SRH vs RCB Dream 11 Prediction: IPL Fantasy Tips for SRH vs RCB as The SportsRush helps you form the best possible Dream 11 side.
If the first SRH home game is anything to go by, the SRH vs RCB afternoon fixture tomorrow promises to be a high-scoring encounter. More so because, the quicker pitch is going to be used for Sunday’s 1st game, unlike the slow surface that was dished out for the SRH vs RR game.
Despite the surface being a little on the slower side, Sanju Samson, Ajinkya Rahane and David Warner put on a show for the crowd, and with the kind of batting prowess RCB possess, the game should be a high scoring one.
RCB are coming off a last ball loss to MI in Bangalore and would want to register their first win of the season. SRH on the other hand would want to get on a roll here and keep the winning momentum going, especially with David Warner being in such terrific touch.
Let’s get to business now.
SRH vs RCB Dream 11 Prediction
For the wicketkeeping slot, it is going to be a straight shootout between Jonny Bairstow and Parthiv Patel. Purely on the basis of skill and form, I would go in with Bairstow for this game. The England opener has been brilliant for SRH in the opening two games and it would be foolish to leave him out, especially considering the kind of deck that Hyderabad has to offer.
Rashid Khan would be the first bowler that I get into my side for this game. He won the game for SRH in the last game, getting through the defence of Buttler and then knocking away the runs at the end to win the game for his side. Every ball that the Afghan mystery spinner bowls, he poses a question to the batsmen and threatens to get through their defences. Get him in.
Yuzvendra Chahal picked up 4 wickets in RCB’s last game against MI, bamboozling the batsmen with his wide leg spinners, forcing them to go out of their comfort zone to get going against him. And all of that came after he was taken to the cleaners by Yuvraj, who hit for 3 consecutive sixes.
On a pitch that might hold up a little, Chahal could pose a lot of trouble to that right-handed SRH middle order. Get him in.m
Mohammad Siraj has been identified as RCB’s premier death bowler till the time the management decides to draft in Tim Southee. Given that he is guaranteed to bowl at least 2 overs at the death(and the fact that he has already amassed 48 Dream 11 fantasy points), I get him in.
Moeen Ali gets to bat in the top 3 and also chips in with at least 3 overs during the middle phase of the innings. On a ground with decent sized square boundaries, he could come handy with the ball as well. At just 8.5 cr, Moeen Ali is a budget pick that should shower you with points too.
Vijay Shankar has probably the strongest case for India’s number 4 after a string of good performances in the Australia series and a strong start to his IPL campaign. In his two innings until now, Shankar has scored 40 of 24 and 35 of 15; providing the correct impetus to his team’s score during the middle and the death overs. Striking with such brilliance, it would be foolish of us to leave Vijay Shankar out.
The Batsmen for this game essentially pick themselves, based on their reputation and current form. David Warner has returned to the IPL after a one year break, but it seems like the SRH man never left. In the last home game, Warner completely took the game away from the Royals in the powerplay itself, tearing apart the RR bowling unit and breaking the back of the RR total. Do not even think about leaving him out.
When Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers feature in a game, you close your eyes and get them in, especially if in the innings prior to this one, they have treated you with some brilliant stroke play. I close my eyes and draft both of them in.
Also, take into consideration that despite the pitch being a little on the slow side in the last game, a score of 200 was chased down easily. Now, with the quicker pitch slated to be used for this game, runs could flow at Hyderabad on Sunday afternoon.
For the final two spots, you could deploy two different strategies. With 16 cr left, you can either get two players for 8cr each, or opt for a dummy player worth 7.5cr and get in a decent enough player at 8.5 cr.
If you decide to get two 8cr players, I would suggest get in Shivam Dube if RCB bat first and Shahbaz Nadeem. If RCB bowl first, get Navdeep Saini and Shahbaz Nadeem in.
Now, if you decide to go in with the 8.5cr and dummy player strategy, I would suggest to get in Shimron Hetmyer. Yes, he has failed in the last two games, but if he comes to the party, he shall bestow you with more points than two bowlers worth 8cr as the Dream 11 points system is anyways skewed towards the bowlers.
Captain: Virat Kohli(if RCB bat second)/AB de Villiers(if RCB bat first)
Vice-Captain: Virat Kohli(if RCB bat first)/AB de Villiers(if RCB bat second)