Live Score: RR vs SRH IPL 2013 Eliminator Rajasthan vs Hyderabad
RR vs SRH Live Scorecard - Rajasthan Royals vs Sunrisers Hyderabad Live Score of Pepsi IPL 2013 Eliminator, Played at Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi on 22nd May 2013.
It will take some time for Rajasthan Royals players to get over the spot-fixing trauma, but at this moment, they are aiming for a good show in the Eliminator.
Since the ugly revelations of the spot-fixing Scandal followed by the arrests of three of its players, including India international S Sreesanth, cricketing matters have taken a backseat for the champions of the first edition of the IPL.
One can expect the Sunrisers to be overwhelming favourites as they don't have to deal with the demons of an ugly controversy that has shaken the cricketing establishment.
For Rajasthan Royals and especially their skipper Rahul Dravid, it will be a challenge to go out in the field shedding inhibitions and perform to the best of their abilities.
Will Rahul Dravid have the same confidence when he hands over the ball to a particular bowler? Can he change the batting order randomly without having a crease on his forehead? These are question that will only be answered on Wednesday.
The Sunrisers, on the other hand, have been an unit that largely relied on its bowlers, including world's No 1 fast bowler Dale Steyn (18 wickets), leggie Amit Mishra (20) and all-rounder Thisara Perera (19 wickets and 222 runs).
Mishra, with good support from young leggie Karan Sharma, has been brilliant in the middle overs. Not only has Mishra been successful in stemming the flow of runs but also provided lot of breakthroughs with classical leg breaks and googlies.
Batting has been a real concern for the Sunrisers as none of their willow-wielders have been able to even tally a total of 300-runs in the league stage. Parthiv Patel (293 runs) has been their top-scorer but has only managed one half-century.
Shikhar Dhawan has made a decent comeback from injury with three 50's in nine games with a total of 278 runs but one expects more from the talented left-hander. That he will be playing at the Feroze Shah Kotla -- a ground that he knows like the back of his palm -- would surely give him some confidence.
Rajasthan Royals has been a side that has been formidable at home with Shane Watson (513 runs and 11 wickets) being a premier performer.
Nearing 41, Dravid's intensity, integrity and passion for the team has been phenomenal as he has managed an impressive 416 runs with four 50s.