SRH vs RCB – Will RCB loose to powerful SRH Again?

RCB vs SRH - Virat Kohli and Faf Du Plesis

SRH vs RCB, IPL 2024 Match Preview: High-flying Sunrisers Face Struggling Royal Challengers

A belligerent Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) side is set to lock horns with a beleaguered Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in Match 41 of the IPL 2024 on Thursday, April 25 at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad.

SRH vs RCB Match Preview

Under the leadership of Pat Cummins, SRH has been a force to reckon with this season, adopting an aggressive batting approach that has shattered multiple IPL records. The Men in Orange have posted the highest-ever IPL total twice already this season as their explosive batting unit continues to take the tournament by storm.

Currently sitting comfortably in third place with 5 wins from 7 games, SRH will be looking to continue their rampant run against a struggling RCB outfit. On the other hand, RCB find themselves languishing at the bottom of the table with just 1 win from 8 matches so far. Their bowling woes have continued to haunt them, while their batters have failed to string together impactful performances regularly.

As RCB desperately need a win to keep their playoff hopes alive, SRH will be aiming to deliver another knockout blow to their opponents’ fading campaign.

SRH vs RCB – Team News and Probable XIs

Sunrisers Hyderabad have no injury concerns heading into the clash. Their probable XI could feature the devastating opening pair of Travis Head and Abhishek Sharma, followed by the likes of Aiden Markram, Heinrich Klaasen, Nitish Rana, and the hard-hitting Shahbaz Ahmed. Pat Cummins and Bhuvneshwar Kumar will lead the bowling attack.

Probable SRH XI: Travis Head, Abhishek Sharma, Aiden Markram, Heinrich Klaasen (wk), Nitish Kumar Reddy, Shahbaz Ahmed, Abdul Samad, Pat Cummins (c), Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mayank Markande, T Natarajan (Impact Sub: Washington Sundar/Jaydev Unadkat)

For RCB, Glenn Maxwell’s potential absence could open the door for Cameron Green in the middle order, especially after Will Jacks’ impressive knock against KKR. The team management could also consider bringing in Alzarri Joseph to bolster their bowling attack against SRH’s batting might.

Probable RCB XI: Faf du Plessis (c), Virat Kohli, Will Jacks, Rajat Patidar, Cameron Green, Mahipal Lomror, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Karn Sharma, Lockie Ferguson, Yash Dayal, Mohammed Siraj

SRH vs RCB - SRH Batting lineup
SRH vs RCB – SRH Batting lineup

Key Battles to Watch Out For

Travis Head vs Lockie Ferguson: Head has been in sensational form, and his dominant record against Ferguson (35 runs off 18 balls, SR 194.44) could spell trouble for RCB. If Lockie Fergusson is to play in tommorow’s match, It would be interesting to watch how Lockie and RCB would Like to tackle the Rampage of Travis Head this season.

Heinrich Klaasen vs Mohammed Siraj: Klaasen has scored 28 runs off 16 balls against Siraj (SR 175.00) in T20 cricket, setting up an intriguing battle between the two. Klaasen Who had been in outstanding form hitting long sixes out of the cricket ground for a long time for Sunrisers Hyderabad, would be waiting at number 4 for SRH. Mohammed Siraj who had been benched in the previous match of RCB vs SRH might have to face the south african finisher in the death overs.

Virat Kohli vs Bhuvneshwar Kumar: The IPL 2024 Orange Cap holder, Kohli, has scored 128 runs off 89 balls against Bhuvi, who has dismissed him 4 times. Their contest could be a game-changer.

Faf du Plessis vs Pat Cummins: The two captains have a history, with Cummins dismissing Du Plessis thrice in T20s. However, the RCB skipper has scored 95 runs off 58 balls against the Aussie pacer (SR 163.79).

Dinesh Karthik vs T Natarajan: Karthik has dominated this matchup, scoring 62 runs off 35 balls (SR 177.1) against Natarajan, who has dismissed him only once.

With both teams boasting star-studded lineups, the clash promises to be a thriller, especially considering RCB’s desperate need for a win and SRH’s relentless march towards the playoffs.

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