Hyderabad are oozing with confidence and will want to carry the momentum in their next home match. @ BCCI

Having registered their first win of the tournament at home against Rajasthan, Hyderabad are oozing with confidence and will want to carry the momentum in their next home match when they face Bangalore in the Indian T20 League on Sunday.

Despite Sanju Samson scoring an unbeaten 102 not out, David Warner (69 off 37 balls) helped Hyderabad chase down a mammoth 199-run target for an impressive five-wicket win, their first of the season on Friday against Rajasthan. (ALSO READ: “We are playing at IPL level, not club cricket” fumes Virat Kohli)

After two games – one at Chepauk and at home – Bangalore are still searching for a win. This is the first time that Virat Kohli and Co. haven’t won a game after two outing which makes this encounter all the more interesting.

Bangalore’s explosive batting line-up has failed to live up to its billing. While the 70 all-out in the first game against Chennai was more due to the pitch conditions, their failure to chase down Mumbai’s total of 187 at home on Thursday has brought the batting line-up in the spotlight. (ALSO READ: You destroyed my day: Sanju Samson to David Warner)

Save Kohli and AB de Villiers, who scored a brilliant 41-ball 70, the other batsmen have not registered any significant contributions and will need to chip in and contribute to ensure there is enough balance.

Will Bangalore get their batters to fire or will Hyderabad make it a happy Sunday at home? Let’s wait and watch.

What: Match 11, Hyderabad vs Bangalore

When: March 31 (Sunday)

Where: Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad

Time: 4 pm (IST)

On TV: Star Network (India)

Weather: Sunny with a maximum high on 40 degrees Celcius

You can also follow LIVE coverage of the match on CricketCountry

Teams

Hyderabad

Kane Williamson, who injured his shoulder during New Zealand’s second Test against Bangladesh, returned to take over the reins from his deputy Bhuvneshwar Kumar, but added just 14 on comeback. The Kiwi will want to make his second appearance count with opener David Warner firing on all cylinders. The Australian’s partnership with Jonny Bairstow has been working well for Hyderabad so far and they wouldn’t want to tinker much with what is a set batting order. Sandeep Sharma’s economy rate would be a bit of a concern to the think. The fast bowler has remained wicketless in both the matches and alarmingly has gone in an excess of 10 per over. Basil Thampi would be a like for like replacement.

Probable XI: 1. David Warner, 2. Jonny Bairstow, 3. Kane Williamson (captain), 4. Vijay Shankar, 5. Manish Pandey, 6. Yusuf Pathan, 7. Rashid Khan, 8. Bhuvneshwar Kumar, 9. Shahbaz Nadeem, 10. Sandeep Sharma/Basil Thampi, 11. Siddharth Kaul

Bangalore

Bangalore are left to pick up the pieces following an improved batting performance against Mumbai but fell six runs short. An umpiring howler on the last ball proved costly for Bangalore after they were denied a no-ball led to a lot of criticism from both camps. Chasing 187 which is just about par score at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore’s famed batting line-up once again failed with only captain Kohli and AB de Villiers registering significant scores. Moeen Ali has made 22 runs from both the matches, while Shimron Hetmyer has just 5. Bangalore could push Moeen down the order and can go ahead with Kohli opening the innings with Parthiv Patel.

Probable XI: 1. Parthiv Patel, 2. Virat Kohli, 3. Shimron Hetmyer, 4. AB de Villiers, 5. Colin de Grandhomme, 6. Moeen Ali, 7. Shivam Dube, 8. Navdeep Saini, 9. Yuzvendra Chahal, 10. Mohammad Siraj, 11. Umesh Yadav

Head-to-head

Played: 13

Hyderabad wins: 7

Bangalore wins: 5

No result: 1