IPL 2023: SRH vs. RCB
Sunrisers Hyderabad, the bogey team, stands in the way of Royal Challengers Bangalore
RCB vs. SRH IPL 2023 head-to-head: On May 18, the 65th game of the India Premier League will pit Sunrisers Hyderabad against Royal Challengers Bangalore. View all statistics and head-to-head matches here.
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Virat Kohli and the local boy Siraj will be the center of attraction
There will be a packed house at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium on Thursday, but Virat Kohli and the local boy Mohammed Siraj will be the main draw instead of Sunrisers Hyderabad.
SRH has nothing to lose while they can ruin the chances of RCB
The host team has nothing to lose from their final home game against the RCB, but they may derail Royal Challengers Bangalore’s chances.
Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) will square off on May 18 in a vital Indian Premier League (IPL) game. With only four victories in their previous 12 games, SRH has no chance of making the playoffs. On the other hand, RCB still has a good chance of making it. Six out of 12 games have been won by Faf du Plessis’s team.
RCB vs. SRH: Head to Head in IPL
According to historical data, SRH has successfully prevented RCB from winning multiple IPL matches in the past. They will be competing for the honor this time. On the other hand, because they must win this game, RCB will be under a lot of pressure. The Sunrisers and Bangalore have faced off in 22 games so far, with the former winning 12 and the latter nine.
Head to Head: RCB vs. SRH
Total Matches: 22
SHR Wins: 12
RCB Wins: 09
SRH and RCB have won two and lost three of their last five games. The Sunrisers scored the highest runs at this stadium in 2019. Guess whom they faced: RCB.
SRH’s batting performance is lacking
Since the opening pair was constantly changing, they never got off to the best starts, which put pressure on Rahul Tripathi, captain Aiden Markram, and Heinrich Klaasen. Except for Klaasen, Abdul Samad, and Glenn Phillips, the other players, Abhishek Sharma, Mayank Agarwal, and Markram, looked woefully out of date, despite Harry Brook’s century, their most expensive acquisition at Rs 13.25 crore.
RCB Looking for a win
With Faf du Plessis (631 runs) leading the Orange cap standings and Kohli (438) not far behind, the RCB batsmen are top-heavy. There is also Glenn Maxwell’s (384) presence on the team which matters.
Although the middle order is weak, they are in this position after defeating Rajasthan Royals by 112 runs, and they would like to continue their winning ways.
The Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium is well known for having flat pitches that are ideal for batting. But as the match progresses, the surface starts to give the spinners a lot of support, creating a balanced battle between the bat and the ball.
Timings of the Match: 7.30 IST
Venue: Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad
Live broadcast: Star Sports