IPL 2020: Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Royal Challengers Bangalore Preview – 2016 finalists meet on the back of contrasting fortunes

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Since headlining the 2016 IPL finishing 4 years in the past, Sunrisers Hyderabad and Royal Challengers Bangalore have gone down contrasting paths. Champions that season, SRH have reached the Playoffs all three seasons, in one in every of which the aspect completed runners-up. Meanwhile, RCB’s fortunes have gone south, twice bagging with the wood spoon (In 2017 and 2019) and one ending sixth on the points-table.

This yr, even earlier than RCB underwent their first coaching session, the memes started flooding the web with Kohli’s workforce being on the receiving finish of it. But as a contemporary season beckons, Kohli has the prospect to close down all his trolls, purely on the idea of the wherewithal he possesses this yr. In Aaron Finch and Chris Morris, RCB have managed to safe a few great buys on the IPL public sale last December and these two together with the likes of promising T20 kids certain appear keen to finish the rut the workforce has discovered itself in.

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The Sunrisers have managed to fly below the radar, which guarantees to bode nicely for the aspect. Their captain David Warner has led from the entrance, successful the Orange Cap twice within the earlier three seasons – he has completed as the highest scorer in three IPL editions. The yr he didn’t, it was teammate Kane Williamson who scored a mammoth 735 runs. Sunrisers are one aspect whose players don’t fire just on paper.

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Team News

Sunrisers Hyderabad: The Sunrisers will return with their most victorious opening pair of all time. Jonny Bairstow and David Warner burned up the charts last season with the Australian opener amassing 692 runs at a median of 69.2 and strike-rate of 143.86 earlier than returning residence. Bairstow, in his maiden IPL, scored 445 runs in 10 innings and with Warner placed on a record 185-run partnership for the opening wicket. The center order seems much more composed within the presence of Williamson, Manish Pandey, Vijay Shankar and Wriddhiman Saha. Rashid Khan and Shahbaz Nadeem are anticipated to get a game, whereas Bhuvneshar Kumar, Siddharth Kaul and Sandeep Sharma are prone to be the three pacers.

Probable XI: 1 David Warner (Captain), 2 Jonny Bairstow, 3 Kane Williamson, 4 Manish Pandey, 5 Vijay Shankar, 6 Wriddhiman Saha, 7 Rashid Khan, 8 Bhuvneshwar Kumar, 9 Siddharth Kaul, 10 Sandeep Sharma, 11 Shahbaz Nadeem

Royal Challengers Bangalore: Aaron Finch and Parthiv Patel will likely open the batting, adopted by the imperious duo of Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers at No. Three and 4. Devdutt Padikkal is a probable starter with Chris Morris performing the function of a finisher. Washington Sundar and Yuzvendra Chahal will deal with the spin division whereas Navdeep Saini, Mohammed Siraj and Dale Steyn shouldering the quick bowling obligations

Probable XI: 1 Aaron Finch, 2 Parthiv Patel (Wicketkeeper), 3 Virat Kohli (Captain), Four AB de Villiers, 5 Devdutt Padikkal, 6 Chris Morris, 7 Washington Sundar, 8 Dale Steyn, 9 Navdeep Saini, 10 Yuzvendra Chahal, 11 Mohammed Siraj

Stats and Trivia

– Sandeep Sharma wants 5 additional wickets to finish 100 IPL wickets. He has dismissed Virat Kohli six instances in IPL.

– Williamson has scored 262 runs vs RCB at a median of 65.50 which is the most effective amongst all of the positive groups in IPL.

– Kohli wants 100 additional runs to finish 9000 T20 runs. He will change into the first Indian to succeed in the landmark whereas being the seventh total after Chris Gayle, Kieron Pollard, Brendon McCullum, Shoaib Malik, Warner and Finch.

[Attribution HT]

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