Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Rajasthan Royals Betting Tips: Sunrisers Brace for Life Without Rashid Khan

March 29, 2022
Zohaib Ahmed

IPL 2022
Match 5
Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai

Sunrisers Hyderabad Sunrisers Hyderabad
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Rajasthan Royals Rajasthan Royals

Four days into the start of the 2022 Indian Premier League, Sunrisers Hyderabad and Rajasthan Royals will finally get to play their first match. Their opening game, against each other, takes place on March 29 (Tuesday) at Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune. The match is to begin at 7:30pm IST.

Teams Status

Sunrisers Hyderabad

After five years of benefitting from world class spin, Sunrisers Hyderabad will finally be without Rashid Khan, who now plies his trade for Gujarat Titans.

Another change in philosophy sees Hyderabad ditching their liking for big name overseas batters opening for them. The strategy had not always worked for them anyways.

This year, they are likely to send Rahul Tripathi and Abhishek Sharma as their openers. The overseas options are saved for later, with Kane Williamson, Aiden Markram and Nicholas Pooran all options in middle order. West Indies allrounder Romario Shepherd is also on their books and is expected to provide late innings fireworks.

Rajasthan Royals

Rajasthan Royals may have underperformed for a number of years but they did well in the mega auction. Apart from being slightly short of death bowling options, Rajasthan have constructed a pretty impressive roster.

Trent Boult, R Ashwin and Yuzvendra Chahal will be their main bowling weapons, while one of James Neesham and Nathan Coulter-Nile will be the primary options in the death overs. More and better options for this specific job certainly remain a weakness in an otherwise decent bunch.

They have batters aplenty with names such as Yashasvi Jaiswal, Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson, Devdutt Padikkal, Rassie van der Dussen and Shimron Hetmyer among others.

What Do the Sportsbooks Say?

Brand Sunrisers Hyderabad Rajasthan Royals
PariMatch 2.12 1.70
PariPesa 2.16 1.755 2.14 1.71
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As already explained, Rajasthan have the more powerful unit of these two and so they are deserved favourites for this IPL fixture. Parimatch has Rajasthan priced at 1.70 and Hyderabad at 2.12. Paripesa has Rajasthan available for 1.755 and Hyderabad for 2.16. Lastly, Sportsbet has Rajasthan priced at 1.71 and Hyderabad at 2.14.

Tipster’s Angle

Tip: Aiden Markram to score under 21.5 runs @ 1.87

South African Aiden Markram has to be the most frustrating player in world cricket. Despite all the tools he always falters when placed under the spotlight. His most recent moment of frustration was when he got out for a duck against Bangladesh in an ODI recently and caught a lot of flak. This being the first game of the tournament and all eyes set on the players, we expect Markram to disappoint once again. He might find runs later, possible in garbage games but not in this one. The odds have been sourced from Parimatch.

Tip: Total runs over 338.5 @ 1.90

Their bowling units may be a bit dodgy in a few places but there are no or very few problems with their batting. We expect the batters to dominate this affair and the spread of 338.5 runs to be covered. The odds for this play have been sourced from Parimatch.


Hyderabad and Rajasthan have had plenty of close encounters over the years. Hyderabad leads the head-to-head 8-7 but the kind of roster Rajasthan has assembled, we expect this ratio to be levelled tomorrow.

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