The second game of Sunday’s doubleheader will see Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) lock horns with Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) at the Brabourne Stadium. Both teams are from the backs of wins and will hope to carry on the winning streak.
The RCB set-up will be brimming with confidence after recovering from a rather precarious position to edge past Lucknow Super Giants in their previous game. One of the positives from that game against LSG was the return of form of Faf du Plessis. However, Virat Kohli‘s rough patch will keep the management on their toes.
Meanwhile, lower down the order, Shahbaz Ahmed has added some steel to RCB’s flair. In a couple of pivotal alliances with Dinesh Karthik, he was the supporting ally. He also played a key role in the match-turning stand with Du Plessis.
With the tracks offering some assistance for the pacemen, SRH have gone for pace-heavy attacks and it has worked for them, with T Natarajan, Umran Malik, Bhuvneshwar Kumar all chipping in with useful contributions. Rahul Tripathi and Aiden Markam have scored the bulk of the runs, and the middle order has been functioning well. After a rather quiet time in the IPL, Abhishek Sharma has found his groove at the top.
Match 36 – Royal Challengers Bangalore (KKR) vs Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH)
Venue: Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai
Date & Time: 23rd April at 7:30 PM IST and Local Time
It is expected to be a high-scoring game as it has been the case in the last of games. The spinners might come into play as the game progresses.
Predicted Playing XI
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB): Faf du Plessis(c), Anuj Rawat, Virat Kohli, Glenn Maxwell, Suyash Prabhudessai, Shahbaz Ahmed, Dinesh Karthik(wk), Wanindu Hasaranga, Harshal Patel, Josh Hazlewood, Mohammed Siraj
Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH): Abhishek Sharma, Kane Williamson(c), Rahul Tripathi, Aiden Markram, Nicholas Pooran(wk), Shashank Singh, Jagadeesha Suchith, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Marco Jansen, Umran Malik, T Natarajan.
RCB vs SRH – Fantasy Team Predictions
Fantasy Team 1: Nicholas Pooran, Kane Williamson (VC), Virat Kohli (C), Faf du Plessis, Rahul Tripathi, Aiden Markram, Glenn Maxwell, Wanindu Hasaranga, B Kumar, T Natarajan, Josh Hazlewood
Fantasy Team 2: Dinesh Karthik, Kane Williamson, Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis (C), Abhishek Sharma, Rahul Tripathi, Aiden Markram (VC), Glenn Maxwell, Wanindu Hasaranga, Harshal Patel, T Natarajan