Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) lock horns with Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in match 52 of Vivo IPL 2021. The match will take place on Wednesday, 6th October, at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.
RCB became the third team to qualify for the playoffs after beating the Punjab Kings in their last match. They could challenge for a place in the top two, although it’s not entirely in their hands.
They could challenge for a place in the top two, although it’s not entirely in their hands. They’ll look to play their best cricket before bowing out of the tournament. SRH could still influence the points table in their last two matches, with games against RCB and MI. . They come off a defeat at the hands of KKR.
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RCB made a good comeback against the Punjab Kings, beating them by six runs. They put up a decent total on the board, courtesy of a third consecutive half-century from Glenn Maxwell on a tricky Sharjah surface. Kohli and Padikkal got off to another good start before slowing down in the middle overs. Moises Henriques’ brilliant spell slowed things down before Maxwell and ABD revived the innings to take them to 164/7 in 20 overs.
They’ve made it a habit of picking up wickets predominantly in the second half of their innings and did the same against PBKS. Yuzvendra Chahal and Shahbaz Ahmed did the trick once
SRH, meanwhile, never got going against a strong KKR bowling lineup on a two-paced surface in Dubai. While they tried well to defend the low total, Shubman Gill and Nitish Rana steered KKR home safely.
The last time these sides met, RCB made another excellent comeback with the ball to win by six runs.
It should be a sunny evening in Abu Dhabi with an average temperature of around 34 degrees celsius.
Abu Dhabi is the highest-scoring track in the UAE leg, with RR-CSK a rare game dominated by batters. We could get a similar wicket for this match, with a score of around 180 likely to be a competitive score.