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Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Rajasthan Royals, IPL 2023, Match 4 Prediction, Betting Tips & Odds

Sunrisers Hyderabad and Rajasthan Royals go head to head in Match 4 of the 2023 IPL on Sunday, late-morning, UK time. Rajasthan Royals come into this match as narrow favourites with odds of 4/5 (1.80) to win. Sunrisers Hyderabad are the narrow underdogs with odds of 1/1 (2.00) to win.

These odds from Ladbrokes were correct at the time of writing.

  • Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Rajasthan Royals, Match 4
  • April 2, 2023 – 11:00 AM GMT
  • Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Dehradun

Pitch Report and Weather Conditions

With the ball likely to turn from the first ball, this could well be a pitch for the spinners to show off their skills on. Any score over 165 will be very hard to chase down in the second innings of this game and we do expect the pitch to also do something for the quick bowlers.

The forecast is for humid conditions throughout this game on Sunday afternoon. The temperature will be at 23 degrees in the early stages but will not drop below 21 degrees by the end.

Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Rajasthan Royals – Match Predictions

There was a clear gulf between these teams last year with Rajasthan Royals finishing in second place and the Sunrisers down in eighth. And with the Sunrisers not at full strength, we are backing the Royals to come out on top.

Probable 6s

Jos Buttler hit an incredible 45 sixes in the 2022 IPL and it is fair to say that his form has been very strong ever since! With Buttler, Sanju Samson and Shimron Hetmyer in the same team, Rajasthan Royals are a strong choice to hit the most sixes.

Our prediction: Rajasthan Royals to hit most sixes in the match at 4/7 (1.57).

Probable Wickets

Yuzvendra Chahal could not have asked for a more spin-friendly surface to begin this campaign on. The spinner finished last year’s tournament as the leading wicket taker with 27 dismissals at a strike-rate of 15.1 and we are backing him to get off to a flying start in this game.

Our prediction: Yuzvendra Chahal to be Rajasthan Royals’ highest wicket-taker at 11/4 (3.75).

Man of the Match

Not only did Jos Buttler finish the 2022 IPL as the leading run scorer by 247 runs, he also ended the SA20 tournament with the most runs earlier this year. Since last year’s IPL he has also led England to the T20 World Cup as well as maintaining incredibly high standards with his ODI batting. He is one of the world’s best players, is performing at the top of his game and we can not look beyond him for the Man of the Match award..

Our prediction: Jos Buttler to be the Man of the Match at 6/1 (7.00).

Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Rajasthan Royals Preview

Sunrisers Hyderabad won only one of their last seven fixtures in the 2022 IPL with Rajasthan Royals winning three of their final four group stage matches. The Royals look to be the stronger side ahead of this game, as we explain in the team previews below.

Sunrisers Hyderabad

It is never ideal to start a tournament without your captain, but that is exactly what Sunrisers Hyderabad will have to do as Aiden Markram has only just arrived due to the South Africa vs Netherlands ODI series. They will also be without Heinrich Klaasen and Marco Jansen for the same reason. Bhuvneshwar Kumar will captain the side with all eyes on the new break-out English batting sensation Harry Brook.

Predicted XI: Mayank Agarwal, Abhishek Sharma, Harry Brook, Rahul Tripathi, Abdul Samad, Glenn Phillips (wk), Washington Sundar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar (c), Umran Malik, Akeal Hossain, Adil Rashid.

Rajasthan Royals

As one of the top three favourites in the 2023 IPL, hopes are high that Rajasthan Royals can go one step further compared to last year’s campaign.

Although it was Jos Buttler and Yuzvendra Chahal who were the main match-winners for Rajasthan Royals last year, in Shimron Hetmyer, Jason Holder, R.Ashwin and Trent Boult, they have plenty of other players who can also hurt teams.

Predicted XI: Jos Buttler, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Devdutt Padikkal, Sanju Samson (c) (wk), Riyan Parag, Shimron Hetmyer, Jason Holder, R.Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Trent Boult, Kuldeep Sen

How to Watch IPL 2023 in the UK: Live Streaming & Channel List

Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Rajasthan Royals

This clash, and all the other matches in the 2023 IPL, can be watched live via the Sky Sports Cricket channel. Alternatively you can watch all the live action on the move via the Sky Go App.

  • Sky Sports Cricket (TV)
  • Sky Go (Streaming)


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Thomas Penn

Thomas is a passionate sports fan with a particular interest in football, cricket, rugby and tennis. No matter where the match is being played, he will be staying up to watch the action!