All the wins and all the losses have now finally come down to the playoffs, teams are now fighting & scrambling to gather crucial points to enter the playoffs, those who have the chance to get into playoffs are fighting their way in, those who are already out are fighting for pride & stopping the other teams as a last resort.
The Sunrisers Hyderabad have won 4 out of 12 matches they played & currently in second-last position in the points table. RCB has won 6 out of 12 matches & are currently in 5th position, SRH is already out of the playoffs race & RCB needs to win the upcoming 2 matches to win. The situation for both teams makes this match unique where SRH plays for pride & RCB plays for playoffs.
In the last 5 matches that SRH & RCB have faced each other, they have had 2 wins each, as well as 3 losses. The teams are playing at their full potential which makes this match a powerhouse of performance & cricket. Read Also: Dhoni, Bhuvan Bam among top celebs violating advertising rules: ASCI
Sunrisers Hyderabad Playing 11:
Abhishek Sharma, Rahul Tripathi, Aiden Markram (c), Heinrich Klaasen (wk), Abdul Samad, Sanvir Singh, Mayank Markande, Marco Jansen, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Fazalhaq Farooqi, T Natarajan
Royal Challengers Playing 11:
Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis (c), Anuj Rawat, Glenn Maxwell, Mahipal Lomror, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Michael Bracewell, Wayne Parnell, Karn Sharma, Harshal Patel, Mohammed Siraj
Pitch & Conditions:
The pitch at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium is a paradise for spinners & it also favours the batters equally which has made some very memorable clashes in the past. The pitch conditions allow for a high-scoring match with fair chances for both sides.
The teams are playing at full potential with RCB playing for their entry into the playoffs, mistakes on their part will cost them entry in the IPL 2023 playoffs which gives them better chances to win as the stakes for them are much higher. SRH will also play with full vigour but since they are already out of the playoffs race, RCB has a better chance at winning.
The pitch conditions at the stadium indicate that the team winning the toss will choose to bat first as the pitch allows for high scores which will be crucial for planning a good defence.