Sunrisers Hyderabad will lock horns against Royal Challengers at Sharjah on Saturday. Sunrisers Hyderabad will be coming into this match after a huge win against Delhi Capitals. SRH can still go to the playoffs if they win their last two games against Royal Challengers Bangalore and Mumbai Indians. Few of the other results also should go in their way. However, a win against Royal Challengers Bangalore can give them a much-needed momentum for the last game of the tournament. So, they will certainly wish to win this match.

Royal Challengers Bangalore will be eyeing to get another win to secure their position in the playoffs. Royal Challengers Bangalore have played a good brand of cricket throughout the whole tournament and they will certainly be eyeing for the top two spots to have a chance for qualifying into the playoffs.

Pitch Report:

The match will be played at Sharjah. So, the short boundaries will certainly come into consideration. There is something for the fast bowlers at the beginning of the innings. So, the toss winning captain will surely like to chase in this small ground.

M27: SRH vs RCB – Match Highlights

Head To Head Record:

Total Matches Played: 16

Sunrisers Hyderabad Won: 8

Royal Challengers Bangalore Won: 7

No Results: 1

Predicted Starting XI; Sunrisers Hyderabad Vs Royal Challengers Bangalore:

Sunrisers Hyderabad:

David Warner (C), Johnny Bairstow (Wk),  Manish Pandey, Priyam Garg, Vijay Shankar, Abdul Samad, Jason Holder, Rashid Khan, Sandeep Sharma, T. Natarajan, Khaleel Ahmed.

Royal Challengers Bangalore: 

Virat Kohli (C), Devdutt Padikkal, Josh Phillippe, AB De Villiers, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Moeen Ali, Washington Sundar, Chris Morris, Yuzi Chahal, Mohammed Siraj, Umesh Yadav.

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: Royal Challengers Bangalore

Sunrisers Hyderabad has dropped Johnny Bairstow in the previous match. They have replaced him with Wriddhiman Saha to give a place to Kane Williamson in the middle order. The move has worked successfully for them. Wriddhiman Saha has played a brilliant knock of 87 in this match. Wriddhiman Saha has picked up an injury while batting.

So, he has not been able to keep the wicket in the second innings. Wriddhiman Saha might not be fit to feature in this game for Sunrisers Hyderabad. So, Johnny Bairstow might come again in the side and will be expected to perform. Rashid Khan has been brilliant in the previous match against Delhi Capitals. He has taken three wickets with conceding only seven runs in his four overs. Jason Holder is doing a fine job for them at the upfront. So, they are now looking like a team who are quite settled at this moment.

Royal Challengers Bangalore might miss Navdeep Saini in this match. They will change their combination a bit as Dale Steyn has gone for plenty in the previous match. So, Moeen Ali and one Indian fast bowler might make a comeback in the side against Sunrisers Hyderabad on Saturday.