Today (May 24) in IPL 2024, Sunrisers Hyderabad will face Rajasthan Royals in the Qualifier 2 of IPL 2024 in Chennai– here is the predicted XI for the match, team news, and today’s IPL match prediction for SRH vs RR.

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SRH vs RR (Qualifier 2), live score: Follow the live scorecard here

RR won the toss and elected to field

SRH vs RR (Qualifier 2): Toss updates

Toss at 7:00 pm IST

SRH vs RR (Qualifier 2): IPL 2024 team news

Sunrisers’ top two finish gave them a lifeline despite losing the Qualifier 1 against Kolkata Knight Riders. The last time they faced Rajasthan earlier in the tournament, Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s death-bowling masterclass took them over the line.

Rajasthan, meanwhile, lost their top spot on the points table due to their shoddy performance in the later half of the league stage. They eventually scampered to a third-place finish and won the eliminator against Bengaluru, gaining some valuable momentum before the important clash.

The sluggishness of the Chepauk pitch could tempt Rajasthan to field an extra spinner in Keshav Maharaj. If they opt to bowl, they can slot in Shimron Hetmyer or Rovman Powell as their impact sub, given they will probably go with three overseas players.

Sunrisers may bring back Aiden Markram instead of Vijayakanth Viyaskanth to bolster their batting. Mayank Markande will probably be their Impact Player, depending on whether they bowl or bat first.

SRH vs RR (Qualifier 2): Playing XIs

SRH: Travis Head, Abhishek Sharma, Rahul Tripathi, Aiden Markram, Nitish Kumar Reddy, Heinrich Klaasen (wk), Abdul Samad, Pat Cummins (c), Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jaydev Unadkat, T Natarajan

Impact players: Umran Malik, Sanvir Singh, Mayank Markande, Shahbaz Ahmed, Glenn Phillips

RR: Yashasvi Jaiswal, Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Sanju Samson (c & wk), Riyan Parag, Dhruv Jurel, Rovman Powell, R Ashwin, Trent Boult, Avesh Khan, Sandeep Sharma, Yuzvendra Chahal.

Impact players: Kuldeep Sen, Nandre Burger, Shimron Hetmyer, Shubham Dubey, Donovan Ferreira

IPL 2024: Upcoming match

IPL 2024 final, KKR vs winner of Qualifier 2 (SRH vs RR) – May 26, 7:30 pm IST, Chennai

IPL 2024: Previous day’s IPL match

KKR vs SRH, Match 72 (Eliminator)KKR won by 4 wickets with 6 balls to spare

SRH vs RR (Qualifier 2): Prediction for today’s IPL match

It could be a contest between SRH’s batting and RR’s bowling. The dashing opening duo of Travishek (Travis Head and Abhishek Sharma) has been a driving force for Sunrisers. Despite being quiet in their previous two matches, expect them to cash in on the Powerplay yet again to give them the advantage.

Jos Buttler’s departure decreases Rajasthan’s chances to counter that effectively.