Hyderabad, March 31, Sunday at 04:00 PM IST
After facing defeats in the two opening games, Royal Challengers Bangalore move all the way to Hyderabad for their next assignment. They will be taking on Sunrisers Hyderabad at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad on Sunday evening with a sole aim of opening their account. The clash will begin at 04:00 PM IST. In another fixture of Sunday’s doubleheader, defending Chennai Super Kings will be locking horns with Rajasthan Royals at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai in the night.
Royal Challengers Bangalore and Rajasthan Royals are the only two teams in IPL 2019 who haven’t managed a win in the tournament so far. Virat Kohli led Bangalore started its campaign with 7 wickets drubbing in the tournament opener after failing to read the pitch conditions at MA Chidambaram. They lost the second encounter against Mumbai Indians by 6 runs after on-field umpire failed to spot a no-ball off the final delivery.
On the opposite, Sunrisers Hyderabad managed 5 wickets win over Rajasthan Royals to open their account while chasing a 200 runs target, courtesy David Warner’s 69 of 37 deliveries and Rashid Khan’s heroic with ball and bat. Having opted to bat first after winning the toss, Royals posted 198-2 on the board with the help of magnificent ton from Sanju Samson (102* off 55). In reply, D Warner stole the spotlight with his blistering 69 of 37 deliveries and SRH managed 5 wickets win with 1 over to spare. R Khan was picked the man of the match for his all-round contribution. The Afghan spinner finished at 1-24 and smashed crucial 15 of 8 deliveries at the end which included a four and winning six off Jofra Archer.
While the odds are in favour of Sunrisers Hyderabad, let’s see if Royal Challengers Bangalore manages to open the account or not!
Total – 12
Rajiv International Stadium in Hyderabad is a true cricketing wicket that has something for all the departments – bowlers and batsmen. While it is a flat track that helps batsmen to play shots freely, it tends to slow down as the game wears on and provides assistance to spinners.
Matches won batting first – 22
Matches won bowling first – 34
Average 1st Inns scores – 156
Average 2nd Inns scores – 148
Highest total recorded – 223/3 (20 Ov) by CSK vs SRH
Lowest total recorded – 80/10 (19.1 Ov) by DC vs SRH
Highest score chased – 217/7 (19.5 Ov) by RR vs DCG
Lowest score defended – 129/8 (20 Ov) by MI vs RPS
Total – 06
Sunrisers Hyderabad – 05
Royal Challengers Bangalore – 01
Royal Challengers Bangalore:
Moeen Ali, Parthiv Patel (wk), Virat Kohli (c), AB de Villiers, Shimron Hetmyer, Shivam Dube, Colin de Grandhomme, Umesh Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Navdeep Saini, Mohammed Siraj
Doubtful – Shimron Hetmyer & Navdeep Saini
Jonny Bairstow (wk), David Warner, Kane Williamson (c), Manish Pandey, Vijay Shankar, Yusuf Pathan, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Sandeep Sharma, Shahbaz Nadeem, Siddarth Kaul
This RCB vs SRH Dream11 prediction is high-risk but you may reap rewards if some assumptions come off. We advise you not to use these teams in small league contests.
RCB wins the toss and elects to bowl first
Kane Williamson is not playing today
M Nabi comes in for Kane Williamson
Deepak Hooda comes in for Shahbaz Nadeem
RCB makes one change. Prayas R Barman comes in for Navdeep Saini
David Warner, Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers are a few players who will be in almost every fantasy team for tomorrow’s game. While D Warner has scored to fifties in two games. V Kohli and AB de Villiers struck the fifties in the last game. So, if they fail to score runs tomorrow, this might help you win big!
27% teams have Parthiv Patel || 39 % teams have Kane Willamson || 23% teams have Yusuf Pathan || 31% teams have Shivam Dube || 18% teams have Bhuvaneshwar Kumar
Team 3 & 4: As per ground stats
Sunrisers Hyderabad has an excellent track record at this venue. They have won five out of six head to head battles here and with the kind of form D Warner, J Bairstow and R Khan are it won’t be a surprise if they win this out also.
Captain & Vice-captain – D Warner, J Bairstow, and R Khan
THIS RCB VS SRH DREAM11 PREDICTION IS HIGH-RISK BUT YOU MAY REAP REWARDS IF SOME ASSUMPTIONS COME OFF. WE ADVISE YOU NOT TO USE THESE TEAMS IN SMALL LEAGUE CONTESTS.