Dream 11 IPL Match 52 Preview: Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) Vs Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH)

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) Vs Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) take on each other in the 52nd match of IPL. It is a do-or-die situation for SRH while RCB can afford to falter in this match. RCB is placed at 2nd position right now while SRH are placed at number 7th position.

 

Head to Head

 
  • SRH have won 8 matches out, RCB won 7 and 1 match got abandoned.

  • Although SRH has secured one win more than RCB; the rivalry between RCB and SRH can be termed as even.

  • In the last four matches before 2020 between the two teams, the result was two wins each.

  • In the first leg match, RCB defeated SRH by 10 runs.

 

Squads

 
 

Top performers of RCB & SRH in IPL 2020

 

RCB:

  • V Kohli: He had a poor start of the season but thereafter he has been on fire. He is RCB's highest run-scorer this year.

  • D Padikkal: He has been an exceptional find for RCB, he has been the most consistent player for them. He has scored 417 runs at an average of 34.75 and a strike rate of 128.70.

  • Y Chahal: He is one of the main reasons behind RCB doing great this season. He has picked up 18 wickets at an excellent strike rate of 15.33 and a decent economy rate of 7.23.

SRH:

  • R Khan: A lot was expected from him even before IPL started and he has proved the expectations right. His consistent performances in the shortest version of the game time and again proves that he is the best in this format. This year, he has picked up 17 wickets at an average of 14.11, a strike rate of 16.94 and an unbelievable economy rate of 5.

  • D Warner: He has scored 436 runs in this tournament at an average of 39.63, a strike rate of 134.56 and stands 3rd in the list of run-scorers. Now, if we reflect on his numbers, the numbers look great, isn't it? yet we cannot say he is having a great season as a batsman because in the last three years he has scored at a 55+ average and 140+ strike rate. He has set such a benchmark for himself that at times even is excellent stats look subdued when compared to his own past records.

  • M Pandey: When we speak about RCB we talk about big names such as Warner, Bairstow and Williamson but this man has proved his stature in this team. To start with he scored some crucial runs but didn't have a great strike rate but as the series progressed he has looked more confident. Overall, he has scored 354 runs at an average of 35.40 and a strike rate of 126.88.

 

Important players

 

W Sundar (RCB): He has been exceptional with the ball in the power play overs and has managed to keep things tight throughout this edition. He has a bowling economy of 5.65 which is second only to R Khan.

C Morris (RCB): He has played only 7 games for RCB but he has been tremendously effective for his team. He has picked up 11 wickets at an average of 15.63, a strike rate of 15.09 and an economy of 6.21.

T Natarajan(SRH): He has done a decent job for his team and picked up 13 wickets, it would be interesting to see how he fares against the likes of Kohli and AB.

J Bairstow (SRH): He is a sort of a batsman who if gets going can change the course of the match.


Special Mention: K Williamson (SRH) & AB de Villiers(RCB) these players don't need any introduction.

 

Likely Playing 11

 

RCB:

D Padikkal, J Philippe, Virat Kohli (C), AB de Villiers (WK), G Mann, Washington Sundar, Chris Morris, I Udana/A Zampa, Shahbaz Ahmed/Navdeep Saini/Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Siraj & Y Chahal.


SRH:

David Warner (C), W Saha (WK), M Pandey, K Williamson, A Samad, Vijay Shankar/Abhishek Sharma, J Holder, R Khan, S Sharma, Shahbaz Nadeem/K Ahmed & T Natarajan

 

It is going to be an interesting game today for sure considering the table positions at stake. I personally support SRH in this match because if they lose they wouldn't have a chance to qualify.



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