Shane Watson
Rajasthan Royals skipper Shane Watson is yet to feature in the IPL this seasonGetty

Rajasthan Royals will take on Sunrisers Hyderabad in the 2015 Indian Premier League (IPL) at Dr YS Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium in Visakhapatnam on Thursday.

Where to watch live

The match starts at 3.30pm BST. Live coverage is on Sky Sports 4 and Sky Sports 4 HD. Click here for live streaming link.

Overview

Sunrisers Hyderabad come into this game on the back of a morale boosting win over the Royal Challengers Bangalore and will look to continue their winning run, especially since they will be playing for the first time at their new home stadium in Visakhapatnam.

The Hyderabad bowlers were the stars in the victory over Royal Challengers and coach Tom Moody will hope they continue the same, when the unbeaten Rajasthan Royals visit on Thursday.

Meanwhile, Rajasthan Royals will come to Visakhapatnam as the IPL 2015 table toppers and have not yet lost a game in the current competition.

Paddy Upton's men come into this game on the back of a thrilling victory over Mumbai Indians, and mentor Rahul Dravid will hope that his team continue their run.

The Royals are still without their skipper Shane Watson, but stand-in captain Steve Smith has led the team from the front, as he hit the winning runs against the mighty Indians on Tuesday, 14 April.

Prediction

Rajasthan Royals to win

Betting odds (888Sport.com)

  • Rajasthan Royals win: 11/13
  • Sunrisers Hyderabad win: 19/20

Team news

Sunrisers Hyderabad

Possible XI: David Warner (C), Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Naman Ojha (WK), Ravi Bopara, Kane Williamson, Parvez Rasool, Bhuvneshawar Kumar, Trent Boult, Karn Sharma, Ishant Sharma.

Rajasthan Royals

Possible XI: Ajinkya Rahane, Karun Nair, Steven Smith (C), Sanju Samson (WK), Stuart Binny, James Faulkner, Chris Morris, Tim Southee, Rajat Bhatia, Pravin Tambe, Dhawal Kulkarni.