Manish Pandey Virat Kohli AB de Villiers IPL 2019
(From left) Manish Pandey, Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers (AFP Photo)

Sunrisers Hyderabad suffered a heartbreaking defeat to Mumbai Indians at the Wankhede in their previous encounter. After restricting them to a modest total, the visitors made a solid start before the contest ended in a tie and eventually surrendered in the Super Over. Had they won, a playoff spot would have been a guarantee given their superior net run-rate.

However, they will have to leave the disappointment behind and rise up to the challenge against a team that has nothing to lose for. Royal Challengers Bangalore are already out of playoff contention and given their surge in the late stage of the season, could pour cold water on SRH’s hopes should they take them lightly.

My Dream XI Team

Parthiv Patel, Martin Guptill, Manish Pandey (captain), Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Mohammad Nabi, Vijay Shankar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Rashid Khan (vice-captain), Navdeep Saini

Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Sunrisers Hyderabad possible teams:

RCB: 1. Parthiv Patel (wk), 2. Virat Kohli (captain), 3. AB de Villiers, 4. Shimron Hetmyer/Colin de Grandhomme, 5. Shivam Dube/Gurkeerat Singh Mann, 6. Heinrich Klaasen, 7. Pawan Negi, 8. Washington Sundar, 9. Umesh Yadav, 10. Navdeep Saini, 11. Yuzvendra Chahal

SRH: 1. Martin Guptill, 2. Wriddhiman Saha (wk), 3. Manish Pandey, 4. Kane Williamson (captain), 5. Vijay Shankar, 6. Abhishek Sharma, 7. Mohammad Nabi, 8. Rashid Khan, 9. Bhuvneshwar Kumar, 10. Khaleel Ahmed, 11. Basil Thampi

Head to Head (IPL Matches)

Matches played: 14

Won by RCB: 5

Won by SRH: 8

No Result: 1

Form Guide (most recent first)

RCB: NR L W W W

SRH: L W L L W