Sunrisers Hyderabad and Rajasthan Royals, two former champions in the Indian Premier League, will kick off their 2022 season against each other on March 29. The two have been very competitive against each other in recent times, making this SRH vs RR prediction, not an easy one.
Sunrisers Hyderabad were pretty consistent for several years, making the playoffs for five consecutive years until the disastrous 2021 season. The Royals were the inaugural champions but haven’t been able to make the playoffs in years.
SRH and RR, both have managed to win a IPL trophy only once in the IPL history.Cricket Betting
Ahead of the IPL 2022, the eight existing teams were tasked with rebuilding their squad from scratch in the mega auction. SRH had a bitter fallout and released David Warner, Rashid Khan, and Jonny Bairstow.
They opted to retain Kane Williamson, Abdul Samad, and Umran Malik. RR, on the other hand, retained Sanju Samson, Jos Buttler and Yashasvi Jaiswal. They released Ben Stokes and Jofra Archer due to availability concerns according to the latest cricket news.
SRH will play this season without their former star players like David Warner and Rashid Khan.Cricket Betting
SRH and RR are placed into two separate groups for the upcoming IPL edition and will only face each other once in the league stage. Overall, RR looks like a much stronger side courtesy of a strong core and some excellent picks.
As such, the RR vs SRH prediction will favor the Royals.
Sunrisers Hyderabad and Rajasthan Royals have had a neck and neck record in the IPL history. They have competed against each in 15 matches, of which, SRH have claimed 8 while RR have won 7 games.
The SRH vs RR match prediction isn’t as straightforward even if cricket news and updates from the field could indicate a bias. We will try to pick up some clues to determine who will have an advantage heading into the new season.
Coming to their squads for the upcoming season, SRH have a batting line-up with several good support players but lacks proven star power.
In the bowling department, they have two injury-prone seamers in Bhuvneshwar and Natarajan while Tyagi and Malik are inexperienced. The spin department has Washington Sundar and Shreyas Gopal, which isn’t quite potent.
It’s a tough competition between RR (5 wins) and SRH (4 wins) when it comes to playing on a neutral venues in the IPL.Cricket Betting
Sunrisers didn’t have a great time in the auction, being on the losing side of the bids of some of their important targets. They managed to get a couple of quality overseas picks in Aiden Markram and Nicholas Pooran.
They also got Bhuvneshwar Kumar and T Natarajan back while also bringing in Kartik Tyagi and Washington Sundar. Wasting three overseas spots for one bowling all-rounder spot wasn’t a smart move.
The Royals had some good picks in the auction such as Shimron Hetmyer, Ravichandran Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, and Trent Boult, all likely playing XI candidates, and this could swing the RR vs SRH match prediction and cricket news RR’s way in the 2022 Indian Premier League.
Going for Devdutt Padikkal wasn’t a great move for them. Rajasthan Royal bought back their promising Indian star Riyan Parag. Nathan Coulter-Nile was preferred as the bowling all-rounder with Jimmy Neesham and Daryl Mitchell as backups. Rassie van der Dussen was a quality pick.
RR, on the other hand, have a batting line-up of Jos Buttler, Devdutt Padikkal, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sanju Samson, Shimron Hetmyer, and Riyan Parag, who will likely form six of the eventual playing XI and affect the SRH vs RR today match prediction. Jaiswal will have to bat out of position but he has the skill set to do well.
They have Trent Boult, Prasidh Krishna and Nathan Coulter-Nile as the seam bowling unit. While it isn’t great, it should do well against the SRH line-up.
They have the best spin attack in the league, comprising Ravichandran Ashwin and Yuzvendra Chahal, both of whom should be in the playing XI.
Their respective squad composition for the upcoming edition tilts the balance in the favour of the Rajasthan Royals. The IPL match prediction for the RR vs SRH contest in the upcoming season will incline towards Rajasthan Royals.
Sunrisers have a slight edge in the RR vs SRH head to head record over the years in the Indian Premier League. They have a 53% overall win record against RR, which rises to 80% when they chase the target. At home, they have a 100% record, having won 3 out of 3 clashes in IPL T20.
The Royals’ overall win percentage of 47% rises to 60% when they bat second and to 67% when they play at home. RR have won 6 out of 10 matches while chasing the target.
Talking about the matches played in India, SRH have won 6 out of 11 clashes between the two while RR have won 5. There’s nothing to separate the two teams in the recent seasons as well. They have claimed a match each in the last three consecutive editions.
|Head to Head||SRH Played||SRH Won||SRH Win %||RR Played||RR Won||RR Win %|
In 2019, when these teams last met in India in the Indian Premier League, in the first game, RR skipper Steve Smith decided to bowl first and his entire team backed him up to restrict the Sunrisers at 160 for 8 even when the pitch report suggested a higher total was there for the taking.
Even in the second innings, Liam Livingstone and Ajinkya Rahane gave a beautiful opening partnership of 78 runs after which the skipper had a strong 55-run partnership with Sanju Samson that finally took the Royals towards their victory. Rajasthan Royals defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad in their home game by 7 wickets.
The Royals have the highest team total in this rivalry to their name. They had posted 220 once while SRH’s highest team total reads 201. As for the lowest totals, RR were shot out for 102 once. The lowest team total by SRH was 127.
