IPL 2019, Match 54 – RCB vs SRH: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update
Who should be your captain among Virat, ABD and Manish?
Published - May 3, 2019 7:36 pm | Updated - May 4, 2019 11:04 am
The Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) following their Super Over defeat against the Mumbai Indians (MI) now find themselves in a do-or-die scenario in their next match versus the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). The Sunrisers are devoid of two of their stalwarts in Jonny Bairstow and David Warner, but their middle order, comprising of the likes of Manish Pandey, has started to step up and deliver the goods.
One thing that’s in SRH’s favour is their Net Run Rate of +0.653 which is currently the best among all the teams. Hence, another victory could well secure them a berth in the playoffs. On the contrary, the Challengers, led by Virat Kohli, have nothing but pride to play for. They have the worst NRR of -0.694 and the team needs to win big in order to not finish as the cellar dwellers after the round-robin stage.
The 54th game of the IPL between RCB and SRH will be hosted by the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru.
The match starts at 08:00 PM local time (14:30 GMT).
The game will be live on Star Sports in India. (Live streaming on Hotstar).
It rained the other night in Bangalore, but the good news is that there’s no forecast of a downpour in RCB’s last game, though there will be clouds. The atmosphere will be nice and cool with the temperature around the 28 degrees Celsius. Humidity won’t be a concern either.
Last five completed T20 matches: (Most recent- first)
Royal Challengers Bangalore – N/R, L, W, W, W
Sunrisers Hyderabad – L, W, L, L, W
The track in Bangalore hasn’t had much to offer for the bowlers. Batsmen have made hay and the average score here in the recent games is a testament to the nature of the strip. A high-scoring affair seems to be on the cards in the second of tomorrow’s doubleheader.
Average first-innings score: 189 – 4 completed night matches in 2019 IPL
Record of chasing teams: Won – 1, Lost – 3
Probable Playing XI:
Royal Challengers Bangalore
Parthiv Patel (wk), Virat Kohli (C), AB de Villiers, Shimron Hetmyer, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Shivam Dube, Pawan Negi, Umesh Yadav, Navdeep Saini, Kulwant Khejroliya, Yuzvendra Chahal
Bench – Devdutt Padikkal, Himmat Singh, Milind Kumar, Akshdeep Nath, Prayas Ray Barman, Heinrich Klaasen, Colin de Grandhomme, Mohammad Siraj, Tim Southee
Martin Guptill, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Manish Pandey, Kane Williamson (C), Vijay Shankar, Deepak Hooda, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Khaleel Ahmed, Basil Thampi
Bench: Ricky Bhui, Shreevats Goswami, Billy Stanlake, T Natarajan, Shahbaz Nadeem, Yusuf Pathan, Sandeep Sharma, Siddarth Kaul, Abhishek Sharma
Marcus Stoinis won’t be taking any further part in this IPL.
Kane Williamson vs RCB in IPL:
Runs- 192 runs
Batting Avg- 48
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain Options: Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Manish Pandey
Vice-Captain Options: Parthiv Patel, Manish Pandey, Mohammad Nabi
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Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Head to Head/ Small Leagues:
WicketKeeper – Wriddhiman Saha
Batsmen – Martin Guptill, Manish Pandey (VC), Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers (C),
All-Rounders – Mohammad Nabi, Vijay Shankar
Bowlers – Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Khaleel Ahmed, Navdeep Saini, Yuzvendra Chahal
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Grand/ Mega Leagues:
WicketKeeper – Parthiv Patel (VC)
Batsmen – Manish Pandey (C), Kane Williamson, AB de Villiers, Gurkeerat Singh Mann
All-Rounders – Mohammad Nabi, Vijay Shankar
Bowlers – Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Rashid Khan, Navdeep Saini, Umesh Yadav
With the kind of form Manish Pandey has been in, it can pay rich dividends if one makes him the captain. Also, he will be playing on his home ground in Karnataka this time.
The Sunrisers are expected to come out trumps in the must-win encounter.
*Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.
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