Sunrisers Hyderabad will be facing Royal Challengers Bangalore on the sixth match of the IPL 2021 edition on 14th April, Wednesday. As usual, the match will be telecasted on Starsports Live, Hotstar, and other such platforms from 7.30 PM IST.
The match will be played at M.A Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.
SRH vs RCB match preview
The battle between SRH and RCB will surely be an interesting one. One team will be trying to maintain the good form that helped them bag the opener match of the season. While the other one will be looking to bounce back on their feet.
Sunrisers Hyderabad lost their first match against Kolkata Knight Riders. Though there was some good performance by the middle order batsmen, especially Johnny Bairstow who scored a half-ton against the knights.
The loss came mainly due to the poor performance of the team captain David Warners with the bat, and faulty bowling by SRH. While David Warner couldn’t deliver up to the expectations of the team. The bowlers gave plenty of runs to the opponent.
Bhuvaneshwar Kumar, though being an experienced bowler gave plenty while Sandeep Sharma had the most expensive spell. Giving away 35 runs from merely 3 overs. This made them lose the edge against KKR who posed an immense target of 187 runs.
So clearly these are the areas SRH will be looking to improve in their second game of this season.
While SRH saw a defeat in their first match RCB managed to overcome the might of the five-time defending champions Mumbai Indians on their very first match of the season. This surely has made them confident and put air under their wings for the rest of the season.
The overall performance of the team looked tight and to the point. Glen Maxwell and AB de Villiers both played a crucial knock of 39 and 48 each and led the team to victory. And the bowlers did not disappoint either. Harsh Patel pulled a stunner with his 5 wicket haul while Jamieson and Siraj both delivered positive spells.
With the return of regular opener Devdutt Padikkal expected in the next match, RCB is looking strong as ever.
M.A Chidambaram Stadium is providing a great cricketing surface without being unfair to any side. Though the pitch is offering some extra service to the spinners, it is also opening run-scoring opportunities for the batsmen who have patience.
The weather in Chennai on 14th as always will stay humid throughout the day with almost no chances of rainfall.
Predicted Playing XI
David Warner (C), Wriddhiman Saha, Jonny Bairstow, Manish Pandey, Abdul Samad, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Vijay Shankar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, T Natarajan, Sandeep Sharma.
Virat Kohli (C), Devdutt Padikkal, AB de Villiers, Glenn Maxwell, Daniel Christian, Washington Sundar, Kyle Jamieson, Harshal Patel, Mohammad Siraj, Shahbaz Ahmad, Yuzvendra Chahal.
In the number of previous encounters between RCB and SRH, SRH had the upper hand. They have faced each other 18 times among which SRH won 10 games and RCB won 7 with one match ending with no result.