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Jason Holder Stresses Upon Importance Of Rallying Behind SRH Skipper David Warner In IPL 2021

Jason Holder, SRH all-rounder said that supporting captain David Warner is the main role of team players including him, Kane Williamson, Jonny Bairstow, and Bhuvneshwar Kumar.

Jason Holder, the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) all-rounder and former West Indies captain, has reflected on his thoughts about leadership.

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Jason Holder appeals successfully for the wicket of Virat Kohli on Friday | Sportzpics for BCCI / Vipin Pawar

Jason Holder: It’s Important To Rally Around David Warner And Give Him As Much Support Asc Possible

In an exclusive interview with Sports Today, the 29-year-old reckoned that captaincy was all about having players who are ready to rally around and support the decisions in a unilateral fashion.

The Barbados-born cricketer was quick to bring in his IPL team SRH in the context, saying that captain Australian opener David Warner was the ultimate decision-maker and it was important for players including him, Kane Williamson, Jonny Bairstow, and Bhuvneshwar Kumar to support him in their maximum capacity.

David Warner (SRH)
David Warner (SRH)

“Well, for me it’s about buying. You got to get players around you to buy into your plans. I think a strong leader has strong support. It’s important that players rally around their captain. For us at SRH, it’s really important to rally around David and give him as much support as we possibly can. David has to be the ultimate decision-maker.”

“He has got so much of responsibility on his shoulders and he needs people around to help and support him. So that’s where I guess myself, Kane, Jonny, Bhuvneshwar, Sandeep Sharma for Indian players at least and Vijay Shankar, Kedar Jadhav who have got international experience.

“He has got really good resources in terms of experience around him and it’s just to us to come together and help him get the best of the players and help the franchises to be successful,” Jason Holder told on Sports Today.

David Warner captained SRH to their maiden tournament win in 2016. He was the second-highest run-scorer for them in their title-winning effort with a monumental 848 runs at a strike rate of 151.42 averaging 60.57. He amassed 641 runs in IPL 2017, 692 runs in IPL 2019, and 548 runs in IPL 2020.

Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) qualified for playoffs in IPL 2020. However, the David Warner-led side’s dream to lift their second title came crashing as they were defeated by Delhi Capitals in the second qualifier. SRH’s bowling department looks menacing as Rashid Khan and Bhuvneshwar Kumar are proven match-winners for them.

In Mujeeb-ur-Rahman, the franchise also acquired another star Afghan spinner this year and he could add variety to their bowling attack. Yorker king T Natarajan earned India call-up after a superb outing in IPL 2020 for the franchise and the left-arm pacer would be looking to strengthen the SRH pace attack with Sandeep Sharma, Khaleel Ahmed, Siddharth Kaul, and Basil Thampi.

Jason Holder Scalped 14 Wickets In 7 Games In IPL 2020

Jason Holder joined SRH last year as a replacement of Australia all-rounder Mitchell Marsh, who was ruled out due to an injury. Jason Holder had to wait for his chance but as soon as he got one, he made his presence felt in the team setup. Jason Holder scalped 14 wickets in 7 matches and played some handy knocks to take SRH in the playoffs. In the Eliminator vs RCB, he scored a crucial 24 not out and took 3 wickets.

SunRisers Hyderabad
SunRisers Hyderabad. Image Credits: Twitter

In SRH’s 1st match against KKR, Nitish Rana, the opener of KKR scored a belligerent 80 off just 56 deliveries to help the Kolkata Knight Riders set an imposing 188-run target for the Sunrisers Hyderabad to chase in their IPL 2021 encounter on Sunday.

The Eoin Morgan-led side eventually walked home as the winners by a margin of 10 runs despite Manish Pandey’s fighting unbeaten 61, Jonny Bairstow’s 55, and Abdul Samad’s late blitz. Abdul Samad cracked 19 runs off just 8 balls but was left with too much to do in the end.

Kolkata Knight Riders 187 for 6 (Rana 80, Tripathi 53, Rashid 2-24) beat Sunrisers Hyderabad 177 for 5 (Pandey 61*, Bairstow 55, Krishna 2-35) by 10 runs

Royal Challengers Bangalore will have their task cut out as they take on a determined Surnrisers Hyderabad in the Indian Premier League on Wednesday. While RCB began their campaign with a morale-boosting win over five-time defending champions Mumbai Indians at the same venue, the David Warner-led SRH lost to Kolkata Knight Riders in their tournament opener.

