Sunrisers Hyderabad will play against Royal Challengers Bangalore in the eliminator at Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi. Sunrisers Hyderabad is in good form as they have beaten Delhi Capitals, Royal Challengers Bangalore and Mumbai Indians in last matches to qualify for the playoffs. The form of their players will certainly keep David Warner really happy ahead of this match. Two players have performed really well for them in the last few matches. The inclusion of Jason Holder and Wriddhimam Saha in the side has completely changed the fortune of this side. It is seeming that they have finally found out a proper balance in their side. 

On the other hand, Royal Challengers Bangalore have performed really well in the first half of the tournament. However, they are coming into this match after four straight defeats. Royal Challengers Bangalore are over-dependent on their two-star players Virat Kohli and AB De Villiers. However, they are not getting enough support from the other batsmen. This will be the main concern of Royal Challengers Bangalore ahead of this match. 

Pitch Report:

The match will be played at Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi. The pitch will certainly suit the batsmen as the ball will come nicely towards the bat. So, the toss winning captain will love to chase down the total. 

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Head To Head Record:

Total Matches Played: 17

Sunrisers Hyderabad Won: 9

Royal Challengers Bangalore Won: 7

No Results: 1

Predicted Starting XI; Sunrisers Hyderabad Vs Royal Challengers Bangalore:

Sunrisers Hyderabad:

David Warner (C), Wriddhiman Saha(Wk),  Manish Pandey, Kane Williamson, Abhishek Sharma, Abdul Samad, Jason Holder, Rashid Khan, Sandeep Sharma, T. Natarajan, Shahbaz Nadeem.

Royal Challengers Bangalore: 

Virat Kohli (C), Devdutt Padikkal, Josh Phillippe, AB De Villiers, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Washington Sundar, Shahbaz Ahmed, Chris Morris, Yuzi Chahal, Mohammed Siraj, Isuru Udana.

Key Players:

Sunrisers Hyderabad:

David Warner

Rashid Khan

Royal Challengers Bangalore:

Virat Kohli

AB De Villiers

Captain And Vice-Captain Selection; Sunrisers Hyderabad Vs Royal Challengers Bangalore:


Captain Choices: David Warner, Virat Kohli

Vice-Captain Choices: Rashid Khan, Manish Pandey, AB De Villiers, Chris Morris

Probable Winner: Sunrisers Hyderabad

Wriddhimam Saha and David Warner’s opening partnership has been the key to success for Sunrisers Hyderabad in the match against Mumbai Indians. Both batsmen will love to start from the place where they have left in the previous match. Manish Pandey has played a few good innings in this season. The presence of Kane Williamson is giving them the much-needed stability in the side. Rashid Khan has been phenomenal throughout the whole tournament. Shahbaz Nadeem has bowled exceptionally well in the matches at Sharjah. Sandeep Sharma is also taking important wickets in the power play. They have peaked their form at the right time and currently, they are one of the favourites to win the tournament. 

Royal Challengers Bangalore’s star fast bowler Navdeep Saini has not played in the previous game because of an injury. He might not be available for the eliminator too. They are not looking like a balanced side and they will hope for individual brilliance to get past Sunrisers Hyderabad at this moment.