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IPL 2022: SRH vs RR Match 5 Predicted Playing 11 for both the Teams

IPL 2022 SRH vs RR: Sunrisers Hyderabad take on Rajasthan Royals in match 5 as we look at the predicted playing 11 of both the teams. 

It’s match 5 of IPL 2022, and we have the Orange Army, Sunrisers Hyderabad taking on the Pink Army, Rajasthan Royals. Until now, all big teams have lost the plot as CSK, MI, RCB, and LSG have begun their 2022 campaign with a loss against KKR, DC, PBKS, and GT respectively.

Match 5, which also happens to be the last match of the first set of matches between all the teams promises a close contest. Both teams are not affected by the availability of any player as all their key first-choice players are available. So, expect a close encounter between them as their strongest team is also more or less similar.

Talking about their recent form since 2019, SRH couldn’t qualify for the Playoffs in 2021, but made it to the Playoffs in 2019 and 2020. For RR, the situation is bad as they couldn’t qualify for the Playoffs since 2019. The last time they made it to the Playoffs was in 2018 under the leadership of Ajinkya Rahane. 

So, with the available players in the pool, let’s have a look at the best predicted playing 11 for Match 5 SRH vs RR for IPL 2022. Before that, let’s quickly skim through the key match details.

Match Details:

  • Type: IPL 2022 Match 5 – SRH vs RR
  • When: March 29, 2022
  • Where: Pune
  • Time: 7:30 pm IST

IPL 2022 SRH vs RR: Predicted Playing XI for Sunrisers Hyderabad

The first question for Sunrisers Hyderabad would be on their opening combination. With as many as 4 opening choices available, it would be interesting to see what they opt for. As per the management of SRH post Auction, Kane Williamson and Abhishek Sharma should be the opening combination for SRH; at least for the initial few matches.

These two should be followed by a strong middle-order trio of Rahul Tripathi, Aiden Markram, and Nicholas Pooran; the batting-order might differ though with Pooran at 3 and Tripathi as a finisher. The finishing duties shall lie with Abdul Samad, Romario Shephard, and Washington Sundar.

Coming to bowling, SRH would be relying on their Indian contingent led by Bhuvneshwar Kumar and T Natarajan. The third pacer could see a battle between Umran Malik and Kartik Tyagi. While Kartik should play given the experience, expect SRH to go ahead with Umran being a retained pacer. Meanwhile, Sundar, Abhishek, and Shephard should add good support to the bowling unit.  

IPL 2022 SRH vs RR: Predicted Playing 11 for Sunrisers Hyderabad

Kane Williamson (C), Abhishek Sharma, Rahul Tripathi, Aiden Markram, Nicholas Pooran (WK), Abdul Samad, Romario Shephard, Washington Sundar, Umran Malik, Bhuvneshwar Kumar & T Natarajan

IPL 2022 SRH vs RR: Predicted Playing XI for Rajasthan Royals

Rajasthan Royals’ first question would be how will they tackle their all-rounder situation. They only have 1 solid option in the form of Jimmy Neesham if you consider Ravichandran Ashwin as a pure bowler. Whereas the likes of Riyan Parag and Yashasvi Jaiswal are more of part-time spin options.

In all likelihood, Riyan Parag should play as a finisher at 6 alongside Shimron Hetmyer. Ravichandran Ashwin could be the bowling all-rounder of the team at number 7. Jimmy Neesham could be a good bet, but to strengthen the bowling, Counter-Nile could come in at 8, who can also give decent runs down the order. 

The top-order for RR shall rely on Jos Buttler, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Devdutt Padikkal, and Sanju Samson. The young guns, Devdutt Padikkal and Yashasvi Jaiswal are nicely sandwiched between experienced Jos Buttler and Sanju Samson, but their batting-order can change.

The bowling for RR look strong with Trent Boult, Prasidh Krishna, Yuzvendra Chahal, Nathan Coulter-Nile, and Ravichandran Ashwin. A superb combination of spin and pace. However, the only thing they could rue is the lack of a sixth bowler. With this bowling line-up, they will have to rely on Riyan Parag and Yashasvi Jaiswal for a few part-time overs.   

IPL 2022 SRH vs RR: Predicted Playing 11 for Rajasthan Royals

Jos Buttler, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Devdutt Padikkal, Sanju Samson (C&WK), Shimron Hetmyer, Riyan Parag, Ravichandran Ashwin, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Trent Boult, Prasidh Krishna & Yuzvendra Chahal

So, that completes the match preview and predicted playing 11 for both the teams. Overall, both teams are nicely balanced, and with all their players available, expect it to be a thrilling contest. How will the Pune pitch behave is yet to be seen, but the bowling attack is stronger at both ends. 

Top 11 Fantasy Players for SRH vs RR: 

Batters: Devdutt Padikkal, Kane Williamson & Rahul Tripathi

WKs: Jos Buttler, Nicholas Pooran & Sanju Samson

All-rounders: Abhishek Sharma & Washington Sundar

Bowlers: Trent Boult, Yuzvendra Chahal & T Natarajan

CVC Choice: Kane Williamson & Sanju Samson

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