40th Match of IPL 2020 Between RR and SRH

Rajasthan Royals vs Sunrisers Hyderabad

40th Match:

The Fortieth encounter of the IPL 2020 between RR and SRH is going to be played at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai on October 22nd, 2020.

RR vs SRH History:

IPL 2020

The teams completed 12 meetings, to date. RR won 6 games. SRH won 6 times, too.

The teams met thrice at the home ground of RR. RR won twice. SRH won once.

The teams met thrice at the home ground of SRH. The host won all 3 games, RR is still waiting for the first victory.

26th Match of IPL 2020 Between SRH and RR

The teams played 6 times at the neutral venue. RR won 4 times and SRH won twice.

The victory brings points:

In the group stage, the winner will earn 2 points and the defeating team will earn 0 points.

RR is currently in the 6th position. If the team will win the match and earn 2 points, then the team will come at the 4th position with 10 points in total. But in case of defeat, the team will go one position down and be at 7th position with 8 points in total.

The SRH is currently at the second from the bottom of the table. If the team will win the match and earn 2 points, then the team will come at the 5th position with 8 points in total. But in case of defeat, the team will stay at the current position with 6 points in total. In case of an extremely heavy defeat, the team may go to the bottom of the table.

Venue Weather:

The weather forecast for Dubai shows the weather would be pretty clear and hot during the match. The precipitation would be between 0% – 5% as of now, so there would be no chance of rain during the match. The temperature would be 29-31 Celsius. The wind would be around 5 to 14 km/h throughout the match. The speed of the wind and the temperature would be decreased as the match progressed.

Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai

Toss and Pitch (Record of International Matches):

Teams preferred to bat first after winning the toss, which happened 38 times out of 62 matches. The selection favored the teams, and the teams won 21 times, while lost 16 times with one tie. 

On the other hand, the team chose to field first after winning the toss, won 11 times, and lost 13 times. 

Overall, the teams, who won the toss, won the matches 32 times and lost 29 times.

The first batting team won the matches 34 times. Whereas, the teams, who batted second, won 27 times.

The lowest successful defended total was 118 on the venue. On the other hand, the highest successful chase is 180 on the ground.

The first inning lowest total was 71, and the highest total was 211 runs. For the second inning, the lowest total was 73 runs (completed innings), whereas the highest was 187 runs.

The batting average of the first innings is 21.37 and 19.06 is for the second innings.

Toss and Pitch (Record of IPL Matches):

Teams chose to bat first after winning the toss, which happened 13 times in 24 games. The selection didn’t favor the teams, as the team won 6 times and lost 7 times, though once the team lost a match in the second super over. 

On the other hand, the team chose to field first after winning the toss, won twice, and lost 9 times, though the teams lost the match in super over twice. 

Overall, the teams, who won the toss, won the matches just 8 times and lost 16 times, including that three super over defeats.

The first batting team won the matches 15 times including two ties. Whereas, the teams, who batted second, won 9 times, only, including one tie.

The lowest successful defended total was 140. On the other hand, the Highest successful chase is 179 at the ground.

The first inning lowest total was 115, and the highest total was 206 runs. For the second inning, the lowest total was 109 runs, whereas the highest was 201 runs.

The batting average of the first innings is 31.98 and 23.57 is for the second innings.

Toss and Pitch (Record of IPL 2020):

Teams chose to bat first after winning the toss, which happened 10 times in 17 games. The selection behaves neutrally to the teams, as the teams won 5 times and lost 5 times, too, though one of the defeats in first-ever second super over of the game.

On the other hand, the team chose to field first after winning the toss, none of the teams won a single game, yet and all 7 times the toss winning team lost the match, though the teams lost the match in super over twice.

Overall, the teams, who won the toss, won the matches just 5 times and lost 12 times, including that three super over defeats.

The first batting team won the matches 12 times including those two ties (super over victories). Whereas, the teams, who batted second, won just 5 times including one super over victory.

The lowest successfully defended total of 161. On the other hand, the Highest successful chase is 179 at the ground.

The first inning lowest total was 157, and the highest total was 206 runs. For the second inning, the lowest total was 109 runs, whereas the highest was 201 runs.

The batting average of the first innings is 35.14 and 22.47 is for the second innings.

History Between the Teams at the Venue:

Both the teams faced each other at the venue just once. RR won the game.

Teams’ History at the Venue:

RR got 5 opportunities to play at the venue. The team has an extremely poor record, as the team won just once, and lost 4 times, though the only victory for the team against SRH, only. SRH got 7 opportunities to play at the place. The team had an above-average record at the place, as the team won 4 games and lost thrice.

Tentative XI for both the Teams:

Rajasthan Royals:

The team would prefer to go with the winning combination, but J. Unadkat may get a chance due to just one left-hand batsman in the opposite team.

Rajasthan Royals Eleven: R. Uthappa, J. Buttler, S. Samson, S. Smith, B. Stokes, R. Parag, R. Tewatia, J. Archer, S. Gopal, K. Tyagi, J. Unadkat / A. Rajpoot

Sunrisers Hyderabad:

The team may face a forced change of injured K. Williamson and M. Nabi may get a place. K. Ahmed may get a chance due to his left-arm pace in place of B. Thampi

Sunrisers Hyderabad Eleven: D. Warner, J. Bairstow, M. Pandey, K. Williamson / M. Nabi, P. Garg, V. Shankar, A. Samad, R. Khan, S. Sharma, K. Ahmed / B. Thampi, T. Natarajan