Royal Challengers Bangalore will face off against Sunrisers Hyderabad in the 52nd match of the Indian Premier League. Both teams have nothing to play for, as RCB have already qualified and SRH is out. It will be just a game of pride for the former IPL champions. Cricket prediction based on form will be in favour of the team from Bengaluru for this one.
Royal Challengers Bangalore:
The Royal Challengers Bangalore have already secured a place in the playoffs but a win against Sunrisers Hyderabad would be a big step for them in securing a place in the top two. Virat Kohli and company come after securing a seven wicket win against the Rajasthan Royals. Bharat and Glenn Maxwell scored 44 and 50 runs respectively to guide RCB to a modest 150-run target. The Aussie has now scored half centuries in consecutive games and looks in great touch. He looked great with the cricket bat.
However, the man of the match was won by Yuzvendra Chahal. The leg-spinner picked the key wickets of Mahipal Lomror and Liam Livingston, giving away only 18 runs in his quota. Harshal Patel took three wickets, extending his lead in the purple cap standings. For RCB, AB de Villiers is yet to deliver a big show and the team would want to get amongst the runs before the playoffs.
Royal Challengers Bangalore Squad: Virat Kohli(c), Devdutt Padikkal, Rajat Patidar, Glenn Maxwell, AB de Villiers(w), Shahbaz Ahmed, Wanindu Hasaranga, Kyle Jamieson, Harshal Patel, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal, Daniel Christian, Dushmantha Chameera, Sachin Baby, Srikar Bharat, Navdeep Saini, Pavan Deshpande, Mohammed Azharuddeen, George Garton, Suyash Prabhudessai, Tim David, Akash Deep
After securing their second win of the season, Sunrisers Hyderabad suffered two straight losses – first against the Chennai Super Kings and then the Kolkata Knight Riders. Their team, amid reports that former skipper David Warner might leave, needs to go back to the drawing board, as their current leader Kane Williamson said.
Against KKR, none od their batsmen touched the 30 run mark and the team eventually folded for 115 runs in the first 20 overs. The bowlers, led by amazing spells by Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Rashid Khan and debutant Umar Malik, tried choking Eoin Morgan’s side but the total was simply not defendable.
Sunrisers Hyderabad squad: David Warner (c), Kane Williamson, Manish Pandey, Priyam Garg, Shreevats Goswami, Virat Singh, Wriddhiman Saha, Abdul Samad, Abhishek Sharma, Jason Holder, Kedar Jadhav, Mohammad Nabi, Vijay Shankar, Basil Thampi, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jagadeesha Suchith, Khaleel Ahmed, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Rashid Khan, Sandeep Sharma, Shahbaz Nadeem, Siddarth Kaul, Jason Roy
Sunrisers Hyderabad and Royal Challengers Bangalore have faced each other 19 times in the IPL. Hyderabad have won 10 matches while Bangalore have won on 8 occasions.
The prediction is as simple as Royal Challengers Bangalore winning the match. The team is in solid form and have the momentum. However, Sunrisers Hyderabad would like to give Kohli and co a shocker.
Date and Time:
October 6, 2021 (Wednesday), 7:30 PM IST
Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi