This Saturday night kicks off with Match 54 of IPL 2019, namely a an RCB vs SRH battle. The Royal Challengers Bangalore are already well out of contention while the Sunrisers Hyderabad have an outside chance. So in other words, this RCB vs SRH match is important for the Sunrisers.

H2H record

There have been a total of 14 RCB vs SRH clashes with Hyderabad leading in the head to head scene. The Sunrisers have taken 8 wins to the Royal Challengers’ 5. As of now, the momentum likely swings towards the Sunrisers given the rut that Bangalore are stuck in. This is inspite of Hyderabad losing their last game and Bangalore having a loss and non-result. The highest score statistic goes to SRH on 221 to RCB’s 227. The lowest score stat goes in the same direction with Hyderabad on 135 to Bangalore’s 113.

Predicted Playing 11

Bangalore: Virat KohliAB de Villiers, Parthiv Patel, Milind Kumar, Moeen Ali, Shivam Dube, Marcus Stoinis, Navdeep Saini, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kulwant Khejroliya, Tim Southee

Sunrisers: Martin Guptill, Manish Pandey, Kane WilliamsonVijay Shankar, Abhishek Sharma, Mohammad Nabi, Bhuvneshwar KumarRashid Khan, Khaleel Ahmed, Sandeep Sharma, Shahbaz Nadeem

RCB vs SRH

Weather and pitch report

The M Chinnaswamy pitch is notorious for flat tracks and will likely be the same tonight as well. This will be RCB’s last game and they will be hoping to go out on a high note. At this stadium, it would be the more favourable option to be the chasing team. There is also the dew factor to consider as well.

With regard to the weather, it is said to be cloudy in Bangalore during the game. This will significantly reduce the amount of dew on the pitch. In addition to that, temperatures will remain between 26°C and 28°C with no rain in sight, unlike the last game.

Prediction for match result

Both teams head into the game on the back of losses in their last match, though Bangalore’s actual last game was washed out. This match is also set to take place on the Royal Challengers home ground, so this RCB vs SRH match may swing towards the home team unless the Sunrisers have anything to say about it.

Conclusion

This is the second time that there will be an RCB vs SRH meeting in IPL 2019. The Hyderabad home leg of the RCB vs SRH tie resulted in the hosts thrashing RCB by 118 runs. So, can the Royal Challengers get their revenge or will the Sunrisers qualify for the playoffs?