Sunrises Hyderabad is all set to take on the Royal Challengers Bangalore in their next encounter at the Wankhede Stadium on 8th May. The Kane Williamson-led side has faced three straight defeats in a row and they will be looking to get their campaign back on track soon. The side is currently at the sixth position in the points table with five wins in ten games and they are likely to bring back T Natarajan into the playing XI for Kartik Tyagi.
On the other hand, Royal Challengers Bangalore finally managed to end their losing streak in the previous match against Chennai Super Kings. The team led by Pfaff de Plessis did not see the best of Virat Kohli this year, but a good showing of bowling ensured that they were still scoring points. With six wins from 11 games, RCB is currently fourth in the points table and likely to stay with the same XI from the previous game.
Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai.
Date & Time: May 8, 3:30 PM IST and Local time
The match between RR and KKR at Wankhede Stadium was largely a hit-friendly field and the 153rd goal was comfortably followed by the KKR team. However, being a one-day game, the track might be a little better to hit and players will feel the heat. The leader who wins the toss will look to chase after him despite his difficulties on the court first.
Possible XI to play in SRH vs. RCB
Abhishek Sharma, Ken Williamson (c), Rahul Tripathi, Aiden Markram, Nicholas Puran (week), Shashank Singh, Sean Abbott, Shreyas Gopal, Bovneshwar Kumar, T Natarajan / Kartik Tyagi, Imran Malik.
Royal Challengers Bangalore
Phafe de Plessis (c), Virat Kohli, Rajat Patidar, Glenn Maxwell, Shahbaz Ahmed, Dinesh Karthik (the week), Mahipal Lomor, Anindo Hsaranga, Harshal Patel, Muhammad Siraj, Josh Hazelwood.
The best possible outcome
He might be the best hitter of the match
Glenn Maxwell has had a quiet season so far after starting strong and not unleashing his full potential in the championship this year. The multi-skilled Australian has scored 160 points in eight games so far this season and will look to add more to his tally in the next game. Maxwell was also regularly making ball forward, so he would be a vital gear in the lineup.
Possible best bowler in the match
Josh Hazlewood has been undoubtedly the closest RCB has been this season and has been meticulous in his lengths and streaks on the new ball, as well as on his deaths. The right-hander came close to 1 for 19 in his four overtakes in the last game against CSK and that's the effect he can make for his team. He will look to continue his good form so far in the tournament.
Today's match predictions: RCB will win the match.
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