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The Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) will lock horns against Sunrisers Hyderabad on Sunday in Dubai. Royal Challengers Bangalore have not been able to win a single Indian Premier League title so far. So, they will be eager to prove their mettle this season with few additions in their squad. 

On the other hand, Sunrisers Hyderabad has played really well in the previous season and the opening pair of David Warner and Johnny Bairstow has been superb throughout the whole season. They will be eyeing to start their campaign with a win against RCB in the opening match of the tournament. 

Pitch Report:

The pitch in Dubai might be favouring the spinners. The captain will love to chase the total after winning the toss. 

Kane Williamson captain of Sunrisers Hyderabad and Virat Kohli captain of Royal Challengers Bangalore during the toss of the match 54 of the Vivo Indian Premier League Season 12, 2019 between the

Weather Report:

The temperature will be hovering around 33-degree celsius. The players will take a bit of time to adjust to the situation. 

Head To Head Record:

Total Matches Played: 13

Royal Challengers Bangalore Won: 6

Sunrisers Hyderabad Won: 7

Predicted Playing XI- Royal Challengers Bangalore Vs Sunrisers Hyderabad:

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Royal Challengers Bangalore: 

Virat Kohli (C), Parthiv Patel (Wk), Aaron Finch, AB De Villiers, Moeen Ali, Shivam Dube, Washington Sundar, Yuzi Chahal, Navdeep Saini, Umesh Yadav, Adam Zampa. 

Sunrisers Hyderabad:

David Warner (C), Johnny Bairstow (Wk), Kane Williamson, Manish Pandey, Vijay Shankar, Bhuvaneshwar Kumar, Khaleel Ahmed, Rashid Khan, Abhishek Sharma, Siddharth Kaul, Shahbaz Nadeem.

 

Key Players:

Royal Challengers Bangalore:

Virat Kohli

AB de Villiers

Sunrisers Hyderabad:

David Warner

Johnny Bairstow

Captain And Vice Captain Selection:

Captain Choices: Virat Kohli, David Warner. 

Vice-Captain Choices: AB De Villiers, Aaron Finch, Johnny Bairstow, Kane Williamson. 

 

Probable Winner: Royal Challengers Bangalore.

RCB has the firepower in their batting lineup all the time. However, bowling has always been their area of concern so far. In this season, they have not added much in that department. So, their struggle in the death bowling might continue this season. Adam Zampa is a good addition to the squad of Royal Challengers Bangalore.

He has come to the squad of this franchise as Kane Richardson has decided to stay back in Australia due to personal reasons. In the spinner friendly wicket, the combination of Yuzi Chahal, Washington Sundar, Moeen Ali and Adam Zampa will surely help RCB to dominate the game in the middle overs. The addition of Aaron Finch in the squad will also be beneficial for them as it will slightly take off the huge pressure from the shoulders of Virat Kohli and AB De Villiers.

On the other hand, Sunrisers Hyderabad’s batting lineup is largely dependent on their openers Johnny Bairstow and David Warner. They have a game-changer like Rashid Khan in their starting XI. He is well known to the pitches in Dubai. So, his experience will be a key factor for Sunrisers Hyderabad in this season. The problem of Sunrisers Hyderabad will be the lack of enough firepower in the lower middle order. If their openers failed to score a big run, they might be in trouble in the later stage of the innings.