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IPL: Royal Challengers vs Sunrisers Hyderabad Predictions

RCB takes on SRH in match 36 of IPL 2022 at the Brabourne stadium in Mumbai on April 23, Saturday.

It’s a vital game for both teams as they are almost neck-to-neck in the points table.

RCB is placed second with 10 points while SRH is on fifth with 8 points.

Current form

SRH have won their last four matches after losing their first two.

The turnaround has happened largely thanks to the sizzling form of Rahul Tripathi and Aiden Markram.

Kane Williamson’s captaincy has been a huge plus point as he has maximised his limited resources very well.

RCB, on the other hand, managed a great win against Lucknow Super Giants.

Josh Hazlewood came up with a superb spell picking up four wickets and helped RCB defend a total of 181.

RCB enjoys a winning momentum which makes them a strong side.

Team analysis

For SRH, Washington Sundar might make a comeback after missing the last two games.

Their bowling attack is looking very solid.

22 year old Umran Malik’s fiery pace and senior teammate Bhuvneshwar’s experience is proving to be a match-winning combination that destroyed Punjab in the last match.

The other key bowlers include the left-arm yorker-specialist T Natarajan and South African Marco Jansen who has displayed a lot of variations.

For RCB, the 2 main batters have been captain Faf du Plessis and Dinesh Karthik.

Faf hit a brilliant 96 in the last match against LSG.

Karthik is enjoying his role as the best finisher of IPL 2022.

His scores of 32 not out, 14 not out, 44 not out, 7 not out, 34, 66 not out and 13 not out suggest that Karthik is at the peak of his powers.

Other batters like Virat Kohli, Anuj Rawat and Maxwell have been inconsistent and RCB will be expecting them to step up.

Josh Hazlewood has been the bowling star for RCB in the past few matches.

Mohammed Siraj has been a bit wayward but Wanindu Hasarnaga is a proven match winner and is. source of danger with his devastating wrist spin and accuracy.

Head to head record

Matches Played – 20

SRH Won- 11

RCB Won – 8

Match details

Date: 23 April 2022

Time: 07:30 PM IST

Venue: Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai

Pitch Report

Brabourne Stadium is a dream batting pitch.

Batters have made merry here and once again, we can expect a high-scoring affair.

Weather Forecast

The highest temperature will be 37°c while the minimum would be 28°c.

There is no rain or cloudy weather, it will be sunny but the most important factor may be the dew.

The match will be held late evening so the team batting second will have an advantage as the dew will make it harder to grip the ball.

Brabourne stadium stats

Total Matches- 8

Matches won batting first – 2

Matches won bowling first – 6

Average 1st Inns scores- 157

Average 2nd Inns scores- 147

Royal Challengers Bangalore Likely Playing XI:

Faf du Plessis (c), Anuj Rawat, Virat Kohli, Glenn Maxwell, Shahbaz Ahmed, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Suyash Prabhudessai, Wanindu Hasaranga, Harshal Patel, Josh Hazlewood, Mohammed Siraj

Sunrisers Hyderabad Likely Playing XI

Abhishek Sharma, Kane Williamson (c), Rahul Tripathi, Aiden Markram, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Shashank Singh, Jagadeesha Suchith, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Marco Jansen, Umran Malik, T Natarajan

Who will win

SRH is on a strong run of winning games.

Their bowling attack is in better form than the RCB attack.

Siraj and Shahbaz are proving to the weak links in the RCB attack.

This weakness can be exploited by the SRH batters like Pooran, Tripathi and Markram who are in great touch.

We predict a hard fought match with SRH as the victors.

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