IPL 2018: 39th Match, SRH vs RCB – Sunrisers Hyderabad Predicted XI
Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH), who will be high on confidence after back-to-back victories, will look to thump Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) as both the teams square off against each other at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium on May 7 (Monday).
The table-toppers Sunrisers will look to extend their lead at the top and inch closer to playoffs in the ongoing eleventh edition of Indian Premier League (IPL).
The Sunrisers dugout can breathe a sigh of relief after their batsmen came good in the last outing and chased down a target comfortably. So far, their bowling has done the job and it will certainly boost the morale of the side.
Hyderabad’s bowling has been of top notch and by far the best in the tournament especially Afghanistan pick Rashid Khan. He has been among the wickets and has subsequently been economical throughout the league.
However, SRH is likely to retain the winning combination when skipper Kane Williamson will take the field with the team:
Here is the predicted XI of the Sunrisers Hyderabad:
Shikhar Dhawan is the key factor in the Sunrisers’ batting unit. He will have to come good in the top-order if Hyderabad would want to score big.
Dhawan got some runs under his belt in the last game and will look to continue that momentum.
The England batsman Alex Hales has shown some early form getting his opportunities in the latter half of the tournament.
Meanwhile, Hales is capable of playing the long handle and destroy any bowling attack.
SRH will want a superlative effort from him, who recently dumped Test cricket to concentrate on the limited-overs format.
Kane Williamson (c):
Kane Williamson has led the team from the front so far in the tournament. He has scored runs in almost all the games and will look to continue doing so.
His form with the bat will be crucial for SRH’s success as the league nears its business end.
Wriddhiman Saha (wk):
Wriddhiman Saha, the wicketkeeper-batsman is yet to come good with the bat in this tournament.
However, he has been absolutely brilliant behind the stump. He needs to score some runs and boost his confidence.
Manish Pandey had a very average journey so far in the ongoing competition, although, he has come good in bits and pieces. He needs to take the onus on himself and do the job in the middle-overs.
The Sunrisers set up will badly want Pandey to score some runs as they struggled because of their batting.
Yusuf Pathan showed some hint of form in the last few games while shouldering the responsibility of guiding the team.
The veteran all-rounder can smack the ball and the management will want some superlative effort from him.
Yusuf’s form will boost the Sunrisers team management as he has the capability to damage any bowling unit.
Shakib Al Hasan:
Shakib Al Hasan has shown good form with the ball throughout the tournament.
However, his return to form with the bat will benefit the SRH camp as they have lacked runs.
Shakib’s all-round form will be a huge bonus for the Hyderabad squad.
The leg-spinner has been stunning in the last few games for his side. Rashid Khan was accurate with his line and length and led the bowling attack in a spectacular fashion.
Rashid will have to continue his good form if the Sunrisers want to continue the winning spree
Sandeep Sharma has been brilliant in the limited opportunities he has got so far in this season. He has been accurate and has swung the ball brilliantly.
He will have to make early breakthroughs if SRH wants to restrict the opposition to a modest total.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar will look to return to form as having a poor outing in the last game. He has led Hyderabad’s bowling attack over the years and will continue doing so.
Bhuvneshwar will be crucial to Hyderabad’s success.
Siddarth Kaul has been brilliant for the Sunrisers Hyderabad side. He has grown in stature and has done the job remarkably well.
Meanwhile, he has to put his A game out in the next outing to continue their winning run.
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