26 (4)
Mar 29, 2019 – 8th Match at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Uppal, Hyderabad (night)
Rajasthan Royals 198/2 (20 ov) vs Sunrisers Hyderabad 201/5 (19/20 ov)
Sunrisers Hyderabad won by 5 wickets (with 6 balls remaining)
Best Batsman: Sanju Samson *102 (55) & Best Bowler Shreyas Gopal 3/27 (4)
|2019||Jaipur||Rajasthan Royals||7 Wickets|
|2019||Hyderabad||Sunrisers Hyderabad||5 Wickets|
|2018||Hyderabad||Sunrisers Hyderabad||9 Wickets|
|2018||Jaipur||Sunrisers Hyderabad||11 Runs|
|2015||Visakhapatnam||Rajasthan Royals||6 Wickets|
|2015||Mumbai||Sunrisers Hyderabad||7 Runs|
|2014||Abu Dhabi||Rajasthan Royals||4 Wickets|
|2014||Ahmedabad||Sunrisers Hyderabad||32 Runs|
|2013||Jaipur||Rajasthan Royals||8 Wickets|
|2013||Hyderabad||Sunrisers Hyderabad||23 Runs|
|2013||Delhi||Rajasthan Royals||4 Wickets|