Jason Holder
Jason Holder (Image Credit: IPL)
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IPL 2020: Jason Holder Credits Kane Williamson For SRH’s Win Over RCB

Jason Holder, the all-rounder of SunRisers Hyderabad who starred in IPL 2020 Eliminator vs RCB with three wickets and unbeaten 24 runs, has credited New Zealand skipper batsman Kane Williamson for making his job easy.

Jason Holder took three wickets and played an unbeaten knock of 24 off 21 balls against RCB in IPL 2020 Eliminator. Kane Williamson and Jason Holder forged an unbeaten partnership of 65 runs to see SRH qualify for Qualifier 2 vs Delhi Capitals as SRH defeated RCB by 6 wickets.

Jason Holder
Jason Holder (Image Credit: IPL)

Jason Holder’s All Round Performance See Hyderabad Winning

The inclusion of Jason Holder as a replacement for Mitchell Marsh in the playing XI of Sunrisers Hyderabad has done wonders for the team as the team defeated Royal Challengers Bangalore in Eliminator of IPL 2020 and extended their winning run to 4 matches. Jason Holder starred in the match again with his all-round performance. He has scored 55 runs in 3 innings and taken 13 wickets in six matches averaging only 14.07.

The West Indian captain took wickets of Virat Kohli, Devdutt Padikkal and Shivam Dube in the 2nd,4th over and 16th over respectively to finish with match figures of 3 for 25 in his 4 overs. With the bat, he partnered with Kane Williamson (50*) for extremely vital 65 unbeaten runs off 47 deliveries.

SRH needed 9 runs from the last over, and only one run had come in the first 2 deliveries by Navdeep Saini, but Jason Holder held his nerves to smash back-to-back boundaries on the 3rd and 4th delivery to finish off the match in style.

David Warner, Kane Williamson
David Warner and Kane Williamson (Image Credit: Twitter)

In a post-match conversation with Kane Williamson, Jason Holder was credited for being an important aspect and filling the all-rounder’s slot successfully in the team. The lanky cricketer quickly acknowledged the support of Kane Williamson’s cool and calm presence at the other end.

Jason Holder: Key Wickets In Powerplay Were Crucial

The West Indies captain praised his New Zealand counterpart, saying that his calm and assured presence makes his job easier. SunRisers Hyderabad opted for Jason Holder as a replacement for Australian all-rounder Mitchell Marsh who injured his right ankle in the opening match against RCB.

“All-rounder role is very important but we have a cool, calm customer like you (Williamson) who makes a job easier. Probably didn’t get the flow as the wicket was a little bit tricky but good to finish the game for the team and you took most of the pressure off me.

“Nine off six could be tricky and challenging for teams but to squeeze a boundary of covers and one behind point was ideal and at the end, a win is a win,” he said.

Mitchell Marsh
Mitchell Marsh. Image Credits: Twitter

“The key wickets in Powerplay were crucial, there was enough seam movement and a pace upfront so I tried to use that as my advantage. We really complimented well and we have been able to restrict team to manageable totals and hopefully, we can continue this in the last couple of games of the IPL,” Jason Holder told Williamson in a video posted on IPL’s official site.

In his six IPL 2020 matches, Jason Holder of West Indies has scalped 13 wickets at an economy of 7.62 and strike rate of 11.07. He has registered scores of 5, 26* and 24* while batting in his three innings this season. Jason Holder will be next seen in action in Qualifier 2 versus Delhi Capitals. The winner of the match will play against Mumbai Indians in the final.

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli (Image Credit: IPL)
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IPL 2020: Virat Kohli Rues Missed Chance As SunRisers Hyderabad Thump RCB

Virat Kohli of Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) rued the dropped difficult catch of SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) batsman; Kane Williamson by Devdutt Padikkal at the fag end of the IPL eliminator, saying the match could have gone in Bangalore’s favour had the “difficult” chance been taken.

Royal Challengers Bangalore’s campaign in the Indian Premier League 2020 ended on Friday as RCB failed to defend their paltry score of 131/7 with only AB De Villiers scoring 56 and Aaron Finch scoring 32. Apart from them none of the other players could score more than 10 runs.

AB de Villiers, Virat Kohli
AB de Villiers and Virat Kohli. Photo Credit: Twitter.

