Rajasthan Royals will be looking to register their first win of this season's IPL when they lock horns with Sunrisers Hyderabad at their fortress in Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium on Friday. Both teams will be heading into this match after having lost their respective opening games. Kings XI Punjab got the better of Rajasthan Royals by 14 runs while Kolkata Knight Riders pulled off an outstanding victory over the 'Orange Army' by six wickets.
The visitors will also be looking to put the 'Mankading' incident behind and start a new chapter in the forthcoming fixture. In this match, the fans will also get to watch Australian teammates and close friends, Steve Smith and David Warner compete against each other.
However, before the duo took to the field, Steve Smith decided to take some time off and play guitar. Rajasthan Royals shared the video of the stylish Aussie batsman showcasing his guitar skills on Twitter.
Smith will be eager to make his bat do the talking against SRH after he failed to make an impression with the bat against Kings XI Punjab. He scored a 16-ball 20 at a strike rate of 125.00. Just when it looked like he was in control, his stay in the middle ended when KL Rahul took an outstanding catch to send him back to the dugout.
The former Rising Pune Supergiant - now defunct - skipper was supposed to lead the Rajasthan franchise last season, but he was left out due to his involvement in the ball-tampering scandal after he was handed a 12 month ban.
Though, the Australian will look to continue on his continue on his brilliant IPL 2017, where he was not only among the runs but also led his team well from the front. He amassed 472 runs in 15 games which included three half-centuries at a strike rate of 121.96. He also captained Rising Pune Supergiant to the final where they lost to Mumbai Indians.