Sunrisers hope to end season on a high
- SRH are out of contention but have two games left
- A win would put RCB level on points with Mumbai, LSG and CSK
Sunrisers Hyderabad have had a forgettable season with their entire strategy revolving around overseas stars, and a couple of them, including the captain, misfiring. Their bowling ahs also come apart this year and their only hope is to avoid a wooden spoon. Sunrisers Hyderabad have odds of 2.21 to beat Royal Challengers Bangalore.
Royal Challengers Bangalore have two games left to push for a playoff spot and one of those games come against table toppers Gujarat. This makes the game against SRH a super important one for RCB and they’ll hope to get into the top four with a win here. Royal Challengers Bangalore have odds of 1.64 to beat Sunrisers Hyderabad.
Head-to-head record, SRH v RCB
The head-to-head record is in favour of Sunrisers Hyderabad who have 12 wins as opposed to nine for RCB. The record is also even in 2021 and 2022 with the teams yet to face each other this year.
Considering the conditions at the venue, the team winning the toss may opt to bat first, as the pitch tends to slow down in the second innings.
The match is expected to be a closely contested one with a good chance for both teams to emerge victorious. However, based on current form, RCB hold the aces with a win probability of 70%.
The Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in IPL matches has seen a decent average score of around 160-170 runs. The pitch generally offers some assistance to the spinners, making it crucial for batsmen to adapt and build partnerships.
Pitch and conditions
The pitch at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium is known to be on the slower side, with some assistance for spinners as the match progresses. Batsmen will need to be patient and choose their shots wisely to score runs. The weather conditions are expected to be warm, with temperatures likely to be in the range of 30-35 degrees Celsius.
Players to keep an eye on…
SRH Predicted playing XI:
Abhishek Sharma, Anmolpreet Singh, Rahul Tripathi, Aiden Markram, Heinrich Klaasen, Glenn Phillips, Abdul Samad, Mayank Markande, Marco Jansen, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, T Natarajan
RCB Predicted playing XI:
Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis, Anuj Rawat, Glenn Maxwell, Mahipal Lomror, Dinesh Karthik, Michael Bracewell, Wayne Parnell, Karn Sharma, Harshal Patel, Mohammed Siraj
Virat Kohli: Kohli has lost his early good touch this season with the pitches slowing down, but will want to step up in this crucial game for RCB.
Aiden Markram: He has misfired this season, but the South African all-roudner is a gun T20 batter and would want to sign off with a good performance.
IPL 2023, Match 65 predictions
Based on all of the above factors, we predict that Royal Challengers Bangalore will win the match.Recommended Bet by 10CRIC
SRH v RCB Betting tips
Apart from betting on RCB to win the match, check our other recommended bet about RCB’s best batter.
Glenn Maxwell can be quite handful on turning wickets and with SRH not boasting the greatest of spin attacks, bank on Maxwell to go big. Back Maxwell at 4.15 to be Bangalore’s top batter!