Following the mega auction though both teams will come into the 2022 season with revamped squads although their skippers remain the same. SRH will be led by Kane Williamson, who was named captain midway through last season, replacing David Warner. On the other hand, RR will be captained by Sanju Samson. He was in the news for bizarre reasons recently. Media reports claimed that he had complained to the RR management over the social media team making fun of him. Later, RR claimed it was a prank, which was rather embarrassing.
SRH are likely to open with Rahul Tripathi and Abhishek Sharma. Tripathi was purchased at the auction while Sharma was bought back. Nicholas Pooran had a horror season for Punjab last year but he has been in great form and will be looking to start afresh. Aiden Markram and T Natarajan will be key members of the team while Umran Malik will provide the X factor.
SRH predicted XI: Rahul Tripathi, Abhishek Sharma, Kane Williamson (c), Nicholas Pooran (wk), Aiden Markram, Abdul Samad, Washington Sundar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Marco Jansen, Umran Malik, T Natarajan
Top fantasy picks for SRH vs RR clash: Rahul Tripathi, Kane Williamson, Umran Malik, Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson, Shimron Hetmyer
--Renin Wilben Albert