RCB vs SRH Dream11: We are into the penultimate weekend of the sensational IPl 2020 Season 13 and only a handful of league matches remain and no team, except for Mumbai Indians, have guaranteed themselves a playoffs spot. Two teams who are contenders for the remaining three places, Royal Challengers Bangalore and Sunrisers Hyderabad are set to meet in match 52 at Sharjah. It will not be fair to rate RCB and SRH same as Kohli’s men are in a far superior position with 14 points from 12 matches and the run-rate in positive while Warner’s team is tottering with 10 points from 12 games. A win for RCB will take them through while SRH need the two points to remain in contention. Last time the two teams met, RCB won the contest that was going SRH’s way for most part of the game and that will give Bangalore the confidence they need as they have been one of the most popular but underachieving teams in the tournament’s history.
RCB vs SRH Prediction Today IPL Match Details
Match 52, IPL 2020
Royal Challengers Bangalore and Sunrisers Hyderabad
Saturday, 31 October 2020
7:30 PM (IST); 6:00 PM (Local Time)
Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah
Pitch Report: We have seen higher scores in Sharjah than what we have seen in Dubai or Abu Dhabi and the small boundaries and flat pitch at Sharjah is the reason for that. In the past few games, we have seen dew coming in effect and that would tempt captain winning the toss to go for fielding first. Both teams have superstar batsman and we are in for a run feast in RCB vs SRH Today Match Prediction.
RCB Team News: RCB took the massive call to drop Aaron Finch and include Josh Philippe in the squad and it worked as the young wicket-keeper batsman made a 24-ball 33 and gave RCB a good start, so he will continue to open for them. They also included Dale Steyn but the legendary South African went for 43 runs and didn’t pick any wicket and may lose his place to Isuru Udana.
SRH Team News: David Warner came up with a gutsy move to part ways with Jonny Bairstow up top to make space for Kane Williamson and that made them open with Wriddhiman Saha, who made a match-winning 87 in the match where he also injured himself and didn’t keep for them. Warner will be hopeful for Saha to regain fitness or else he will be forced to go with Bairstow and drop Williamson. Let's have a look at BLR vs SRH Dream11 Prediction now.
BLR vs SRH Dream11 Prediction
RCB Playing 11 (Predicted)
Josh Philippe (WK)
Virat Kohli (C)
AB de Villiers
Dale Steyn/Isuru Udana
SRH Playing 11 (Predicted)
David Warner (C)
Wriddhiman Saha (WK)
Kane Williamson/Jonny Bairstow
RCB vs SRH Dream11 Team Tips
AB de Villiers: ABD has been the enforcer for RCB this season with a strike-rate of 171, which is much higher than his IPL career strike-rate of 152. He has scored 339 runs so far and also has four fifties to his name, one of which came against SRH where he made a 30-ball 51. De Villiers has looked in great shape and form every time he has come out to bat and RCB need the best from him in the remaining fixtures.
David Warner: It took the brutal Australian a lot of time to reach his best but boy has he been good in the last few fixtures. His 34-ball 66 in their last game against DC was the prime reason them set a mammoth 219. Warner has 436 runs at an average of 39 this season, his strike-rate (134) has also increased and he is a massive threat for RCB in this game.
Devdutt Padikkal: The young left-hander has been the find of IPL 13 with 417 runs at the top at an average of 34 and a strike-rate of 128. He made a brilliant 74 in just 45 deliveries including 12 fours and a six and scoring at a strike-rate of 164 to prove that he can score quick runs if the situation demands. He has been the most consistent batter for them and it’s saying a lot considering his team has Kohli and de Villiers in it.
Manish Pandey: Pandey has gone unnoticed but that doesn’t mean that he is not making a mark as with 354 runs at an average of 35 is not something that can go unnoticed. Pandey has really picked his game in the latter half of the tournament and Sunrisers are trusting him with the crucial No. 3 position even when they have Williamson in their squad.
Virat Kohli: It is the standards that this legend has set that 424 runs at an average of 53 feels like a quite tournament for him. The reason for that could be his strike-rate (122) which is below his career strike-rate and the struggle he has faced to get going in the middle-overs. However, it is Kohli that we are talking about and he knows how to quite the critics like us.
Rashid Khan: He has once again been legendary for Sunrisers with 17 wickets in the season so far and what makes his performance legendary is the fact that his economy rate is only 5 which is way lower than his career economy which is 6.2. Rashid knows his craft so well and there hasn’t been a single team that has been able to dominate him.