SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) will play their second match in the IPL 2021 this Wednesday (14th April) night during the sixth game of the tournament against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) at MA Chidambaram Stadium (Chepauk, Chennai).
SRH started the IPL 2021 with a 10-run defeat against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR). It is really important to find out the first win of a season in a very quick time and SRH will try their best to get it in the upcoming match.
IPL 2021, Match 6: SunRisers Hyderabad vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (SRH vs RCB) – SRH Predicted Playing XI
David Warner (C)
While captain David Warner‘s batting is a crucial factor in the SRH batting line-up, his early dismissal (3) hugely affected the SRH game plan in their opening match of the IPL 2021. After recovering from the injury, Warner showed some good form with the bat in domestic cricket. So, he can soon play an influential knock for SRH.
Wriddhiman Saha opened for SRH in their IPL 2021 season opener. While Saha scored 214 runs in four matches in the IPL 2020, he was bowled by Shakib Al Hasan for 7 runs in the latest match. Saha needs to perform well soon to secure his place in the team.
New Zealand captain and former SRH skipper Kane Williamson missed out on their IPL 2021 season opener as Afghanistan cricketer Mohammad Nabi played that match (2/32 & 14 runs). But while Williamson is currently in great form with the bat which he has maintained in all format, he is unlikely to sit down to the bench for a long time.
Jonny Bairstow (wk)
Though English cricketer Jonny Bairstow has a strong opening partnership record with David Warner for SRH, the franchise is now utilising him in the top middle-order to make the batting lineup stronger. Bairstow is currently in good form as a batsman in limited-overs cricket and he scored a crucial 55 off 40 balls in their IPL 2021 season opener.
In their first match of the IPL 2021, Manish Pandey scored 61 not out off 44 balls but he was questioned for his non-aggressive batting. However, the batting strike rate shouldn’t be the major concern for his team now as he scored good runs in the first game, who just recently recovered from the injury. So, it is expected that Manish will soon return to his familiar form while his latest half-century will give him huge confidence.
Abdul Samad has already impressed with his aggressive batting performances as he had the highest strike rate among the SRH batsmen in the IPL 2020 (170.76). He also scored 19 not out off just 8 balls with the help of two sixes in their IPL 2021 season opener but he just came late in the batting order as SRH failed to handle the huge required run-rate.
Between the middle of the IPL 2020 (from November 2020) and the beginning of the IPL 2021, Vijay Shankar played only one match as injuries hit his career continuously. In their new season opener, Vijay bowled one over where he conceded 14 runs and scored 11 off 7 balls in the late moment of the chasing.
Afghanistan leg-spinner Rashid Khan has once again proved himself a crucial man for SRH as he had bowling figures of 4-0-24-2 against KKR in their first game of the IPL 2021. He is always a crucial bowler of the team.
The right-arm pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar recently performed impressively for the Indian team in the home limited-overs series against the England team. But during SRH’s first game of the IPL 2021, he was really expensive as he finished that match with bowling figures of 4-0-45-1. He will surely perform better in the upcoming matches.
While Sandeep Sharma had bowling figures of 3-0-35-0 during the IPL 2021 opening match for SRH, Siddarth Kaul can replace him in the next game. Kaul performed really well in the recent domestic matches, including taking a hat-trick during the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2020/21.
The left-arm pacer T Natarajan, who recently made his international debut for the Indian team in every format, had bowling figures of 4-0-37-1 in his first game of the IPL 2021. Natarajan is a good quality bowler who improves his game with time progress.