Sunrisers Hyderabad will take on Rajasthan Royals in the 26th match of IPL 2020 today (October 11) at Dubai International Stadium, Dubai. In this match, Rajasthan captain Steve Smith has made some changes in the team’s playing XI. He has named all-rounder Ben Stokes in the squad. So Stokes will be seen playing his first match of the thirteenth season of the IPL against Hyderabad.
Meanwhile, Smith has dropped young batsmen Yashaswi Jaiswal and Mahipal Lomror. Andrew Ty, Ryan Parag and Robin Uthappa are back. In addition, Hyderabad skipper David Warner has also given Vijay Shankar a chance in the playing XI to replace Abdul Samad.
Stokes has been in New Zealand for the past few days for his cancer-stricken father. Therefore, he joined the Rajasthan team late for IPL 2020. That’s why he didn’t play in the first few matches. He arrived in the UAE a few days ago for IPL 2020 and will return to cricket today after completing a six-day quarantine period as per protocol.
Rajasthan Royals Playing XI
Jose Butler, Robin Uthappa, Sanju Samson, Steve Smith (captain), Ben Stokes, Ryan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Shreyas Gopal, Joffra Archer, Jaydev Unadkat, Kartik Tyagi
Sunrisers Hyderabad Playing XI
David Warner (Karnadhar), Johnny Bairstow, Manish Pandey, Kane Williamson, Vijay Shankar, Priyam Garg, Abhishek Sharma, Rashid Khan, Sandeep Sharma, Khalil Ahmed, T Natarajan