IPL 2021: Match 40 – Strongest Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) Predicted Playing XI Rajasthan Royals (RR)
SRH will play their next game against RR on Monday (27 September).
Updated - Sep 26, 2021 6:20 pm
When a consistent team like Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) fails in the ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), you know that it is the Pandemic and that nothing lasts forever. SRH found the hard way and are sadly making losing a habit. Their latest loss against Punjab Kings (PBKS) was a nail-biting affair but, it still resulted in a loss. SRH are effectively out of the competition. They are currently last on the points table, winning just a game and losing eight matches.
With still five games to be played, the team can now play with a lot of freedom and expect to be the party spoilers in the league. Also, SRH can now try out some different combinations and give chances to fringe players in the team. Few youngsters like Priyam Garg and Virat Singh are waiting in the reserves, and the SRH management might play either of these two.
Throughout this season, the team’s batting has been a big failure with key players like David Warner, Kane Williamson and Manish Pandey not stepping up regularly for the team cause. The bowling, their stronger suit of the two has looked good but not as dominating as ever. But still, SRH can avoid the wooden spoon and hope to end the campaign on a high by winning the remaining games left.
Meanwhile, here is the predicted playing XI Sunrisers Hyderabad for IPL 2021 match 40
Openers – David Warner and Wriddhiman Saha
0 and 2, these are the scores registered by David Warner so far in the two matches of SRH’s UAE leg of the IPL. His slump in form has coincided with SRH loss in form. Warner has been undone by pace in both the games against PBKS and DC. The southpaw desperately needs some runs under his belt to get find his timing and form. Also, if the Australian opener scores runs, then SRH most definitely wins games.
Meanwhile, his partner Wriddhiman Saha has looked clueless. Generally s steady batter upfront, the wicketkeeper-batter has struggled to get going in the slow and low UAE pitches. But the SRH management might persist with him and hope to see some runs from his blade.
Middle Order – Kane Williamson, Manish Pandey, Kedhar Jadhav
Skipper Kane Williamson, who generally is very reliable, has failed to get going this season. Worst, the batting has also taken a toll on his leadership. The New Zealand skipper has also failed to get the support from the middle-order batters, which has led to him playing the sheet anchor role rather than going for runs. But with five games yet to go, Williamson will be hoping to win games for SRH.
Manish Pandey and Kedhar Jadhav have failed to get going. The duo’s slow strike rate has put pressure on the lower order batters to play shots from the word. With the mega auctions coming up both Pandey and Jadhav would be hoping to get some runs under their belt and remind the franchise owners of their hitting prowess.
All-rounders – Jason Holder and Abdul Samad
Jason Holder bounced back in style and picked up three key wickets against PBKS during the team’s last game. The bowlers’ efforts helped restrict the mighty PBKS batting to just 125. Later, Holder’s epic 47 almost helped SRH get over the line only to be denied in the last over Nathan Ellis. But his good form augurs well for the SRH.
Abdul Samad missed out on scoring runs on the last game against PBKS but part of that he has been mighty impressive for the team throughout the season. The youngster will be looking to hit a few lusty blows for the team against RR.
Bowlers – Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Sandeep Sharma, Khaleel Ahmed
The bowling has been the only stand-out for SRH in the IPL, with Rashid Khan leading the charge with 12 wickets. He has been well-supported by Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who has been effective in power play and death overs. They will again be hoping to deliver for the team against RR.
On the other hand, Sandeep Sharma, and Khaleel Ahmed have stood by chipping vital wickets for the team. While Sandeep has controlled the power play well, Ahmed has been good during the death overs.