Having lost their last four games, Rajasthan Royals will be desperate to get their campaign back on track when they face a resurgent Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Indian Premier League on Sunday.

The Royals will be hoping to have the services of Ben Stokes who completes his mandatory quarantine on Saturday. His presence will lend balance to a Rajasthan side that has struggled to find the right combination in their six matches so far.

Stokes had taken compassionate leave in the middle of England’s home Test series against Pakistan in August and travelled to New Zealand to attend to his father who had been diagnosed with brain cancer.

“Stokes hasn’t had a lot of practice, he gets out of quarantine tomorrow, so we’ll see if he plays the day after tomorrow,” skipper Steve Smith had said after the match against Delhi Capitals on Friday.

IPL 2020: After a flying start, Rajasthan Royals are stuck in a rut because of their batting

SRH results in IPL 2020

Match Day/Date/Time Venue Result Total points
SRH vs RCB 21 Sep, Mon (1930) Dubai SRH lost by 10 runs 0
KKR vs SRH 26 Sep, Sat (1930) Abu Dhabi SRH lost by 7 wickets 0
DC vs SRH 29 Sep, Tue (1930) Abu Dhabi SRH won by 15 runs 2
CSK vs SRH 2 Oct, Fri (1930) Dubai SRH won by 7 runs 4
MI vs SRH 4 Oct, Sun (1530) Sharjah SRH lost by 34 runs 4
SRH vs KXIP 8 Oct, Thu (1930) Dubai SRH won by 69 runs 6

RR results in IPL 2020

Match Day/Date/Time Venue Result Total points
RR vs CSK 22 Sep, Tue (1930) Sharjah RR won by 16 runs 2
RR vs KXIP 27 Sep, Sun (1930) Sharjah RR won by 4 wickets 4
RR vs KKR 30 Sep, Wed (1930) Dubai RR lost by 37 runs 4
RCB vs RR 3 Oct, Sat (1530) Abu Dhabi RR lost by 8 wickets 4
MI vs RR 6 Oct, Tue (1930) Abu Dhabi RR lost by 57 runs 4
RR vs DC 9 Oct, Fri (1930) Sharjah RR lost by 46 runs 4

Rajasthan, having lost to Delhi Capitals by a big margin of 46 runs, will look to stage a comeback.

An aggressive bowling display coupled with some good fielding saw them restrict Delhi Capitals to 184/8. However, the batsmen struggled to get going during the chase.

The top guns – Jos Buttler, Smith and Sanju Samson – will need to live up to the expectations by contributing in a big way.

Rajasthan’s bowling is shouldered by pacer Jofra Archer and spinners Tewatia and Shreyas Gopal.

Having a slightly better season than their beleaguered opponents, Sunrisers were on their way to suffer back-to-back defeats before opener Jonny Bairstow and star spinner Rashid Khan helped them beat Kings XI Punjab by three wickets on Thursday.

For Sunrisers, Bairstow has been in decent form this season, smashing 97 off 55 balls against KXIP, and the English opener was at his explosive best against the Delhi Capitals and Royal Challengers Bangalore, too.

Skipper David Warner, who has scored 227 runs so far, would like to carry on with his good form after smashing 52 off 40 balls in the last match.

Despite losing senior pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar and all-rounder Mitchell Marsh to injuries, Sunrisers have shown tremendous fighting abilities with the world’s top-ranked T20 bowler Rashid and yorker specialist T Natarajan dishing out splendid performances.


Mat SRH wins RR wins SRH win% RR win%
SRH vs RR 11 6 5 54.54 45.46

SRH squad

Batsmen Bowlers All-rounders Wicketkeepers
Kane Williamson Rashid Khan Vijay Shankar Jonny Bairstow
David Warner Bhuvneshwar Kumar Mohammad Nabi Wriddhiman Saha
Manish Pandey Khaleel Ahmed Abhishek Sharma Shreevats Goswami
Priyam Garg Sandeep Sharma Abdul Samad
Virat Singh Siddarth Kaul Fabian Allen
Billy Stanlake Sandeep Bavanaka
T Natarajan Sanjay Yadav
Shahbaz Nadeem
Basil Thampi

RR squad

Batsmen Bowlers All-rounders Wicketkeepers
Mahipal Lomror Ankit Rajpoot Shreyas Gopal Jos Buttler
Manan Vohra Mayank Markande Ben Stokes Robin Uthappa
Riyan Parag Jofra Archer Rahul Tewatia Sanju Samson
David Miller Varun Aaron Shashank Singh Anuj Rawat
Steve Smith Jaydev Unadkat Anirudha Joshi
Yashasvi Jaiswal Kartik Tyagi
Akash Singh
Andrew Tye
Oshane Thomas
Tom Curran

Match starts at 1530 hrs IST and will be broadcast on Star Sports network and Disney+ Hotstar.

With PTI inputs