Sunrisers Hyderabad have also lost four of their last five games, but like Rajasthan, they had a horrible start to the season and now sit at the bottom of the points standings.
Head-to-head record, RR v SRH
The head-to-head record is relatively even, with Rajasthan winning nine and Sunrisers Hyderabad winning eight. On the other hand, RR has won both meetings between these teams since 2022, including a stunning 72-run victory at the start of the season.
The surface at Jaipur’s Sawai Mansingh stadium has been slightly two-paced, causing teams batting first to struggle. The team that wins the toss will like to bowl first.
Rajasthan Royals may not be in fantastic condition, but given how horrible Sunrisers Hyderabad have been, Rajasthan has a better than 70% chance of winning.
For night games in the IPL, the average score in T20 matches at the Sawami Mansingh stadium in Jaipur is roughly 170.
Pitch and conditions
The surface here usually is favorable for batting, but the two-paced quality of the pitch this season has made spinners happy. The dew, on the other hand, will aid the chasing team in night games.
Players to keep an eye on…
RR Predicted playing XI:
Jos Buttler, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sanju Samson, Devdutt Padikkal, Shimron Hetmyer, Dhruv Jurel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Adam Zampa, Trent Boult, Sandeep Sharma, Yuzvendra Chahal
SRH Predicted playing XI:
Abhishek Sharm, Rahul Tripathi, Mayank Agarwal, Aiden Markram, Harry Brook, Heinrich Klaasen, Akeal Hosein, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mayank Markande, T Natarajan, Kartik Tyagi
Yashasvi Jaiswal: With Jos Buttler off of form, Jaiswal has gone big in recent matches and will want to exploit a listless SRH assault.
Aiden Markram: The SRH captain showed signs of regaining form in the previous game and might be a key figure if the Sunrisers are to put Rajasthan to the test on this surface.
IPL 2023, Match 52 predictions
We Predict that Rajasthan Royals will win the match based on all of the above considerations.