IPL 2018 Match Today: RCB Vs SRH Match Preview, Prediction

After winning three back-to-back games for the first time in two seasons RCB have increased their chances of qualifying for playoffs

After winning three back-to-back games for the first time in two seasons RCB have increased their chances of qualifying for playoffs

Royal Challengers Bangalore: Virat Kohli (Captain), Quinton de Kock (WK), Brendon McCullum, AB de Villiers, Sarfaraz Khan, Mandeep Singh, Chris Woakes, Washington Sundar, Kulwant Khejroliya, Umesh Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Colin de Grandhomme, Moeen Ali, Manan Vohra, Aniket Choudhary, Navdeep Saini, Murugan Ashwin, Pawan Negi, Mohammed Siraj, Corey Anderson, Parthiv Patel (WK), Aniruddha Joshi, Pavan Deshpande, Tim Southee.

De Villiers (69 from 39 balls; 4×12, 6×1) and Moeen (65 from 34; 4×2, 6×6) put on a 107-run third wicket stand to resurrect RCB's innings which fell apart after the early loss of the opening duo of Parthiv Patel (1) and skipper Virat Kohli (12). Hence it is predicted that Royal Challengers Bangalore will win this match against Sunrisers Hyderabad. AB de Villiers and skipper Kohli have been in menacing form with the bat and they would have to bare their fangs yet again. Williamson was caught out at the end.

Royal Challengers Bangalore have found a new lease of hope in current season of Indian Premier League after consecutive victories.

On one hand, SunRisers Hyderabad is already through to the Play-offs, on the other hand, it is a must win match for the Royal Challengers Bangalore. The last match they lost before that? "Victory in their last two games could still see them go through, provided Kolkata lose their last game, as their net run rate has sky rocketed after the thrashing they meted out to Punjab in their last game". So, even if the home team manages to post good run against them, the Bangalore bowlers need to keep a tight grip for a win. Moreover, out of the 10 fifties RCB players have scored, eight have come either from either AB's (4) or Kohli's (4) blade.

IPL points table: SRH are now sitting pretty at the top of the table having accumulated 18 points from their 12 games this season. Not performing to best of their strength Hyderabad conceded 218 runs. So, SRH may start looking for alternatives before something unfortunate happens with them in the playoffs. The RCB v SRH match will begin its live telecast from 8 pm, whereas the Toss is scheduled to take place at 7.30 pm.

Williamson attempted to pull off an incredible chase for the Sunrisers, scoring 81 runs off 42 balls in reply.

RCB vs SRH Today IPL match is sure going to one of the most exciting matches of IPL 2018. Live stream will be available on Hotstar.

Star Sports Select 1/HD 1, Star Sports 1/HD 1 will broadcast the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Sunriserrs Hyderabad (SRH) match.

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