Yuzvendra Chahal needs no introduction. He was one of the reasons behind the thrilling victory against KKR after he scalped a hat-trick and a five-wicket haul in the game and followed it with an economical performance against DC.
Prasidh Krishna scalped three wickets in the game against DC, and all three included big names like David Warner, Rishabh Pant, and Sarfaraz Khan. He will be expected to continue his heroics with the ball.
Obed McCoy proved costly in the previous game, but he has the ability to handle the pressure in the death overs, and he proved it while playing against the Kolkata Knight Riders.
Ravi Ashwin can provide the crucial runs in the death for his team, and also get his team the vital breakthroughs with the ball. The off-spinner has come up as a really good all-rounder this season and had scalped two important wickets in the previous game- that in the form of Prithvi Shaw and Sarfaraz Khan.
Boult did not get a wicket in the previous game and gave away a few additional runs as well, but the unit works as a team, and there is always another bowler to the rescue if one fails.
Parag has been with the side for quite some time now, but this season hasn’t been his best. He registered some match-winning knocks in the previous two years, but has been unable to do so. He has only 48 runs from five innings, but his confidence suggests that he just needs one good game to get his mojo back.
Hetmyer has so far displayed some fine performances, and the team will depend upon him once the top-order batters finish their duties. He has been very consistent with the bat and has smashed 224 runs in seven innings that he has played so far.
Karun Nair hasn’t played much this season, but if he gels well with the batters on the other end, he has the ability to take the game long.
Skipper Sanju Samson anchored the game towards in end against DC when RR lost Paddikal in the 16th over. Sanju smashed a quick 19-ball 46 and remained unbeaten as he held the game tight.
Padikkal was brought back to his old opening duties and has been performing well ever since. He has been able to form a good understanding with Buttler as the two help their team get off to a good start. In the previous game against DC, Padikkal score a half-century as the duo shared a 155-runs opening stand.
Jos Buttler is the Mr. Dependable for RR currently. His form in the game is just fantastic, and having three centuries and two half-centuries under his belt, he will look to continue with his heroics and put up yet another classic performance.