RCB vs SRH: The second match of the double header on Saturday will guarantee a blockbuster between the two in-form teams. It is a clash between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Sunrisers Hyderabad. Both teams are looking pretty strong at the moment, so it should be nothing less than a power-packed clash. Both teams will meet at 7:30 pm at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai.
Sunrisers Hyderabad are on a roll, having won their last four games in a row. The Orange Army will look to make it five in a row. On the other hand, Royal Challengers Bangalore have also played really good cricket. That is why they are sitting at number three. RCB have won five out of their seven matches and are looking quite strong. So let’s check out the complete match details and possible XI for both teams.
RCB vs SRH: Match Preview and Prediction
Royal Challengers Bangalore
Faf du Plessis has taken this team to another level. The RCB skipper has led this team from the front with his leadership and his individual performance. He has already made two 90+ scores in the tournament. And since the return of Glenn Maxwell batting is looking for better. Down the order, Dinesh Karthik and Shahbaz Ahmed are scoring runs consistently and at a rapid pace. But the concern is the form of former skipper Virat Kohli and opener Anuj Rawat.
Both batters are short of runs and, from the way they are batting, it looks like they are short of confidence as well. The tournament has entered the second half, so RCB wants both batters, especially Virat, to regain their form as soon as possible because Virat Kohli is a one-man army when he’s on form The bowling department has gotten better with the inclusion of Josh Hazlewood. He, along with Harshal Patel, is doing really well.
Probably XI: Faf du Plessis (C), Anuj Rawat, Virat Kohli, Glenn Maxwell, Suyash Prabhudessai, Shahbaz Ahmed, Dinesh Karthik (Wk), Wanindu Hasaranga, Harshal Patel, Josh Hazlewood, Mohammed Siraj.
Not many would have thought that SRH will have any impact after checking the team after the auction. That’s how they started as well, losing their first two matches by a big margin. But since then, there has been no looking back for the Orange Army. They have conquered each challenge in front of them, every opposition they have faced. And now they are four out of four and will want to make it five. The bowling department has always been the strength of SRH over the years.
That is the same strength that is coming through well this season as well. And the luckiest part is that Kane Williamson has won six out of six tosses, so that also helped SRH to come good so far. But they need to look at that case as well, because if they lose the toss, they have to bat first. Because that is not their strength. However, RCB will be a tough challenge, so SRH needs to pull their shocks.
Probably XI: Abhishek Sharma, Kane Williamson (C), Rahul Tripathi, Aiden Markram, Nicholas Pooran (Wk), Shashank Singh, Jagadeesha Suchith, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Marco Jansen, Umran Malik, T Natarajan.
RCB vs SRH Match, Pitch and Toss Update
The Brabourne Stadium is a high-scoring ground. The average score here is around 180+. But it provides help to everyone. The pacer will get help at the start, and the spinner will come into play later in the game. Batsmen can trust the bounce and play their shots from the crease. Overall, it is a complete pitch that offers help to everyone. However, dew might come into play and bowlers will find it hard to grip the ball in the second innings. The toss will be crucial for both teams. And the team winning the toss will go for the chase. Toss might be the another factor for the win. In last eight matches on this pitch, four have been won batting first, and the rest four batting second.
RCB vs SRH Head to Head Stats
Both teams have met a total of 20 times in the history of the IPL. But SRH is marginally ahead in terms of wins. So far, Sunrisers Hyderabad have won 11 matches, as compared to RCB’s 8 wins, and one match ended with no result. But in the last 5 outings, SRH has three and RCB has two wins.
IPL 2022: RCB vs SRH: Players to watch out for
Faf du Plessis has been solid at the top for the RCB. In his last match against LSG, he scored 96 runs that helped his team to a winning total. Du Plessis has scored 250 runs in seven matches at an average and strike rate of 35 and 132, respectively.
Josh Hazlewood has certainly strengthened the bowling attack for the RCB. The Australian pacer has come up with loads of experience. He has already taken the right wickets in just three matches at an average of 10.75.
Rahul Tripathi gave SRH the boost they needed in all four run chases. The right-hander has been scoring consistently and at a quick pace. He has scored 205 runs in six matches at an average and strike rate of 51 and 173, respectively.
T Natarajan has been the pick of the bowlers for SRH in each and every match. He takes wickets in the powerplay and at the death as well. The left-arm pacer has 12 wickets in six matches at an average of 17.33. His toe-crushing yorker and accuracy make him difficult for the batters.
IPL 2022: Predicted 11 team of the match Prediction
Wicket-keeper: Dinesh Karthik (RCB), Nicholas Pooran (SRH)
Batsmen: Kane Williamson (SRH), Faf du Plessis (RCB), Rahul Tripathi (SRH)
All-rounders: Glenn Maxwell (RCB), Shahbaz Ahmed (RCB), Aiden Markram (SRH)
Bowlers: Josh Hazlewood (RCB), T Natarajan (SRH), Marco Jansen (SRH)
Tips: Glenn Maxwell will be the captain of the team. Rahul Tripathi or Kane Williamson will be the vice-captain. Both teams have a good batting line-up, but SRH has a better bowling lineup. So we will back SRH to win the match. However, the team winning the toss might win the game as well.