IPL 2024 Qualifier 2 SRH vs RR: Match preview, head-to-head and streaming details

Sunrisers Hyderabad hold a slight edge with 10 wins compared to Rajasthan Royals' nine.

The stage is set for an electrifying clash tonight as Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) take on Rajasthan Royals (RR) in a high-pressure Qualifier 2 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 at the iconic M.A. Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai at 7:30 PM IST.

SRH enter the contest after a loss to Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in Qualifier 1. Meanwhile, RR come into the match brimming with confidence after a dominant win against Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB) in the Eliminator.

SRH’s batting lineup has been a force to be reckoned with this season. The explosive opening duo of Travis Head and Abhishek Sharma have been rewriting the record books. Their partnership boasts the highest run rate (13.65) for a minimum of 10 stands in IPL history. Their aggressive approach has also seen them become the only team to score over 100 runs in the powerplay on two occasions.

However, SRH’s batting has a double-edged sword. Their aggressive tactics can lead to boom-or-bust performances. They struggle to recover from early setbacks and lack a consistent middle order. This inconsistency will be a crucial factor that RR will look to exploit.

The Royals will likely target Head early on with left-arm pace, considering he has been dismissed twice by left-armers this season. Additionally, Trent Boult‘s ability to take early wickets could provide RR with a crucial breakthrough. However, Head has a good record against Boult in T20 cricket, adding another layer of intrigue to this matchup.

Sanju Samson and his team defied the need for momentum in knockout matches, proving that high-pressure games are a clean slate. After a four-match losing streak, they dominated RCB to book their place in Qualifier 2. While their batting might not be as explosive as SRH’s, RR boast a well-rounded bowling attack with a potent combination of left-arm swing upfront, world-class spinners in the middle overs, and experienced seamers at the death.

SRH will pin their hope on the young Abhishek, who has been in devastating form. His power-hitting prowess is evident in his strike rates – 206.9 in the powerplay, 235.37 against spin, and 221.30 against left-arm pace. Additionally, Heinrich Klaasen has a dominant record against Yuzvendra Chahal, making him a crucial player to watch.


SRH hold a slight edge with 10 wins compared to RR’s nine. Interestingly, their only encounter this season was a nail-biting final-ball thriller in which SRH emerged victorious by one run.

Chennai’s M.A. Chidambaram Stadium presents a challenge for both teams. SRH have a dismal record here, winning only one out of their last 10 matches. RR fare slightly better with two wins in their nine outings. The team that adapts better to the conditions could have a crucial advantage.


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