IPL 2019, Match 11- Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Royal Challengers Bangalore- RCB Predicted Playing XI
Yet again Royal Challengers Bangalore have started off their IPL campaign with two defeats and a victory will surely get their campaign back on track. Along with Delhi Capitals and Kings XI Punjab, they have been one of the underperformers of the tournament. In the first match of the tournament against the Chennai Super Kings, RCB were skittled out for just 70 runs.
In the next game against Mumbai Indians they fought hard an came within touching distance of the required target of 188 runs. AB de Villiers played a great knock as he remained unbeaten on 70 of 41 deliveries. It was for the first time that De Villiers batted through an IPL innings and still couldn’t get his side over the line.
Bangalore plays their 3rd game of the tournament against the Sunrisers Hyderabad tomorrow at 4 pm. Now with the encounter less than 24 hours to start, let us have a look at the predicted Playing XI of Royal Challengers Bangalore
The wicket-keeper batsman was one of the only contributors for RCB in the first match against the Chennai Super Kings. The stylish left-hander has looked in good touch in the tournament so far and will look to carry on his form. He is also a reliable wicket-keeper behind the stumps.
The left-handed all-rounder was promoted up the batting order in the last match. He didn’t perform as per the desire of RCB think tank. Nonetheless, he should be given another chance at the top of the order and prove himself. He is an important bowler for RCB and is extremely handy if the pitch has something on offer for the spinners.
The Indian skipper scored an impressive 46 in the previous encounter and looked well set to finish the match off for RCB. Eventually, it was Jasprit Bumrah who dismissed his Indian skipper with a short delivery which hurried him. He attempted a pull and was holed out in the circle. Kohli is an asset to any team and should look to be among runs.
AB de Villiers
Now, what do you need to say about Mr 360. He is one of the finest batsmen of the modern generation and almost won the match for Bangalore against Mumbai. He scored a sensational 70 of only 41 deliveries. He kept losing his partners at the other end which made the job a little more difficult for De Villiers. The former South African batsman will be looking to put up another masterclass tomorrow.
The Windies top order batsman came into the limelight with his whirlwind batting during the ODI series in India and it was due to his heroics that RCB decided to bag his services. Till now he has failed to make an impression. If given a chance, Hetmyer will definitely look to come good in his 3rd IPL game.
He is yet to play a game in the tournament but after a couple of losses, RCB might be tempted to go with the likes of Gurkeerat Singh. He is a good middle order batsman and can also provide the skipper with some crucial overs.
The youngster struck a lusty blow of Lasith Malinga in the previous match when RCB were in a precarious situation. He is a good young player who has a wide range of shots. If he gets the chance to bat, Shivam Dube will look to announce his arrival in the tournament.
He has been a great addition to the Royal Challengers Bangalore squad. He can click 145-150 km/hr on a consistent basis and has the ability to swing the ball both ways. Navdeep Saini has been impressive in the tournament so far and is expected to be part of the Playing XI for RCB’s 3rd match.
The Kiwi speedster is yet to play a match in the tournament so far. After a couple of poor performances by Colin de Grandhomme, the RCB team management might look to give Tim Southee his first game of the tournament. He is a world class bowler and has the ability to trouble any top class batsman.
He has been within the Indian circuit for a couple of years and is a good option for RCB to have. Siraj has troubled the opposition batters in the tournament so far and should be part of the playing XI against the Sunrisers Hyderabad.
He is the only premier spinner in the RCB team and he has already shown why he is one of the frontline spinners for the Men in Blue in shorter formats of the game. He hasn’t been able to replicate his national form in RCB colours. However, he has managed to come out with impressive performances on certain occasions. He will be spearheading the attack with some good support at the other end.
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