Virat Kohli-led Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) has been an integral part of IPL. RCB plays their home matches at the famous M Chinnaswamy Stadium. RCB had some forgettable seasons in IPL. Under the captaincy of Virat Kohli, the team is committed to living up to the expectations of its fans.
The presence of star players could not ensure the team a trophy till date. The 2017 and 2018 years remained terrible for the team as it finished eighth in the 2017 and came at the sixth spot in IPL 2018. So far RCB became part of three finals but lost all of them. For the 12th edition of IPL, RCB sought the services of players like AB de Villiers, Parthiv Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal, Washington Sundar among others.
Meanwhile, SunRisers Hyderabad, also known as SRH, has been based in Hyderabad. SRH has been owned and controlled by Kalanithi Maran of the Sun TV Network. The team came into existence in the year 2012 soon after Deccan Chargers received a termination letter. Kane Williamson is the captain of SRH, and the coach is Trevor Bayliss. The main home ground of the team is Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium. It is located in Hyderabad and can accommodate 55000 spectators.
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The Sunrisers Hyderabad and the Royal Challengers Bangalore are two of the bigger names in the IPL, despite neither having a huge amount of success in the competition. This is what makes SRH vs RCB one of the games to watch in the competition, and we expect 2020 to be no different!
The Sunrisers have tasted IPL success in the past, winning the title in 2016 and since then they have also reached the final in 2018, although were beaten by the Chennai Super Kings. They will be looking to build on what they have achieved in recent years by taking a big run at the title once again here. Their home ground is the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad, and they will be hoping to turn that into a fortress.
Virat Kohli captains the Royal Challengers Bangalore, and that immediately grabs attention from all over the world, as Kohli is up there with the very best in all formats of the game. They have reached the IPL final on three occasions, but have been beaten in everyone, is this the year they finally shake off their tag of never winning the IPL? To do that, they will have to play well at their home ground of the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, where they have always done pretty well in the past.
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|Wriddhiman Saha||c: Maxwell b: Siraj||1||9||0||0||11.11|
|David Warner||c: Christian b: Jamieson||54||37||7||1||145.95|
|Manish Pandey||c: Patel b: Ahmed||38||39||2||2||97.44|
|Jonny Bairstow||c: de Villiers b: Ahmed||12||13||1||0||92.31|
|Abdul Samad||c&b: Ahmed||0||2||0||0||0.00|
|Vijay Shankar||c: Kohli b: Patel||3||5||0||0||60.00|
|Jason Holder||c: Christian b: Siraj||4||5||0||0||80.00|
|Rashid Khan||run out (Siraj)||17||9||1||1||188.89|
|Bhuvneshwar Kumar||not out||2||2||0||0||100.00|
|Shahbaz Nadeem||c: Ahmed b: Patel||0||1||0||0||0.00|
|Total||(20.0 Ov, RR: 7.15)||143/9|
|Fall of wickets: 1-13 (Wriddhiman Saha, 2.2), 2-96 (David Warner, 13.2), 4-115 (Manish Pandey, 16.2), 3-115 (Jonny Bairstow, 16.1), 5-116 (Abdul Samad, 16.6), 6-123 (Vijay Shankar, 17.6), 7-130 (Jason Holder, 18.3), 8-142 (Rashid Khan, 19.4), 9-142 (Shahbaz Nadeem, 19.5)|
|Virat Kohli||c: Shankar b: Holder||33||29||4||0||113.79|
|Devdutt Padikkal||c: Nadeem b: Kumar||11||13||2||0||84.62|
|Shahbaz Ahmed||c: Khan b: Nadeem||14||10||0||1||140.00|
|Glenn Maxwell||c: Saha b: Holder||59||41||5||3||143.90|
|AB de Villiers||c: Warner b: Khan||1||5||0||0||20.00|
|Washington Sundar||c: Pandey b: Khan||8||11||1||0||72.73|
|Daniel Christian||c: Saha b: Natarajan||1||2||0||0||50.00|
|Kyle Jamieson||c: Pandey b: Holder||12||9||2||0||133.33|
|Total||(20.0 Ov, RR: 7.45)||149/8|
|Fall of wickets: 3-91 (Virat Kohli, 12.1), 1-19 (Devdutt Padikkal, 2.5), 2-47 (Shahbaz Ahmed, 6.1), 8-149 (Glenn Maxwell, 19.6), 4-95 (AB de Villiers, 13.4), 5-105 (Washington Sundar, 15.5), 6-109 (Daniel Christian, 16.4), 7-136 (Kyle Jamieson, 19.1)|
RCB beat SRH by 4 wickets in the last match that was played between these two IPL teams in 2019. Shimron Hetmyer and Gurkeerat Singh Mann produced scintillating performances that would remain etched in the memories of cricket buffs. Their performances allowed RCB to register a comfortable win against SRH by 4 wickets.
