IPL 2018: 51st Match: RCB vs SRH: Royal Challengers Bangalore Predicted XI

Royal Challengers Bangalore will host table-leaders, Sunrisers Hyderabad in the 51st of the IPL 2018.

After winning their last two matches, Royal Challengers Bangalore has given themselves a fresh hope of qualifying for the playoffs.

However, they would need other results to go in their favour. If KXIP and KKR win their remaining matches, it would be the end of the road for the Virat Kohli-led team.

On the other hand, Sunrisers Hyderabad had already qualified for the playoffs. Moreover, they have also assured a top-two finish with nine wins under their belt.

However, the Kane Williamson-led team will like to continue their good form going in the season.

Here is a look at the Predicted Playing XI of the Royal Challengers Bangalore:

Manan Vohra 

Manan Vohra. Photo by: Vipin Pawar /SPORTZPICS for BCCI

Manan Vohra should come in place of Sarfaraz Khan. Vohra had provided a good start to RCB in the match against Mumbai Indians. Thus, Vohra can be given another opportunity.

Parthiv Patel

Parthiv Patel. Photo by: Prashant Bhoot /SPORTZPICS for BCCI.

Parthiv Patel has had a good couple of matches for RCB since he had come into the side. The wicketkeeper-batsman will like to provide a good platform to the Bangalore side.

Virat Kohli (c)

Virat Kohli
Photo by: Luke Walker /SPORTZPICS for BCCI

Virat Kohli has done a fine job for the RCB. Men in Red skipper opened the innings in the last match. However, he is best suited for the number three position.

AB de Villiers

AB de Villiers. Photo by: Rahul Gulati /SPORTZPICS for BCCI

AB de Villiers has continued to amaze us with his breathtaking knocks. The South African Talismanic batsman has scored a blistering 72 to take his team over the line against Delhi Daredevils. Thus, he is in good form.

Mandeep Singh

Mandeep Singh. Photo by: Vipin Pawar /SPORTZPICS for BCCI

Mandeep Singh form has taken a dip in the last few matches. However, the right-hander will like to strike back into his good form.

Moeen Ali

Moeen Ali
Moeen Ali along with RCB teammate Brendon McCullum. Credits: BCCI/IPL.

Moeen Ali has done a good job with the ball. The England all-rounder will also like to deliver the goods with the bat. Ali had taken a wicket in the last match also.

Colin de Grandhomme

Colin de Grandhomme. Photo by: Vipin Pawar /SPORTZPICS for BCCI

Colin de Grandhomme has had a see-saw season in the limited opportunities he has received. The Kiwi all-rounder had scalped one wicket in the previous match against KXIP.

Tim Southee 

Tim Southee. Photo by: Deepak Malik /SPORTZPICS for BCCI

Tim Southee has added the experience in the bowling line-up of RCB. Southee will like to keep his good form going. The Kiwi can generate swing as well as pace from the surface.

RCB will aim to deliver another strong performance.

Umesh Yadav

Umesh Yadav IPL 2018
Umesh Yadav took three wickets against KXIP. (Credits: BCCI)

Umesh Yadav had a fine last match against KXIP. The fast bowler scalped three wickets and conceded only 23 runs in his four overs.

Mohammed Siraj

Mohammed Siraj IPL 2018
Photo by: Prashant Bhoot /SPORTZPICS for BCCI

Mohammed Siraj has also come good with his performances. The Hyderabad bowler had scalped one wicket and gave away 17 runs in his three overs.

Yuzvendra Chahal

Yuzvendra Chahal Shane Warne
Yuzvendra Chahal. Credits: BCCI

Yuzvendra Chahal had scalped one wicket and gave away only six runs in his two overs. Chahal is an imperative cog in the RCB wheel.

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