Rajasthan Royals vs Sunrisers Hyderabad Highlights today, Sunday 1-05-2021 – 28th Match (N), Indian Premier League season 14th from Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi.
SRH won the toss and chose to bowl first.
Samson: Actually, we played a game here and we batted first last game, the wicket was good. You never know what score to set. It can be 190 or 210-plus. Jaydev Unadkat is taking rest and Tyagi is in. Anuj Rawat is making debut for us in place of Shivam Dube.
Williamson: Three changes: Nabi, Bhuvi is back, and Samad is back in. Two guys back in after injury. Davey, Suchith, and Kaul miss out. We know as a group it’s important to come together and build on some positive parts. It has been tough today like I said. Obviously, the change is fairly sudden, and as a group try and improve in all facets, and hopefully, that reflects in the result. It’s important we adjust to the conditions and play with a smile.
Rajasthan Royals team: Jos Buttler, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sanju Samson, David Miller, Riyan Parag, Anuj Rawat, Rahul Tewatia, Chris Morris, Kartik Tyagi, Chetan Sakariya, Mustafizur Rahman.
Sunrisers Hyderabad team: Johnny Bairstow (wk), Kane Williamson (capt), Manish Pandey, Kedar Jadhav, Vijay Shankar, Mohammad Nabi, Abdul Samad, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Khaleel Ahmed, Sandeep Sharma.
Post match presentation
Williamson: It was a tough day and a very competitive total from Rajasthan. Jos was outstanding and had his day out. With the bat, you need a few things to go your way. For us, we’ve had a number of challenges over the last three weeks, but we keep fronting up and make adjustments. Jos and Sanju are key threats on their side, so we wanted to bowl Rashid to bowl as many deliveries to them as possible. It’s character-building for us. Fine margins and this game can change quickly. Exceptional batting from Rajasthan, but we need to build on a few things. A number of leaders in the group and it’s important we stay right. He’s a world-class player, all cards are on the table, and I’m sure a number of conversations will be had [Will Warner be back in the XI at some point?]
Samson: Absolutely, it’s always a pleasure to bat with Jos. When Jos goes on, it’s always a good sight for us. I think it was a very clinical performance. We started well in the powerplay and just stuck to our plans. It can be a funny game and they have some hitters in their line-up. I think we haven’t won as many matches as we would have liked, but it can be funny in the IPL. One ball can change the result. It doesn’t matter if I am in form, I want to contribute in a better and dominant way and help my team win.
Buttler, Player of the Match.
I think sometimes you have to swallow your ego when you’re not in perfect touch. You have to give yourself time and find your way. I tried to stay in and keep the belief that something will click. It’s a small ground. The more balls you face you can capitalize in the end. That’s been the theme of the IPL – players who are consistent have shown us. I pride myself on my performance for the team. We haven’t played our best cricket, hopefully for myself and the team we can kick on in the back half of the tournament.
Match Timings: 10:00 GMT | 15:30 Local
Umpires – Chettithody Shamshuddin, Chris Gaffaney
TV Umpires – Ulhas Gandhe
Match Referee – Sunil Chaturvedi
Reserve Umpire – Saiyed Khalid
Match number – IPL Season 14th 28th Match