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IPL 2024: SRH vs RCB – Match Preview, Prediction, Team News and Fantasy XI 

The IPL 2024 journey for Sunrisers Hyderabad progresses as they prepare to face Royal Challengers Bengaluru at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad on Thursday, April 25th.

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Pat Cummins and Virat Kohli, Image Credits- SRH Twitter

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SRH vs RCB: Match Preview

Hyderabad has been in exceptional form, clinching victory in five out of their seven matches so far. Conversely, RCB has struggled, securing just one win out of their eight encounters. Challenging SRH could pose a significant hurdle for the out-of-form team.

In the batting lineup, if Travis Head or Abhishek Sharma doesn’t trouble you, Heinrich Klaasen might. Alternatively, their middle-order batsmen are also formidable threats. This was evident in their recent encounter with Royal Challengers Bengaluru, where they collectively posed a formidable challenge.

Initially, doubts lingered regarding the support Sunrisers Hyderabad bowlers could provide to their star-studded batting lineup. However, noteworthy performances, including T Natarajan’s impact in the end overs and Pat Cummins’ role in slowing the pace during the middle overs, have alleviated some concerns. Mayank Markande has also displayed promise.

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In many ways, SRH and RCB operate similarly, relying heavily on their batters to compensate for bowling deficiencies. However, SRH has exhibited greater fearlessness and consistency with the bat compared to RCB, who have faced more challenges. Faf du Plessis, RCB’s captain, has acknowledged his team’s bowling limitations, emphasizing the need for more effective strategies to contain opposition runs.

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Nitish Kumar Reddy and Mayank Markande, Image Credits- SRH Twitter

One encouraging aspect for RCB is their resilience with the bat, despite two consecutive losses in their last two matches while chasing daunting targets. They showcased remarkable batting prowess, notably scoring 262 runs in a record 288-run chase against SRH and narrowly missing victory by one run in a 223-run chase against Kolkata Knight Riders. Although they’ve had outstanding individual performances, the absence of a key player like Glenn Maxwell, who has the potential to turn the game in their favor, has been felt. The return of an energized Maxwell could be pivotal for RCB’s chances of staying competitive this season.

In Terms Of Recent Form:

Royal Challengers Bengaluru: LLLLL (last five matches, with the most recent being the first) Sunrisers Hyderabad: LWWWW

SRH vs RCB: Pitch Report & Conditions

The Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad is renowned for its batter-friendly surface. With such conditions, a high-scoring encounter seems highly likely, making the decision to bat first after winning the toss an advantageous choice.

The match will take place on the same pitch used in the opening game of the season at this venue, where SRH amassed a record-breaking 277 for 3 while batting first against Mumbai Indians, who responded with a formidable 246 for 5. Thus, spectators can anticipate another high-scoring affair.

Weather-wise, Thursday evening in Hyderabad is expected to be hot.

SRH vs RCB: Head-to-head

  • Total Matches Played: 24
  • Sunrisers Hyderabad Wins: 13
  • Royal Challengers Bengaluru Wins: 10
  • No Result: 1
  • First Played: April 7, 2013
  • Last Played: April 15, 2024
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Faf du Plesis and Glenn Maxwell, Image Credits- RCB Twitter

In their previous meeting, Sunrisers Hyderabad emerged victorious against Royal Challengers Bangalore in a remarkable encounter that set new records in the IPL. The match witnessed the highest IPL total and the highest match aggregate in all T20s. Sunrisers Hyderabad posted an extraordinary total of 287 for 3, with Travis Head playing a pivotal role by scoring a century with 102 runs, supported by Heinrich Klaasen’s aggressive innings of 67 runs off just 31 balls.

Royal Challengers Bangalore, in response, displayed a valiant effort but fell short, finishing with 262 for 7 on the scoreboard. Dinesh Karthik led the charge for RCB with an impressive knock of 83 runs off 35 balls. Despite Karthik’s heroics, RCB couldn’t overcome the target set by SRH and eventually lost the match by a margin of 25 runs at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium.

SRH vs RCB: Team News and Impact Player Strategy

Sunrisers Hyderabad

Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) is anticipated to maintain their current XI unless faced with any injuries. Travis Head has typically been the player substituted out when they bat first and substituted in during chases. In their recent match against Delhi Capitals, they introduced Washington Sundar as the Impact Player.

Predicted XII:

  1. Travis Head
  2. Abhishek Sharma
  3. Aiden Markram
  4. Heinrich Klaasen (wk)
  5. Abdul Samad
  6. Nitish Kumar Reddy
  7. Shahbaz Ahmed
  8. Washington Sundar
  9. Pat Cummins (capt)
  10. Bhuvneshwar Kumar
  11. Mayank Markande
  12. T Natarajan
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Abhishek Sharma, Travis Head and Heinrich Klaasen, Image Credits- SRH Twitter

Royal Challengers Bengaluru

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) made some changes in their previous match, bringing in Mohammed Siraj, Cameron Green, and Karn Sharma in place of Vyshak Vijaykumar, Reece Topley, and Saurav Chauhan. If Glenn Maxwell is fit, he might replace Cameron Green in the lineup. Additionally, they utilized Suyash Prabhudessai as the Impact substitute in their second innings, swapping out Yash Dayal.

Predicted XII:

  1. Virat Kohli
  2. Faf du Plessis (capt)
  3. Will Jacks
  4. Rajat Patidar
  5. Cameron Green/Glenn Maxwell
  6. Suyash Prabhudessai
  7. Mahipal Lomror
  8. Dinesh Karthik (wk)
  9. Karn Sharma
  10. Lockie Ferguson
  11. Mohammed Siraj
  12. Yash Dayal/Vyshak Vijaykumar

SRH vs RCB: Match Prediction

Scenario 1:

  • Sunrisers Hyderabad win the toss and elect to bat.
  • Power Play score: 80-90.
  • First Innings Score: 250-260.
  • Prediction: Sunrisers Hyderabad win the match.
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Cameron Green, Virat Kohli and Lockie Ferguson, Image Credits- RCB Twitter

Scenario 2:

  • Royal Challengers Bangalore win the toss and elect to bat.
  • Power Play score: 50-60.
  • First Innings Score: 180-190.
  • Prediction: Sunrisers Hyderabad win the match.

SRH vs RCB: Dream 11 Fantasy Prediction

Team 1:

  • Keeper: Heinrich Klaasen, Dinesh Karthik (VC)
  • Batsman: Faf du Plessis (C), Virat Kohli, Rajat Patidar, Abhishek Sharma, Travis Head
  • All-rounders: Aiden Markram, Nitish Kumar Reddy
  • Bowlers: Pat Cummins, T Natarajan

Team 2:

  • Keeper: Heinrich Klaasen(C)
  • Batsman: Faf du Plessis, Virat Kohli, Abhishek Sharma, Travis Head (VC)
  • All-rounders: Aiden Markram, Nitish Kumar Reddy, Will Jacks
  • Bowlers: Pat Cummins, Bhuvaneshwar Kumar, Reece Topley

When and Where to Watch the Match: Streaming & Broadcast Details

What: Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) vs Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB) IPL 2024

When: 7:30 PM IST, Thursday– April 25

Where: Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad

Where to watch SRH vs RCB Live Streaming: JioCinema app for FREE

Where to watch SRH vs RCB Live Telecast: Star Sports

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