|Match Date:||31st March, Sunday|
|Match Timing:||4:00 PM|
|Expected Crowd Turnout:||48,000|
|Match Venue:||Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium|
The Match 11 of the VIVO Indian Premier League 2019 will see last year’s runner ups Sunrisers Hyderabad welcome Royal Challengers Bangalore at the Rajiv Gandhi Stadium in Hyderabad. The hosts had a brilliant opening match at home – a 5-wicket win over Rajasthan Royals. However, things were not as fortunate for RCB who had to endure a 6-run defeat against MI with the umpire failing to detect the illegal no-ball delivery off the last ball.
Here is the detailed preview of the Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Royal Challengers Bangalore IPL match:
|Key Players in form||SRH– David Warner, Jonny Bairstow, Rashid Khan
RCB– AB de Villiers, Yuzvendra Chahal
|Weather Conditions||37℃, 24% Humidity, Winds up to 8 km/hr. Cloudy weather but no signs of rain.|
|Toss Advantage||Team batting second has won in four of the seven matches last season.|
|Pitch Conditions||Dry, Low-scoring, Spin-friendly pitch. However, last match between Royals and SRH was surprisingly a run-fest.|
|Venue Stats||Average Total (2018): 151
Highest Total (2018): 182/3 (CSK)
Last Match: RR 198/2 | SRH 201/5
|Ground Size: Eden Gardens||Side Boundaries: 64 m, Straight Boundary: 82 m|
|Injury Updates||SRH – Kane Williamson (Shoulder) will still be a doubt for the match against Royals.
RCB – All-rounder Marcus Stoinis and compatriot Nathan Coulter-Nile were absent from the first two IPL match due to international duty against Pakistan. They may be absent for this fixture as well.
|Home Advantage||Sunrisers Hyderabad|
|Head-to-Head||SRH 7 – 5 RCB (1 NR)|
|Form||SRH – L L W L L
RCB – W W L L L
David Warner, Jonny Bairstow, Kane Williamson, Vijay Shankar, Manish Pandey, Yusuf Pathan, Rashid Khan, Sandeep Sharma, Bhuvneshwar Kumar (C), Shahbaz Nadeem, Siddharth Kaul.
Parthiv Patel, Moeen Ali, Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Shimron Hetmyer, Colin Grandhomme, Shivam Dube, Navdeep Saini, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Siraj.
|Impact Player||David Warner|
SRH vs RCB Dream11 Prediction
Sunrisers Hyderabad seemed to have lost the plot against Rajasthan Royals after conceding a massive 198 runs on a turning pitch like at Hyderabad. However, a superb batting display from David Warner (69), Jonny Bairstow (45) and Vijay Shankar (35) was enough for the hosts to grab a well deserved 5-wicket win.
— SunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) March 30, 2019
May be SRH had rightly predicted that the pitch would offer little help to spinners. Afterall, why swap an all-rounder like Shakib-al-Hasan for a recovering Kane Williamson? Nonetheless, the combination worked wonders for the team as they chased down the massive total. Although balanced overall, SRH’s bowling can be improved further. Rashid Khan has yet to hit the top gears with the ball. Pacers Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Siddharth Kaul, and Sandeep Sharma also have scope to emanating their last season’s form.
Things have been going downside for Royal Challengers Bangalore, and if they don’t change that, qualifying for playoffs will be very tough. Blaming the umpire, as skipper Virat Kohli did, can easily take attention away from the side’s shortcomings. For starters, all bowlers, except Umesh Yadav (2/26), conceded over 9 runs per over. The batting lineup is also thin and over-dependent on heavy weights like Kohli and ABD. Shimron Hetmyer and Colin Grandhomme have both failed to deliver in the first two matches. Amongst squad changes, Washington Sundar and Tim Southee may get a chance.
RCB urgently need to change their strategies if at all they are to beat a resurgent SRH team.
SRH are the most probable winners. They have depth in their batting line-up, proven foreign players and the home-advantage to top it all.
The pitch at the Rajiv Gandhi Stadium was expected to be a low-scoring pitch with support for the spinners. However, it turned out to be the exact opposite of that in the SRH vs RR match. Sanju Samson hit a century while David Warner and Jonny Bairstow also had a field day. It would thus be recommended to choose hard-hitters like Warner and AB de Villiers. Choosing Yuzvendra Chahal and Rashid Khan would be recommended.
SRH vs RCB Dream11 Prediction Team 1
Jonny Bairstow, AB de Villiers, David Warner, Kane Williamson, Vijay Shankar, Shivam Dube, Umesh Yadav, Siddharth Kaul, Rashid Khan, Yuzvendra Chahal
SRH vs RCB Dream11 Prediction Team 2
Jonny Bairstow, AB de Villiers, Shimron Hetmyer, David Warner, Manish Pandey, Moeen Ali, Vijay Shankar, Umesh Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Siraj, Rashid Khan.