Sunrises Hyderabad is all set to take on the Royal Challengers Bangalore in their next encounter at the Wankhede Stadium on 8th May. The Kane Williamson-led side has faced three straight defeats in a row and they will be looking to get their campaign back on track soon. The side is currently at the sixth position in the points table with five wins in ten games and they are likely to bring back T Natarajan into the playing XI for Kartik Tyagi.
On the other hand, the Royal Challengers Bangalore finally managed to end their losing streak in the previous game against the Chennai Super Kings. The Faf du Plessis-led side hasn’t seen the best of Virat Kohli yet this year, but a good bowling display has ensured that they still pick up points. With six wins in 11 games, RCB is currently at the fourth position in the points table and is likely to stick with the same playing XI from the previous game.
Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai.
Date & Time: May 8, 3:30 PM IST and Local time
Live Streaming: Star Sports Network for Television and Disney + Hotstar app for live streaming.
The game between RR & KKR at the Wankhede Stadium was much of a batting-friendly wicket and the target of 153 was chased down comfortably by the KKR side. However, this being a day game, the track might be a bit better to bat on and the bowlers will feel the heat. The skipper winning the toss will be looking to chase down despite the difficulties of fielding first.
Probable Playing XIs for SRH vs RCB
Abhishek Sharma, Kane Williamson (c), Rahul Tripathi, Aiden Markram, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Shashank Singh, Sean Abbott, Shreyas Gopal, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, T Natarajan/Kartik Tyagi, Umran Malik.
Royal Challengers Bangalore
Faf du Plessis (c), Virat Kohli, Rajat Patidar, Glenn Maxwell, Shahbaz Ahmed, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Mahipal Lomror, Wanindu Hasaranga, Harshal Patel, Mohammed Siraj, Josh Hazlewood.
Probable Top Performers
Probable best batter of the Match
Glenn Maxwell has had a quiet season so far after starting with a bang and he is yet to unleash his full potential in the tournament this year. The Australian all-rounder has scored 160 runs in eight games so far this season and he will be looking to add some more to his tally in the upcoming fixture. Maxwell has been providing breakthroughs with the ball as well regularly and hence he will be a vital cog in the lineup.
Probable best bowler of the Match
Josh Hazlewood has been the standout seamer for the RCB this season without a doubt and he has been accurate with his lengths and lines with the new ball as well as in the death overs. The right-arm seamer had figures of 1 for 19 in his four overs in the last game against CSK and such is the impact he can create for his side. He will be looking to continue his good form so far in the tournament.