Virat Kohli Credits Devdutt Padikkal And 3 Others For Stepping Up

Facing Sunrisers Hyderabad in the IPL Eliminator, RCB failed to step up on the right occasion. Batting first after SRH won the toss and opted to bowl, RCB could only manage 131 runs in 20 overs with only AB de Villiers able to score 56 off 43 balls.

RCB bowlers made it difficult for the SRH batsmen but ultimately failed to defend the target as SRH won by 6 wickets with Kane Williamson remaining unbeaten on 50 off 44 balls and adjudged MOM.

With their season coming to an end, captain Virat Kohli reflected on the performance of the RCB players. While he lavished praise on batsman Devdutt Padikkal, pacer Mohammed Siraj, spinner Yuzvendra Chahal and batting mainstay AB de Villiers, Virat Kohli wasn’t happy with the performance of the other players.

“Couple of people have stood up, Devdutt (Padikkal) is one of them, he stepped up nicely and getting 400+ runs is not easy. He has played with a lot of class and efficiency for the team. Very happy for him.”

Devdutt Padikkal
Devdutt Padikkal. Photo Credit: Twitter.

“(Mohammed) Siraj has had a good comeback. Yuzi (Chahal) has been solid as ever, AB (de Villiers) has been solid as ever. The others contributed but just not enough.”

While Devdutt Padikkal scored 473 runs, Virat Kohli scored 466 runs and AB De Villiers scored 454 runs with the trio playing 15 matches each. Among bowlers Yuzvendra Chahal took 21 wickets in 15 matches. Pacers Mohammed Siraj and Chris Morris took 11 wickets each in nine matches.

Virat Kohli : It’s A Game Of Margins And Bangalore Didn’t Score Enough Runs

Kane Williamson was dropped by Devdutt Padikkal at the boundary in a difficult attempt when SRH needed 28 from 2.4 overs. The reprieve cost RCB dearly as the New Zealand skipper went on to score an unbeaten 50 to help SRH chase down the modest target of 132 with two balls remaining.

“It is a game of margins and if Kane (Williamson) was taken there then it is a different ball game,” Kohli said at the post-match presentation.

“If you talk about the first innings I don’t think we had enough runs on the board. We made one helluva game in the second half, the positions we got ourselves into in the second half,” he added.

Kane Williamson
Kane Williamson. Photo Credit: Getty Images.

A batting heavy side consisting of Virat Kohli, Devdutt Padikkal, Aaron Finch, AB De Villiers and Moeen Ali, RCB could only post 131 for 7 after being sent in. Virat Kohli said his side just allowed SRH bowlers to bowl to the areas they wanted as they were under pressure and should have been more expressive.

“Altogether they put us under a lot of pressure in the first innings. Few soft dismissals, few fortunate ones for them as well and we just didn’t have enough runs on the board. Maybe a bit of nerves, maybe a bit of hesitation, we need to be more expressive with the bat. We didn’t put enough pressure on their bowlers. We didn’t have any phases in the game where we got away from the opposition.”

Virat Kohli admitted that RCB haven’t been up to the mark in the last 5 matches as they have lost all of them.

“In the last 2-3 games we have hit it straight to the fielders, lot of good shots going to the fielders,” he said.

Vi rat Kohli said not having home and away matches has made IPL 2020 one of the most competitive ever as no team are favourites.

“That also tells you the strength of the teams in the IPL, no team is run away favourites as such and every team has strong players. One of the other reasons is playing in only three venues and there’s no home and away advantage.

“Similar conditions for everyone and that’s the reason this has been one of the competitive IPL this year. It was amazing to have had this opportunity to come out and play,” Virat Kohli maintained.

Virat Kohli said similar conditions for all the teams as none of them had advantage of playing at home made IPL 2020 one of the most competitive. Previously only IPL 2009 was held in South Africa and part of IPL 2014 was held in the UAE due to elections in India.

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IPL 2020, Eliminator: SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) – Highlights, Twitter Reactions

SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) advanced to the Qualifier 2 of the IPL 2020 after beating Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) by 6 wickets in the Eliminator of the tournament at Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium (Abu Dhabi).

SunRisers Hyderabad captain David Warner chose to bowl first after winning the toss. RCB managed to score 131/7 (20 overs) at the end of the first innings. In reply, SRH chased down the target in 19.4 overs after losing four wickets.

