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IPL 2018, RCB vs SRH Match Preview: Do or die match for Virat Kohli's squad!

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Assem Sharma | Updated on: 17 May 2018, 11:17:49 AM
Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Sunrisers Hyderabad Match Preview

New Delhi:

With just six matches left to be played before the beginning of the Play-offs, Royal Challengers Bangalore will face SunRisers Hyderabad on Thursday at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore.

On one hand, SunRisers Hyderabad is already through to the Play-offs, on the other hand, it is a must win match for the Royal Challengers Bangalore.

In the last match, Virat Kohli’s team chased down 88 runs total which was given by Kings XI Punjab and registered a win by 10 wickets.

While, SunRisers Hyderabad lost their last game against MS Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings and faced an eight wicket defeat.

It will be interesting to see who will prevail in today’s match when Virat Kohli and Kane Williamson comes down in the middle with their team.

Speaking of the batting line-up of both the teams, RCB has Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers as the most trusted match-winners and SRH has Shikhar Dhawan and Kane Williamson as the in-form batsmen who have the capability to change the fate of the match in their favour.

Now, in bowling terms, RCB has Umesh Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal who have the skill to knock out top-order batsmen of the opponent side while SRH has Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Sandeep Sharma as the most trusted wicket–taking bowlers in the squad.

Match Predictions – On papers, SunRisers Hyderabad has outshined Royal Challengers Bangalore seven times in the 11 matches played between the two teams.

And, looking at the squad balance of both the team, Sunrisers Hyderabad is more likely to win the game despite strong lineup of players in Royal Challengers Bangalore.

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First Published : 17 May 2018, 11:16:02 AM