The Sunrisers Hyderabad and Royal Challengers Bangalore have been opposite sides of the coin in IPL 2018. While Sunrisers have almost sealed their place in the playoffs, the Royal Challengers still have a mathematical chance to enter the qualifiers based on net run rate. Find below the possible playing 11 of SRH vs RCB.
Overall: Matches – 10
Sunrisers Hyderabad – 5
Royal Challengers Bangalore – 4
Tie/ No result – 1
The face-off between Hyderabad and Bangalore will be played at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium.
|Matches won batting first||21|
|Matches won bowling first||32|
|Average 1st Inns scores||155|
|Average 2nd Inns scores||147|
|Highest total recorded||223/3 (20 Ov) by CSK vs SRH|
|Lowest total recorded||80/10 (19.1 Ov) by DD vs SRH|
|Highest score chased||217/7 (19.5 Ov) by RR vs DC|
|Lowest score defended||129/8 (20 Ov) by MI vs RPS|
(The above stats only include IPL matches played at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium)
The wicket at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium is bowlers’ favorable. SRH who have the best bowling lineup will look to continue their winning streak.
How do the teams stack up?
The Sunrisers Hyderabad have a strong batting and bowling lineup this season. They have lost just 2 out of their 9 games and continue to rule the points table. If there is anything that bothers the SRH squad, it should be Shikhar Dhawan’s slow strike rate and Wriddhiman Saha’s form. Bhuvaneshwar Kumar who joined his team after the injury was quite expensive against Delhi. Sandeep Sharma and Siddharth Kaul also conceded lot of runs and they should address this concern. Rashid Khan’s impressive spell with the ball continues.
Royal Challengers Bangalore
The Royal Challengers Bangalore squad will work on their batting skills. Parthiv Patel played an impressive innings in his debut match against CSK. Brendon McCullum’s form has been inconsistent since the start of IPL 2018. Though the middle order of RCB looks strong, it perished in the last match against Chennai. The bowling unit of RCB was quite impressive at Pune. Umesh Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal have been the strengths to RCB’s bowling. The squad is likely to remain the same.
SRH vs RCB Probable Final Playing 11
SRH : Shikhar Dhawan, Alex Hales, Kane Williamson (C), Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Shakib Al Hasan, Manish Pandey, Yusuf Pathan, Bhuvaneshwar Kumar, Rashid Khan, Sandeep Kumar, Siddharth Kaul
Players to watch out for: Rashid Khan, Yusuf Pathan, Alex Hales
RCB : Parthiv Patel, Brendon McCullum, Virat Kohli (C), AB de Villiers, Mandeep Singh, Colin de Grandhomme, Washington Sundar, Tim Southee, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal
Players to watch out for: Umesh Yadav, Parthiv Patel, Colin de Grandhomme