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The 52nd game of the Dream11 IPL will see Royal Challengers Bangalore [RCB] lock horns with SunRisers Hyderabad [SRH] at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium on Saturday.

After having suffered consecutive defeats in the last two games, the Virat Kohli-led unit will look to get back to winning ways and further establish their position in the first half of the table.

Here’s a look at RCB’s probable playing XI against SRH-

IPL 2020: Match 52: Royal Challengers Bangalore Vs SunRisers Hyderabad: RCB Predicted XI

 

 

Josh Philippe (WK)

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Josh Philippe [Photo-IPLT20]
RCB finally made a change at the top of the order following the consistent failure of Aaron Finch.

The team-management replaced Finch with Josh Phillipe and the move worked brilliantly. Phillipe displayed his full repertoire of strokes during his brilliant 24- ball 33 and along with Devdutt Padikkal gave RCB a brilliant start as the duo accumulated 71 runs in just 7.1 overs.

 

Devdutt Padikkal

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Devdutt Padikkal. (Credits: IPLT20.com)

After having a few lean outings by his standards, Devdutt Padikkal was back to his swashbuckling best against the Mumbai Indians.

Padikkal scored a whirlwind 45-ball 73- an innings which included 12 fours and a six- and in the process he became just the second uncapped player in the history of the competition to score more than 400 runs in his debut season.

 

Virat Kohli (C)

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli [Photo-Twitter]
Virat Kohli struggled in the last game against Mumbai Indians during his 14-ball 9 before he eventually became the 100th victim of Jasprit Bumrah.

The RCB skipper will be hoping to regain his mojo in the next game against SRH.

 

AB de Villiers (WK)

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AB de Villiers [Photo-Twitter]
‘Mr 360’ endured a rare failure in the last game after he holes out at deep square-leg off Kieron Pollard.

The last time AB batted against SRH, he smashed a match-winning 30-ball 51, something RCB will hope, he emulated the same on Saturday.

 

Gurkeerat Singh Mann

Gurkeerat Singh Mann
Gurkeerat Singh Mann [Photo-IPL]
RCB’s middle-order woes were once again compounded in the last game as the likes of Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Shivam Dube failed to make full toll of the start that the side had got.

To be fair to Mann, he was pushed down the order in favor of Shivam Dube and Chris Morris, and he ensured that he scored two crucial boundaries in the 11 balls that he faced. Gurkeerat will be hoping that he gets an opportunity to bat higher in the order in the next game.

 

Washington Sundar

Washington Sundar
Washington Sundar (Credits: Twitter)

Washington Sundar was once again brilliant with the ball in the last game. The off-spinner once again created a stranglehold, and ensured that he gave just 20 runs in a mere four overs. Sundar also chipped-in with a 6-ball 10 with the bat.

 

Moeen Ali

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Moeen Ali (Credits: IPL)

RCB made a couple of changes in the last game. While Navdeep Saini made way for Shivam Dube, Moeen Ali made way for Dale Steyn.

Sadly none of those moves worked. Dale Steyn was once again taken to the cleaners, which might tempt the think-tank to rope back Moeen Ali in order to bolster their middle-lower order.

 

Chris Morris

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Chris Morris [Photo-Twitter]
Chris Morris has been absolutely sensational for RCB ever since he has made his return to the team post-injury.

In 7 games, the lanky fast bowler has claimed 11 wickets at an average of 15.64 and an economy rate of 6.22. Morris came in for a bit of stick in the last game courtesy of Suryakumar Yadav as he gave away 36 runs in four overs for one wicket.

 

Navdeep Saini

Navdeep Saini
Navdeep Saini (Credits: Twitter)

RCB brought Shivam Dube in the playing 11 in place of Navdeep Saini in the last game against MI, and the move clearly didn’t work.

Dube did not bowl a single over and with the bat he managed a mere 6-ball 2. The addition of Saini will help bolster their pace-attack.

 

Yuzvendra Chahal

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Yuzvendra Chahal [Photo-Twitter]
Yuzvendra Chahal once again proved to be the ‘MVP’ of the RCB bowling attack in the last game against MI.

Chahal, who has thus far claimed 18 wickets in 12 games at an average of 18.5, took the prized scalps of Ishan Kishan and Krunal Pandya in the last game.

Chahal bowled a match-winning spell, the last time he locked horns against SRH batsmen, something RCB will hope the leggie emulates tomorrow.

 

Mohammed Siraj

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Mohammed Siraj (Credits: Twitter)

Mohammed Siraj had a brilliant outing in the last game. Besides claiming the prized scalps of Quinton de Kock and Saurabh Tiwary, the fast bowler claimed a catch to dismiss a rampaging Hardik Pandya.

Siraj gave 28 runs for two wickets in 3.1 overs, and Kohli will hope that the fast bowler comes up with another good performance against SRH.

Also Read- IPL 2020: Match 52: Royal Challengers Bangalore Vs SunRisers Hyderabad: SRH Predicted XI

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