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IPL 2018: Virat’ RCB takes on Kane’s SRH in a must-win encounter 

IPL 2018: Virat’ RCB takes on Kane’s SRH in a must-win encounter
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Another eye treat set to make it’s way tonight. The star-studded Royal Challengers set to lock horns against table-toppers, Sunrisers Hyderabad in order to stay alive in the tourney. On the other hand, Hyderabad would love to see themselves with a qualified mark on the points table.

Sunrisers Hyderabad: Eyes a berth in Playoffs stage officially

The flamboyant Sunrisers Hyderabad are setting the stage on fire in each passing game. Earlier, they showed their bowling strength and now, they issued a stern warning by showing their capability with the bat which was evident against Delhi Daredevils.

IPL 2018: Virat' RCB takes on Kane's SRH in a must-win encounter 1
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Alex Hales is justifying his qualification while Shikhar Dhawan and Manish Pandey need to boost their strike rate. Kane Williamson is in form of his life while Yusuf Pathan is striking it as sweetly as it could get. However, batting department found its feet to add the vows to the opposition.

Coming to their bowling, department, now, they got the services of Bhuvneshwar Kumar which furtherly strengthened their unit to the core. However, they need to be on their toes as opposition got the likes of Brendon, Virat and AB de Villiers. All in all, they are all set to play a villain role to Royal Challengers Bangalore to knock them out from the tourney.

Royal Challengers Bangalore: A must-win encounter to stay alive

Yet again Royal Challengers found themselves in troubled waters as their bowling department hasn’t stood up to the standards. Off late, they came to the fore by giving a sense of hope for the team but at the right time, unfortunately, their batsmen lost their feet in their previous clash.

Virat Kohli
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However, the team is expected to take the field against Sunrisers with all the intentions of the victory. The skipper, Virat Kohli hasn’t come to the party yet and he needs to make it count in a do or die encounter. Another stalwart, AB de Villiers too need to step up in the crucial game.

Coming to the bowling department, it seems like their bowlers got their rhythm with all the bowlers hitting the lines well. However, fielding hasn’t been impressive which needs an immediate attention to come good against formidable SRH. All in all, Virat Kohli side is expected to give their complete for the clash as each individual knows the importance of the game.

Possible Playing XI:

SRH: Alex Hales, Shikhar Dhawan, Kane Williamson, Manish Pandey, Saha, Yusuf Pathan, Shakib Al Hasan, Rashid Khan, S Kaul, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Sandeep Sharma

RCB: Parthiv Patel, Brendon McCullum, Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Mandeep Singh, Colin de Grandhomme, Murugan Ashwin, Chahal, Umesh Yadav, Southee, Siraj

When & Where to watch:

Date & Time – 7th May 2018, 20:00 IST

Venue – Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad

Live Telecast – Star Sports Network, Jio and Hotstar Premium customers

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