The first match of the doubleheader Sunday will be played between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Royal Challengers Bangalore. The match will start at 3:30 PM at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai. SRH has played 10 matches and won 5 matches.
The net run rate of SRH is +0.325. RCB has played 11 matches, in which it has been hit 6 times. The net run rate of Bengaluru is -0.444.
RCB vs SRH: Match Preview
Umran will have to improve line length with speed
After losing the first two matches of the season, SRH created a ruckus by winning five matches in a row. The team batsmen and bowlers were performing brilliantly. After that, the situation changed and now Hyderabad has lost three matches in a row. Umran Malik is definitely creating new records with his pace from him but he has conceded 100 runs in 8 overs in the last two matches.
The pace is a very good thing but if the line length is not in control, she also gets backfires at times. Umran, who won the match on the strength of his sharp bowling to Sunrisers, has now been taken out by the opposing batsmen, and hence he is seen longing for the wicket.
The bowling coach of Hyderabad should talk to Umran and tell him the strategy to increase the wicket tally along with Paes.
Big innings expected from Virat
Royal Challengers Bangalore knocked them out of the tournament after registering a win against Chennai. With this, he also broke his losing streak. It is great news for Bangalore to get runs from Virat's bat. Although he hasn't fully returned to form yet, he seems to be getting better by spending time in the crease.
The lack of consistency in the performance of captain Faf Plessis can definitely be a problem for RCB. Faf, who is ahead in the Orange Cap race every season, seems to be lagging behind this time. Perhaps the effect of captaincy is visible on his own performance.
Dinesh Karthik has started raining sixes once again after the failure of a few matches. If Bengaluru has to stay strong in the race for the playoffs, then the entire team will have to perform as a unit.
Probable SRH XI: Kane Williamson (C), Abhishek Sharma, Rahul Tripathi, Aiden Markram, Nicholas Pooran, Shashank Singh, Washington Sundar/Shreyas Gopal, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Marco Jansen/Sean Abbott, Umran Malik, T Natarajan
RCB Probable XI: Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis (C), Rajat Patidar, Glenn Maxwell, Mahipal Lomror, Shahbaz Ahmed, Dinesh Karthik (WK), Wanindu Hasaranga, Harshal Patel, Josh Hazlewood, Mohammad Siraj