Royal Challengers Bangalore and Sunrisers Hyderabad join the 2020 IPL squad when they face each other in the third match of the tournament. The game, which takes place at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium, is scheduled to start at 19:30 local time on September 21.
Sunrisers Hyderabad finished fourth last season and got a boost with their Australian and England players available – including their probable opening pair David Warner and Jonny Bairstow.
However, given that Aaron Finch and Adam Zampa are now among the players available from the very start, Royal Challengers Bangalore had even more reason to be thankful for their availability. Both of them are among the season’s eye-catching, big-money purchases.
It’s going to be a bright, sunny Monday in Dubai. In the early 30s, the temperatures will differ, while the levels of humidity will also be very high. There’ll even be a light breeze blowing through.
The pitches at this venue appear to be sluggish, and the batsmen can therefore be tested. At this place, chasing seems to be challenging. But the level of humidity could marginally quicken the pitch.
Probable Playing XIs:
David Warner (c), Jonny Bairstow (wk), Kane Williamson, Manish Pandey, Vijay Shankar, Virat Singh, Khaleel Ahmed, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Siddharth Kaul, Priyam Garg
Royal Challengers Bangalore:
Virat Kohli (c), Parthiv Patel (wk), Aaron Finch, AB de Villiers, Shivam Dube, Washington Sundar, Umesh Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Dale Steyn, Navdeep Saini, Chris Morris