Also Read: IPL 2020 – Final Points Table And Playoffs Schedule

IPL 2020, Eliminator: SunRisers Hyderabad vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (SRH vs RCB) – Highlights

SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) innings

On the fourth ball of that innings, Shreevats Goswami was dismissed by Mohammed Siraj for a duck. In the late moment of the powerplay, Siraj took another wicket as he dismissed another opener and captain David Warner for 17 runs. Though the on-field umpire originally gave not out decision in that caught behind the appeal, the RCB took the review and after monitoring closely along with using the Ultra Edge system, that decision was finally changed in RCB’s favour. However, there was no clear evidence to completely support any decision.

In the ninth over, Adam Zampa dismissed Manish Pandey for 24 runs. Later, in the 12th over, Yuzvendra Chahal took the wicket of Priyam Garg (7). At that stage, SRH were struggling on 67/4.

But Kane Williamson batted superbly which helped their side to fight back. Williamson and Holder put 65 runs partnership for the unbroken fifth wicket and it helped SRH to achieve the success in that chase.

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Kane Williamson (Image Credit: IPL)

In the final over, while SRH had to score 9 runs to win, pacer Navdeep Saini came to defend their total. While Williamson completed his fifty in 44 balls on the first ball of that over, Holder hit two consecutive fours on the third and fourth ball of that over after the dot ball of the second delivery of that over and guided their team to the victory.

While Williamson scored 50 not out off 44 balls (2 fours and 2 sixes), Jason Holder remained not out on 24 runs off 20 balls (3 fours).

Also Read: IPL 2020 – Most Run-Scorers (Orange Cap)

Scorecard:

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SRH, RCB, highlights, Twitter Reactions, SRH vs RCB

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) innings

Virat Kohli and Devdutt Padikkal opened for RCB but they failed to provide a good start. In the second over, Jason Holder dismissed skipper Kohli for just six runs. Holder then dismissed Padikkal for just 1 run in his next over. But then Aaron Finch and AB de Villiers handled the early pressure situation in a better way as RCB scored 32/2.

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They stretched the third wicket partnership to 41 runs before Finch was dismissed by Shahbaz Nadeem for 32 runs off 30 balls (3 fours and only six). Since then, RCB lost their wickets at regular intervals despite the hard-fought batting from AB de Villiers.

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AB de Villiers (Image Credit: IPL)

De Villiers completed his half-century in 39 balls. After scoring 56 runs off 43 balls, he was bowled by Thangarasu Natarajan in the 18th over. Apart from Finch and De Villiers, only Mohammed Siraj managed to reach the double-digit score in that innings as the lower-order batsman scored 10 not out off 7 balls (only four).

Among the SRH bowlers, Jason Holder bagged three wickets as he had the bowling figures of 4-0-25-3. Also, Thangarasu Natarajan (2/33) got two wickets and Shahbaz Nadeem (1/30) took one wicket.

Also Read: IPL 2020 – Most Wicket Takers (Purple Cap)

Scorecard:

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SRH, RCB, highlights, Twitter Reactions, SRH vs RCB

IPL 2020, Eliminator: SunRisers Hyderabad vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (SRH vs RCB) – Twitter Reactions

David Warner and Virat Kohli (Image Credit: IPL)
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IPL 2020, Eliminator: SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) – Toss Report

In the Eliminator of the IPL 2020, David Warner-led SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) are facing Virat Kohli-led Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) at Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium (Abu Dhabi).

Both teams finished the league stage of the IPL 2020 with 14 points (7 wins and 7 loses) each. But due to the net run-rate difference, SunRisers Hyderabad finished in the 3rd position in the IPL 2020 points table and Royal Challengers Bangalore finished in the 4th position in the same points table.

It is their third meeting in this season. While RCB won the first encounter by 10 runs, SRH won the next clash by 5 wickets.

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IPL 2020, Eliminator: SunRisers Hyderabad vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (SRH vs RCB) – Toss Report

SunRisers Hyderabad captain David Warner won the toss and decided to bowl first. SRH made the only alteration in the playing XI as Sreevats Goswami replaced Wriddhiman Saha.

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David Warner (Image Credit: IPL)

Warner said, “We will bowl first. Dew could play an effect, the last couple of games say so. But the wicket will not change a lot. We are under no pressure, it already started a couple of games back. Unfortunately, Saha misses out with an injury, Goswami replaces him. The trophy means a lot for us, the owners and the fans back home.”

On the other hand, Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli confirmed that they made four changes in the playing XI. Aaron Finch, Moeen Ali, Adam Zampa and Navdeep Saini replaced Josh Philippe, Isuru Udana, Chris Morris and Shahbaz Ahmed.

