RCB made an incredible start to the 2021 Indian Premier League after they beat defending champions MI by two wickets in Chennai. The game went down to the last ball and was a humdinger.
Virat Kohli-led unit is now set to lock horns with the SRH on Wednesday, April 14 at the MA Chidambaram Stadium. The Sunrisers, on the other hand, didn’t make a great start to the tournament, losing to the Kolkata Knight Riders by 10 runs at the Chepauk itself.
After they lost two early wickets in their run-chase, they were playing catch-up. Moreover, in Chennai, the SRH are yet to win a single match. However, on the head-to-head count, David Warner’s men have a 10-7 lead over Royal Challengers Bangalore.
Match – Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Royal Challengers Bangalore – 6th match
Venue – MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
Time – 7:30 PM IST, 02:00 PM GMT
Where to watch live – Star Sports Network, Hotstar
The pitch at the Chepauk has been a fairly decent one for batting. The track has shown signs of slowing down, especially in the second half. Batting first should be the safer option. Scoring runs in the powerplay will be critical. There will be clouds but with around seven per cent chances of rain. The temperature will be around the 30 degrees Celsius mark.
Avg first innings score: 153 (Last 10 IPL T20s at the Chepauk)
Record of chasing teams: Won – 5, Lost – 5, Tied – 0
Probable Playing XIs:
David Warner (C), Wriddhiman Saha (WK), Manish Pandey, Jonny Bairstow, Abdul Samad, Mohammad Nabi/Jason Holder, Vijay Shankar, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Sandeep Sharma, T Natarajan
Bench: Virat Singh, Jason Roy, Kedar Jadhav, Abhishek Sharma, Jason Holder/Mohammad Nabi, Shreevats Goswami, Wriddhiman Saha, Basil Thampi, Jagadeesha Suchith, Khaleel Ahmed, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Siddarth Kaul, Shahbaz Nadeem
Royal Challengers Bangalore
Devdutt Padikkal, Virat Kohli (C), Washington Sundar, AB de Villiers (WK), Glenn Maxwell, Dan Christian, Shahbaz Ahmed, Kyle Jamieson, Harshal Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammad Siraj.
Bench: Suyash Prabhudessai, Sachin Baby, Pavan Deshpande, Rajat Patidar, Mohammad Azharuddeen, Daniel Sams, Shahbaz Ahmed, Finn Allen, KS Bharat, Kane Richardson, Navdeep Saini, Adam Zampa