In a desperate attempt to arrest their slide, Sunrisers Hyderabad have thrust Kane Williamson into the leadership role by removing David Warner as they prepare to take on Rajasthan Royals, who are also struggling like them, here on Sunday.
The Royals have won two out of their six matches so far while the Sunrisers have one victory from six games. No wonder, RR is placed seventh while SRH occupied the bottom slot in the IPL table.
SRH meanwhile, are coming into Sunday’s match after losing their last two matches, though they were unlucky to suffer defeat in the Super Over against Delhi Capitals.
RR VS SRH LIKELY XIs
The Royals might not want to tinker with a winning combination and are likely to go in with the same team which beat the defending champions Mumbai Indians in their last game.
Sunrisers on the other hand, confirmed on Saturday that they will be making changes to their overseas combination, starting with former captain David Warner. The Aussie got sacked from his post after a 6 poor outings so far. Kane Williamson will take charge of leading the team in the remaining games of their campaign.
With Warner not leading SRH anymore and struggling to bat at his best at the top of the order, the 2016 champions might try out destructive English opener Jason Roy for this game.
Rajasthan Royals likely XI: Jos Buttler, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sanju Samson (c & wk), Shivam Dube, David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Riyan Parag, Chris Morris, Jaydev Unadkat, Chetan Sakariya, Mustafizur Rahman
Sunrisers Hyderabad likely XI: Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow (wk), Kane Williamson (c), Manish Pandey, Kedar Jadhav, Vijay Shankar, Rashid Khan, Jagadeesha Suchith, Sandeep Sharma, Khaleel Ahmed, Siddarth Kaul.
DREAM XI PREDICTIONS
Jos Buttler, Jonny Bairstow (c), Sanju Samson (wk), Kane Williamson (vice-captain), David Miller, Shivam Dube, Vijay Shankar, Chris Morris, Rashid Khan, Jaydev Unadkat, Jagadeesha Suchith.
RR vs SRH Squads:
Sunrisers Hyderabad Squad: David Warner, Jonny Bairstow(w), Manish Pandey, Kane Williamson(c), Kedar Jadhav, Vijay Shankar, Rashid Khan, Jagadeesha Suchith, Sandeep Sharma, Khaleel Ahmed, Siddarth Kaul, Wriddhiman Saha, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Shreevats Goswami, Mohammad Nabi, Jason Roy, Shahbaz Nadeem, Jason Holder, Virat Singh, Basil Thampi, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Abhishek Sharma, Priyam Garg, Abdul Samad.
Rajasthan Royals Squad: Jos Buttler, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sanju Samson(w/c), Shivam Dube, David Miller, Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Chris Morris, Jaydev Unadkat, Chetan Sakariya, Mustafizur Rahman, Manan Vohra, Shreyas Gopal, Liam Livingstone, KC Cariappa, Mahipal Lomror, Mayank Markande, Anuj Rawat, Kartik Tyagi, Kuldip Yadav, Akash Singh.