SRH vs RCB Team Prediction: Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Royal Challengers Bangalore – 21 September 2020 (Dubai). The Soth-Indian derby of the IPL is finally here.
Sunrisers Hyderabad will take on Royal Challengers Bangalore in the second match of IPL 2020 aka Indian Premier League which will be played at the Dubai International Stadium in Dubai. The two teams from South-India will collide against each other to get their first win of the season.
Sunrisers Hyderabad will have the headache of choosing the ideal playing eleven as they have some youngsters in the middle-order and they will most probably leave out Kane Williamson for this game. The likes of David Warner and Jonny Bairstow have to take the responsibility in their hands whereas the bowling looks settled with the likes of Rashid Khan and Bhuvneshwar Kumar leading the line-up. Hyderabad will definitely go as the underdogs in this game.
Royal Challengers Bangalore, on the other hand, again looks solid on paper and would like to repeat the performances on the ground as well. The arrival of Aaron Finch will make the already strong top-order much more stronger. Chris Morris will carry the responsibility to bowl in the death overs whereas Chahal will again be the most lethal wicket-taker of the side. RCB would like to start the tournament with a victory.
Pitch Report –
This pitch will not allow a high scoring contest as the average 1st innings score at this ground in T20 Domestic games is just 149 runs.
Total Game Played: 67; Batting 1st Won: 22 Batting 2nd Won: 44, N/R: 1
Match Details :
Time:- 7.30 PM, Live on Star Sports Network
Probable XI for both sides:-
Sunrisers Hyderabad – David Warner, Jonny Bairstow, Manish Pandey, Vijay Shankar, Priyam Garg, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Sandeep Sharma, Khaleel Ahmad, Shahbaz Nadeem.
Royal Challengers Bangalore – Devdutt Padikkal, Aaron Finch, Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Moeen Ali, Shivam Dubey, Chris Morris, Washington Sundar, Umesh Yadav, Navdeep Saini, Yuzvendra Chahal.
Clean-Hitters in the Team
Sunrisers Hyderabad – David Warner and Jonny Bairstow.
Royal Challengers Bangalore – Aaron Finch, Virat Kohli, and AB de Villiers.
Death Overs Specialist Bowlers
Sunrisers Hyderabad – Bhuvneshwar Kumar
Royal Challengers Bangalore – Chris Morris
5 Must-Have Players in the Squad
David Warner, Jonny Bairstow, Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, and Yuzvendra Chahal.
SRH vs RCB Team Wicket-Keeper
Jonny Bairstow (Price 9.5) will be the wicket-keeper of our squad. Bairstow announced his arrival in the IPL in style by scoring 445 runs last season which included a century and that too against the Royal Challengers Bangalore only. He is in a fine form too and will definitely be the keeper of our team in this game.
SRH vs RCB Team Batsmen
David Warner (Price 10.5) and Manish Pandey (Price 9) will be our batsmen from the Sunrisers Hyderabad. Warner is an IPL legend and he has proved that in almost every season for the Sunrisers. He won the orange cup last year by scoring 693 runs where he played lesser games than his competitions whereas Manish is also a different player when he plays at the number 3 slot. He also scored with an average of 43 last season and will be a major player of this Hyderabad side. Both of them will definitely be picked for this game.
Virat Kohli (Price 10.5), AB de Villiers (Price 10), and Aaron Finch (Price 9) will be our batsmen from the Royal Challengers Bangalore. This trio is one of the best batting trios of the tournament and the teams should be beware of them as all of them have the ability to turn the game on their own head. Virat and AB are doing the job for RCB for a long time and the arrival of in-form Aaron Finch will add fire to this team. All three of them are genuine match-winners and just cannot be dropped from the team.
Note:- Batsmen of this game are quite expensive and that’s why cost-cutting has to be done in order to make a stable team.
SRH vs RCB Team All-Rounders
Moeen Ali (Price 8.5) and Washington Sundar (Price 8) will be our all-rounders from the Royal Challengers Bangalore. Ali and Sundar will play a crucial part in this season for the RCB side. Ali has been batting well lately and will be vital with his off-spin as well whereas Sundar will bowl in the powerplay overs and is a wicket-taking option.
SRH vs RCB Team Bowlers
Khaleel Ahmed (Price 8) and Sandeep Sharma (Price 8) will be our bowlers from the Sunrisers Hyderabad. Ahmed was on fire last season as he picked 19 wickets in just 9 games. The left-arm seam bowling of Khaleel is expected to be dangerous this season as well whereas Sandeep is also a really good powerplay bowler and swings the ball both ways. He picked 12 wickets in 11 games last season. This duo will be very good for this game.
Yuzvendra Chahal (Price 9) will be our bowler from the Royal Challengers Bangalore. Chahal has been the best wicket-taker of the side for quite a few seasons now. He picked 18 wickets last season as well and has been really consistent throughout. Yuzi will definitely be picked for this game as he is a genuine wicket-taker.
Match Prediction: Royal Challengers Bangalore will be the favourites to win this game.
Top Names for the Captaincy Role:-
Virat Kohli and David Warner
Top Names for the Vice-Captaincy Role:-
Both the captain’s pick + AB de Villiers and Jonny Bairstow
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