It’s time for the eliminator as Royal Challengers Bangalore will face Sunrisers Hyderabad in IPL 2020. Ahead of the knockout game, we bring you all Fantasy Tips, Predicted XI, Top Fantasy Picks and more.
Venue: Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Match Timings: 7:30 PM IST
The match will be telecasted on Star Sports Network and viewers can also see the live match on Disney+ Hotstar.
Sunrisers Hyderabad has stormed into the playoffs after winning their last 3 league matches convincingly. The 2016 IPL champs have again peaked at the right time and are looking a formidable unit. Going in the contest they look the odds on favourite to progress further in the competition.
Royal Challengers Bangalore have got a problem of plenty as they have lost their last 4 matches in IPL 2020. There over-dependence on Virat Kohli and Ab de Villiers has once again come to the fore.
As a complete team RCB have failed to have any sort of impact which they did brilliantly well in the first half of the competition. RCB will be hoping that their big stars deliver against SRH and take their side through to Qualifier 2.
Head To Head
Matches Played: 17
SRH Won: 9
RCB Won: 7
No Result: 1
IN IPL 2020: RCB and SRH are both locked at 1-1 this season.
The climate at Abu Dhabi will be Hot and humid with absolutely no chance of rain.
Average First Innings Score
170 runs in IPL 2020
Injury and Availability News
RCB will have to figure out their perfect combination against SRH. It seems the management is keen to bring Moeen Ali in the playing XI. Some reports also suggest that Chris Morris might not be completely fit for the eliminator. Navdeep Saini is likely to come back for RCB after missing out in the last game.
SRH are expected to go in with their winning side of the previous match. After having Jason Holder in the mix SRH is looking like a different side with a luxury of playing an extra batsman or bowler depending upon the conditions.
Fantasy Tips – Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Sunrisers Hyderabad
Predicted Playing XI
Royal Challengers Bangalore: Devdutt Padikkal, Joshua Philippe, Virat Kohli (c), Ab de Villiers (wk), Moeen Ali, Shivam Dubey, Chris Morris/Isuru Udana, Washington Sundar, Navdeep Saini, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Siraj
Sunrisers Hyderabad: David Warner (C), Wriddhiman Saha(WK), Kane Williamson Manish Pandey, Priyam Garg, Jason Holder, Abdul Samad, Rashid Khan, Shahbaz Nadeem, T Natarajan, Sandeep Sharma
Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Royal Challengers Bangalore: Top Fantasy Picks
Virat Kohli: The captain of the RCB is due for a big knock and all RCB fans will be wishing that he delivers a masterclass against SRH. Kohli is undoubtedly a big match player thus should be one of the first picks in your fantasy XI.
AB de Villiers: Mr. 360 is the XI- factor for RCB as he can change the course of the match in a matter of few overs. A partnership between Kohli and De Villiers will be gold dust against SRH in a must-win match.
Yuzi Chahal: The magician with the bowl for RCB, Chahal will be a massive threat for SRH. Chahal’s eyes will be lighting up seeing all the right-handers in the opposition side. Chahal should also be a sure shot pick in your fantasy XI.
Rashid Khan: The most prominent match-winner of SRH, Rashid Khan needs to be at his best in the must-win match. The champion spinner has been reliable in the season and will be excited to produce magic in a do or die encounter for his side.
David Warner: The skipper David Warner also has to be at his best and bat as many overs as possible. In 2016 Warner in a similar scenario took his batting to another level and he will be striving to emulate the same and take his team further in the competition.
Captain and Vice-Captain Picks
Captain: Virat Kohli
Vice-Captain: David Warner
Fantasy 11 Team
Wicket-Keeper – AB de Villiers, Saha
Batsmen –Virat Kohli, Devdutt Padikkal, David Warner, Manish Pandey
All-Rounders – Jason Holder, Moeen Ali/ Chris Morris
Bowlers – Yuzvendra Chahal, Navdeep Saini, Rashid Khan, Sandeep Sharma