Well its another big game between the RR vs SRH today in Dubai. Royals who come in really confident after beating the MS dhoni led CSK will look to keep their winning momentum going against the Sunrisers Hyderabad, while the SRH will try to get those 2 crucial points to move up to the 5th spot and keep their hopes alive in this tournament.
Winning formula for RR vs SRH:
1.RR to take advantage of weak middle order of SRH: The Royals can look to dominate SRH over there weak middle order and use Shreyas Gopal and Ben stokes in order to jeep the score board in control.
2.Jofra Archer to bowl 3 overs in the powerplay: Archer needs to bowl in the power play along with Karthik Tyagi (2 overs) and a spinner in the last over of the powerplay to make sure the top 3 i.e. warner, bairstow and williamson are not allowed to settle.
3. Top Order of RR take charge and doesn’t over-rely Jos Butler: Senior batsmen like Robin Uttappa,Stokes, sanju samson to step up and not get out cheaply and anchor the innings while chasing especially.
Winning formula for SRH vs RR :
1.Middle order to take charge: SRH middle order needs to be more consistent and show some batting prowess. Likes of Manish Pandey,Priyam garg, vijay Shankar should take responsibilities of finishing the game or innings on a high as Hyderabad have suffered always when Top 3 are dismissed early.
2.Need to strengthen the bowling unit : Hyderabad have had some match winners in form of Rasid Khan who are yet to make a mark this season and that can happen only when the man gets some support as they have not got that bowling combination right. Some of the changes that can be made are to play billy stanlake or Jason holder who can provide some stability in the bowling unit along with Mohammed Nabi as an all-rounder option.
3.Bairstow and Warner to open the innings: Unlike the last game where warner played at 4-5 which is generally not the case with SRH they always have got good options for the no.3,4,5 always. So they need not change their Opening pair as they have git some brilliant partnwrships for the 1st wicket together which have several times served as the foundation for a good score , provided the middle order doesn’t fall of like a pack of cards as earlier in this tournament vs KXIP.
The team using their bowling options in the right manner will definitely be the one who will triumph today.