RCB vs SRH Match Prediction: The Sportsrush presents before you the Match Prediction of 54th match of IPL 2019.
The Royal Challengers Bangalore vs the Sunrisers Hyderabad, clash that has in it entirely different objectives for both the sides. While for the Challengers it’s all about leaving the tournament on a flourish, SRH are fighting to cling on by the smallest of thread to that final last 4 spot.
With such rousing takeaways to indulge us in, it promises to be a myriad match where missing even a ball might prove too costly.
Neither side will spare any expense to end up on top when the final ball of this clash is bowled. It’s the last match of the group stage for them, one last time to show that they posses in their ranks effervescent quality.
On a batting friendly surface, the runs from the bats of Kohli, AB de Villiers, Williamson and others will flow aster than water from a tap. It’s bound to be a match that sees the sixes and fours come at a rampant rate with over 180 a likely score.
RCB vs SRH – What numbers suggest?
In the 14 matches the two have contested in, the one was abandoned in 2017 without a ball being bowled owing to murky weather conditions.
Out of the remaining 13 matches as is much the case with most of RCB’s records, they find themselves trying to play catch-up with just the 5 wins as opposed to SRH’s 8. SRH had walked all over RCB the last time the two had met earlier this season with a 118-run win.
RCB vs SRH – Key battles
Yuzvendra Chahal vs Kane Williamson
Williamson’s season as a batsman has by no margin been the delightful one that had lit up the premier tournament the last time around. He’s looked out of forms with the persistent injuries he’s suffered off late seeing him suffer. With the runs drying up for him, so have SRH’s chances of making the top 4.
This is an encounter that might end up being Williamson’s last if he fails to come up with the goods yet again. He’s one who thrives on playing when the stakes are high and expect a real vigil from him come Saturday.
The only problem he’ll have in an otherwise lacklustre RCB bowling unit is Chahal. Williamson has always suffered setbacks against spin and this will be the battle to watch out for.
Virat Kohli vs Rashid Khan
Kohli’s weaknesses against the spinner are well articulated, something he’s shown treacherously this season as well. Over the past year, he’s developed a massive chink in his batting style, one of the only two weaknesses he has and SRH will be pouncing on it right from ball one.
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It’s especially the leg-spinner that RCB’s captain has had an ordeal against. Completely failing to work around the ball that goes away from him, his time against Rashid Khan is set to be an incredible headache for him.
In Willamson, SRH has a captain who doesn’t hesitate in brining the spinner on inside the powerplay and he’ll deploy Rashid pretty quickly in a bid to send back a wicket that has on its head a huge price.
RCB vs SRH Match Prediction
Picking a winner out of this one is a tricky proposition. Both the sides have their own agendas at hand and expect them to up the ante come as the clock strikes 8. This is bound to be a high scoring match, such is the identity of the batsmen who’ll be stepping out to enthrall the spectators.
While RCB have two exquisite gems in Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers, SRH have by far the more assured bowling unit. On a surface where there’s going to be no margin for error, we expect SRH to come out of this with a win and move up to 14 points in the league table.