The match took place at M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru. Hetmyer and Gurkeerat slammed the fifties when RCB was reduced to 20 runs for the loss of three wickets in over 3. They set a moderate target of 176 runs for SRH. Both the players produced a 144 runs partnership at a crucial juncture for RCB and lifted the hopes of the team.
Hetmyer made 75 runs off 47 balls while Gurkreet made 65 runs in 48 balls. This was the first time when RCB created a 100 plus partnership since 2013. The partnership of Hetmyer and Gurkeerat also produced a spell of sixes and fours. With that victory, Virat-led RCB finished off IPL2019 on a completely positive note. For SRH, the defeat spoiled their chance of sealing their play-off spot.
When thinking about your SRH vs RCB match prediction, it is important to remember what happened above; we have had two very different types of game when the Sunrisers have hosted over the past two years. We saw a low scoring game in 2018, a huge score for the Sunrisers in 2019, what will the 2020 fixture bring us, and is there a way for the Royal Challengers Bangalore to get anything from this game, given their poor record over the past couple of years?
RCB vs SRH have played 15 matches so far. SRH has won 8 matches, and RCB won 6 matches so far. Meanwhile, one game produced no result. SRH was able to cause a big blow to RCB in the final of 2016. RCB was comfortably placed to win the match, and SRH turned tables that left RCB shell-shocked. Things are expected to remain interesting between the two teams when IPL will begin in 2020.
The stats show a narrow lead for the Sunrisers, but there is a little more to those stats than meets the eye. The first thing to note is recent meetings, although things look close overall, the Sunrisers have won five of the last seven meetings between these two to give them a definite edge.
There is also the record at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium to think about too, the home ground of the Sunrisers. They have played a total of seven games at that stadium, and the Sunrisers have won six of those meetings at the ground. Although the overall head to head stats show that these two are close, when they are playing at home and based on the recent meetings, the Sunrisers Hyderabad have a clear advantage over the Royal Challengers Bangalore.
Games played: 18
RCB wins: 7
SRH wins: 10
No Result: 1
|2013||Sunrisers||RCB||tied||Hyderabad (Deccan)||Apr 7, 2013|
|2014||Sunrisers||RCB||Sunrisers||7 wickets||Hyderabad (Deccan)||May 20, 2014|
|2015||RCB||Sunrisers||Sunrisers||8 wickets||Bengaluru||Apr 13, 2015|
|2016||Sunrisers||RCB||Sunrisers||15 runs||Hyderabad (Deccan)||Apr 30, 2016|
|2016||RCB||Sunrisers||Sunrisers||8 runs||Bengaluru||May 29, 2016|
|2017||Sunrisers||RCB||Sunrisers||35 runs||Hyderabad (Deccan)||Apr 5, 2017|
|2018||Sunrisers||RCB||Sunrisers||5 runs||Hyderabad (Deccan)||May 7, 2018|
|2019||Sunrisers||RCB||Sunrisers||118 runs||Hyderabad (Deccan)||Mar 31, 2019|
|2020||RCB||Sunrisers||Sunrisers||5 wickets||Sharjah||Oct 31, 2020|
|2020||RCB||Sunrisers||Sunrisers||6 wickets||Abu Dhabi||Nov 6, 2020|
RCB and SRH played two matches in the year 2019. In the first match in 2019, SRH won the match by massive 118 runs. It was similiar result in the RCB vs DC encounter, where RCB lost both 2019 fixtures.
