The 3rd match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 will be played between the Sunrisers Hyderabad and Royal Challengers Bangalore at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Dubai.
This game is scheduled to start at 07:30 PM IST (06:00 PM local time) (02:00 PM UTC). The game will be telecasted on the Star Sports Network (Available in English, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Bengali). Also, live streaming will be available on Disney+ Hotstar.
The Sunrisers Hyderabad have been one of the most consistent team in the IPL recently having finished in top four in each of the previous four editions. The presence of David Warner has done wonders for the SRH team who has at times, carried the team’s batting on his shoulders all alone. But the likes of Jonny Bairstow and Manish Pandey have ensured there will be an assurance for the team even if Warner has a rare failure. On the other hand, the RCB team, like every season, expect themselves to come up with better performances than the previous but seldom succeed.
The track here at the Dubai Stadium on Sunday turned out to be a green one and the new ball bowlers enjoyed assistance over it. If same pitch used for Monday’s match, we can expect it to play better into the hands of the batsmen.
Average first innings score: 157 (This tournament)
Record of chasing teams: Won – 0, Lost – 0, Tied – 1
David Warner (c), Jonny Bairstow (wk), Manish Pandey, Priyam Garg, Vijay Shankar, Abdul Samad/Abhishek Sharma, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Khaleel Ahmed/Siddarth Kaul, Shahbaz Nadeem.
Bench: Kane Williamson, Virat Singh, Wriddhiman Saha, Abdul Samad/Abhishek Sharma, Mitchell Marsh, Bavanaka Sandeep, Fabian Allen, Sanjay Yadav, Shreevats Goswami, Basil Thampi, Billy Stanlake, Sandeep Sharma, Khaleel Ahmed/Siddarth Kaul, T Natarajan.
Aaron Finch, Devdutt Padikal, Virat Kohli (c), AB de Villiers (wk), Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Chris Morris, Shivam Dube, Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Navdeep Saini, Dale Steyn/Isuru Udana.
Bench: Moeen Ali, Pavan Deshpande, Shahbaz Ahmed, Dale Steyn/Isuru Udana, Pawan Negi, Adam Zampa, Parthiv Patel, Josh Philippe, Mohammed Siraj, Umesh Yadav.
David Warner played only 12 matches during the 2019 IPL due to International commitments but finished with the Orange Cap having scored 692 runs with eight fifties and an unbeaten century.
Virat Kohli had a decent 2019 IPL where he aggregated 464 runs across 14 games at 33.13 average with help of a century and two fifties.
Yuzvendra Chahal was the leading wicket-taker for RCB during the 2019 IPL where he took 18 wickets from 14 matches at a strike rate of 16.4.
Rashid Khan bagged as many as 17 wickets during the 2019 IPL across 15 games while maintaining an economy rate of 6.28.
The likes of AB de Villiers and Virat Kohli have been troubled by the spinners in the recent past. If the pitch assists spinners, we might expect both the guys bagging single digits.
Sunrisers Hyderabad is expected to win this game.
Best Bet:A fifty score in the match @1.16 at 10Cric - 17 Units
Value Bet: Sunrisers Hyderabad @1.66 to win at comeon! – 8 Units