Sanju Samson has a dreaded batsman, has hit 400 sixes in T20, will Umran Malik be able to stop the Royals?
Hyderabad. The Rajasthan Royals team, led by Sanju Samson, is going to start its campaign in IPL 2023 from Sunday. The first match of the day will be played between Rajasthan and Sunrisers Hyderabad. The Royals team performed well in the last season and was the runner-up. For the team, leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal won the Purple Cap by taking the most wickets and England’s Jos Buttler won the Orange Cap by scoring the most runs. Butler has hit more than 400 sixes in overall T20. In such a situation, once Samson will expect good performance from both. In the second match of the day, there will be a clash between Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore.
Sunrisers Hyderabad batsmen will have to be careful with Yuzvendra Chahal, last season he took 27 wickets. On the other hand, off-spinner R Ashwin has recently expressed his intentions by taking 25 wickets in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy. The batting of the Royals under the leadership of Jose Butler is also very strong. Butler scored 863 runs in the last season with the help of 4 centuries. Joe Root of England is also a part of the team. Apart from them, Samson, Shimron Hetmyer and Jason Holder are also adept at scoring fast runs.
Ranked 8th last season
On the other hand, Sunrisers Hyderabad have not been able to recover from the poor performance in the last 2 seasons. Under the captaincy of David Warner, he finished last in 2021 while in 2022, playing under the captaincy of Kane Williamson, he finished 8th. This time the captaincy has been handed over to Aiden Makram of South Africa. Although Bhuvneshwar Kumar will captain in the first match. Makram will join the team on April 3 after the 2-match ODI series against the Netherlands.
Mayank Agarwal has got a place in the team. Talking about the middle order, Glenn Phillips is in form. The strength of Sunrisers Hyderabad is their fast bowling, in which Bhuvneshwar is accompanied by Umran Malik and Marco Jansen of South Africa. However, Jansen is not available for the first match.
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both teams are
Sunrisers Hyderabad: Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Abdul Samad, Abhishek Sharma, Mayank Agarwal, Anmolpreet Singh, Harry Brook, Mayank Dagar, Fazalhaq Farooqui, Aqueel Hussain, Karthik Tyagi, Heinrich Klaasen, Mayank Markandeyer, T Natarajan, Nitish Kumar Reddy, Glenn Phillips, Adil Rashid, Sanveer Singh, Rahul Tripathi, Umran Malik, Vivrant Sharma, Samarth Vyas, Washington Sundar, Upendra Yadav.
Rajasthan Royals: Sanju Samson (c), Abdul Basit, Murugan Ashwin, R Ashwin, KM Asif, Trent Boult, Jos Buttler, KC Cariappa, Yuzvendra Chahal, D Ferreira, Shimron Hetmyer, Jason Holder, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Dhruv Jurel, Obed McCoy, Devdutt Paddikal , Ryan Parag, Kunal Singh Rathore, Joe Root, Navdeep Saini, Sandeep Sharma, Kuldeep Sen, Akash Vashisht, Kuldeep Yadav, Adam Zampa.
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Tags: IPL, IPL 2023, Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson
FIRST PUBLISHED : April 01, 2023, 16:27 IST