Star Wars: Bhuvneshwar Kumar v Rahul Tripathi

Bhuvneshwar Kumar will look to help SRH back to winning ways. Will Rahul Tripathi prove to be his undoing?

Bhuvneshwar Kumar has been impressive for Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in the current edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). With a total of 21 wickets from 10 matches, the pacer is leading the race for the Purple cap. The right-arm medium pacer has provided breakthroughs with the new ball and has been effective with his yorkers at the death.

Rising Pune Supergiant will however look up to Rahul Tripathi to negate that threat in the able company of RPS stalwarts like M.S. Dhoni and Steve Smith. Tripathi has been a revelation this season, coming up with a match-winning effort of 93 off 52 balls against Kolkata Knight Riders in the previous match. He has amassed a total of 352 runs from nine matches at a commendable strike rate of 155.06.

The last time SRH played RPS, Bhuvneshwar couldn't contribute match and conceded way too many runs at a poor economy rate of 9.75. Tripathi was more successful, contributing 59 off 41 balls to help his team win. Who will win the battle this time?

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