The IPL 2020 season, the 13th edition of the cash-rich cricket league has its 52nd match on 31st October when Royal Challengers Bangalore will take on Sunrisers Hyderabad at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium.
Royal Challengers Bangalore
Despite a stunning 74-off-45 from Devdutt Padikkal, RCB’s total of 164 was chased down by MI last Wednesday, marking their second straight loss. Their bowling squad were also ineffective in defending despite both Chahal and Siraj securing two scalps and Chris Morris picking one wicket.
Full Squad: Virat Kohli (c), Parthiv Patel (wk), AB de Villiers, Chris Morris, Yuzvendra Chahal, Shivam Dubey, Aaron Finch, Umesh Yadav, Adam Zampa, Washington Sundar, Navdeep Saini, Mohammed Siraj, Dale Steyn, Moeen Ali, Pawan Negi, Gurkeerat Mann Singh, Isuru Udana, Devdutt Padikkal, Shahbaz Ahamad, Joshua Philippe (wk), Pavan Deshpande.
SRH landed a mesmerising score of 219 on Tuesday, thanks to spectacular batting from both the skipper David Warner (66-off-34) and Wriddhiman Saha (87-off-45), with Manish Pandey pushing the total beyond the double century mark with his unbeaten 44. Moreover, a remarkable defending with Rashid Khan leading landing an unbelievable 1.72 economy rate and three wickets saw SRH win by 88 runs as they wiped out the DC batting order.
Full Squad: David Warner (c), Rashid Khan, Sanjay Yadav, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Khaleel Ahmed, Sandeep Sharma, Jason Holder, Abdul Samad, Shreevats Goswami (wk), Mohammad Nabi, Fabian Allen, Abhishek Sharma, Basil Thampi, Billy Stanlake, Sandeep Bavanaka, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Virat Singh, T Natarajan, Kane Williamson, Shahbaz Nadeem, Jonny Bairstow (wk), Manish Pandey, Vijay Shankar, Siddarth Kaul, Priyam Garg.
Waging odds: Royal Challengers Bangalore (1.72) vs Sunrisers Hyderabad (2.05)
Royal Challengers Bangalore are priced at 1.72 and are the favourites. Betting ₹ on them will earn you ₹172 if they snatch a victory.
Sunrisers Hyderabad are the underdogs and are priced at 2.05, meaning if you bet ₹ on them and if they win the match, you’ll be making ₹205.
In their previous faceoff in the current IPL, RCB edged out with a 10 run victory. A win today is a must for SRH for them to up their chances of finishing in the top four and coming off of a superb win will give them a confidence boost.
On the other hand, RCB are already in a more comfortable position on the table thanks to their overall consistency this season and another win will bolster their chances of making it to the top two positions.
It will be a victory for Royal Challengers Bangalore.