Rajasthan Royals, packed with several match-winning players, will take on Sunrisers Hyderabad here on Monday in a battle between two former champions, with both teams eyeing to start the current season of the Indian Premier League (IPL)
Royals have a strong bowling unit in the presence of spinners Ravichandran Ashwin and Yuzvendra Chahal. Both of them are certain to play in the playing XI and their eight overs will be crucial. The pace department will be headed by Trent Boult with the famous Krishna and Navdeep Saini to accompany him.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar will lead the Sunrisers bowling attack but he and Umran Malik will need to be consistent in their performances. Left-arm pacer T Natarajan is making a comeback and his yorker could prove fatal for the opposition batsmen. The role of Washington Sundar, Shreyas Gopal and J Suchit will be crucial in the spinners.
Rajasthan Royals: Sanju Samson (captain), Yashasvi Jaiswal, Riyan Parag, Shubham Garwal, Dhruv Jurel, Kuldeep Yadav, Kuldeep Sen, Tejas Baroka, Anunay Singh, KC Cariappa, Jos Buttler, Rasi van der Dusen, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Jimmy Neesham , Daryl Mitchell, Karun Nair, Obed McCoy, Navdeep Saini, Ravichandran Ashwin, Trent Boult, Shimron Hetmyer, Devdutt Padikkal, Pranand Krishna, Yuzvendra Chahal.
Sunrisers Hyderabad: Kane Williamson (captain), Abhishek Sharma, Rahul Tripathi, Aiden Markram, Nicholas Pooran, Abdul Samad, Priyam Garg, Vishnu Vinod, Glenn Phillips, R Samarth, Shashank Singh, Washington Sundar, Romario Shepherd, Marco Janssen, J Suchit , Shreyas Gopal, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Sean Abbott, Karthik Tyagi, Saurabh Tiwari, Fazlhaq Farooqui, Umran Malik, T Natarajan.