SRH VS RCB – This article brings to you the preview, team news and top Funtasy picks for the 39th match of IPL 2018 between Sunrisers Hyderabad and the Royal Challengers Bangalore.
It will be an uphill task for the despondent Royal Challengers Bangalore to both beat the table toppers Sunrisers Hyderabad in their own backyard and stay alive in the playoffs race.
The two teams lock horns for the first time in the ongoing IPL edition at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium on Monday.
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Sunrises Hyderabad Team News
Kane Williamson’s orange army might be missing the services of David Warner in the batting department this season, but they are ticking all boxes as a unit.
While Hyderabad have been proficient in defending small totals so far, skipper Williamson and Yusuf Pathan inspired a brilliant chase against Delhi Daredevils this time around in the previous fixture.
Bowling has been ‘world class’ with Rashid Khan, Siddarth Kaul and Sandeep Sharma making early inroads. Moreover, Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s presence further uplifts the morale in the death overs.
SRH should be carrying the momentum against Royal Challengers with an unchanged combination.
Playing XI (Last Match): Shikhar Dhawan, Alex Hales, Kane Williamson (capt), Manish Pandey, Shakib Al Hasan, Yusuf Pathan, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Rashid Khan, Siddarth Kaul, Sandeep Sharma.
Royal Challengers Bangalore Team News
The Royal Challengers Bangalore were perhaps one of the better fielding sides in the first half, but the graph has dipped with a series of dropped catches and sloppy fielding later on.
The Men in Red were completely outplayed by Chennai Super Kings on Saturday. Most of the batsmen, including Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers, succumbed to spinners thereby ending up scoring a paltry 127/9. Parthiv Patel’s inclusion in place of Quinton de Kock was rather a blessing in disguise as the southpaw scored an emphatic 53 off 41 balls.
M. Ashwin too scored a vital 36 towards the end, while picked up a solitary wicket at the expense of 17 runs in 3 overs. Skipper Kohli will be looking to back the same XI against Sunrisers Hyderabad.
Playing XI (Last Match): Parthiv Patel (wk), Brendon McCullum, Virat Kohli(capt), AB de Villiers, Mandeep Singh, Colin de Grandhomme, Tim Southee, Murugan Ashwin, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal.
Top Funtasy Picks:
Sunrisers Hyderabad: Kane Williamson – The SRH skipper has so far displayed great durability against toughest of oppositions. His resistance with a blend of strokes may lure you to pick him first up.
Royal Challengers Bangalore – Virat Kohli – You don’t need any reason to pick the incredible ‘run machine’ in the shortest format. He is well and truly holding the baton of batting department for RCB.
Punt Pick: Murugan Ashwin – The all-rounder has been quite handy with the bat down the order and equally effective with his bowling performances.
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