Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) would look to seal their place in the Indian Premier League Play-offs stage when they clash with bottom-placed Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB).
SRH have six wins from 13 games and are currently sitting at the fourth spot while RCB are rock-bottom with just four wins from 13 games.
Despite SRH defeat against Mumbai Indians on Thursday, Hyderabad’s net run rate is +0.653, which is superior to other teams in contention for the Play-offs.
Bangalore, on the other hand, has been already eliminated from the league. Even though the result of the game is irrelevant for RCB but they will try to get their act together this time against Hyderabad to take some positives for the next season.
When last time both teams met in IPL 2019, Hyderabad outplayed Bangalore by 118 runs.
No Result: 1
Bangalore: Colin de Grandhomme, Washington Sundar, Shivam Dube might be included in the playing 11
Hyderabad: Expected to play with the same playing 11.
Hyderabad will miss the services of swashbuckling opener David Warner and Jonny Bairstow.
Manish Pandey will be the key player as he shone in the last match against Mumbai when he pushed the match into the super over
Apart from Kane Williamson, all-rounder Vijay Shankar and comeback man Wriddhiman Saha will be the game changers.
RCB has won the toss and will bowl first
1 change for SRH – Yusuf Pathan comes in for Abhishek Sharma
3 changes for RCB –
Shimron Hetmyer replaces H Klassen
Colin De Grandhomme comes in for M Stoinis
W Sundar comes in for Pawan Negi
RCB: Parthiv Patel (WK), Virat Kohli (C), AB De Villiers, Colin de Grandhomme, Heinrich Klassen, Shivam Dube, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Wahington Sundar, Umesh Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Navdeep Saini, Umesh Yadav
SRH: Martin Guptill, Kane Williamson (C), Manish Pandey, Vijay Shankar, Mohammed Nabi, Wriddhiman Saha (WK), Rashid Khan, Yusuf Pathan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Basil Thampi, Khaleel Ahmed.
Manish Pandey will be the player to watch out for. Manish has scored 305 runs from 10 matches for SRH and in the last game against the Mumbai Indians, he almost pulled off a victory for his team from the hands of defeat.
Leg spinner Rashid Khan has been the standout performer for SRH. Till now he has scalped 14 wickets in 13 matches with an economy of 6.22.
AB de Villers: Experienced South Africa and RCB star slammed 441 runs from 12 games and RCB will expect him to perform against SRH so that they can finish their campaign on a positive note.