SRH vs RCB Match Preview- IPL 2024, Match 41

Updated - 25 Apr 2024, 05:57 PM

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Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) and Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB) are all set for an exciting encounter with each other in IPL 2024. The SRH vs RCB match will be played on Thursday, April 25 at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad. 

Both SRH and RCB are the only teams in IPL 2024 with foreign skippers. Pat Cummins leads Sunrisers Hyderabad while Faf du Plessis is the captain of Royal Challengers Bengaluru. While SRH has shown marvellous form by winning 5 matches out of 7,  RCB has been miserable with just 1 victory in 8 encounters. Below is the preview of RCB vs SRH clash. 

SRH vs RCB Date and Venue

The SRH vs RCB encounter of IPL 2024 will take place on Thursday, April 25. The venue of the match is Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad. The match will commence at 7 PM IST with the toss. 

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SRH vs RCB Match Preview- IPL 2024, Match 41

Sunrisers Hyderabad 

Sunrisers Hyderabad is led by Pat Cummins. The team has won 5 matches out of 7 so far. They have a lethal batting unit that has recorded IPL's highest total twice, breaking their own record. Pat Cummins and T Natarajan are the best performers with the ball. 

SRH Squad: Pat Cummins (C), Travis Head, Abhishek Sharma, Aiden Markram, Nitish Reddy, Heinrich Klaasen, Abdul Samad, Shahbaz Ahmed, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jaydev Unadkat, T Natarajan, Umran Malik, Anmolpreet Singh, Mayank Markande, Glenn Phillips, Rahul Tripathi, Washington Sundar, Upendra Yadav, Jhatavedh Subramanyan, Sanvir Singh, Vijayakanth Viyaskanth, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Marco Jansen, Akash Maharaj Singh, Mayank Agarwal. 

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Royal Challengers Bengaluru  

Faf du Plessis is the captain of Royal Challengers Bengaluru in IPL 2024. RCB has won just 1 game out of 8. Their top-order and lower-order have done a good job but middle-order batters have failed to impress. Their entire bowling unit has been helpless in IPL 2024 so far. 

RCB Squad:  Faf du Plessis (C), Virat Kohli, Will Jacks, Rajat Patidar, Saurav Chauhan, Dinesh Karthik, Mahipal Lomror, Vijaykumar Vyshak, Reece Topley, Lockie Ferguson, Yash Dayal, Suyash Prabhudessai, Anuj Rawat, Swapnil Singh, Mohammed Siraj, Karn Sharma, Glenn Maxwell, Akash Deep, Rajan Kumar, Tom Curran, Mayank Dagar, Alzarri Joseph, Cameron Green, Manoj Bhandage, Himanshu Sharma. 

SRH vs RCB Key Battles

Travis Head vs Reece Topley 

Travis Head can be dubbed as the beast with the bat this season. He will aim for another brilliant knock vs RCB. Reece Topley is a highly skilled pacer and need to stop him as soon as possible. 

Heinrich Klaasen vs Lockie Ferguson

Heinrich Klaasen is a hard-hitting batter for SRH and hammered quick knocks down the order. Lockie Ferguson is a lethal pacer for RCB and has the duty to crush him. 

Virat Kohli vs Pat Cummins 

There is no doubt that Virat Kohli is a one-man army. He can steal the victory on his own. As an opener, he will look to clinch victory for his team this time. Pat Cummins is the powerful pacer for SRH and needs to stop him.

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SRH vs RCB Key Players

Sunrisers Hyderabad- Travis Head, Abhishek Sharma, and Heinrich Klaasen have shown marvellous form with the bat. Pat Cummins and T Natarajan are the leading wicket-takers for the side. 

Royal Challengers Bengaluru- Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis, and Dinesh Karthik are the highest run-scorers for RCB. Yash Dayal is the leading wicket-taker. 

SRH vs RCB Weather And Pitch Reports

There is no chance of rain during the SRH vs RCB clash on Thursday, April 25. Hence, the weather will not hamper the match. The pitch at SRH Stadium is flat and helps batters. Spinners enjoy a little success later. The match is expected to witness big totals. 

Conclusion

Due to SRH's powerful batting form and RCB's poor bowling show, fans expected an exciting game in the earlier clash between both sides in IPL 2024. It happened to be one where SRH broke their own record to reach the highest peak of 287-3 in IPL. Now, the next clash will be another exciting game, where it will be interesting to watch how Royal Challengers Bengaluru roars back. 

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