IPL 2020 RCB vs SRH Playing XI: Virat's Men in Red have to face a daunting challenge from Sunrisers Hyderabad(SRH) in today's IPL match no. 52 at Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah. David Warner-led Sunrisers Hyderabad, are still in contention for a playoffs spot in context to their massive win against Delhi Capitals a few days back. SRH will be eyeing a crucial win in Sharjah to remain alive in the hunt for the playoffs. Both teams made a few changes in its playing 11 lineups for this crucial encounter in the upcoming double-header Saturday.
Navdeep's back for Dube, Isuru Udana replaces Dayle Steyn from the last game. For SRH, Vijay Shankar misses out today' IPL match. Abhishek Sharma comes in for Shankar.
Sunrisers team management although took a harsh call in dropping Jonny Bairstow for more stability in the middle order in their previous game against DC. But Wriddhiman Saha proved it in the favour of SRH. Rashid Khan at the peak of his bowling along with their pacers like Sandeep Sharma, Khaleel Ahmed and T Natarajan who defend low totals in the previous matches as well.
Their opponents, Royal Challengers Bangalore, are one of the hot favourites to seal the spot for the playoffs. Virat Kohli and Co have just one win away from entering to the top-four. Young Devdutt Padikkal and AB de Villiers impressed at the top order along with skipper Virat Kohli who himself sets an example for the Bangalore side.
Royal Challengers bowling has been decent till now in IPL 2020. Chris Morris addition to the lineup gives much depth and stability to the side while Yuzvendra Chahal and Washington Sundar have continued to impress in the middle overs.
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RCB - Devdutt Padikkal, Aaron Finch, Virat Kohli(c), AB de Villiers(w), Moeen Ali, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Chris Morris, Washington Sundar, Navdeep Saini, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal, Shahbaz Ahmed, Pawan Negi, Umesh Yadav, Josh Philippe, Pavan Deshpande, Adam Zampa, Parthiv Patel, Dale Steyn, Shivam Dube, Isuru Udana
SRH - David Warner(c), Jonny Bairstow(w), Manish Pandey, Vijay Shankar, Jason Holder, Priyam Garg, Abdul Samad, Rashid Khan, Sandeep Sharma, T Natarajan, Khaleel Ahmed, Wriddhiman Saha, Shreevats Goswami, Siddarth Kaul, Mohammad Nabi, Kane Williamson, Bavanaka Sandeep, Billy Stanlake, Fabian Allen, Virat Singh, Basil Thampi, Sanjay Yadav, Abhishek Sharma, Prithvi Raj Yarra, Shahbaz Nadeem