Rajasthan Royals have received a sensational start to their IPL 2022 campaign as they kicked it off tonight against Sunrisers Hyderabad at the MCA Stadium. Probably no one was expecting such a great performance by Rajasthan Royals but we have got to say that they are one of the most underrated sides in the IPL this season. They have got a very strong squad but still, no one has created hype about them and this makes them the Underdogs of IPL 2022.
Sunrisers Hyderabad won the toss and opted to bowl first at the MCA stadium. However, the two RR openers – Jos Buttler and Yashasvi Jaiswal started hitting big shots right from the beginning and they clearly showed what their intent was – they wanted to play on the third gear right from the beginning and they totally entertained the fans tonight.
Many of RR’s debutants gave terrific performances tonight. Devdutt Padikkal and Shimron Hetmyer both played their first matches for Rajasthan Royals and they both shines. Devdutt Padikkal showed his class and temperament while Shimron Hetmyer showed how much of an insanely good big-hitter he was.
Devdutt Padikkal scored 41 off 29 before being dismissed by SRH’s young fast bowler Umran Malik was simply fabulous. His delivery was pin-perfect and Devdutt Padikkal could not play it at all. Even the commentators were mesmerized by Umran Malik’s line, length and pace.
Let us have a look at the wicket first.
Although Umran Malik was a little bit expensive in the first few overs of the match, he made a brilliant comeback and picked up 2 big wickets. It was a performance to remember for the youngster.