Coincidentally, the two teams clashed in their first first game this season. The skipper Gautam Gambhir looked good and determined during his 55 and Rishabh Pant and Morris too contributed. RR will now play Delhi Daredevils at home on Wednesday. Hence the Daredevils should be travelling to the Sawai Mansingh stadium believing that they could snatch a victory over the hosts.
Warner was supposed to lead the Sunrisers for the IPL season, but was suspended for 12 months for orchestrating Australia's ball tampering antics against South Africa in the third test at Cape Town last month. Dhawan struck 13 boundaries and a six to demolish the RR bowling while Williamson played second fiddle to ensure there was no pressure building up from his end. Jofra Archer is yet to recover from an injury he sustained while playing in the PSL.
Samson admitted the team missed out on partnerships and hoped the strokes would come good in the next game. We do have a strong bowling attack and they executing it perfectly, " Williamson said. Daniel Christian is likely to make way for him. Heinrich Klaasen was the new added member to the side who did not play the opening game. A miserly Rashid, who has got the second-best economy rate of 4.89 between overs 6-15 - behind Mustafizur Rahman's 4.66 - since 2015, finished with one for 23.
The batting order in absence of Steve Smith looked brittle, the overseas players including Ben Stokes looked shaky against the spinners and the bowlers lost heart once the batsmen could put only 125 on the board. They picked up wickets which was very helpful to us. While Jaydev Udatkat, who accounted for Saha, conceded 28 runs in three overs he bowled, English all-rounder Ben Stokes conceded 21 runs in two overs. If he strikes form at the right time, Royals will start to look a completely different unit much like Rising Pune Supergiant looked past year. But it was the only blip in what turned out to be a flawless chase to a below-par total. Hyderabad won the Indian Premier League encounter by nine wickets.
While discussing in detail over match prediction update, we require some polling action also in support. Yes, the ball did nip around when they batted but one would expect more from a lineup that has Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler and Ajinkya Rahane.