The 52nd match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 will be played between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Sunrisers Hyderabad at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah.
Troubled by two consecutive defeats, Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) will try to secure a place in the playoffs by winning the match against Sunrisers Hyderabad in Sharjah on Saturday but the task will not be easy for Kohli’s side as Sunrisers Hyderabad is also in the race for the playoffs and is full of excitement after the massive victory against Delhi Capitals.
At present, Chennai Super Kings is the only team to be eliminated from the playoff race. So far, only Mumbai Indians have been confirmed in the playoffs. Except for Chennai Super Kings, the remaining six teams remain in the race of playoffs.
Despite losing the last two matches to Chennai and Mumbai, RCB is still in a better position than the SunRisers Hyderabad in the points table. RCB will have to win one of the last two matches against the Sunrisers Hyderabad and Delhi Capitals to ensure a place in the playoffs. RCB will still have 14 points after losing both their matches and can still qualify on the basis of better net run rate, but for this, they will need favourable results in other matches as well. However, the loss of the last two matches will affect the net run rate of RCB and in such a situation, their path for the playoff will become difficult.
SunRisers Hyderabad, on the other hand, currently have 10 points from 12 matches. They will have to win both the remaining matches to keep their hopes of a place in the knockout alive. Winning both matches will not be enough for the Hyderabad, they would have to hope that none of RCB, Delhi (both 14) and Kings XI Punjab (12 points) could reach 16 points. In such a situation David Warner led side could reach the playoffs at a better run rate.
- Match: Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) vs SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH), Match 52
- Date: 31th October 2020
- Time: 7:30 PM (IST) / 14:00 (GMT) / 6:00 PM (Local Time)
- Venue: Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah
A high-scoring game could be seen in Sharjah, due to small dimensions of the ground. The new-ball bowlers have enjoyed some swing early on in IPL 2020 although with the pitch slowing down as the match progresses, spinners should have a say in the scheme of things.
Dew is expected to play a part, which could mean that both teams might look to chase after winning the toss.
The Weather will be quite cool in Sharjah on Saturday. It will definitely help players. The temperature will keep falling as the match progresses and it will be around 24-29 degree Celsius.
RCB vs SRH Head-To-Head
- Total Matches Played: 15
- SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) Won: 7
- Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) Won: 8
- No Result: 0
Probable Playing 11
Probable Playing 11 for Dream11 IPL 2020, Match Number 51– Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) vs SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) at Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah.
Predicted Playing 11 for Royal Challengers Bangalore
Devdutt Padikkal, Josh Philippe (WK), Virat Kohli (C), AB de Villiers, Shivam Dube, Gurkeerat Singh, Washington Sundar, Chris Morris, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Siraj and Dale Steyn/Isuru Udana.
Predicted Playing 11 for SunRisers Hyderabad
David Warner (C), Wriddhiman Saha (WK), Manish Pandey, Kane Williamson, Priyam Garg/Vijay Shankar, Jason Holder, Abdul Samad, Rashid Khan, Shahbaz Nadeem, T Natarajan and Sandeep Sharma.
Dream11 IPL 2020, RCB vs SRH Fantasy Team Prediction
- Wicket-Keeper: Josh Philippe
- Batsmen: Devdutt Padikkal, Virat Kohli, David Warner, Kane Williamson
- All-Rounders: Shivam Dube, Chris Morris
- Bowlers: Rashid Khan, T Natarajan, Sandeep Sharma and Yuzvendra Chahal.
- Captain: AB de Villiers
- Vice-Captain: Chris Morris
SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) vs Delhi Capitals (DC) Squads
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) Squad
Virat Kohli (C), AB de Villiers, Devdutt Padikkal, Gurkeerat Singh, Moeen Ali, Mohammed Siraj, Navdeep Saini, Parthiv Patel, Pawan Negi, Shivam Dube, Umesh Yadav, Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Aaron Finch, Chris Morris, Dale Steyn, Isuru Udana, Joshua Philippe, Pavan Deshpande, Shahbaz Ahamad, Adam Zampa.
SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) Squad
David Warner (C), Abhishek Sharma, Basil Thampi, Yarra Prithviraj, Billy Stanlake, Jonny Bairstow, Kane Williamson, Manish Pandey, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Sandeep Sharma, Shahbaz Nadeem, Shreevats Goswami, Siddarth Kaul, Khaleel Ahmed, T Natarajan, Vijay Shankar, Wriddhiman Saha, Abdul Samad, Fabian Allen, Jason Holder, Priyam Garg, Sandeep Bavanaka, Sanjay Yadav, Virat Singh
KXIP vs SRH Broadcast Details
- Match Timings: 7:30 PM IST | 6:00 PM Local Time
- TV: Star Sports Network
- Live Streaming: Disney + Hotstar VIP