Both teams will be going into the playoffs on the back of seven wins from their respective 14 matches.
Last Updated: 6th Nov,2020 11:40AM
Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) have had pretty similar campaigns thus far in the 2020 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). Both teams won seven out of their 14 matches in the league stage and would now be locking horns in the Eliminator on Friday, November 6 at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.
In the first round, both teams beat each other once. The Challengers would be a tad low on confidence after the Delhi Capitals (DC) beat them by six wickets. Virat Kohli and Co had a bit of a stutter in the second half of the first round.
Pitch and Conditions
The pitch in Abu Dhabi has been a good one for batting. Playing shots on the up won’t be a hard task for the batsmen. The pacers have had their say though. The dew factor is most likely to play a massive role, especially in the second half.
Hence chasing should be the way forward for both the teams. The temperature will be around the 29 degrees Celsius mark with the humidity mostly in the high-40s.
Playing Combinations for SRH vs RCB
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
Josh Philippe, Devdutt Padikkal, Virat Kohli (C), AB de Villiers (wk), Chris Morris/Dale Steyn/Adam Zampa, Shivam Dube, Washington Sundar, Isuru Udana, Shahbaz Ahmed/Navdeep Saini, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal
Probable Top Performers for SRH vs RCB
Manish Pandey– Sunrisers Hyderabad
Manish Pandey has been excellent form and is one of the reasons behind SRH’s decent show thus far in the tournament. In 13 innings, the right-handed batsman scored 380 runs at an average and strike-rate of 34.54 and 127.51 respectively.
He has lent solidity to the Sunrisers’ middle-order. In SRH’s previous game against RCB, Pandey looked good and played his strokes fluently before getting out.
Yuzvendra Chahal– Royal Challengers Bangalore
Yuzvendra Chahal is currently fourth in the list of Purple Cap holders with 20 wickets from 14 matches. In fact, the leg-spinner is thus far the most successful tweaker in the tournament.
In RCB’s first game against SRH, he also turned out to be the Player of the Match, picking up three wickets. Even in their next outing, he didn’t flatter to deceive. Another decent spell would be expected of him.
SRH vs RCB Head to Head
Played- 17 |SRH won- 9 | RCB won- 7 | N/R- 1
At neutral venues (outside India)
Played- 2 | SRH won- 1 | RCB won- 1 | N/R- 0
Average first innings score: 164 (20 matches in IPL 2020)
Record of chasing teams: Won- 12 | Lost- 8
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.