Rajasthan Royals will face Sunrisers Hyderabad today, with both teams hoping to start the Indian Premier League (IPL) season with a win. The Royals’ batting will be heavily reliant on the performance of skipper Sanju Samson, who has been with the team for a few years but has failed to deliver as expected. Every year, Samson has performed admirably in one or two games, but if the Royals are to win their second title, he must be more consistent. This will give Samson a chance to cement his spot in India’s T20 World Cup team, which will be held later this year.
Rajasthan already had Yashaswi Jaiswal and Jos Buttler as established openers. This time, Devdutt Padikkal has joined the team. There may be some confusion about the opening slot in such a situation. Yashasvi and Jos Buttler, on the other hand, are more likely to be entrusted with the task of opening. Sanju Samson could come in at number four, while Devdutt could come in at number three. The Royals have power hitters Shimron Hetmyer, Jimmy Neesham, and Riyan Parag in the middle of the lineup. With Ravichandran Ashwin and Yuzvendra Chahal on the spin front, the Royals have a strong bowling unit. Both are certain to be included in the starting XI. Trent Boult will lead the fast bowling department, and he will be accompanied by the famous Krishna.