In an all-important match from the perspective of playoffs, Royal Challengers Bangalore will lock horns with Sunrisers Hyderabad in an Indian Premier League clash on Saturday. RCB are currently placed at the second position in the points table, while SRH are at the seventh position and have a daunting task ahead of them to make it to playoffs. Having lost their last two games, Virat Kohli’s boys will be looking to get back the winning touch. Hyderabad, on the other hand, will be high after beating Delhi Capitals in their last game and would like to continue with the momentum.
The last time the two teams clashed with each other in the tournament, RCB had beaten Sun Risers comprehensively by 10 runs. While RCB will looking to for an encore, SRH will be itching to avenge the loss. While batting remains a headache for RCB with their over-dependence on the likes of skipper Virat Kohli and Ab de Villiers, SRH are looking for another frontline bowler who could complement the brilliant Rashid Khan and T Natarajan. So would RCB seal the playoffs berth, or would Sun risers cause another upset like in the last match? We have to wait and watch!
Take a look at the squads!
Royal Challengers Bangalore: Virat Kohli (captain), AB de Villiers, Gurkeerat Singh, Shivam Dube, Chris Morris, Washington Sundar, Shahbaz Ahmed, Navdeep Saini, Dale Steyn, Josh Philippe, Pawan Negi, Pavan Deshpande, Mohammad Siraj, Umesh Yadav, Aaron Finch, Devdutt Padikkal, Parthiv Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal, Adam Zampa, Isuru Udana, Moeen Ali
Sunrisers Hyderabad: David Warner (captain), Wriddhiman Saha, Abdul Samad, Vijay Shankar, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Jason Holder, Abhishek Sharma, B Sandeep, Sanjay Yadav, Jonny Bairstow, Kane Williamson, Manish Pandey, Shreevats Goswami, Virat Singh, Priyam Garg, Billy Stanlake, T Natarajan, Basil Thampi, Fabian Allen, Prithvi Raj Yarra, Khaleel Ahmed, Sandeep Sharma, Shahbaz Nadeem, Siddharth Kaul
Venue: Sharjah Cricket Stadium
Time: 7: 30 PM