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Virat Kohli (Photo Credit: IPL/BCCI)

Kohli said, “It could go both ways, we would have bowled first. But runs on the board could prove crucial. The last game opened up completely, when you haven’t qualified, the nerves will come. It’s an exciting time, it’s been a leasure to play here.The seniors will have to take up responsibility, let the youngsters play freely. Chris Morris misses out with a quad injury, Joshua Phillipe is out as well. Aaron Finch is back, so is Adam Zampa. Saini replaces Shahbaz Ahmed”

IPL 2020, Eliminator: SunRisers Hyderabad vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (SRH vs RCB) – Playing XIs

SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH): David Warner (C), Shreevats Goswami (wk), Manish Pandey, Kane Williamson, Priyam Garg, Jason Holder, Abdul Samad, Rashid Khan, Shahbaz Nadeem, Sandeep Sharma, T Natarajan

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB): Aaron Finch, Devdutt Padikkal, Virat Kohli (C), AB de Villiers (wk), Moeen Ali, Washington Sundar, Shivam Dube, Navdeep Saini, Adam Zampa, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal

Virat Kohli And Pragyan Ojha
Virat Kohli And Pragyan Ojha
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IPL 2020: SunRisers Hyderabad Have An Upper Hand Over Royal Challengers Bangalore – Pragyan Ojha

Pragyan Ojha, former Indian spinner believes that SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) will have a little bit of edge over Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) due to their winning momentum when the two sides meet in IPL 2020 Eliminator on Friday (November 6).

Hyderabad head into Eliminator on the back three back to back consecutive wins including a 10-wicket triumph over finalists MI to seal their play-offs berth. However, Virat Kohli’s RCB go into the Eliminator on a shaky note, having tasted defeat in their last four IPL 2020 matches and only got into the top four by virtue of a better net run-rate.

Pragyan Ojha
Pragyan Ojha

Pragyan Ojha: SunRisers Hyderabad Have Momentum And Edge Over Bangalore

Pragyan Ojha pointed out that Abu Dhabi has been a very good venue for Hyderabad where they tasted success by winning two out of three matches.  In terms of games between the two sides, SRH have a slender 9-7 lead by virtue of their triumph the last time these sides met which saw them winning by five wickets after defeating by 10 runs in 3rd match and the first encounter between the two teams in IPL 2020.

“I think both are very good at handling the pressure. If you look at the stats, RCB has lost four games but if you look at SRH, they have been winning. And I tell you it’s all about the momentum you get. I think if you talk about momentum it’s SRH which has a little bit of edge over RCB,” Pragyan Ojha told Sports Today.

“But saying that it’s a very important point, who handles pressure well, who forgets their past and thinks that this is the final game. From here on we have got two more games to go after this.”

Virat Kohli and David Warner (RCB vs SRH)
Virat Kohli and David Warner (RCB vs SRH) (Image Credit: IPL)

“Abu Dhabi has been a very good venue for SRH. They have played three, won two. And RCB, it’s been fifty-fifty as they have lost two and won two. Whoever uses the conditions well, whoever reads the wicket and the dimensions well will have an advantage,” Ojha added.

Sandeep Sharma has dismissed Virat Kohli seven tines which is the most in the tournament. RCB are yet to score 50 runs or above in the death overs besides losing too many wickets while Chris Morris has taken only 2 wickets in the last 4 games.

Pragyan Ojha: Bangalore Must Make Bold Decisions To Win

Pragyan Ojha also said that RCB has a fragile middle order, and the management needs to take some bold decisions to boost it by changing the openers or bring in experienced cricketers like Moeen Ali in the middle order. Pragyan Ojha recommended RCB to promote Virat Kohli as an opener and get Aaron Finch in the middle order.

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SRH and RCB. Photo Credit:

“RCB have to take some bold decisions. Virat Kohli can open and get Aaron Finch in the middle. It gives them a solid boost.”

SRH will take on the RCB in the IPL 2020 Eliminator at Abu Dhabi that would see one of the two sides knocked out of the competition. While SRH skipper David Warner is 2nd highest run-scorer with 529 runs in 14 matches averaging 44.08, RCB skipper Virat Kohli is 8th highest run-scorer with 460 runs in the same number of matches averaging 46.

