Royal Challengers Bangalore will take on Sunrisers Hyderabad in the 52nd match of the Indian Premier League. The match will be played on the Sharjah Cricket Stadium and is scheduled to begin at 6:00 PM local time
We’re approaching the end if the IPL 2020 and apart from Mumbai, none has cemented its place in the playoffs. With 7 wins in 12 games, Delhi and Bangalore have got their one foot in the playoffs but still, they need one win to confirm their birth. Things were going smoothly for RCB but two back to back against Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians have got them into a spot of bother. RCB now need to win both their games to finish in the top two. If one analyses both their previous losses, they’ve been below par with the bat. Yes, one or two players have helped them to post a decent total but as a team they’ve led themselves down. With all the dew around, 180 is a must on this wicket. RCB need to get those extra 30 runs to give their bowlers a fair chance.
Sunrisers Hyderabad on the other hand are coming back from a massive victory over Delhi Capitals, keeping their hopes alive for making it into the top 4. The victory over Delhi will give Hyderabad a lot of confidence and self-belief. The biggest positive for SRH will be the way David Warner played in that match. Warner was consistently among the runs for SRH but his strike rate must have been concerning for Hyderabad. The last game he looked like the David Warner we all are used to seeing, at his brutal best. Wriddhiman Shaha replaced Jonny Bairstow as an opener and what a move it turned out to be. He played a brutal knock off 87 in just 45 balls, paving way for a massive total. Manish Pandey too made a solid contribution. As a bowling unit, every one delivered as per the expectation. Only if Hyderabad can repeat their last performance, Bangalore will have a hard time defeating them. At the moment, we’ll give Royal Challengers Bangalore a slight edge over Sunrisers Hyderabad due to their superior batting line up.
Date – 31 oct 2020
Time – 19:30:00, GMT +5:30
Venue –harjah Cricket Stadium – Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
Winner – Royal Challengers Bangalore
RCB vs SRH Toss Prediction
Toss can’t be predicted but with dew around, teams will fancy their chances chasing the total
The weather has been constant throughout the tournament. It’ll remain the same with temperature hovering in the high 30’s.
The match will be played on the Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah. The wicket here has gone considerably slow batting won’t be the easiest task here. Dew will play a big role and aid the team chasing. Batting first 180 should be a minimum here.
Royal Challengers Bangalore Predicted Playing 11
Devdutt Padikkal, Josh Phillippe/Aaron Finch, Virat Kohli (c), AB de Villiers(wk), Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Washington Sunder, Chris Morris, Navdeep Saini/Shivam Dube,, Isuru Udana/Dale Steyn ,Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Siraz
Sunrisers Hyderabad Predicted Playing 11
David Warner (c), Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Manish Pandey, Kane Williamson, Vijay Shankar, Jason Holder, Abdul Samad, Rashid Khan, Shahbaz Nadeem, Sandeep Sharma, T Natarajan
Dream 11 Team