IPL 2019: The Sunrisers Hyderabad looked a relaxed side as they reached the Sawai Mansingh Stadium to lock horns with hosts Rajasthan Royals. Khaleel Ahmed was spotted playing a prank on David Warner as the opening batsman failed to realise it. Khaleel seemed happy after the moment. It will be an important fixture for Hyderabad as they would like to solidify their playoffs berth. David Warner has been the player of the season for the Orange Army, he has the orange cap as he is the leading run-getter thus far in the season. Khaleel, on the other hand, has been doing well in patches.
Here is the video:
Khaleel is also the local boy:
Meanwhile, several teams in the IPL are facing the exclusion of some key players due to the forthcoming ICC Cricket World Cup and in this fixture too, both teams will be missing out on some key overseas players.
Rajasthan will be more affected with Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, and Jofra Archer, who have left for England to join the World Cup camp while Sunrisers Hyderabad will miss their explosive opener Jonny Bairstow, who alongside David Warner formed a formidable force for their side.
RR vs SRH (Squads)
Rajasthan Royals (RR): Steve Smith (captain), Ashton Turner, Ish Sodhi, Oshane Thomas, Liam Livingstone, Ajinkya Rahane, Sanju Samson, Shubham Ranjane, Stuart Binny, Shreyas Gopal, Sudhesan Midhun, Jaydev Unadkat, Prashant Chopra, Mahipal Lomror, Aryaman Birla, Riyan Parag, Dhawal Kulkarni, Krishnappa Gowtham, Varun Aaron, Shashank Singh, Manan Vohra, Rahul Tripathi
Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH): Kane Williamson (captain), Basil Thampi, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Deepak Hooda, Manish Pandey, T Natarajan, Ricky Bhui, Sandeep Sharma, Siddarth Kaul, Shreevats Goswami, Khaleel Ahmed, Yusuf Pathan, Billy Stanlake, David Warner, Rashid Khan, Mohammad Nabi, Shakib Al Hasan, Wriddhiman Saha, Martin Guptill, Vijay Shankar, Abhishek Sharma, Shahbaz Nadeem.