The rivalry between these two franchises began in the sixth edition of the Indian Premier League and have gone on lock horns against one another on 16 occasions, with both teams emerging victorious 8 times apiece. However, the last contest saw, RR topping a depleted Sunrisers side by 61 runs.
Given that both these teams will be looking to begin their 2023 campaign on a winning note at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad. On one hand where the Sunrisers would be looking to redeem their form and pride after finishing third last in the 2022 edition. RR finished the tournament as the second-best team in the group stage, finishing with 18 points.
Interestingly, the Sunrisers have 4 games chasing first and 4 games chasing against Rajasthan. But the latter team has won 6 of their 9 contests against SRH when they have been chasing. That being said, this is a team against whom Sanju Samson loves to score runs, as he scored a team-high 512 against SRH. On the other hand, captain Bhuvneshwar Kumar has picked up a team-high 10 wickets against RR.
The last meeting between these two sides saw Devdutt Padikkal and Sanju Samson taking center stage after they scored 41 runs off 29 balls and 55 runs off 27 balls respectively. After the Royals posted a target of 211 on the board, it was Yuzvendra Chahal and Prasidh Krishna who took center stage with the ball. While the former took 3 wickets, Krishna took 2 while bowling a maiden over in the game as well, bowling at an economy of just 4 runs per over.
Being under pressure the entire game, Sunrisers Hyderabad only managed to score a subpar total of 149 runs on the board with their entire top order failing to fire. South African International star Aiden Markram was their sole star as he scored an empathic half-century in a lost cause.
This is just why Bhuvaneshwar Kumar-led Sunrisers will be looking not only to improve their claim and position in the 2023 edition but even to avenge this brutal loss against the Royals at home. Given that they will have their home fans behind them in Match 4, a newly-shaped side will be itching to make the best use of the conditions.
|Highest Total vs RR||201|
|Lowest Total vs RR||127|
|Highest Total vs SRH||220|
|Lowest Total vs SRH||102|
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