BLR vs SRH Prediction: Rajasthan Royals were dismantled by Mumbai Indians in an all-important clash in the IPL yesterday. Both teams were tied on 10 points and are vying for a playoff spot along with Kolkata Knight Riders. Put in to bat first, Royals were bundled out for 90 runs. Nathan Coulter-Nile took four wickets while James Neesham picked three. With an eye on the net run rate, MI chased down the target in just 8.2 overs.
Royal Challengers now take on Sunrisers Hyderabad in Match 52. The game would have been a dead rubber but RCB could still finish in the top 2. SRH are playing for pride here and it would be interesting to see if they field any fresh faces.
Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Sunrisers Hyderabad
Match 52, Indian Premier League
6 October 2021, 07:30 PM IST
Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
The match will be broadcasted live on Star Sports Network and it can also be streamed on Hotstar App. The matches are split in three venues- Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Sharjah. IPL is broadcasted to almost 100 countries including all cricket-playing nations.
BLR vs SRH Head to Head: Sunrisers Hyderabad have 10 wins while Royal Challengers Bangalore have 8 victories.
BLR – 60%
SRH – 40%
SRH and down and out and will likely field their fringe players in this game. Although they would play freely without any pressure, RCB should have enough in the tank to see off any upset. The betting sites also seem to favor RCB.
Bet365: BLR: 1.53; SRH: 2.50
Glenn Maxwell has been in top form. He changed the last game around with a counter-attacking innings. He is also more than capable of taking a wicket or two. Maxwell has 407 runs and 3 wickets in 12 games.
Yuzvendra Chahal can come good in this game, especially considering SRH’s weak middle order. He has been outstanding in the UAE leg. He has 14 wickets in 12 games at an economy of 7.4.
Jason Holder has been one of the few shining lights of a dismal SRH campaign. He has 68 runs and 11 wickets in six games.
BLR Playing XI
Devdutt Padikkal, Virat Kohli (C), Srikar Bharat (WK), Glenn Maxwell, AB de Villiers, Daniel Christian, Shahbaz Ahmed, Harshal Patel, George Garton, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal.
SRH Playing XI
Wriddhiman Saha (WK), Jason Roy, Kane Williamson (C), Virat Singh, Abhishek Sharma, Abdul Samad, Jason Holder, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umran Malik, Basil Thampi.
Run-making has been the easiest in Abu Dhabi. The pitch has got better as the tournament has progressed. 158 has been the average score so far. But looking at the previous matches, 170-180 should be a par score. The Team winning the toss should look to chase.
If BLR bats first: 160-170
If SRH bats first: 140-150
Today Abu Dhabi will have clear skies and a bright sunny day ahead. The maximum temperature during the day is expected to be 36 degrees Celsius. After sunset which is at 06:04 PM local time, it will cool down a bit. The temperatures during the match shall be 33 degrees Celsius settling towards 32 degrees towards the end of the match. The playing conditions will however continue to be tough due to calm or very light winds coupled with humidity percentage in the fifties.
WICKET-KEEPERS: W Saha
BATSMEN: K Williamson, D Padikkal, V Kohli
ALL-ROUNDERS: A Sharma, J Holder, G Maxwell
BOWLERS: U Malik, B Kumar, H Patel, Y Chahal
Captain choices: J Holder, G Maxwell
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