Rajasthan and Hyderabad will play the fifth match of the 2022 season of the Indian T20 League. Both these sides have some match-winners in their arsenal, and we can expect a cracker of a contest. Both teams failed to qualify for the playoff stage of the 2021 edition of the tournament. In this article, let us take a look at three key battles to watch out for in the encounter between the two teams.
Kane Williamson vs Ravichandran Ashwin
Ravi Ashwin is a wily spinner who can cause problems for the batters. The off-spinner has played 167 matches, accounting for 145 wickets in his Indian T20 league career. Meanwhile, Kane Williamson has more than a decadeâ€™s experience of playing at the highest level. Williamsonâ€™s calmness and his ability to adapt himself according to the situation makes him a tough batter to bowl to. Also, he is very good against the spinners thus the battle between these two players will be worth watching.
Umran Malik vs Jos Buttler
Umran Malik impressed everybody with his performance in the 2021 season of the Indian T20 League. Malik can breach the 150 kmph mark regularly and can also get extra bounce off the deck. On the other hand, Jos Buttler is a batter who loves to treat fire with fire and wants to impose himself on the bowlers. This should definitely be a mouth-watering battle.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar vs Sanju Samson
Bhuvneshwar Kumar is a bowler who can get the ball to swing both ways. And, if Sanju Samson walks out early, it will be fascinating to see how the flamboyant Samson deals with Kumarâ€™s probing line and length.Â Samson has a wide range of shots in his arsenal, while Kumar is a hugely experienced bowler who has played 132 matches in the Indian T20 League.