The match 54 of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019 will be going to take place between Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) at the M Chinnaswamy stadium, Bangalore on Saturday, May 4.
The Kane Williamson-led Hyderabad side will need to forget their disappointing Super Over loss to three-time champions Mumbai Indians and need to get their act together in their must-win game. One good news for Hyderabad is that even if they lose their last game, they can still reach the playoffs if Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) don’t win more than one of their last two matches.
Coming to Bangalore, the Kohli-led side has nothing to lose and will just look to play for pride after exiting from the race to the play-offs. Kohli will certainly aim to end things on a winning note after losing eight of their 13 games. The skipper, who has amassed 448 runs from 13 games, is the leading run-getter for his side but lacked support from the other batsmen. Apart from him, de Villers has also contributed with 441 runs from 12 games.
- The IPL 2019, match 54- RCB vs SRH will take place at 08:00 PM IST on Saturday, May 4.
- The match will be played at the M Chinnaswamy stadium, Bangalore.
- The game can be streamed live on Star Sports Networks and Hotstar.
Pitch and Weather Condition/Report:
RCB vs SRH is going to be played at the M Chinnaswamy stadium, Bangalore. The last match played in Bengaluru was washed away by rain and similar weather is expected for this match. If rain won’t be a barrier in the match than a high scoring total from either team can be expected on this ptch.
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB):
Shivam Dube and Shimron Hetmyer might get a call up in the RCB squad for their last match of the season.
RCB Team (From): Virat Kohli(C), Parthiv Patel, Devdutt Padikkal, AB de Villiers, Gurkeerat Singh, Akshdeep Nath, Shimron Hetmyer, Colin de Grandhomme, Shivam Dube, Himmat Singh, Milind Kumar, Marcus Stoinis, Moeen Ali, Pawan Negi, Washington Sundar, Prayas Ray Barman, Heinrich Klaasen, Yuzvendra Chahal, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Siraj, Navdeep Saini, Kulwant Khejroliya, Tim Southee.
Possible XI: Parthiv Patel (WK), Virat Kohli (C), AB de Villiers, Shimron Hetmyer, Henrich Klaasen,Shivam Dube, Pawan Negi, Umesh Yadav, Navdeep Saini, Yuzvendra Chahal, Tim Southee.
Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH):
Abhishek Sharma should make way for Deepak Hooda considering their lack of power hitters towards the end of their innings against Mumbai Indians.
SRH Team (from): Kane Williamson (C), Shakib Al Hasan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, David Warner, Shreevats Goswami, Wriddhiman Saha, Jonny Bairstow, Martin Guptill, Manish Pandey, Yusuf Pathan, Deepak Hooda, Ricky Bhui, Abhishek Sharma, Vijay Shankar, Shakib Al Hasan, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Shahbaz Nadeem, Khaleel Ahmed, Sidharth Kaul, Sandeep Sharma, Natarajan, Basil Thampi, Billy Stanlake.
Possible XI: Martin Guptill, Wriddhiman Saha(WK), Manish Pandey, Kane Williamson (C), Vijay Shankar, Mohammad Nabi, Deepak Hooda, Rashid Khan, Sandeep Sharma, Khaleel Ahmed, Bhuvneshwar Kumar.
Fantasy Tips and suggestions:
Wicketkeeper: In wicketkeeping, RCB’s Parthiv Patel has played more matches in this IPL as compared to SRH’s Wriddhiman Saha who is included in the team after Bairstow left for the national duties. Parthiv Patel would be an ideal pick for wicket-keeper
Batsmen: For RCB, Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers are the top picks while for SRH Martin Guptill, Manish Pandey are expected to do the destruction.
All-rounders: Mohammad Nabi, Vijay Shankar will be featuring as all-rounders from SRH while RCB have uncertainty with their prime all-rounder.
Bowlers: For RCB, Navdeep Saini, Tim Southee, Yuzvendra Chahal are the top bowlers while for SRH, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Khaleel Ahmed will lead the bowling unit.
Captain and Vice Captain: Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Manish Pandey, Martin Guptill are the top picks for captain and vice captain.
Dream 11 pick #1:
Shikhar Dhawan (vc), Ajinkya Rahane (c), Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (wk), Liam Livingstone, Riyan Parag, Shreyas Gopal, Axar Patel, Trent Boult, Oshane Thomas, Amit Mishra.
- Captain: Ajinkya Rahane
- Vice Captain: Shikhar Dhawan
Dream 11 pick #2:
Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane (vc), Shreyas Iyer (c), Sanju Samson (wk), Riyan Parag, Shreyas Gopal, Axar Patel, Krishnappa Gowtham, Trent Boult, Oshane Thomas, Ishant Sharma.
- Captain: Shreyas Iyer
- Vice Captain: Ajinkya Rahane