Indian Premier League 2022 – Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Royal Challengers Bangalore – 54th Match Prediction
The Indian Premier League 2022 has reached its most critical stage, with the Royal Challengers Bangalore taking on the Sunrisers Hyderabad in the season’s 54th game. RCB did well in their last game to defeat Chennai Super Kings and keep their playoff hopes alive, while SRH comes here after a loss to the Delhi Capitals.
The Sunrisers Hyderabad has won four of the last five games between the two teams. They beat RCB by 9 wickets earlier in the season, so this would be a huge confidence boost for the team. RCB checked all the boxes in their last game, and it will be interesting to see if they can do so again.
The 54th match between Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Royal Challengers Bangalore will take place on May 8th, 2022 at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.
Match Details to Note
Match: Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Royal Challengers Bangalore, 54th Match, Indian Premier League 2022
Date: May 8, 2022 (Sunday)
Time: 3:30 PM IST
Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Royal Challengers Bangalore Team Previews
Sunrisers Hyderabad (Match Odds – 2.02)
Kane Williamson would be concerned after suffering his third consecutive defeat at the tournament’s most crucial stage. The team was defeated by the Delhi Capitals by 21 runs in one of the worst bowling performances of the season. A win would help them get closer to the playoffs, and after defeating RCB earlier in the season, Williamson would take his chances.
Abhishek Sharma and Williamson both missed the previous game against the Delhi Capitals and will need to perform well in this one. The side has done well in the middle order, and they will expect to see runs from Nicholas Pooran, Aiden Markram, and Rahul Tripathi who have scored runs in previous games. Shashank Singh and Sean Abbott must perform admirably, as Washington Sundar’s injury is a major setback for the team.
Their bowling attack took a huge hit in the previous game, and the team will be looking for good spells from Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Sean Abbott with the new ball. Umran Malik would have to do more than just break records. Because T Natrajan and Washington Sundar are unavailable, Karthik Tyagi, Shreyas Gopal, and Markram will have to deliver strong performances.
Sunrisers Hyderabad Squad
Rahul Tripathi, Abhishek Sharma, Kane Williamson (c), Nicholas Pooran (wk), Aiden Markram, Abdul Samad, Washington Sundar, Romario Shepherd, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, T Natarajan, Umran Malik, Marco Jansen, Ravikumar Samarth, Shreyas Gopal, Jagadeesha Suchith, Glenn Phillips, Shashank Singh, Vishnu Vinod, Priyam Garg, Kartik Tyagi, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Saurabh Dubey
Predicted XI: Kane Williamson (c), Abhishek Sharma, Rahul Tripathi, Aiden Markram, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Shashank Singh, Sean Abbott, Shreyas Gopal, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kartik Tyagi, Umran Malik
Royal Challengers Bangalore (Match Odds – 1.77)
After three straight defeats, Faf du Plessis’ side made a strong comeback. They batted well and bowled well in crucial moments against the Chennai Super Kings to win by 13 runs. They are currently fourth in the standings and will look to move up with a win in this game. They had suffered a crushing defeat at the hands of the Sunrisers earlier in the season, and du Plessis would look to make amends.
The opening pair of Virat Kohli and Faf du Plessis are in good form, and the team expects them to get off to a good start against the Sunrisers. Glenn Maxwell in the middle order would be needed to put in a good performance after his poor run so far. He needs to get some runs in with Rajat Patidar and Mahipal Lomror. The side has good finishers in Dinesh Karthik and Wanindu Hasaranga.
Josh Hazlewood bowled well in the previous game, and the side will need him to bowl well again here as he opens the bowling with Shahbaz Ahmed. Siraj Ahmed and Hasaranga had a poor outing against CSK, and as the team’s best bowlers, they must deliver here. Glenn Maxwell and Harshal Patel performed admirably in the previous game, and the same can be expected of them against the Sunrisers’ potent batting lineup.
Royal Challengers Bangalore Squad
Faf du Plessis (c), Anuj Rawat, Virat Kohli, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Sherfane Rutherford, Shahbaz Ahmed, Wanindu Hasaranga, David Willey, Harshal Patel, Akash Deep, Mohammed Siraj, Siddarth Kaul, Karn Sharma, Chama V Milind, Mahipal Lomror, Finn Allen, Suyash Prabhudessai, Luvnith Sisodia, Aneeshwar Gautam
Predicted XI: Faf du Plessis (c), Rajat Patidar, Virat Kohli, Glenn Maxwell, Mahipal Lomror, Shahbaz Ahmed, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Wanindu Hasaranga, Harshal Patel, Josh Hazlewood, Mohammed Siraj
Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Royal Challengers Bangalore Toss Prediction
It’s been a great place to chase scores, and only once in the last four games has the team won by batting first. Because of the good batting surface, it is difficult to set scores here. As a result, the team that wins the toss will almost certainly choose to bowl in this game.
To Win the Toss – Sunrisers Hyderabad – 1.85
To Win the Toss – Royal Challengers Bangalore – 1.85
Pitch and Weather Conditions
The Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai has a batting-friendly wicket and a lightning-fast outfield, making it easy for batsmen. At this venue, they can play their strokes on the rise. Apart from a few overs with the new ball, the fast bowlers would get very little help. Spinners have a good track record in this venue.
On May 8, we anticipate a hot and humid afternoon in Mumbai. The wicket is expected to be calm, as it has been in previous games, and there is a good chance of another high-scoring contest because batsmen can play their strokes easily. It will be a difficult venue for the bowlers, and the team that bats first should aim for a total of around 200 runs.
Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Royal Challengers Bangalore Match Prediction
It will be a pivotal game for both teams. The Royal Challengers Bangalore would rely on their middle order to succeed, as this has been a source of concern for them. They have a poor record against the Sunrisers and will have to overcome that.
Royal Challengers Bangalore is the favourite to beat Sunrisers Hyderabad at the odds of 1.77.
- Abhishek Sharma, Aiden Markram, and Rahul Tripathi have scored over 900 runs for SRH this season.
- SRH has won four of the last five games against RCB, including one this season.
- This season, RCB’s middle order has appeared jittery, and this is one of the team’s major weaknesses.