Shikhar Dhawan's unbeaten 77 helps Sunrisers Hyderabad crush Rajasthan Royals

IPL Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler fail as Sunrisers blow Rajasthan away

All of these players are top-notch batsmen, and they can decimate any bowling attack in the world.

Englishman Alex Hales is the replacement for David Warner and will open the innings with Shikhar Dhawan.

With him, Rashid Khan will also be in contention at the same time, extending full support to his fellow team-mate as one bowls leg-spin from one end while the other bowls some accurate medium-pace.

IPL Match predictions for the RR vs DD game will be tad hard to make as both teams will be looking to make a point.

Mumbai Indians are known to be slow starters, hence this will be a flawless opportunity for SRH to register their second win in a row and get a head-start in the IPL 2018 points table.

Rajasthan Royals: Ajinkya Rahane (Captain), Ankit Sharma, Sanju Samson, Ben Stokes, Dhawal Kulkarni, Jofra Archer, D'Arcy Short, Dushmantha Chameera, Stuart Binny, Shreyas Gopal, S Midhun, Jaydev Unadkat, Ben Laughlin, Prashant Chopra, Krishnappa Gowtham, Mahipal Lomror, Jatin Saxena, Anureet Singh, Aryaman Birla, Jos Buttler, Heinrich Klaasen, Zahir Khan and Rahul Tripathi.

Hobart's Short, who led Big Bash League scoring in 2017-18 by more than 120 runs, had a disappointing IPL debut in being run out cheaply opening for the Royals. At the auctions, they went on to make the best use of their remaining three Right To Match cards to bring back Shikhar Dhawan, Rashid Khan and Deepak Hooda.

Million-dollar paceman Pat Cummins, coming off the four-Test series in South Africa, and Brisbane Heat star Ben Cutting were absent for the Indians. Against the Royals, at home, these boys will be itching to get out of there for a swing.

Having registered a comprehensive win in their opening match, confidence is high in the SRH camp who are still in the early days of Kane Williamson's captaincy. He has a good balance of pinch-hitters and anchors, forming one of the best batting lineups in the tournament. While the bowlers look a bit rusty, Mohammed Shami, Chris Morris and Trent Boult is not a particularly bad bowling attack to have in your team. Williamson must also play Billy Stanlake, a player to watch out for this tournament.

New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson looked impressive at the helm marshaling his troops on his maiden assignment. Sandeep Sharma is another successful bowler who has been great for Punjab over the years. The other spinner in the team, Shakib Al Hasan finished with two wickets too.

Rajasthan Royals will need to regroup quickly after a heavy loss when they face Delhi Daredevils in what will be their first IPL home game in five years at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium here on Wednesday. However, even if they fail to set massive totals, they have an incredibly strong bowling line-up with plenty of variety to trouble any batting line-up. Let us know in the comments and poll below.

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