SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) will host Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in their inaugural fixture of the IPL 2020 at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Dubai on Thursday. SRH will vie for their second title in IPL while RCB will try to get off the mark. Bowlers will play a key role in the slow pitch conditions in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
SRH have a brilliant bowling line-up under the likes of Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Rashid Khan, Mohammad Nabi and Khaleel Ahmed. The Afghan spin twins of Mohammad Nabi and Rashid Khan can come in handy and also back their batsmen like David Warner and Jonny Bairstow.
RCB are a batting-heavy side once again as a lot will depend on how Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers perform. However, in a spin friendly track, Yuzvendra Chahal can play a key role and help the side clinch crucial victories.
IPL 2020: SRH vs RCB: Weather Forecast
The Dubai International Cricket Stadium will host the match between SRH and RCB. The major concerns playing in the UAE will be heat. RCB star AB de Villiers had pointed out that he has never played under such scorching heat and thus it can be a concern for him.
The weather on the match day is predicted to remain around 35 to 42 degree celsius. As the day, progresses, the temperature might give slight relief to the players who are in for an evening start with the match.