The Indian Premier League is nothing short of a celebration in India and this season the fans are eagerly waiting to see their favourite stars in action. There won’t be fans in UAE for the IPL 2020 tournament, at least at the beginning of the season. Watching the players in action playing good quality cricket, will blow away all the tension in these troubled times.
The Monday fixture is a huge game as Indian captain Virat Kohli will be in action along with his men and they will be clashing swords against the Sunrisers Hyderabad. It will be a very exciting matchup between two good teams.
They have always been a very close-knit unit led by a very exquisite IPL batsman, David Warner. Bowling has been their main weapon and in these conditions, things will favour the likes of Mohammed Nabi, Rashid Khan and Shahbaz Nadeem.
The Sunrisers also have the correct mix of experience and youth and it will be a huge tournament for Manish Pandey who will be vested with a lot of responsibilities. A lot depends on Bhuvneshwar Kumar as well as he tends to be the leader of the pack when it comes to bowling.
Expected Lineup: David warner, Jonny Bairstow, Wriddhiman Saha, Manish Pandey, Vijay Shankar, Mohammad Nabi, Abhishek Sharma, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Siddharth Kaul, Sandeep Sharma.
Royal Challengers Bangalore
The story of IPL has been so intriguing that despite having some of the best players the Royal Challengers Bangalore have failed to lift the trophy at least once. This time yet again Virat Kohli along with the likes of AB de Villiers and Aaron Finch will look to guide this team to victory.
The Royal Challengers have gone for a short lineup in anticipation that they won’t chop and change too many times during the season. However, there is a serious lack of depth in their death bowling as they only have foreign bowlers like Chris Morris and Dale Steyn. Steyn is not the similar bowler he once was and Morris is not known for his death bowling. So that can be a concern for Kohli. However, they have some great spin bowling options in Yuzvendra Chaha, Moeen Ali, Adam Zampa, Washington Sundar etc.
Aussie leg spinner Adam Zampa came in as a late replacement for pacer Kane Richardson.
Expected Lineup: Aaron Finch, Devdutt Padikkal, Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Moeen Ali, Shivam Dube, Chris Morris, Washington Sundar, Navdeep Saini, Yuzvendra Chahal, Umesh Yadav.
Royal Challengers win
SRH – 1.83
RCB – 2.07
Date and Time
21st September 2020 7.30 PM IST
Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
(The odds might change without prior notice)
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