The Eliminator of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 will be played between IPL 2016 champions SunRisers Hyderabad and Royal Challengers Bangalore at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium on Friday.
David Warner and Co will be intent on taking the next step towards the IPL 2020 title while maintaining their winning momentum. After a slow start to the tournament, the SunRisers Hyderabad made a strong comeback and reached playoffs by finishing third above RCB in the points table.
In the last few games of the tournament, the performance of both the teams was completely opposite from each other. RCB finished fourth in the points table after losing four consecutive matches while the SRH put a hat-trick of victories.
SunRisers Hyderabad defeated Delhi Capitals, RCB and Mumbai Indians in the last three matches. In the last match, they have marked a historical win by defeating Mumbai Indians by ten wickets. The credit goes to the opening pair of David Warner and Wriddhiman Saha as both shared a 107-run partnership against Delhi and 151 against Mumbai. Warner has so far scored 529 runs in 14 matches while Saha scores 184 in three matches and proved his worth to the dew. Overall they have a balanced team.
Virat Kohli-led RCB, on the other hand, will have to improve their performance in the middle overs. The team’s confidence would have been shaken after losing four consecutive matches. Captain Kohli’s focus, however, will be focusing on overcoming those losses and winning the title with the next three matches.
RCB batsmen could not meet expectations against Delhi. Josh Philippe, who replaced Aaron Finch, has done well in pieces but could not convert a good start into big innings. The young Devdutt Padikkal has performed consistently well. Kohli and AB de Villiers will have to play as expected in this match. In bowling, it is possible to return Navdeep Saini who did not play the previous match due to injury. Mohammed Siraj, Isuru Udana, Chris Morris will handle fast bowling, Washington Sundar and Yuzvendra Chahal will handle spin.
Match: SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), Eliminator
Date: 6th November 2020
Time: 7:30 PM (IST) / 14:00 (GMT) / 6:00 PM (Local Time)
Venue: Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
The pitch at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium has played well over the last few games as the ball came onto the bat quite well. There is not much spin on offer, the pacers might enjoy some movement off the surface with the new ball.
Dew might play its role in the second half of the game. Considering dew factor, both the teams would be aiming to chase after winning the toss. 160-170 should be a competitive total at this venue.
The skies will be clear till 6 PM in Abu Dhabi with almost zero chances of rain spoiling the game. It will become a bit cloudy at 9 PM. The temperature will hover around 28-30 Degree Celsius.
SRH vs RCB Head-to-Head
Total Matches Played: 17
SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) Won: 09
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) Won: 07
No Results: 01
Dream11 Probable Playing 11
Probable Playing 11 for Dream11 IPL 2020, Eliminator – SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi.
Predicted Playing 11 for SunRisers Hyderabad:
Wriddhiman Saha (WK), David Warner (C), Manish Pandey, Kane Williamson, Priyam Garg, Abdul Samad, Rashid Khan, Jason Holder, Shahbaz Nadeem, T. Natarajan, and Sandeep Sharma
Predicted Playing 11 for Royal Challengers Bangalore:
Josh Philippe, Devdutt Padikkal, Virat Kohli (C), AB de Villiers (WK), Shivam Dube, Shahbaz Ahmad/Navdeep Saini, Washington Sundar, Moeen Ali/Chris Morris, Isuru Udana, Yuzvendra Chahal, and Mohammed Siraj
Dream11 IPL 2020, SRH vs RCB Fantasy Team Prediction
- Wicket-Keeper: Wriddhiman Saha
- Batsmen: David Warner, Devdutt Padikkal, AB de Villiers, Priyam Garg
- All-Rounders: Washington Sundar, Jason Holder
- Bowlers: Mohammed Siraj, Rashid Khan, Yuzvendra Chahal, T. Natarajan
- Captain: David Warner
- Vice-Captain: AB de Villiers
SunRisers Hyderabad & Royal Challengers Bangalore Squads
David Warner (C), Abhishek Sharma, Basil Thampi, Y 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
Royal Challengers Bangalore:
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
Mumbai Indians vs Delhi Capitals Qualifier 1 Broadcast Details
- Match Timings: 7:30 PM IST | 6:00 PM Local Time
- TV: Star Sports Network
- Live Streaming: Disney + Hotstar VIP
Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team for the fantasy game please consider the points mentioned and make your own decision at the time of making your team.