The star-studded RCB will take on the David Warner led Sunrises Hyderabad in their first game of this year’s IPL. Both the teams will leave no stone unturned to seal a victory here to kick off their campaign with a win. Both the team has never won the IPL trophy and their players are striving to get their hands on the cup.

Talking about the RCB team, they have one of the best and a dangerous batting line-up in the world. The ruthless and aggressive opener Chris Gayle can always give a firing start to the team followed big hitters like AB De Villiers, Sarfaraz Khan, Mandeep Singh, Kedar Jadhav and many more. They have the capability to chase down any target put in front of them as the batsmen never hesitate to take risks and gets full value for their shots. They have the power to clear the ropes easily.

Star players like Kohli, Gayle, and ABD, can turn the game in their favour from any point of time. They have the experience of handling pressures situations and know how to face the difficult situations. Especially the RCB captain Virat Kohli, he has done it many times for his team earlier and again the team will be hoping for the same from him. Bowling line up looks a little bit weak as they have already suffered a setback with an injury to Starc and looking at the current form of their bowlers it will be hard to show any trust on them.

The Sunrisers Hyderabad team made some smart purchases this year and surely those purchases will fetch them higher results. Unlike RCB, they have a balanced batting and bowling line up as they have experienced players in both departments of the game. To start the proceeding they have David Warner along with Shikhar Dhawan who can give a good start to the team.

The presence of Kane Williamson, Aditya Tare, Naman Ojha, Eoin Morgan, Deepak Hooda in the middle order acts as a morale booster for the team. They all have the ability to convert good starts into a big score. Bowling line-up has experienced player Ashish Nehra who will share the new ball with the young sensation Mustafizur Rahman. The presence of Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Abhimanyu Mithun, Karn Sharma, Barinder Sran adds weight to the team.

It will be an evenly poised match and will be interesting to see that who will have the last laugh.

Predicted XI:

RCB- Chris Gayle, Virat Kohli, AB De Villiers, Stuart Binny, Kedar Jadhav, Sarfaraz Khan, Shane Watson, Samuel Badree, Harshal Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal, Sreenath Arvind

SRH – David Warner, Shikhar Dhawan, Ricky Bhui, Deepak Hooda, Bhuvnehwar Kumar, Ashish Nehra, Mustafizur Rahman, Eoin Morgan, Naman Ojha, Karn Sharma, Kane Williamson


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