The Royal Challengers Bangalore will be facing off against the Sunrisers Hyderabad in the 65th match of the Indian Premier league 2023. The match will be played at the Rajiv Gandhi International cricket Stadium, in Hyderabad, Telangana Indian. The match will start at 7:30 PM IST.
First let’s talk about the Visiting team Royal Challengers Bangalore. They will be buoyed by their performance in their last match against the Rajasthan Royals. Batting first, they scored 171 in 20 overs, challenging the Rajasthan Royals to chase a score of 172 to win, but the bowlers of Royal Challengers Bangalore bowled an incredibly great line and length.
In return, due to the questionable shot selection by Rajasthan Royals batsmen the whole team was packed up in just 10.3 overs, dismissed far a poultry score of 59 runs. This enabled the Royal Challengers Bangalore to register 12 points against their name and elevated them to the fifth place in the points table of the Indian Premier League 2023. They sure are going to carry forward this confidence booter in the match against Sunrisers Hyderabad.
As far as the Sunrisers Hyderabad go, the team did start this tournament mighty well as a collective unit, but as they progressed further in the tournament, their middle order started showing cracks and was unable to perform as consistently as they would have liked to. Besides their overdependence on their two openers is making things worse.
For example most of the runs are being made by the two openers, and player on the third position, like Rahul Tripathi has performed in bits and pieces throughout this tournament. Had Rahul scored better, he would have been able to provide stability to the batting order and the imbalance created by this seesaw of performances could have been avoided. So the Sunrisers Hyderabad need to pull up their socks within no time, otherwise it will be curtains for them.
TFG Fantasy Stars for RCB vs SRH
Royal Challengers Bangalore
Virat Kohli can play a outstandingly brilliant pull shot through mid-wicket and square leg. He can also play a perfectly glorious short arm jab through the onside region through mid -wicket. He plays an empirical cover drive through the covers and can also punch the ball delightfully, off the front foot through cover point. Virat Kohli is pure class when he gets going and to go with his batting exploits, he is also an electrifying fielder on any corner of the cricket field. He is a supremely fit cricketer who has behind him 235 matches, scored 7,062. runs with a batting average of 39.82. and a strike rate of 131.53. in his Indian Premier League career so far.
Faf Du Plessis can play a ramrod straight drive past mid-off and mid-on. An excellent player of spin bowling, he plays excellently gorgeous slog sweep over wide mid-wicket and backward square leg. If Faf Du Plessis settled down, he is a very difficult batsman to dislodge. This inspiring cricketer has played 128. matches, scored 4,034 runs with a batting average of 57.36. and a strike rate of 154.28. in his Indian Premier League career so far.
Glenn Maxwell also known as maxi or big show, plays some authentic cricket shots. He plays the cut shot with great ease through point and can also play a marvellous reverse sweep over mid-wicket. His cover drive in front of mid-wicket is pure glory. He has played 122 matches, scored 2,703. runs with a batting average of 34.91. and a strike rate of 182.86. in his Indian Premier League career so far
Abhishek Sharma can play a fantastic square cut through the off side and can also play a technically perfect straight drive through mid-off. He also plays astoundingly fine inside out shot, over extra cover with the spin against the spinners. He has played 45. matches, scored 877 runs with a batting average of 23. 33. and a strike rate of 152. 17. in his Indian Premier League career so far
Rahul Tripathi can play some freakish shots all around the park. He plays the reverse scoop over fine leg and can also play the uppercut over third -man and the keeper. He plays a fantabulous cover drive in front of cover and has played 87. matches, scored 2,055. runs with a batting average of 25.70. and a strike rate of 129 .50. in his Indian Premier League career so far
Aiden Markram is a technically sound cricketer. Be it spin or be it pace, he can play both styles of bowling with equal ease. He pulls the ball delectably well in front of square leg and can cut the ball exceptionally well behind point. He can also play pedal sweep with subtle ease in the legside region, through fine leg. He has played 30. matches, scored 734. runs with a batting average of 23. 00. and a strike rate of 129. 38. in his Indian Premier League career so far.
Possible 11: RCB
Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis, Glenn Maxwell, Mahipal Lomror, Shyash Prabhudessai, Anuj Rawat, Dinesh Karthik, Shahbaz Ahmed, Harshal Patel, Mohammed Siraj, Karn Sharma.
Possible 11: SRH
Abhishek Sharma, Aiden Markram, Rahul Tripathi, Heinrich Klaasen, Abdul Samad, Harry Brook, Marco Jansen, Mayank Markande, T.Natarajan, Kartik Tyagi, Adil Rashid.
TFG Fantasy Picks for RCB vs SRH