SRH defeated RCB in a dominating manner in the reverse fixture.
In a cut-throat competition between the teams to get to the playoffs, Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) will lock horns in Match 54 of Indian Premier League 2022. Sunrisers have five wins in 10 appearances while the Challengers have six in 11 league matches.
After making a terrific comeback to bag five wins on the trot, it has been a disappointing performance by the SRH team as they have lost their last three league games, with the latest one coming against Delhi Capitals. The team’s average bowling performances paved the way for the opposition to score 200+ runs. In response, the batters tried hard, but it proved to be too enough for them.
In this fixture, Sunrisers will certainly need to improve their performances in the bowling unit, with an aim to contain the opposition. Additionally, the openers need to be consistent in providing a good start to the team, with the middle-order already doing well.
On the other hand, RCB secured a victory in their last league fixture against Chennai Super Kings (CSK) by 13 runs and will be upbeat ahead of this fixture. The team’s top-order and the bowlers were up to their task, which set up a clinical performance to bag their sixth win in the tournament. The team will not look to do something different in this fixture and would need to maintain their consistency and strive to get a much-needed win to have a strong case for reaching the playoffs.
Pitch and conditions
The Wankhede pitch has been a belter of a surface and the batters will surely get the benefit of that as well as the short boundaries. With summer progressing, the spinners will play be a lethal weapon to take wickets. The chasing teams have been more successful at this venue.
Playing combinations for SRH vs RCB
SRH batters have been impressive, barring the captain. The likes of Sean Abbott and Shreyas Gopal, were included in the last fixture and are likely to retain their places. If T Natarajan does not recover, they are expected to keep Kartik Tyagi.
Probable XI: Abhishek Sharma, Kane Williamson (c), Rahul Tripathi, Aiden Markram, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Shashank Singh, Sean Abbott, Shreyas Gopal, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kartik Tyagi/ T. Natarajan, Umran Malik
Royal Challengers Bangalore
After trusting their set combinations, the team finally secured a victory in their last league match. Mahipal Lomror and Rajat Patidar have returned with impressive performances and will feature in this game as well. Although bowlers have been average, they found a new life in the latest outing and will look to continue the same form.
Probable XI: Faf du Plessis (c), Virat Kohli, Rajat Patidar, Glenn Maxwell, Shahbaz Ahmed, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Mahipal Lomror, Wanindu Hasaranga, Harshal Patel, Mohammed Siraj, Josh Hazlewood
SRH vs RCB Head-to-Head
Played – 21 | Royal Challengers Bangalore – 8 | Sunrisers Hyderabad – 12 | NR – 1
SRH vs RCB Broadcast Details
Match Timings – 03:30 PM IST
TV – Star Sports Network
Live Streaming – Disney+Hotstar