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IPL 2018, Match 28: FPJ’s Dream XI for Rajasthan Royals and Sunrisers Hyderabad


Rajasthan Royals (RR) will want to move further up the points table when they will take on Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) who have won two back-to-back thrilling low-scoring games. While Sunrisers are on the second position winning five out of seven games so far, Royals are placed at fifth spot with three wins and as many losses. This is their second meeting in this season. The last time two teams met, SRH beat Royals by nine-wickets at their home. Sunrisers chased down the 126-run target comfortably in just 15.5 overs. Here’s the probable dream XI for the Royals:

RR: Ajinkya Rahane, Heinrich Klaasen, Sanju Samson, Jofra Archer, Jos Butter, Ben Stokes, K Gowtham, Shreyas Gopal, Rahul Tripathi, Jaydev Unadkat, Ankit Sharma

Despite losing their skipper David Warner, Sunrisers showed tremendous fighting abilities. While revenge may be on RR’s mind having lost the first leg game by nine wickets, the home team will need to play out of its skin to come out winners. Batting lynchpin Shikhar Dhawan would be looking to bounce back as he missed the last match against KXIP. Skipper Kane Williamson is always an asset his team while Manish Pandey’s confidence has surely gone up after the critical half-century against KXIP. The world’s top-ranked T20 bowler, Afghanistan leg-spinner Rashid Khan has led SRH’s spin attack with some success. Here we see the probable dream XI for the Sunrisers:

SRH: Shikhar Dhawan, Wriddhiman Saha, Kane Williamson, Manish Pandey, Deepak Hooda, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Sandeep Sharma, Basil Thampi, Billy Stanlake, Siddharth Kaul