Man of the Match: Jonny Bairstow
Will RCB get their first win on the 12th IPL Season?
Our Prediction is Sunrisers Hyderabad to win!
Host Sunrisers Hyderabad will be keen to continue the winning momentum when they take on Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the 11th game of Indian Premier League (IPL) in Hyderabad on Sunday.
In their previous game, Sunrisers Hyderabad notched up a comfortable win over Rajasthan Royals. Captain Bhuvneshwar Kumar will be hoping that the side maintains consistency with bat and ball. Sunrisers will be focused to do well in their home fixture against Royal Challengers Bangalore.
Royal Challengers Bangalore will be desperate to end their losing streak in the competition. Virat Kohli and co. will be hoping to put their best effort with the bat and ball in this game.
On the other hand, Sunrisers Hyderabad registered their first victory of the competition courtesy of splendid performances from David Warner, Jonny Bairstow and Rashid Khan. The franchise will be looking to continue their good form in this game.
In the batting department, the home side will be once again on relying on likes of David Warner, Jonny Bairstow and Vijay Shankar to do the bulk of the scoring. Opening batsman David Warner was once again the star performer in the previous game played against Rajasthan. He scored 69 off 37 balls with the help of nine fours and two sixes. He added 110 runs with Jonny Bairstow to see Sunrisers get off to a flier in the chase against Rajasthan.
Bairstow scored 45 off 28 balls with the help of six fours and a six. Vijay Shankar and Yusuf Pathan also chipped in with crucial scores to see Sunrisers Hyderabad chase down a mammoth score against Rajasthan Royals.
In the bowling department, the spin duo of Rashid Khan and Shahbaz Nadeem will be crucial for Sunrisers Hyderabad in this game. Bhuvneshwar Kumar conceded a lot of runs in the previous game and will be keen to come to put in a better show with the ball in hand.
David Warner, Jonny Bairstow, Manish Pandey, Vijay Shankar, Shakib Al Hasan, , Sandeep Sharma, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Rashid Khan, Yusuf Pathan, Shahbaz Nadeem, Siddharth Kaul
Vijay Shankar, YK Pathan, Mohammad Nabi, Jonny Bairstow, Manish Pandey, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Rashid Khan, S Sharma, Siddarth Kaul, Deepak Hooda, David Warner
The franchise has suffered from consecutive defeats in this year’s competition. Virat Kohli led-unit will need to bring their A-game to the table in order to break their winless streak in the next game.
The side certainly needs to find the best combination in order to overcome Sunrisers Hyderabad in their backyard.
In the batting department, the side looks heavily reliant on the likes of Captain Virat Kohli, AB De Villiers and Parthiv Patel to do the bulk of the scoring. The trio got runs in a losing cause against Mumbai Indians. Patel scored 31 off 22 balls with the help of four fours and a six. RCB will be relying on to deliver runs with the bat at the top of the innings.
Kohli also looked in touch good with the bat and scored 46 runs off 32 balls with the help of six boundaries. He will be looking to produce something special with the bat in order for Royal Challengers Bangalore to upstage Sunrisers Hyderabad.
AB De Villiers was the standout performer in the previous game played against Mumbai Indians. He produced a splendid innings but was unable to steer his side to victory. He scored unbeaten 70 off 41 balls with the help of four fours and six sixes.
Shimron Hetymer needs to be given more opportunities at the top of the innings. He is one player who can certainly change the complexion in a space of few overs.
Colin de Grandhomme, Moeen Ali and Shivam Dube can all score quick runs for RCB in the later stages of the innings. The trio needs to deliver credible performances with bat and ball in the next couple of games.
In the bowling department, Umesh Yadav produced an impressive with the new-ball and finished with two wickets to his name. Mohammad Siraj also picked up wickets of Mitchell McClenaghan and Mayank Markande in the previous game.
Leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal was standout bowler for RCB with four wickets to his name.
Virat Kohli (c), AB De Villiers, Moeen Ali, Colin de Grandhomme, Shivam Dube, Shimron Hetmyer, Parthiv Patel (wk), Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammad Siraj, Navdeep Saini, Umesh Yadav
M Siraj, Virat Kohli, Umesh Yadav, Shivam Dube, Prayas Barman, YS Chahal, AB de Villiers, Moeen Ali, Parthiv Patel, Shimron Hetmyer, Colin de Grandhomme
The pitch prepared will be ideal for batting. It is expected to be high-scoring game with two star-studded batting lineups. The weather forecast for the game on Sunday is going to be clear skies.
Rajiv Gandhi International has hosted a lot of games in the Indian Premier League. The average score around the venue is 140 to 150 runs. Sunrisers Hyderabad have an excellent head-to-head record against Royal Challengers Bangalore at the venue. Royal Challengers Bangalore won a game in Hyderabad way back in 2015.
The side that wins the toss would like to bowl first and restrict the opposition to a decent total. The previous played here saw Kolkata Knight Riders chase down a score of 182 runs against Sunrisers Hyderabad. The spinners will play a pivotal role in the outcome of this game.
Sunrisers Hyderabad will certainly have the momentum on their side after beating Rajasthan Royals in a high-scoring game played at home. With the likes of David Warner and Jonny Bairstow scoring heavily at the top of the innings, Sunrisers Hyderabad will be favorites to win this game against Royal Challengers Bangalore.
Back SRH for the win!
Featured bookmaker: Betrally India, 100% up to 7500 INR Bonus!