Ahead of the IPL 2020 Eliminator clash between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Sunrisers Hyderabad, former Indian spinner Pragyan Ojha has said that SRH are ahead on momentum. SRH are coming into this game by beating Mumbai Indians in their last league game by 10 wickets, while RCB got through to the playoffs on the back of four back to back losses.
Also, RCB have won just two of their four games in Abu Dhabi. On the other hand, Abu Dhabi has been a very good venue for SRH. They have played three, won two. Meanwhile, Ojha has said that the team who handles the pressure well win the game, also keeping SRH ahead on momentum.
“I think both are very good at handling the pressure. If you look at the stats, RCB has lost four games but if you look at SRH, they have been winning. And I tell you it’s all about the momentum you get. I think if you talk about momentum it’s SRH which has a little bit of edge over RCB,” Pragyan Ojha told Sports Today.
SRH Ahead on Momentum -Pragyan Ojha
Pragyan Ojha further said that whoever uses the conditions of Abu Dhabi better in the game will win the game on the night. While SRH have two out of their three games wt this venue, Bangalore have won two and lost two.
“Abu Dhabi has been a very good venue for SRH. They have played three, won two. And RCB, it’s been fifty-fifty as they have lost two and won two. Whoever uses the conditions well, whoever reads the wicket and the dimensions well will have an advantage,” Ojha added.
Pragyan Ojha further said that RCB needs to take some bold decisions and make Virat Kohli open with Aaron Finch to start their innings quickly. It will be an interesting matchup between both sides as the winner will face Delhi Capitals in the Qualifier 2 on Sunday.
“RCB have to take some bold decisions. Virat Kohli can open and get Aaron Finch in the middle. It gives them a solid boost,” Ojha concluded saying.