Royal Challengers Bangalore will take on Sunrisers Hyderabad on this Saturday in the IPL. The two teams would be hoping for a big win to qualify for the playoffs. Only a win can ensure that and they will have to fight for it in this fixture.
Royal Challengers Bangalore
Bangalore won seven games of seven in this season out of 12 games and ranked at the second position in the points table.
The success of the Bangalore team is dependent on two stalwarts of game, Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers. Skipper Kohli amassed 424 runs from 12 IPL matches with three half-centuries. AB de Villiers piled-up 339 runs from 12 IPL games with four half-centuries. Whereas new opener Devdutt Padikkal played phenomenal knocks in this season of IPL. He scored 417 runs from 12 IPL games with four half-centuries.
Bangalore dropped the experienced opener, Aaron Finch, in the last game and new opener played a blistering knock of 33 runs in the same game. Proteas speedster Chris Morris bagged 11 wickets from 7 IPL matches. Spinners Yuzvendra Chahal and Washington Sundar are bowling well in this season of IPL. They need to win this game to qualify for playoffs. So they will be looking forward to defeating Sunrisers Hyderabad in this game
Sunrisers Hyderabad are ranked at sixth position in the points table. They won only five games and lost seven games this season. Then can reach to 14 points in the points table if they won the next two games. They can qualify for playoffs if their net run rate is better than other teams who have 14 points.
They dropped English wicket-keeper Jonny Bairstow in the last game to play wicket-keeper batsman Wriddhiman Saha at the opening position. He smacked 87 runs off just 45 balls comprising with 12 boundaries and two sixes. Warner smashed 66 runs in the last game. Indian batsman Manish Pandey is in good form. Kiwi batsman Kane Williamson is in very good form. Caribbean all-rounder Jason Holder is bowling well in this season of IPL. He bagged six wickets from three games. Sunrisers Hyderabad need to win this game to have any chance to qualify of playoffs. They would hope to win this game to gain vital two points.
These two teams played against each other nine times in last five years where Sunrisers Hyderabad won five of them however Royal Challengers Bangalore won remaining four games.
SRH are more likely to win in this match however it will very close match.
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Date and Time:
Saturday, October 31, 2020, 7.30 PM IST
Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah
(The odds might change without prior notice)