If the 2018 edition lacked a big score, we certainly got it when these two met in 2019. SRH vs RCB 2019 saw not one, but two centuries scored, both coming off the bat of players playing from the Sunrisers Hyderabad Team 2019.
Jonny Bairstow led the way with his man of the match performance to score 115 from 56 balls, while David Warner wasn’t too far behind with 100 not out from 55 deliveries. They set the Sunrisers up to score 231/2 from 20 overs, a huge task for the Royal Challengers to overcome. They didn’t bat well either and eventually finished a long way off the pace. In reply they finished on 113 all out, with only Colin de Grandhomme scoring over 20 as he knocked 37 off 32 deliveries. Mohammad Nabi was the pick of the Hyderabad bowlers with four wickets in the game, and just 11 runs conceded.
While the second match was won by RCB. RCB defeated SRH by 4 wickets. In the match, SunRisers made a huge total of 231 runs for the loss of two wickets. While chasing the mammoth total, the entire batting order of RCB collapsed at 113 runs in 19.5 overs. Bairstow and Warner shared a record partnership in which both made 114 runs and 100 runs.
While RCB was trying to chase the total, SRH’s Mohammed Nabi removed the top order. At one point of time during the match, RCB was reduced to 30 runs for the loss of 5 wickets. From there on, SRH gained control of the match and did not allow RCB to pose any threat. SRH also managed to reach the final of IPL in the absence of star player Warner. The 51-run partnership between Barman and de Grandhomme helped in lending some respectability.
Two matches were played between RCB and SRH in the 2018 edition of IPL. In the first match in 2018, SRH won the match by 5 runs. While in the second match, RCB defeated SRH and won by 14 runs. In the second match, AB de Villiers remained the top scorer with 69 runs off 39 balls.
Other players who supported him included Moeen Ali with 65 runs and Colin de Grandhomme with 40 runs off just 17 deliveries. From SRH, Kane Williamson emerged as the leading scorer with his knock of 81 runs. However, his score went in vain as RCB comfortably won the match. Manish Pandey also chipped in with his score of 62 runs along with Alex Hales for 37 runs.
In the second match between both the teams, SRH defended its moderate total of 146 and won the match by 5 runs. The match produced some thrilling moments as SunRisers had earned the image of defending small targets. A twist came in the match that proved costly for RCB. SRH’s Shakib Al Hasan managed to take the prized wicket of Kohli. Yusuf Pathan took the stunning one-handed catch to dismiss Kohli. Soon, De Villiers joined Kohli in the dressing room as Rashid’s perfect googly hit his stumps.
The 2018 meeting between these two was low scoring, and it is fair to say that SRH vs RCB 2018 will not be one of the big IPL memories for people. The Sunrisers were put in to bat first, and despite Kane Williamson scoring 56 from 39 balls, they faded to just 146 all out, leaving the door wide open for Bangalore to win the game. Mohammed Siraj and Tim Southee both took three wickets in the game to slow the Sunrisers down.
Then the Royal Challengers came out to bat but failed to get any kind of momentum in the game. Virat Kohli led the way but 39 runs from 30 balls is below par for him. With no other useful contributions, Bangalore fell short of their target, scoring 141 from their 20 overs, leaving the Sunrisers to claim a five-run win. Kane Williamson took home the man of the match award in this one, but it was certainly not the big high scoring game that many had hoped for with so many top players on show.