RCB Vs SRH, Match Preview
The Royal Challengers have a lot to play for in the clash, despite having qualified. A win helps them get closer to a top-two finish, while a loss ruins their chances. After all their hard work this season, to improve weak points, they would be gutted to walkout of the tournament after one bad night.
On the other end, Sunrisers haven’t got much to play for. Their side keeps finding new ways to struggle, and none of their players seem to be in form. They have given up on the likes of David Warner, and Manish Pandey, who gave them so much over the years. Apart from Rashid Khan, the bowlers haven’t been able to do much as well, leaving Sunrisers with a lot of worries.
They still have two games to go, and will hope to finish their worst season on a high. The season has seen some of their stars get dropped, and we could see a new side next season.
RCB Vs SRH, Team News
Royal Challengers have found a strong combination over the last two games. Maxwell’s form and Christian’s utility has allowed Virat Kohli to be flexible with this selection. The form of youngsters like Bharat, and Ahmed has also helped. They are likely to stay with the same eleven.
The Sunrisers might experiment with their eleven as they are out of the tournament. There is a possibility of giving David Warner a go, to thank him for his services over the years. His retention seems unlikely, so a farewell game may be given.
RCB Vs SRH, Predicted XIs
Royal Challengers Bangalore (probable): 1 Virat Kohli (capt), 2 Devdutt Paddikal, 3 Srikar Bharat (wk), 4 Glenn Maxwell, 5 AB de Villiers, 6 Dan Christian, 7 Shahbaz Ahmed, 8 George Garton/Wanindu Hasaranga, 9 Harshal Patel, 10 Yuzvendra Chahal, 11 Mohammed Siraj
Sunrisers Hyderabad (probable): 1 Jason Roy, 2 Wriddhiman Saha (wk), 3 Kane Williamson (capt), 4 Priyam Garg, 5 Abhishek Sharma, 6 Abdul Samad, 7 Jason Holder, 8 Rashid Khan, 9 Bhuvneshwar Kumar, 10 Siddarth Kaul, 11 Umran Malik
RCB Vs SRH, Players to Watch out for
Rashid Khan has been Sunrisers only fighter this season. While the other players have been patchy, he has consistently done well, and kept Sunrisers alive with his four overs. He is a bowler who loves challenges. With a strong batting line-up against him, Rashid Khan will play a key role in ensuring Bangalore don’t go too far ahead in the game.
KS Bharat has been consistent in the games he has played so far. He is mostly in at number three, and is doing well to play out some overs at a good rate. His role to see of the middle-overs and set up a launching pad is working well, and he is slowly becoming a silent star for Bangalore.
RCB Vs SRH, Pitch Report
The Abu Dhabi surface seems to be better for batting going by the last few games. The dew factor is making it easier to bat as the game progresses, and a high score is a possibility. Bowling first is a good choice with dew coming in to play.