Sunrisers Hyderabad will travel to the Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur to face the home team Rajasthan Royals on April 29, 2018. The afternoon game is set to begin at 4:00 PM IST. The teams met once before in this year's tournament, where Sunrisers fetched an easy victory back home by nine wickets.

Hyderabad has won back-to-back games after defending low scores on both the occasions while Royals won a dramatic thriller against Mumbai at this very venue a few days back. Both teams will be high on confidence looking to continue marching in the VIVO IPL 2018. Rajasthan is at the fifth position with six points from alike matches, while Sunrisers have collected 10 points from seven games and are 2nd on the points table.

Sunrisers Hyderabad:

There is a cloud over Bhuvaneshwar Kumar's availability, but Sandeep Sharma and Basil Thampi have stepped up quite well in his and Billy Stanlake's absence. The spin department looks nicely settled with Nabi, Shakib, and Rashid Khan doing well too. Batting hasn't looked great lately, but the bowlers have made up for it. They are unlikely to be unchanged Bhuvi sits out from this game too.

Rajasthan Royals:

They have found the right balance with the bat and ball after Jofra Archer came back from injury in the last game. The XI will be the same if there is no injury scare to anyone, but the focus will be on the middle order to fire this time as they haven't really been at their best.

Pitch report:

There were good enough spin and slowness to the wicket in the last game, and that might still be there. The long boundaries will ensure there is a good balance between bat and ball in this crucial face-off. Overall, it will be a good game to watch.

Weather in Jaipur:

There is absolutely no chance of rain, but it will be a really hot day as the temperature might be over 40 degrees Celsius.

Match 2:

Royal Challengers Bangalore will host Kolkata Knight Riders at the M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru on April 29, 2018, at 8:00 IST PM.

This will be the second meeting for both teams in this year's VIVO IPL.

Previously, Kolkata beat RCB by four wickets back home at Eden Gardens in the team's opening match of their campaign this year. Sunil Narine had smashed a 17-ball 50 to snatch the man of the match award and the game too.

Both teams are under pressure having lost their respective previous games. Kolkata is in the middle of the table with six points from seven games while RCB is at the sixth position with four points from six matches.

Kolkata Knight Riders:

They are still a settled unit, it's just the matter of time for the performances to come at the right team. Mitchell Johnson came back into the XI in the last match but didn't impress much, but he might still together playing. Rest of the XI might be the same, even after the loss against Delhi Daredevils at Kotla in the last game as the management has shown faith in the similar unit throughout this season.

Royal Challengers Bangalore:

They still have a few concerns with their bowling after they failed to defend a 200-plus score against CSK at Bengaluru in their last game. The batting fired well, with runs coming from ABD and DeKock in the previous match. The death overs bowling has been quite poor, so we might see Chris Woakes coming back at the expense of either Colin DeGrahhomme or Corey Anderson.

Chinnaswamy Pitch :

The Chinnaswamy pitch has been the best batting surface in this season, and we might see another high-scoring encounter here. If the teams bat well, they will see no respite for the bowlers. The key will be the shot-making in the middle overs.

Bangalore Weather:

Afternoon showers are expected, but there are low chances of rain in the evening. It still will be a hot and humid day. We can hope that the game is not hit rains as it will be an important game for both the teams.

Where to watch:

The live coverage of both the matches will be telecasted on the Star Sports Network and Hotstar.com simultaneously.

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