The surprise successes face off | PunterPolls Prediction
As this season's IPL approaches its half-way stage, the points table will, increasingly, come to dominate the attention of teams and players. Not much separates two team which were widely predicted to struggle, Sunrisers Hyderabad and Rajasthan Royals - Royals have played one game less and are two points behind - and both look good to remain strong contenders for a place in the top four as the competition for points intensifies. Both played their respective previous games against Chennai Super Kings, and lost in an almost identical fashion with the games decided in the final over of Super Kings' chase.
There was another striking commonality: allrounders who played a crucial role in helping their team post a competitive score slipped up in the final over - Ashish Reddy and Shane Watson. The teams are playing each other for the first time this season, on a Jaipur track on which seamers have had considerable success. Dale Steyn and Ishant Sharma will be aware, so will Shaun Tait - it remains to be seen if he plays - and Sreesanth. Shikhar Dhawan and Watson are fresh from impressive knocks at the top of the order, and there is plenty of spunk in the middle to surge in the death overs. Though Royals may sense a slight edge playing at home, these two teams seem fairly evenly matched with the way things have panned out this season.
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Royals v Risers, two of the teams who has suprised everyone in this edition, especially Sunrisers Hydrabad. But this time they are playing at Royals home ground, and this team can beat any team at their home ground. We will be very surprise, if Risers able to pull this game. And if they do, we believe they deserve a place in play-offs.
Rajasthan have won two and Risers have won three out of last five matches they have played. Both teams have lost their last games against CSK in Chennai in similar fashion. So the team who will hold their nerves should win the game. And our experts choice is Royals.
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Match 36: Royals v Risers, 27 April
- Sunrisers Hyderabad (42% Votes)
- Rajasthan Royals (60% Votes)