New Delhi. After securing their place in the playoffs, Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB vs SRH) registered a big win against the battered Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Indian Premier League (IPL 2021) here on Wednesday to keep their hopes of breaking into the top 2 alive. will try. RCB, who are in the process of their maiden IPL title, are currently in third place with 16 points from 12 matches. Delhi Capitals is on top with 20 points followed by Chennai Super Kings (18). A win over Sunrisers will boost RCB’s morale ahead of their final match of the league stage against Delhi on Friday. If RCB wins both their matches, then they will get 20 points and have a chance to reach the top two.
After losing to Kolkata Knight Riders and Chennai at the start of the second leg, RCB made a good comeback and made it to the playoffs after winning three consecutive matches. The team led by Virat Kohli will try to continue this winning campaign. Kohli has not been able to score big so far but he seems to be in good rhythm. Young opener Devdutt Padikkal has also played a good role with him. But all-rounder Glenn Maxwell’s performance has been excellent. He scored his third consecutive fifty in the last match. Maxwell made 57 off 33 balls as RCB posted a score of 164 for seven which was easily defended by their bowlers. AB de Villiers has not got many chances this season which shows how well his top order is performing. RCB bowlers have also done well. Mohammad Siraj, George Garten and Harshal Patel are doing well in the fast bowling department while Yuzvendra Chahal is doing a good job in the spin department.
Hyderabad’s disappointing performance
On the other hand, Sunrisers would not even want to miss this season. His team is already out of the race for the playoffs due to consecutive defeats. They have won only two out of 12 matches and are at the last position in the table. In the second leg, he has been able to register only one win in five matches against Rajasthan Royals. In such a situation, Sunrisers will try to make a positive end to the season by winning both the remaining matches. Batting has emerged as the weak side of Sunrisers. Jonny Bairstow’s absence has made his batting more vulnerable. In the bowling, Jason Holder has played his part well but Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Siddharth Kaul have disappointed.
Royal Challengers Bangalore: Virat Kohli (captain), Navdeep Saini, Glenn Maxwell, Dan Christian, Rajat Patidar, Dushmantha Chamira, Pawan Deshpande, Mohammad Siraj, Harshal Patel, Mohammad Azharuddin, Sachin Baby, Vanindu Hasranga, George Garten, Yuzvendra Chahal, Shahbaz Ahmed, Devdutt Padikkal, Kyle Jamieson, Suyash Prabhudesai, KS Bharat, Tim David, Akash Deep, AB de Villiers.
Sunrisers HyderabadKane Williamson (Captain), David Warner, Manish Pandey, Sherfane Rutherford, Wriddhiman Saha, Shreevats Goswami, Rashid Khan, Vijay Shankar, Mohammad Nabi, Abhishek Sharma, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Siddharth Kaul, Khaleel Ahmed, Urman Malik, Basil Thampi, Sandeep Sharma, Shahbaz Nadeem, Abdul Samad, J Suchit, Jason Holder, Virat Singh, Priyam Garg, Kedar Jadhav, Mujeeb-ur-Rehman, Jason Roy.