Today’s match of IPL 2023 is SunRisers Hyderabad vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (SRH vs RCB). The host SRH, has become the bottom ranked team in IPL standings after DC defeated PBKS in yesterday’s match. The under performers of this T20 league, have lost 8 of the 12 games they played to have just 8 points on the board. The team still have two matches left in which it can grab 4 more points. Though, SRH’s chances of reaching playoffs are negligible, but still the Markram led side would want to fight back for its survival in the tournament.
Talking about the visitors, RCB is currently at 5th position in IPL points table with 12 points in its bag. At a stumbling initial campaign, the team has recovered to move up the table. Out of the 12 matches it played, RCB has managed to win only half of them to grab 12 points, thanks to its better NRR which has put RCB ahead to its competitors with same points. The Du Plessis led side still has much to hope for in this league as winning the remaining two matches back to back will substantiate RCB’s chances of qualifying for playoffs. So, the team will surely be eyeing to win this match.
SRH vs RCB : Match Details
Venue : Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad
Date : Monday, May 18, 2023
Time : 7:30 PM IST
Watch Live on : Star Sports Network & JioCinema
SRH vs RCB : Pitch Report
The pitch at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium is supportive of batters. Thus, the games is expected to be a high scoring one. As the match progresses, the pitch becomes slower which gives an opportunity to spinners to dominate. Pacers will be impactful with the new ball in initial overs.
Out of the 70 matches played on this ground, 31 have been won by the team batting first whereas 39 by the chasing team.
The toss winning side should prefer to bowl first.
SRH vs RCB : Head to Head
Both the teams have locked horns with each other 22 times in IPL, out of which 12 times SRH won whereas 9 times it’s RCB.
SRH vs RCB : Team XI Prediction
Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH)
- Anmolpreet Singh
- Abhishek Sharma
- Rahul Tripathi
- Aiden Markram (C)
- Heinrich Klaasen (WK)
- Abdul Samad
- Marco Jansen
- Bhuvneshwar Kumar
- Mayank Markande
- Umran Malik
- Fazalhaq Farooqi
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)
- Virat Kohli
- Faf du Plessis (C)
- Anuj Rawat
- Glenn Maxwell
- Mahipal Lomror
- Dinesh Karthik (WK)
- Michael Bracewell
- Wayne Parnell
- Karn Sharma
- Harshal Patel
- Mohammed Siraj
SRH vs RCB : Best Performers’ Prediction
Faf du Plessis
Skipper Faf du Plessis, the saviour of RCB, is leading on multiple fronts this season. Currently, he’s the leader of Orange Cap standings by scoring 631 runs in 12 matches with a mind blowing average of 57.36 and a stupendous strike rate of 154.28. Moreover, 32 year old batter has the best batting average this season along with most number of fifties i.e. 7, to his credit. Since it’s a batters’ pitch in the upcoming match, he seems to be repeating his show again.
The ace RCB seamer has been in tremendous form throughout this season. So far, he has claimed 16 wickets in 12 matches with an impressive economy rate of 7.76 which makes him the top wicket taker for RCB. Currently, he stands 9th in the race of Purple Cap. So, seems to be the beat pick for the bowler of the day.
SRH vs RCB : Today’s Match Prediction
Royal Challengers Bangalore to win the match
Disclaimer: The above predictions are based on personal understanding and analysis of the author. Kindly make your own decision while making any prediction based on the predictions mentioned above.