Sunrisers Hyderabad is on their way to play the first match of 2018 Indian Premier League. At the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad, the home team is encountering Rajasthan Royals. They have won the toss and opted to field first.
Bangladesh ace all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan is on his way to feature in the first ever match for the Sunrisers Hyderabad. Shakib had been regular with Kolkata Knight Riders before being released from the franchise on eve of the 2018 IPL auction.
Sunrisers Hyderabad is also going to play under their new skipper Kane Williamson who had replaced suspended Australian skipper David Warner.
Sunrisers Hyderabad (Playing XI): Shikhar Dhawan, Kane Williamson(c), Manish Pandey, Deepak Hooda, Yusuf Pathan, Shakib Al Hasan, Wriddhiman Saha(w), Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Billy Stanlake, Siddarth Kaul
Rajasthan Royals (Playing XI): Ajinkya Rahane(c), D Arcy Short, Sanju Samson, Ben Stokes, Rahul Tripathi, Jos Buttler(w), Krishnappa Gowtham, Shreyas Gopal, Dhawal Kulkarni, Jaydev Unadkat, Ben Laughlin