SRH vs RCB IPL Prediction 18 May 2023
Indian Premier League 2023
Royal Challengers Bangalore
- Date: 2023-05-18
- Start Time: 19:30
- Location: Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad
- Tournament: Indian Premier League 2023
- Format: Indian Premier League
- Prediction By: Malcolm Richards
The Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad will witness the 65th game of the Indian Premier League 2023, featuring a clash between Sunrisers Hyderabad and the Royal Challengers Bangalore, led by Faf du Plessis.
- Sunrisers Hyderabad will enter the game after suffering a significant defeat at the hands of the defending champions, Gujarat Titans.
- This loss resulted in their elimination from the tournament, making them the second team to exit the competition.
- On the other hand, Royal Challengers Bangalore are still in contention for a place in the knockout stages of the tournament. They will be eager to secure a victory and enhance their chances of progressing further in the competition.
SRH vs RCB – IPL – Venue Details
Venue: Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad
Date: May 18th 2023
Time: 19:30 (local)
SRH vs RCB – IPL – Team Previews
Sunrisers Hyderabad, having endured a disappointing season and being eliminated from the playoffs race, aim to conclude their campaign on a positive note as they host Royal Challengers Bangalore. RCB, desperate for a victory to stay in contention for the playoffs, will be determined to secure a win.
This marks the third consecutive season in which the 2016 champions have failed to qualify for the playoffs. Their slim hopes of qualification were extinguished in their recent defeat against defending champions Gujarat Titans. Currently occupying the bottom position on the points table, Sunrisers Hyderabad have accumulated just eight points.
Ahead of the match, Sunrisers face decisions regarding their impact players, including Anmolpreet Singh and Natarajan, who have featured in recent games. The place of Sanvir Singh may also be under scrutiny. A victory over RCB would provide an opportunity for Sunrisers to climb up from the bottom of the table.
Royal Challengers Bangalore
RCB’s title hopes remain alive after a convincing victory over Rajasthan, which not only added crucial points to their tally but also significantly improved their net run rate. With a maximum of 16 points still within their reach, Bangalore’s fate will ultimately be determined by their run rate at the end.
The key battle to watch out for is the clash between Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Kohli, an all-Indian showdown. Bhuvneshwar’s recent five-wicket haul has boosted his confidence, and he has dismissed Kohli three times in the IPL. However, the availability of Hazlewood and Hasaranga for Bangalore remains uncertain due to injury.
A loss in this crucial match would deal a significant blow to RCB, as it is almost a must-win game for them. They risk potentially dropping to the sixth position, falling below RR, whom they had previously defeated to climb up the table. In the last match against the Royals, wicketkeeper Karthik made way for spinner Shahbaz Ahmed after RCB completed their innings, with Anuj Rawat taking over the wicketkeeping duties.
SRH vs RCB – IPL – Probable Playing XI’s
Sunrisers Hyderabad: Abhishek Sharma, R Tripathi, A Markram (Cap), H Klaasen (wk), A Samad, Sanvir Singh, M Markande, M Jansen, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, F Farooqi, Natarajan
Royal Challengers Bangalore: Du Plessis (Cap), V Kohli, G Maxwell, Anuj Rawat, M Lomror, D Karthik (wk), W Parnell, Harshal Patel, Vijaykumar Vyshak, Mohd Siraj, M Bracewell
SRH vs RCB – IPL – Pitch Report and Toss Prediction
SRH holds the record for the highest score at this venue, with a formidable 231 runs. While the average first innings score in domestic T20 matches is around 159 runs, we anticipate a more competitive total on this ground to be in excess of 175 runs.
SRH vs RCB – IPL – Win Prediction
SRH have nothing to lose in this game and might be able to pull off an upset to knock RCB out.