IPL 2018, 39th Match, Sun Risers Hyderabad vs Royal Challengers Bangalore
Monday, May 07, 2018, Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad
The Sun Risers Hyderabad (SRH) are getting ready to host The Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in Hyderabad after producing a successful chase against The Delhi Daredevils. This is a must win game for the visitors and they will be under tremendous pressure coming into this game.
None will forget the IPL 2016 Final between these two teams in Bangalore where RCB fell short by just 8 runs and this encounter will be nothing short to that game. However, nothing went in favor of RCB since then as they are still struggling to win games on the trot.
RCB’s bowling seems to be their major concern, however, their strong batting line up is yet to deliver as a unit. Overall, the visitors will be low in confidence coming into this game. RCB lost 3 out of their last 4 games while SRH won all their last 4 games.
The Sun Risers Hyderabad’s journey is very great so far in this season, with their strong bowling line up standing up to defend low scores on multiple occasions. Kane Williamson has become their batting mainstay, while expensive Manish Pandey is yet to deliver with the bat.
Head to Head Record:
In IPL, Sun Risers has won 6 games and lost 4 games against Royal Challengers Bangalore in the 10 games played. In the last 5 games, SRH has won 3 games and RCB won a game with the other game washed out.
Favorites to win:
Sun Risers Hyderabad are clearly the favorites to win this game which is being played in their own home ground. Unfortunately, with the poor form they are in, The Royal Challengers Bangalore need a miracle to push for a win in this match.
Sun Risers Hyderabad: Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Manish Pandey, Rashid Khan, Shikhar Dhawan, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Siddarth Kaul, Deepak Hooda, Syed Khaleel Ahmed, Sandeep Sharma, Kane Williamson (c), Carlos Brathwaite, Shakib al Hasan, Yusuf Pathan, Shreevats Goswami, Mohammad Nabi, Chris Jordan, Basil Thampi, Billy Stanlake, T Natarajan, Sachin Baby, Bipul Sharma, Syed Mehdi Hasan, Ricky Bhui, Tanmay Agarwal
Royal Challengers Bangalore: Quinton de Kock (wk), Brendon McCullum, Virat Kohli (c), Manan Vohra, Mandeep Singh, Colin de Grandhomme, Murugan Ashwin, Tim Southee, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal, AB de Villiers, Sarfaraz Khan, Chris Woakes, Moeen Ali, Kulwant Khejroliya, Aniket Choudhary, Navdeep Saini, Washington Sundar, Pawan Negi, Corey Anderson, Parthiv Patel, Aniruddha Joshi, Pavan Deshpande