In the sixth match of the IPL 2021, SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) will face Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) at MA Chidambaram Stadium (Chepauk, Chennai) this Wednesday (14th April) night.
Both teams will play their second match of this tournament in their upcoming meeting. In their season openers, while RCB have started with a two-wicket victory in a last-ball thriller, SRH suffered a 10-run defeat.
IPL 2021, Match 6: SunRisers Hyderabad vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (SRH vs RCB) – Match Preview
SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH)
SunRisers Hyderabad started their IPL 2021 season with a 10-run defeat against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR). They have to find out a way how to manage their first victory of this season.
In the first game, Jonny Bairstow (55 off 40) and Manish Pandey (61 not out off 44 balls) both scored half-centuries in the unsuccessful 188 runs chasing as most of the other batsmen didn’t perform well in the tough batting pitch. Though some have raised questions about Manish Pandey’s non-impressive strike rate in their first game, there is no doubt that his latest knock will give him huge confidence who just recovered from the injury.
Abdul Samad ended that game on 19 not out off 8 balls, but his performance was too late for the team.
In their IPL 2021 opening match, Mohammad Nabi (2/32) and Rashid Khan (2/24) picked up two wickets each while T Natarajan (1/37) and Bhuvneshwar Kumar (1/45) got one wicket each. While the spinners were in good control with the ball, the pacers disappointed in that match.
David Warner (C), Kane Williamson, Manish Pandey, Priyam Garg, Virat Singh, Jonny Bairstow, Wriddhiman Saha, Shreevats Goswami, Abdul Samad, Abhishek Sharma, Vijay Shankar, Mohammad Nabi, Jason Roy, Jason Holder, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, T Natarajan, Sandeep Sharma, Khaleel Ahmed, Siddharth Kaul, Basil Thampi, Shahbaz Nadeem, Kedar Jadhav, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Jagadeesha Suchith.
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) have managed a good start in this new season as they beat the defending champions Mumbai Indians (MI) by two wickets in the IPL 2021 opening match, which was a last-ball thriller.
The RCB pacers bowled really well in that game but the spinners, especially Yuzvendra Chahal disappointed in that match with his expensive bowling figures. While Mohammed Siraj (0/22) and New Zealand pacer Kyle Jamieson (1/27) were totally in control with the ball, Harshal Patel was incredible in that game who won the Player of the Match award due to his fifer. While he controlled the death overs, he had bowling figures of 4-0-27-5, which was also the first five-wicket haul for any bowler against Mumbai Indians.
In the 160 runs chasing, captain Virat Kohli secured a good start with 33 runs off 29 balls while Glenn Maxwell impressed with his batting as he scored 39 off 28 balls. AB de Villiers ultimately changed the game with his powerful batting as he scored 48 off 27 balls and just missed out on finishing that game. Ultimately Harshal Patel and Mohammed Siraj finished the game successfully on the final ball of that match.
The return of opener Devdutt Padikkal will make their batting order stronger.
Virat Kohli (C), AB De Villiers, Yuzvendra Chahal, Devdutt Padikkal, Navdeep Saini, Washington Sundar, Mohammed Siraj, Kane Richardson, Adam Zampa, Shahbaz Ahmed, Pavan Deshpande, Daniel Sams, Harshal Patel, Kyle Jamieson, Glenn Maxwell, Sachin Baby, Rajat Patidar, Daniel Christian, Mohammed Azharuddeen, Suyash Prabhudessai, KS Bharat, Finn Allen.
IPL 2021, Match 6: SunRisers Hyderabad vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (SRH vs RCB) – Match Prediction
SunRisers Hyderabad started this IPL 2021 with a defeat while Royal Challengers Bangalore claimed a close victory in the IPL 2021 opening match. In their head-to-head records, SRH are ahead of RCB with the lead of 10-7 (including one Super Over victory for SRH).
Though SRH won two out of three meetings in the IPL 2020, including winning the Eliminator, it is the new season where both teams have different confidence after their first game.