The 52nd match of IPL 2020 will be held at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium, played between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Sunrisers Hyderabad. The match will be kicked off on 31st October (Saturday) at 20:00 (GMT+6).
Royal Challengers Bangalore lost both their previous games to Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians while Sunrisers Hyderabad is winning a spectacular victory over Delhi Capitals. The side led by Virat Kohli still needs one victory to seal their place in the playoffs. Over the last couple of matches, they haven’t played their best cricket.
On the other hand, Sunrisers Hyderabad stunned the Delhi Capitals in their previous match, and are aiming to take on the challenge. A loss is undoubtedly going to destroy their dreams of making it to the playoffs. But if they manage to win both of their remaining matches and reach 14 points, they will still like other outcomes to go in their favour. The ploy of dropping Jonny Bairstow and playing Wriddhiman Saha worked excellently for David Warner and the team, and they will be aiming to continue with it.
On Saturday evening, the weather will be a bit cooler in Sharjah and it will benefit the players. As the match continues, the temperature will keep dropping and it will stay around 24-29 Degree Celsius.
IPL 2020 began with Sharjah being the graveyard for the bowlers. But the pitches slowed down as the tournament progressed, and both pacers and spinners came into play. Having said that, the sides are likely to prefer chasing with dew predicted to come down.
Average first innings score: 187 (Last 10 games played at the venue)
Chasing Teams Record: 5 Won, 5 Lost, 0 Tied
Probable Playing XIs
Royal Challengers Bangalore:
Virat Kohli (C), Joshua Phillipe, Shivam Dube, Devdutt Padikkal, AB de Villiers (WK), Chris Morris, Dale Steyn/Isuru Udana, Gurkeerat Singh, Washington Sundar, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal.
Rashid Khan, David Warner (C), Vijay Shankar, Wriddhiman Saha (WK), Manish Pandey, T Natarajan, Shahbaz Nadeem, Jason Holder, Abdul Samad, Kane Williamson, Sandeep Sharma.
Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Sunrisers Hyderabad Dream11:
AB de Villiers (C), Wriddhiman Saha (VC), Joshua Phillipe, Kane Williamson, David Warner, Devdutt Padikkal, Virat Kohli, Chris Morris, Sandeep Sharma, Shahbaz Nadeem, Yuzvendra Chahal
High credits for all of the top players would cause you to leave at least a few cricketers with 9.5 or 10 credits. But Warner, De Villiers and Kohli may shine with short boundaries in Sharjah. Given the slow pitches on offer, the likes of Chahal and Rashid Khan can’t be left out. According to our cricket expert’s predictions, Royal Challengers Bangalore will win this game! Place your bets now at baji.live!