IPL 2018 Preview RR v SRH: Rajasthan Royals will have revenge on mind
IPL 2018 RR vs SRH On Sunday against Sunrisers Hyderabad, they will have a few more tigers to contend with: the Bangla one in Shakib Al Hasan and the Afghan variety in Rashid Khan among others. Throw in Sidharth Kaul, Basil Thampi and the Royals, refreshed and rejuvenated, might just have the feeling of being preyed upon from both ends.
There is a revenge angle to this match that might Rajasthan Royals to put their best foot forward. SRH had given the Ajinkya Rahane side a tepid welcome back to the tournament with a 9-wicket thrashing in Hyderabad. It is the Royals’ turn to play the hostile hosts.
The Rajasthan Royals bastion Sawai Mansingh Stadium has been breached once already this season and they would want to forget that as a one-off blip. Kolkata Knight Riders had used their spinners well to choke Royals and to some extent, break the notion that the SMS track helps only seamers.
Both teams, incidentally, are coming into Sunday’s game after pulling off Houdini Acts in their last matches. While SRH defended what seemed to be an indefensible score against Kings XI Punjab, Royals chased down a target against Mumbai Indians that at one stage had looked impossible. That would be confidence boosters for both sides.