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The fifth match of the TATA IPL 2022 will see the battle between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Rajasthan Royals. Both the teams have won one title each and will be eying on their second this season. These two teams had a forgettable last season, as they finished in the last two positions on the points table. Both played 14 games each, where Rajasthan managed to win just 5 while Sunrisers won just 3.
Sanju Samson will continue to lead the Sunrisers’ side this season as well. The Royals have revamped their squad after three retentions followed by some outstanding additions at the auction. Jos Buttler, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Devdutt Padikkal, and Shimron Hetmyer will form the base of the Royals’ batting this season. Ravi Ashwin, Chahal, and KC Cariappa will be leading the spin department. The pace battery includes Trent Boult, Navdeep Saini, Nathan Coulter Nile and Prasidh Krishna.
For Hyderabad, David Warner’s release was something unexpected considering his success rate in the IPL as a batter. SRH has harnessed a new team under Kane Williamson. Nicholas Pooran, Aiden Markram, and Kane will form the base of their batting. Marco Jansen, Bhuvneswar, Natarajan, Umran Mallik, and Kartik Tyagi will lead the pace attack. Shreyas Gopal and Washington Sundar will have the spin responsibilities for the side. Indian talents like Abdul Samad, Priyam Garg, and Abhishek Sharma can also prove to be effective here.
These two teams have met a total of 15 times in the IPL, where Hyderabad won 8 games while Rajasthan managed 7 wins. Both the teams do look quite solid and energetic on paper, only time will tell if they can convert those into performances.
Out of the 15 head to head battles between both these sides, SRH is leading by 8-7 Average 1st innings score:The average first innings score on this wicket is 182 runs.
The team batting second has great records here. They have maintained a winning percentage of 60 on this ground.
The surface will aid the quick bowlers throughout the match and the batters can expect a lot of chin music. Having said that they will get opportunities to score runs as well. Bowling first is always a better option.
The temperature is expected to hover around 33°C on the matchday with 26% humidity and 14 km/hr wind speed. There are no chances of precipitation during the game.