Date & Time: on Sunday, 31st March; 04:00pm IST
Venue: Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad
The contests in the IPL season have already intensified in its very first week. On Sunday, it will get even more exciting as Royal Challengers Bangalore, who are yet to register a victory, are facing off against formidable Sunrisers Hyderabad. It will be fascinating to see whether Bangalore registers its first victory, as the recent record between these two sides is largely in favor of Hyderabad with 5-1.
A score of 190 has been chased down a couple of days before at this venue, but for the Sunday’s clash, a different surface will be used. It may not be different from the previous surface as runs are expected to flow once again in the Rajiv Gandhi International stadium..
AB de Villiers
The 360° batsman almost won the game for Bangalore in the previous match. He is continuing his good form in the IPL. On Sunday a good performance can be expected of him, as he has great numbers against SRH bowlers. He scored 249 runs at an average of almost 50 in the last 5 encounters against SRH bowlers. He should be careful against Sandeep Sharma and Rashid Khan, who have both dismissed him twice so far. We expect he will overcome these bowlers in the match.
He wreaked havoc at the same venue against the Rajasthan Royals. He has already notched up 2 half-centuries in the first two games and he will look for the third on Sunday and will also try to convert it into a much deserved 100. His numbers against RCB bowlers are just phenomenal in the last 5 encounters, where he averages 95 and has a strike rate of 147. We are sure that he will continue his record against Bangalore.
The Sunrisers Hyderabad Skipper has made his intentions quite clear against Rajasthan. He will be aggressive in his approach and will want to score quick and useful runs We are sure he will replicate his run-scoring to that of previous season.
In the first two games, he had decent outings with the ball, as he was amongst the wickets for his side. We are sure he will come good on Sunday too, as his record at this venue and his record against SRH batsmen is impeccable. He has a strike rate of 19.5 against the host’s batsmen and in the last 4 matches at Hyderabad he has picked 7 wickets.
You just can’t miss out on Afghanistan’s leg-spinner, who is in great form this season as always. He also added another dimension to his game, as he is using his long handle to good effect down the order. The winning sixer against Archer in the previous match left the fans in hysteria.
He surely has the number of AB Devilliers on his back today.
He has a strike rate of 13.83 against RCB batsmen at an average of 20 in the past 5 encounters.
|Batsman||Chance of Success|
|AB de Villiers||70.40%|
|Colin de Grandhomme||49.80%|
|Bowler||Chance of Success|
|Colin de Grandhomme||35.80%|
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