Sunrisers Hyderabad takes on the Royal Challengers Bangalore in match 54 of IPL 2022 at the Wankhede Stadium.
In their previous encounter this season, SRH defeated RCB in a one-sided affair.
However, they have lost their last 3 matches and would be looking to get their season back on the right track.
T Natrajan and Washington Sundar have been ruled out of the match which is a massive blow for them.
SRH have won 5 of their 10 matches and currently sits 6th on the table. A win today will take them into the top 4.
RCB have managed to end their losing streak by beating the Chennai Super Kings.
Josh Hazlewood and Harshal Patel were amongst the wickets and Glenn Maxwell contributed with the bat.
RCB’s middle-order still hasn’t found its feet which would be a point of concern for the team management.
A good opening stand would be key to their chances of winning.
They are currently 4th on the table with 6 wins from 11 matches.
FORM COMING IN
SUNRISERS HYDERABAD: L-L-L-W-W
ROYAL CHALLENGERS BANGALORE: W-L-L-L-W
HEAD TO HEAD IN IPL
TOTAL PLAYED: 20
SUNRISERS HYDERABAD WINS: 12
ROYAL CHALLENGERS BANGALORE WINS: 8
VENUE: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
The Wankhede stadium is known for producing high-scoring games and this match could be another one.
The last game here saw Rajasthan Royals chase down the target of 189 with relative ease.
Thus both captains would look to win the toss and chase the target.
Par score at Wankhede : 180 +
PROBABLE PLAYING 11
Here is the probable playing XI Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Royal Challengers Bangalore
Kane Williamson (c), Abhishek Sharma, Aiden Markram, Rahul Tripathi, Shashank Singh, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Shreyas Gopal, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Shreyas Gopal, Kartik Tyagi, Sean Abbott, Umran Malik
ROYAL CHALLENEGERS BANGALORE
Faf du Plessis (c), Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis (c), Glenn Maxwell, Rajat Patidar, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Shahbaz Ahmed, Wanindu Hasaranga, Mahipal Lomror, Mohammed Siraj, Harshal Patel, Josh Hazlewood.
Players To Watch Out For
Faf Du Plessis
The RCB skipper has led from the front and is the teams leading run-scorer with 316 runs in 11 matches. His runs at the top would be vital for RCB to have any chances of winning.
Even though he has failed to pick up wickets in his last 2 matches, he remains the most dangerous threat to RCB.
Bowling at 157 kmph, the pacer from Kashmir has taken 15 wickets from 10 matches at an average of 22.
The mystery spinner from Sri Lanka has impressed everyone and has taken 16 wickets so far this season.
He is coming into the match with good form as he has taken 5 wickets in his last 3 matches.
The big-hitting West Indian is in good form and has scored 2 back to back half-centuries. Expect some fireworks from him today.
This is a tough game to call.
RCB are slight favorites to win given that SRH comes into the game on the back of 3 back to back defeats.
Chance of a Hyderabad win – 48%
Chance of a Bangalore win – 52%