Rajasthan Royals have an impressive average first innings score of 172. Sunrisers, on the other hand, have scored 148 on average when they bat first.
|Head to Head||SRH||RR|
|Highest Team Score||201||220|
|Lowest Team Score||127||102|
|Average 1st Inn Score||148||172|
|Average 2nd Inn Score||163||142|
Sanju Samson has been magnificent when it comes to the RR vs SRH head to head battles. He has amassed 512 runs against the Sunrisers from 14 innings at an average of 43 and strike rate of 130 in the IPL T20, standing out each time irrespective of what the pitch report said. Shikhar Dhawan has the most runs for SRH, having scored 253.
James Faulkner is the leading wicket-taker in this SRH vs RR head to head record with 12 scalps to his name. Bhuvneshwar Kumar has picked 10 wickets for SRH.
|Head to Head||SRH||RR|
|Most Runs||253 – Shikhar Dhawan||512 – Sanju Samson|
|Highest Individual Score||83* – Manish Pandey||124 – Jos Buttler|
|Most Wickets||10 – Bhuvneshwar Kumar||12 – James Faulkner|
|Best Bowling Figures||4/14 – Bhuvneshwar Kumar||5/16 – James Faulkner|
The second meeting was a far higher scoring game as the pitch report predicted, and much more exciting. SRH vs RR 2019 saw just under 400 runs in 39 overs, an incredible scoring rate by both teams.
Rajasthan went into bat first and they were inches away from scoring 200 runs. Sanju Samson score an unbeaten 102 from just 55 runs to lead his team, he was brilliant in the game but not good enough to take them to victory.
Sunrisers Hyderabad went out knowing that 200 was needed and they scored 201/5 from 19 overs to give them a five-wicket win with six balls remaining. This was a team effort too, their top scorer was David Warner and he scored 69 runs from 37 deliveries, while Jonny Bairstow and Vijay Shankar both made over 30 in the chase too.
Rashid Khan took home the man of the match award after being there with the bat to help his team over the line at the end of the game, and he also took a wicket in the first innings with the ball too.
RR and SRH will face each other at MCA Stadium in Pune, which will be a neutral venue for both teams. Their record at neutral doesn’t tell much either as RR are only marginally ahead with a 5-4 scoreline in the IPL T20.
|Tournament||Match Date||Venue||Match Winner||Margin|
|IPL 2022||3/29/2022||Pune||RR||Won by 61 runs|
|IPL 2021||9/27/2021||Dubai||SRH||Won by 7 wickets|
|IPL 2021||5/2/2021||Delhi||RR||Won by 55 runs|
|IPL 2020||10/22/2020||Dubai||SRH||Won by 8 wickets|
|IPL 2020||10/11/2020||Dubai||RR||Won by 5 wickets|
|IPL 2019||4/27/2019||Jaipur||RR||Won by 7 wickets|
|IPL 2019||3/29/2019||Hyderabad||SRH||Won by 5 wickets|
|IPL 2018||4/29/2018||Jaipur||SRH||Won by 11 runs|
|IPL 2018||4/9/2018||Hyderabad||SRH||Won by 9 wickets|
|IPL 2015||5/7/2015||Mumbai||SRH||Won by 7 runs|
|IPL 2015||4/16/2015||Visakhapatnam||RR||Won by 6 wickets|
|IPL 2014||5/8/2014||Ahmedabad||SRH||Won by 32 runs|
|IPL 2014||4/18/2014||Abu Dhabi||RR||Won by 4 wickets|
|IPL 2013||5/22/2013||Delhi||RR||Won by 4 wickets|
|IPL 2013||5/17/2013||Hyderabad||SRH||Won by 23 runs|
|IPL 2013||4/27/2013||Jaipur||RR||Won by 8 wickets|
Sunrisers Hyderabad have been a more fortunate side when it comes to the SRH vs RR toss results but not by much. Out of 15 matches between the two, SRH have won the RR vs SRH toss on 8 instances while RR have won it 7 times.
SRH have elected to bat first in five of those eight games and they’ve won 50% of matches when the RR vs SRH toss favored them, thus suggesting a neutral effect to the win.
RR have chosen to bowl first in five of the seven games they’ve won the toss in. Their win percentage reads 43% after winning the toss.
The toss may not play a huge role in the RR vs SRH clash in the upcoming season.
In our SRH vs RR betting tips, look out for Jos Buttler as the player of the match. Other popular options in the RR vs SRH betting tips include Sanju Samson, Trent Boult, and Yuzvendra Chahal.
Despite trailing marginally in the overall scoreline, Rajasthan Royal will be favorites between these two teams in the upcoming season as the Royals are a considerably better side.
Jos Buttler with the bat and Yuzi Chahal with the ball, will be the players to watch out for in this battle.Cricket Betting
RR vs SRH match prediction and betting tips could also hinge on some of the big players who can take the pitch report out of the equation.
The complete RR vs SRH betting tips will be available 3 days before the match.
SRH lead the head to head scoreline by a narrow margin, having won 8 matches compared to 7 by RR.
SRH and RR have faced each other only once in the knockout stages – the 2013 Eliminator – in which SRH came out victorious.
SRH have won the toss on eight occasions out of 15 matches while RR have won it on seven instances. However, the general odds for the toss remain equal.
SRH lacks the proven star players in their ranks while RR have all the tools to dominate SRH in the upcoming season. Expect the Royals to come out on top in the IPL 2022 clash.