Among bowlers, spinners Yuzvendra Chahal of RCB has 20 wickets while Rashid Khan of SRH has 19 wickets from 14 matches. Aaron Finch of RCB has only 236 runs in 11 matches averaging 21.45. Wriddhiman Saha of SRH has played only 4 games but may open again as he has 214 runs from 4 matches averaging 71.33 with 2 fifties.

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IPL 2020, Eliminator: SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) – Stats Preview

On Friday (6th November) evening, SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) will face Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the Eliminator of IPL 2020 at Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium (Abu Dhabi).

While both teams earned 14 points each at the end of the league stage of IPL 2020, SunRisers Hyderabad finished in the third position in the points table and Royal Challengers Bangalore finished in the fourth position in the same points table.

It will be their third meeting this season. In their earlier meetings in this season, while RCB won by 10 runs during the 3rd match of this season, SRH won by 5 wickets during the 52nd match of this season.

Also Read: IPL 2020, Eliminator: SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) – Head To Head Records

IPL 2020, Eliminator: SunRisers Hyderabad vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (SRH vs RCB) – Stats Preview

Teams’ forms in IPL 2020

Recent results (in last 5 matches)

SRH (oldest to latest) – Won, Lost, Won, Won and Won

RCB (oldest to latest) – Won, Lost, Lost, Lost and Lost

Men-in-form

Stats SRH RCB
Top run-scorers David Warner (529 runs) Devdutt Padikkal (472 runs)
Manish Pandey (380 runs) Virat Kohli (462 runs)
Jonny Bairstow (345 runs) AB de Villiers (398 runs)
Top wicket-takers Rashid Khan (19 wickets) Yuzvendra Chahal (20 wickets)
Thangarasu Natarajan (14 wickets) Chris Morris (11 wickets)
Sandeep Sharma (13 wickets) Mohammed Siraj (9 wickets)

 

Records of SRH and RCB in UAE

Team Matches Won Lost Tied (W/L) No Result
SRH 19 9 9 1 (0/1) 0
RCB 19 8 10 1 (1/0) 0

 

Records of SRH and RCB at Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium (Abu Dhabi)

Team Matches Won Lost Tied (W/L) No Result
SRH 4 1 2 1 (0/1) 0
RCB 5 2 3 0 (0/0) 0

 

Crucial personal stats

SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH)

Rashid Khan

IPL 2020, Eliminator: SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) - Stats Preview 1

i) The leg-spinner Rashid Khan has already taken 19 wickets in this season. As a SunRisers Hyderabad spinner, only Amit Mishra and Rashid Khan managed to pick up more wickets in an IPL season as both took 21 wickets in 2013 and 2018 editions respectively. With three more wickets, Rashid will create a new record for SRH in the list of most wickets as a spinner in an IPL edition.

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i) The right-handed batsman Kane Williamson has already hit 48 T20 sixes for SunRisers Hyderabad and he is two sixes away to complete 50 T20 sixes for this team. Williamson will be the third batsman to hit 50 T20 sixes for this team. David Warner (137 sixes) and Shikhar Dhawan (54 sixes) were the first two batsmen to hit 50 T20 over boundaries for this team.

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i) David Warner (195 sixes) is five sixes away to complete his 200 IPL sixes. A total of five batsmen, including two foreigners Chris Gayle and AB de Villiers, have managed to hit 200 IPL sixes till the date.

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)

Virat Kohli

IPL 2020, Eliminator: SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) - Stats Preview 4i) Indian star cricketer Virat Kohli has already hit 297 T20 sixes. With three more sixes, Kohli will become the fourth Indian batsman to hit 300 T20 sixes. Rohit Sharma (376 sixes), Suresh Raina (311 sixes) and MS Dhoni (302 sixes) were the first three Indian batsmen to manage 300 T20 sixes.

Navdeep Saini

IPL 2020, Eliminator: SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) - Stats Preview 5i) The Indian right-arm fast bowler Navdeep Saini has already taken 49 T20 wickets and he is only one wicket away to complete his 50 T20 wickets.

Aaron Finch

IPL 2020, Eliminator: SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) - Stats Preview 6i) Australian cricketer Aaron Finch has scored 1973 IPL runs. He is 27 runs behind to complete his 2000 IPL runs. Finch will become the seventh Australian cricketer to score 2000 IPL runs.

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IPL 2020, Eliminator: SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) – Head To Head Records

In the Eliminator of the IPL 2020, SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) will face Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) at Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium (Abu Dhabi). Talking about their head to head records, they are very competitive sides.

