Preview & Prediction: Eliminator (SRH vs RCB)

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Preview & Prediction: Eliminator (SRH vs RCB)

Both the teams have had injuries but RCB is getting hit at the wrong time unlike SRH, who are peaking at the right time. The exclusion of Bairstow can be called a masterstroke, given how Saha and Warner have dominated the game through their opening stands.

The injury of Morris has put RCB on the backfoot, but if they bring in Zampa, they can keep things tight on the slow track of Abu Dhabi. Nadeem's performance in SRH's last game should encourage that.

SRH will start favorites for the red hot form they are in.


Abu Dhabi: Comparatively a better batting track than the other 2 lately and teams will be looking to chase.


Avg of RCB-SRH key batsmen at Abu Dhabi:-

Padikkal: 53 (SR 143)
Warner: 53 (122)
Kohli: 50 (112)
Kane: 35 (156)
Jonny: 31 (109)
Manish: 25 (121)
Philippe: 23 (110)
Saha: 22 (107)
ABD: 21 (141)
Finch: 9 (79)
Dube: 10 (112)

Padikkal has 3(most) fifties from 4 innings.

Probable XI
RCB: Padikkal, Philippe, Kohli, ABD, Dube, Sundar, Moeen/Zampa, Saini, Chahal, Siraj, Udana

SRHWarner, Saha, Manish, Kane, Samad, Holder, Abhishek, Rashid, Nadeem, Sandeep, Natarajan


Head to Head
Head to Head SRH are ahead by 9-7

Both teams have won 1 game each from the past 3 seasons. Pretty evenly matched.

Players Match Up

Royal Challengers Bangalore
-Philippe vs Legspin this season: 7(9), 2 wkts
-Padikkal vs Sandeep: 13(15), 1 wkt
-Kohli vs Legspin this season: 132(112), 1 wkt
-Kohli vs Rashid: 18(19), 1 wkt
-Kohli vs Sandeep: 69(50), 7 wkts
-ABD vs Legspin this season: 65(59), 1 wkt
-ABD vs Rashid: 25(25), 2 wkts
-ABD vs Sandeep: 102(50), 2 wkts

Sunrisers Hyderabad
-Warner vs Legspin this season: 98(62), 5 wkts
-Warner vs Chahal: 116(66), 1 wkt
-Warner vs Offbreak this season: Avg 28, SR 165
-Saha vs Chahal: 46(38), 2 wkts
-Kane vs express pace this season: Avg 34, SR 174
-Manish vs Chahal: 41(48), 4 wkts


Avg of RCB-SRH key batsmen in Playoffs:-

Saha: 50 (SR 158)
Warner: 40 (137)
de Villiers: 38 (149)
Manish: 31 (122)
Kohli: 29 (126)
Finch: 27 (142)
Kane: 25 (118)


Fantasy Team
If you need a strong core, you would have to pick between Warner & Kohli.


HTH Records
Kohli and Warner have 500+ runs while Kane has been a great contributor.

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