Rajasthan Royals have won four matches on the trot in IPL 2014 © PTI
Rajasthan Royals have won four matches on the trot in IPL 2014 © PTI


Rajasthan Royals play Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2014 on May 8. This is Match 30 of IPL 7. Rajasthan are in third position in the Points Table. Hyderabad sit in seventh place in the standings. Pt. Anil Chaubey makes the predictions for the Rajasthan vs Hyderabad match.


After an indifferent start in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2014, Rajasthan Royals have won four matches in-a-row to climb up to third position in the table. They have 10 points after seven matches with five wins in total. A victory will keep them in third position, but equal on points with Kings XI Punjab and Chennai Super Kings. Sunrisers Hyderabad have not had the best of seasons in the IPL. They have played six matches and lost four to sit at seventh place with four points.


Key Players: Ajinkya Rahane, Shane Watson and Sanju Samson are the players to be key for Rajasthan Royals in this match. It is not a surprise that the trio are important for Rajasthan’s chances, but they have also been consistent. For Sunrisers Hyderabad, Shikhar Dhawan, Aaron Finch and David Warner are expected to excel. These are the top-three batsmen and if they get going, the opposition bowlers will find it extremely difficult to keep the runs down.


Who will win: Rajasthan Royals are expected to extend their winning run in IPL 2014 to five matches. They will too good for Hyderabad at Ahmedabad on May 8. This will take Watson’s side to 12 points in the IPL 7 Points Table. Hyderabad will languish in seventh position after the defeat. Dhawan’s team will need a miracle to qualify for the play-offs.


Match Date   May 8, 2014 8pm
Hyderabad Rajasthan
Who will bat first? Yes
Key players  Hits Shikhar Dhawan Ajinkya Rahane
Aaron Finch Shane Watson
David Warner Sanju Samson
 Flops Dale Stein Rajat Bhatia
Bhuvneshwar Kumar Stuart Binny
Score First 10 overs 70-90/3 70-95/3
Next 10 overs 70-90/4 80-95/3
Total 160-180/6 175-190/6
Winner Yes


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(Pandit Anil Chaubey is a renowned astrologer, based in New Delhi. He started learning astrology at a very young age and has been making accurate predictions and providing astrology based solutions for his clients in India and abroad. He has devised his own mechanisms to make precise predictions, which his clients have found really useful in life and business. He writes regular columns on box office prediction for movies and astrology based customised predictions for celebrities)