At the end of the league stage in the IPL 2020, while both teams earned 14 points (7 wins and 7 loses) each, SunRisers Hyderabad were in the third position in the points table while Royal Challengers Bangalore were in the fourth position in the same points table.

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Head-to-head records between SunRisers Hyderabad vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (SRH vs RCB)

Stats Matches SRH Won RCB Won Tied No Result
Overall 16 8 7 1 (SRH won) 0
In IPL 16 8 7 1 (SRH won) 0
Playoffs/Knock-Out Stages 1 1 0 0 0
Outside India 2 1 1 0 0
In UAE 2 1 1 0 0
At Abu Dhabi
In last 5 matches 5 2 3 0 0

 

IPL 2020

IPL 2020, Eliminator: SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) - Head To Head Records 8Match 3 (at Dubai, DSC on 21st September 2020): It was their first meeting in this season where SunRisers Hyderabad captain David Warner decided to field first after winning the toss. While Royal Challengers Bangalore scored 163/5 (20 overs), SunRisers Hyderabad were bowled out for 153 runs (19.4 overs). Royal Challengers Bangalore won that match by 10 runs.

Match 52 (at Sharjah on 31st October 2020): It was their second meeting in this season where SunRisers Hyderabad captain David Warner again won the toss and he once again chose to field first. After Royal Challengers Bangalore scored 120/7 (20 overs), SunRisers Hyderabad chased down that target in 14.1 overs after losing five wickets. SunRisers Hyderabad won that match by 5 wickets.

 

Head to head records between SunRisers Hyderabad vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (SRH vs RCB): 1st innings vs 2nd innings

IPL 2020, Eliminator: SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) - Head To Head Records 9

Innings SRH Won RCB Won
1st innings 5 3
2nd innings 3 4

 

Important stats between SunRisers Hyderabad vs Royal Challengers Bangalore

IPL 2020, Eliminator: SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) - Head To Head Records 10(Teams’ Stats)

Stats SRH (vs RCB) RCB (vs SRH)
Highest total 231/2 (20 overs) at Hyderabad (Deccan) on 31st March 2019 227/4 (20 overs) at Bengaluru on 12th April 2016
Lowest completed total 130/7 (20 overs) at Hyderabad (Deccan) on 7th April 2013 113 in 19.5 overs at Hyderabad (Deccan) on 31st March 2019
Largest victory (by runs) 118 runs at Hyderabad (Deccan) on 31st March 2019 45 runs at Bengaluru on 12th April 2016
Largest victory (by wickets) 8 wickets at Bengaluru on 13th April 2015 7 wickets at Bengaluru on 9th April 2013

 

(Top players’ stats)

Stats SRH (vs RCB) RCB (vs SRH)
Highest individual score 114 by Jonny Bairstow at Hyderabad (Deccan) on 31st March 2019 93* by Virat Kohli at Bengaluru on 9th April 2013
Best bowling figures 4/11 by Mohammad Nabi at Hyderabad (Deccan) on 31st March 2019 3/18 by Yuzvendra Chahal at Dubai on 21st September 2020
Most runs scored 576 runs by David Warner 525 runs by Virat Kohli
Most wickets 14 wickets by Bhuvneshwar Kumar 15 wickets by Yuzvendra Chahal

 

Jason Holder is disappointed with his side's performance in the Tri-series.
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IPL 2020: Dew Factor Makes It Difficult To Defend At Sharjah – Jason Holder

Jason Holder, the all-rounder of SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) who defeated Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) by five wickets after chasing the paltry total of 121 runs target on Saturday, feels that defending at Sharjah is quite difficult.

Wriddhiman Saha and Jason Holder scored 39 and 26 respectively as SRH defeated RCB at the iconic Sharjah Cricket Stadium. Manish Pandey too scored 26 as SRH managed to reach the target in just 14.1 overs while losing five wickets.

Wriddhiman Saha
Wriddhiman Saha Batting (Image Credit: IPL)

Jason Holder: Trying To Defend At Sharjah Is Difficult Considering Dew Factor

The David Warner-led side registered a comprehensive win as they won the match with 35 balls to spare. Thus, the star all-rounder Holder maintained that toss played a vital role and they had made up their mind to bowl first on the track.

“It wasn’t easy. I just wanted to be positive and finish the game. Quite a bit of dew in the last few games. We knew toss was crucial and we wanted to chase,” Jason Holder host broadcaster Star Sports at the post-match presentation.

