Royal Challengers Bangalore will take on Sunrisers Hyderabad in the eliminator of the Indian Premier League. The match will be played on the Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium and is scheduled to begin at 6:00 PM local time
RCB’s campaign in the Indian Premier League comprises of two extreme halves. In the first half they played like a team that was there to win, in the second half they completely lost their way. It’s not that they’re playing poor cricket, they’ve just not been good enough. All of their batsmen have some runs behind them, it’s just that they haven’t been able to score freely which has made them settle for a below par score. In the second inning, with all the dew around, chasing gets considerably easier thus conditions also had a role to play in RCB’s misery. So what can RCB do from here? They need to bowl first if they win the toss. It’s a very straightforward decision. However, toss is not something that’s in your control and if they’re forced to bat first, they should aim for a target of around 180. Anything less than this will be very hard to defend. Getting to 180 won’t be easy either. One would assume that Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers will have a big role to play.
For Sunrisers Hyderabad, they’ve turned things around in the most dramatic way. They’re coming back from 3 consecutive victories and are at the top of their game. Wriddhiman Saha at the top has been phenomenal. His blitz in the powerplay allows David Warner to set himself in and later capitalize on the start. Manish Pandey too have been finding some form in the last few games. Credit must also be given to the Hyderabad bowlers for keeping their reputation even after the injury to their lead pacer Bhuveneshwar Kumar. Sandeep Sharma has been brilliant along with T Natarajan and Shahbaz Ahmed. Not much need to be said about the class of Rashid Khan. The only loop hole in Hyderabad team is their middle and lower middle order that hasn’t delivered as per the expectation. Overall, it’s building up for an enthralling encounter but with momentum on their side, Sunrisers Hyderabad are big favourites to win the match
Date- 06 nov 2020
Time- 19:30:00, GMT +5:30
Venue – Sheikh Zayed Stadium – Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Winner –Sunrisers Hyderabad
SRH vs RCB Toss Prediction
Toss can’t be predicted but with dew around, teams chasing will fancy their chances
The evening in Abu Dhabi will offer pleasant weather with temperatures in the twenties.
It’s a sluggish pitch and batting won’t be easy here. Dew, however, will make batting easy in the second innings.
Sunrisers Hyderabad Predicted Playing 11
David Warner (c), Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Manish Pandey, Kane Williamson, Priyam Garg, Jason Holder, Abdul Samad, Rashid Khan, Shahbaz Nadeem, Sandeep Sharma, T Natarajan
Royal Challengers Bangalore Predicted Playing 11
Devdutt Padikkal, Aaron Finch, Virat Kohli (c), AB de Villiers(wk), Josh Philippe, Washington Sunder, Chris Morris, Navdeep Saini,, Shahbaz Ahmed ,Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Siraj