Rahul Dravid-led Rajasthan Royals will aim to get back on the winning track when they clash against Sunrisers Hyderabad in the 36th match of the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2013 tournament on Saturday.
While the Rajasthan side will be under pressure after their consecutive losses in the tournament, the Sunrisers will aim to make amends and stamp their authority over the wobbly Royals on their home ground.
Rajasthan can draw inspiration from their last win at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium, wherein they thrashed the Mumbai Indians by a huge margin of 87 runs. But after that comprehensive win, they were pummeled by Royal Challengers Bangalore and Chennai Super Kings in away games.
After their poor show with the bat against the Royal Challengers Bangalore, the Rajasthan batsmen got their act together in the next tie and put up a strong first innings total, which was achieved by the Super Kings without any hiccup. It was the bowlers who let them down and Dravid won’t like to have a repeat of the same.
Rajasthan will have to pull up their socks and all departments will have to pull together in the same direction in order to end their losing streak, as the tournament is fast approaching the business end.
Rajasthan Royals: Shane Watson, Ajinkya Rahane, Rahul Dravid(c), Brad Hodge, Stuart Binny, Dishant Yagnik(w), Kevon Cooper, James Faulkner, Ajit Chandila, Siddharth Trivedi, R Shukla.
Sunrisers Hyderabad: Shikhar Dhawan, Quinton de Kock (wk), Hanuma Vihari, Cameron White (c), Darren Sammy, Thalaivan Sargunam, Ashish Reddy, Karan Sharma, Amit Mishra, Dale Steyn, Ishant Sharma.