Jason Holder
Jason Holder (Image Credit: IPL)

“Trying to defend here is quite difficult. You are not quite sure of a par total with these boundaries and the dew factor,” he added.

With this win, SRH have now climbed to the fourth spot on the IPL 2020 points table with 12 points from 13 matches. On the other hand, RCB is at second spot with 14 points from 13 matches.

Jason Holder Was Looking For An Opportunity And Got One Against Bangalore

Jason Holder remained unbeaten on 26 from 10 balls which consisted of 1 boundary and three sixes as SRH easily reached the target with five wickets remaining. For RCB, Josh Philippe top-scored with 32 but none of the batsmen had a good strike rate above 120 which saw them managing only 120/7 as Sandeep Sharma, pacer of SRH returned with figures of 2/20 to bag Man of the Match award. Jason Holder too returned with figures of 2/27 while T Natarajan had figures of 1/11 in 4 overs.

“We have got a really good balance and we got to close the tournament well. I was just longing for an opportunity with the bat and tonight I got one,” said SRH all-rounder Holder.

Sandeep Sharma
Sandeep Sharma

SRH will next take on Mumbai Indians on Tuesday, November 3 at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium. Indians is the only team to have qualified for the playoffs.

AB De Villiers
AB De Villiers
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IPL 2020: It’s A Terrible Feeling To Lose Three Games In A Row – AB de Villiers

AB De Villiers, batting mainstay of Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) felt that it’s terrible to lose three matches in a row after their road to the playoff has become a bit more difficult after they tasted defeat at the hands of SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) on Saturday 31st October, 2020.

RCB lost against Chennai, Mumbai and Hyderabad in consecutive matches but still stayed at the 2nd position after 13 matches with 14 points from 7 wins and 6 defeats. They next meet 3rd placed Delhi Capitals who have the same points but are behind RCB due to Net Run Rate.

Virat Kohli and David Warner (RCB vs SRH)
Virat Kohli and David Warner (Skippers) (RCB vs SRH)

AB De Villiers: Terrible To Lose Three Matches On The Trot

Batting first, RCB managed only 120/7 in stipulated 20 overs with Josh Philippe top-scoring with 32, and AB De Villiers scored 24. But all of the batsmen’s strike rate was below 120 which hampered them to score a big total. Gurkeerat Singh scored unbeaten on 15 but played 24 balls as both Sandeep Sharma and Jason Holder took two wickets apiece. T Natarajan conceded only 11 runs in 4 overs as all of the bowlers were economical.

Chasing 121 to win, Wriddhiman Saha and Jason Holder of SunRisers Hyderabad played knocks of 39 and 26 respectively as SRH defeated RCB at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium within the 15th over. Manish Pandey too scored 26, but both skippers Virat Kohli and David Warner failed with the bat contributing single-digit scores.

Jason Holder
Jason Holder (Image Credit: IPL)

“It’s a terrible feeling to lose three in a row, you never want to do that. But that’s the nature of this tournament, anything can happen: if you lose three in a row, you can win three in a row as well and that will be our thinking looking forward,” said AB de Villiers in the post-match press conference.

RCB have now lost three matches in a row, which have opened up many possibilities for the top four to enter playoffs and the battle to qualify has become more intense with 6 teams still in the race.  Mumbai Indians are the only team to qualify while Chennai are the only team to be eliminated.

AB De Villiers: Sharjah Wicket And Outfield Were Very Slow

AB De Villiers feels that Sharjah’s wicket was slow, which eventually put pressure on the batsman.

“The Sharjah wicket was very slow, the outfield was slow as well so punching through covers didn’t go for four, it went for one or two. That also put a lot of pressure,” said the right-handed batsman.

AB De Villiers
AB De Villiers. Photo Credit: BCCI/IPL.

“I thought they were quite boring out there which was what was required on this wicket. There was enough in the wicket to do the basics well, they hit the top of the wicket with the odd cutter on a good length. They backed that up with very good fielding,” he added.

With this win, SRH have now climbed to the fourth spot in the points table with 12 points from 13 matches. On the other hand, RCB holds their second place with 14 points from 13 matches.

“The Delhi game is a big game we all know that. We’re going to have to come out with our best cricket on the day. If we do, things will look up very well for us,” De Villiers said.

RCB will now face Delhi Capitals in their last league game at Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi on Monday, November 2.