Yuzvendra Chahal ripped the heart out of SRH’s batting lineup the last time RCB played against them.
Last updated: 31st Oct,2020. 11:51AM
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) have done an excellent job thus far in the 2020 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). However, in order to qualify for the playoffs, Virat Kohli and Co need a victory or two in the next two games.
In their last game, Mumbai Indians (MI) beat them at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi. But despite the loss, they are placed handsomely in the table with 14 points. The Challengers are next scheduled to lock horns with the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) on Saturday, October 31 at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium.
Pitch and Conditions
The pitch in Sharjah has been an excellent one for batting. It’s a venue where hitting sixes has been bread and butter for the teams. But in the last few matches, the scores have tended to come down a wee bit.
The spinners have gotten a significant amount of assistance from the surface. The conditions will be warm with the temperature around 28 degrees Celsius. The humidity will mostly be in the low-50s.
Playing Combinations for RCB vs SRH
Royal Challengers Bangalore
Josh Philippe, Devdutt Padikkal, Virat Kohli (C), AB de Villiers (wk), Shivam Dube, Chris Morris, Gurkeerat Singh, Washington Sundar, Dale Steyn/Isuru Udana, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal
David Warner (C), Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Manish Pandey, Kane Williamson, Vijay Shankar, Jason Holder, Abdul Samad, Rashid Khan, Shahbaz Nadeem, Sandeep Sharma, T Natarajan
Probable Top Performers for RCB vs SRH
AB de Villiers – Royal Challengers Bangalore
AB de Villiers can be extremely destructive on his day. In the ongoing edition of the T20 league, the right-hander has 339 runs from 12 matches at an average and strike-rate of 48.42 and 171.21 respectively.
Once he gets going, there’s no stopping him. Though he got out cheaply in the last game, the Sunrisers can’t afford to take him lightly. The SRH bowlers can’t afford to let de Villiers settle down.
David Warner– Sunrisers Hyderabad
David Warner is the all-time leading run-scorer for SRH and he hasn’t flattered to deceive even this time around. The Sunrisers’ captain has 436 runs at an average and strike-rate of 39.63 and 134.56 respectively.
Though he has mostly been cautious, in the match against the Capitals, he threw the kitchen sink at everything. He will be looking for another’s captain’s knock next time.
RCB vs SRH Head to Head
Played- 16 |RCB won- 7 | SRH won- 8 | N/R- 1
At neutral venues (outside India)
Played- 1 | RCB won- 1 | SRH won- 0 | N/R- 0
Average first innings score: 186 (10 matches in IPL 2020)
Record of chasing teams: Won- 5 | Lost- 5
Match timings – 06:00 PM local time, 07:30 PM IST
TV – Star Sports 1, Star Sports 2, Star Sports 1 Hindi, Star Sports 1 Select, Star Sports 1 HD, Star Sports 2 HD, Star Sports 1 Select HD, and Star Sports 1 HD Hindi.
Live Streaming – The match can be streamed online on Disney + Hotstar VIP.