Watch the live stream of Sunrisers vs Rajasthan in the 2013 IPL.
Where: Ranjiv Gandhi Cricket Stadium
When: 14.30 BST
It’s a huge match in the 2013 IPL as Sunrisers Hyderabad know that a win against Rajasthan Royals will put them in the driving seat to qualify for the play-offs ahead of Royal Challengers Bangalore.
It would mark an impressive first season for the Sunrisers if they were to make the top four, as the side became the newest IPL franchise at the start of this campaign by replacing the defunct Deccan Chargers.
A poor run for RCB, which has seen them lose three of their last five, has offered up the chance to Hyderabad to take advantage with both sides on 16 points but with Kumar Sangakkara’s team having a game in hand.
However, their last outing in the sixth edition of the tournament was a morale-sapping defeat to Mumbai Indians, losing after having set their opponents a formidable target of 179 for victory.
Spinners Amit Mishra and Thisara Perera, who have looked sharp all competition, were smashed all over the park by Mumbai’s Kieron Pollard.
They will have to be wary of a repeat performance against Rajasthan as the team have the impressive batting line-up of captain Rahul Dravid, Shane Watson, Ajinkya Rahane and Stuart Binny.
Despite the Royals having already qualified for the play-offs they will still want to finish their last game of the league in style and with the points so close at the top of the table, Dravid’s men could even finish first.