RCB vs SRH Prediction, Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips: Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update – IPL 2020, Match 52

RCB vs SRH Prediction, Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips: Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update – IPL 2020, Match 52

David Warner seems to be in great form and he is the popular C option for this match.

Toss Update

SRH won the toss and opted to bowl first

Playing XIs

SRH

DA Warner*, WP Saha†, MK Pandey, KS Williamson, Abdul Samad, JO Holder, Abhishek Sharma, Rashid Khan, S Nadeem, Sandeep Sharma, T Natarajan

RCB

Joshua Phillipe, Devdutt Padikkal, Virat Kohli (C), AB de Villiers (WK), Chris Morris, Gurkeerat Singh, Washington Sundar, Isuru Udana, Mohammed Siraj, , Navdeep Saini, Yuzvendra Chahal.

Match Details:

The 52nd match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 will be played between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Sunrisers Hyderabad at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah.

This game is scheduled to start at 07:30 PM IST (06:00 PM local time) (2:00 PM UTC). The game will be telecasted on the Star Sports Network (Available in English, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Bengali). Also, live streaming will be available on Disney+ Hotstar.

Preview

The match 52 of the IPL 2020 will see the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) locking horns. RCB have lost both their previous matches to CSK and MI while SRH are coming off a stunning win over Delhi Capitals (DC). The Virat Kohli-led side still needs one win to seal their place in the playoffs. They haven’t been playing their best cricket over the last couple of games.

SRH, on the other hand, stunned the Capitals in their previous game and are set to take on the challenge. A loss will certainly end their hopes of making it to the playoffs. However, if they manage to win both their remaining games and reach 14 points, they would still want other results to go in their favour. The ploy of dropping Jonny Bairstow and playing Wriddhiman Saha worked wonders for David Warner and Co. and they will be looking to continue with it.

RCB vs SRH Weather Report for Match 52

The weather will be a bit cooler in Sharjah on Saturday evening and it will help the players. The temperature will keep coming down as the match progresses and it will be around 24-29 Degree Celsius.


Pitch Condition/Report:

IPL 2020 started with Sharjah being the graveyard for the bowlers. But as the tournament progressed, the pitches have slowed down and spinners and pacers both have come into play. Having said that, the teams are likely to prefer chasing with dew expected come down.

Average first innings score:

187 (Last 10 matches played at the venue)

Record of chasing teams:

Won – 5; Lost – 5; Tie – 0

Injury and Availability News:

RCB pacer Navdeep Saini is likely to miss even this game.

SRH all-rounder Vijay Shankar has been ruled out of the tournament.


RCB vs SRH Today’s Probable Playing XIs:

Royal Challengers Bangalore

Joshua Phillipe, Devdutt Padikkal, Virat Kohli (C), AB de Villiers (WK), Shivam Dube, Chris Morris, Gurkeerat Singh, Washington Sundar, Dale Steyn/Isuru Udana, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal.

Bench

Dale Steyn/Isuru Udana, Shahbaz Ahmed, Aaron Finch, Pawan Negi, Umesh Yadav, Pavan Deshpande, Adam Zampa, Parthiv Patel, Navdeep Saini, Moeen Ali.

Sunrisers Hyderabad

David Warner (C), Wriddhiman Saha (WK), Manish Pandey, Kane Williamson, Abhishek Sharma/Priyam Garg, Jason Holder, Abdul Samad, Rashid Khan, Shahbaz Nadeem, Sandeep Sharma, T Natarajan.

Bench

Jonny Bairstow, Priyam Garg, Shreevats Goswami, Siddarth Kaul, Mohammad Nabi, Bavanaka Sandeep, Billy Stanlake, Fabian Allen, Virat Singh, Basil Thampi, Sanjay Yadav, Abhishek Sharma, Prithvi Raj Yarra, Khaleel Ahmed.

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RCB vs SRH Top Picks for Today’s Dream11 Match:

Virat Kohli has been in great touch and is the highest run-getter for RCB. He has so far scored 424 runs in 12 matches at an average of 53.

David Warner has led SRH from front and his knock in the previous game was the most fluent of the season. Nevertheless, the southpaw has slammed 436 runs in 12 matches at an average of 39.64 and strike-rate of 134.57.

Devdutt Padikkal is just behind his skipper Kohli with 417 runs to his name in 12 matches. He has solving a long-standing issue of a quality opener for RCB.

Manish Pandey has finally come into his own this season. He has been batting consistently at three and that has paved the way for good results.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain Options: David Warner, AB de Villiers, Virat Kohli

Vice-Captain Options: Yuzvendra Chahal, Rashid Khan, Wriddhiman Saha

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for RCB vs SRH Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Wriddhiman Saha, Joshua Phillipe, AB de Villiers

Batsmen – David Warner (C), Virat Kohli (VC), Manish Pandey

All-Rounders – Jason Holder

Bowlers – Rashid Khan, Yuzvendra Chahal, T Natarajan, Mohammed Siraj

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for RCB vs SRH Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Wriddhiman Saha (VC), AB de Villiers (C), Joshua Phillipe

Batsmen – Kane Williamson, David Warner, Devdutt Padikkal, Virat Kohli

All-Rounders – Chris Morris

Bowlers – Sandeep Sharma, Shahbaz Nadeem, Yuzvendra Chahal


Expert Advice:

High credits of all the top players will force you to leave at least a couple of 9.5 or 10 credits cricketers. In our Team 1, we have left out Padikkal and Morris taking a bit of risk. But De Villiers, Warner and Kohli might shine in Sharjah with short boundaries. Also, the likes of Rashid Khan and Chahal can’t be left out given the slow pitches on offer.

Today’s RCB vs SRH Probable Winners:

RCB are expected to win this match.

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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.