The fifth match of the 15th season of IPL 2023 will be played between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Rajasthan Royals on Tuesday. The match between the two teams will start at 7:30 PM at the MCA Stadium in Pune.
Sanju Samson will be in front of Kane Williamson as the captain. Both have retained from their franchise and had led the side in the previous season of the tournament also.
SRH vs RR: Match Details
SRH is a strong bowling side, questions on consistency in batting
Bhuvneshwar Kumar, T Natarajan, Marco Yensen, Shreyas Gopal, and Washington Sundar can put pressure on the Rajasthan batsmen. Yorker king Natarajan was ruled out of the tournament last season due to injury, but this time he is ready to make a strong comeback.
Apart from this, the team has some other fast bowlers like Karthik Tyagi, Shaun Abbott, Umran Malik and Fazlhaq Farooqui.
SRH may miss Jonny Bairstow, Manish Pandey, and David Warner this year as it is the same player other than Williamson who scored the most runs for the team. Although the Orange Army has batsmen like Rahul Tripathi, Nicholas Pooran, Aiden Markram, from whom the team will have a lot of hope.
Trophy drought may end after 13 years
The team of Rajasthan, which won the first season of IPL in 2008, is facing defeat for the last 13 seasons. This time the Rajasthan team is looking very strong after the auction.
Players like Yashasvi Jaiswal, Josh Butler, Sanju Samson, Devdutt Padikal are part of the top order of the team. On the other hand, Shimron Hetmyer and Jimmy Neesham will take charge of scoring runs in the end-overs.
The team has two excellent spinners in Ashwin and Chahal. On the other hand, Trent Boult, Prasidh Krishna, and Navdeep Saini are excellent pacers.
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Pitch Report –
This pitch of MCA is considered good for batting. The spinners are likely to get some help from the wicket. Here the average score in the first innings will be 165. There will have some assistance for fast bowlers for the first two-three overs. We can’t forget the whole IPL is going to play in only 4 venues so there will be a good batting track in the initial period of the tournament.
MCA Stadium, Pune: T20 Records
|Average 1st Inns scores||153|
|Average 2nd Inns scores||128|
|Highest total recorded||201/6|
|Lowest total recorded||101/10|
|Highest score chase||158/5|
|Lowest score defended||201/6|
|Matches won by batting first||1|
|Matches won bowling first||two|
Weather Forecast –
Pune is located in the western state of Maharashtra. Pune remains hot and humid during the summers that span from March to May. The weather model indicates a good forecast for the game of cricket on 29th March 2023.
Chances of Rain – 0%