RCB vs SRH Match Preview: Royal Challengers Bangalore will take on Sunrisers Hyderabad in the 52nd match of IPL 2021 on Wednesday. This is the second time when both these two sides will take on each other this season. The last time when these two sides met, Royal Challengers Bangalore won the game by 6 wickets.
Royal Challengers Bangalore preview:
Virat Kohli and Boys showed great promise this season and currently sitting at the third position on the points table. They qualified for the playoffs after registering a win against Punjab Kings in the last game. RCB put on a great batting show to score a competitive 164 in the first innings.
Virat Kohli and Devdutt Padikkal provided a great start, however, Moises Henriques brought Punjab back into the game after picking wickets during the middle overs. However, Glenn Maxwell and AB de Villiers gave the side a great flourish, in the end, to take them to a good score in the end. Maxwell top-scored with 57 off 33 balls, including three fours and 4 fours. Punjab Kings made a great start in the second innings but RCB came back into the game after Chahal choked them in the middle overs.
RCB lost the track once Mayank Agarwal got out in the 16th over. And, in the end, they fell short of 6 runs. With that win, Royal Challengers Bangalore have cemented their position at third on the points table, with 8 wins in 12 matches. Ahead of the remaining two games, they would be looking to make a top-two finish.
Sunrisers Hyderabad preview:
On the other hand, Sunrisers Hyderabad continued to be at the bottom of the points table. They have only managed to win 2 matches this season out of 12. They played their last game against Kolkata Knight Riders and suffered a six-wicket defeat. Batting first, SRH could only manage to score 115 runs on the board. There was no solid contribution from anyone.
Skipper, Kane Williamson top-scored with 26 off 21. KKR should be praised for exhibiting a collecting bowling effort as three of their five bowlers picked two wickets each. SRH fought hard with the ball in the second innings but the score just wasn’t enough to defeat. KKR, in the end, managed to chase down the score in 19.4 overs. Shubman Gill stood tall with the bat, scoring a half-century, which included four fours.
Broadcasting & Streaming details
The match and the entire IPL 2021 will be live telecasted by Star Sports in India with Hindi commentary, while it will be telecasted live on Star Sports 1 HD/SD with English commentary. Star Sports 3 and Star Sports 3 HD will also telecast the matches. Viewers can also watch the games on Disney+Hotstar VIP, which will live stream all the matches in six regional languages apart from Hindi and English.
Ahead of an exciting clash between SRH and RCB, here’s a look at their predicted playing XI:
Royal Challengers Bangalore: Devdutt Padikkal, Virat Kohli (C), Srikar Bharat (WK), Glenn Maxwell, AB de Villiers, Daniel Christian/ Wanindu Hasaranga, Shahbaz Ahmed, Harshal Patel, George Garton, Mohammed Siraj, and Yuzvendra Chahal.
Sunrisers Hyderabad: Wriddhiman Saha (WK), Jason Roy, Kane Williamson (C), Priyam Garg/Virat Singh, Abhishek Sharma, Abdul Samad, Jason Holder, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umran Malik, and Siddharth Kaul/Basil Thampi
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