RCB vs SRH, IPL 2019 Build-up: Their play-off berth sealed, Delhi Capitals will aim for a big win against Rajasthan Royals to enhance their chances for a second-place finish when the two teams clash in their final IPL league match at Feroz Shah Kotla on Saturday.
Meanwhile, Sunrisers Hyderabad would look to complete the unfinished business and seal their place in the IPL Play-offs when they clash with laggards Royal Challengers Bangalore. Despite their defeat against Mumbai on Thursday night, Hyderabad’s net run rate is +0.653, which is superior to others in contention for the Play-offs.
RCB vs SRH, IPL 2019 Build-up
Parthiv Patel(wk), Virat Kohli(c), AB de Villiers, Shimron Hetmyer, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Colin de Grandhomme, Pawan Negi, Umesh Yadav, Navdeep Saini, Kulwant Khejroliya, Yuzvendra Chahal
Wriddhiman Saha(wk), Martin Guptill, Manish Pandey, Kane Williamson(c), Vijay Shankar, Yusuf Pathan, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, K Khaleel Ahmed, Basil Thampi
Conditions are expected to be cloudy, without any rain. It could hold the pitch nicely together for the ball to come on, or there could be some nip for the seamers. The bowlers will need to stick to their plans and try to extract the maximum.
Head to Head in Indian Premier League
Overall: Matches – 13, Royal Challengers Bangalore – 5, Sunrisers Hyderabad – 8.
- SRH have won five of their last six games against RCB,
- Virat Kohli has 488 runs in 12 games against SRH - the second highest against the 2018 finalists after Shane Watson
- Sandeep Sharma has dismissed Virat Kohli joint-most number of times in the IPL (six)
Hyderabad eye playoff spot against Bangalore
Sunrisers Hyderabad need to shrug off their defeat against Mumbai Indians and add two points to take their tally to 14, which is good enough to stay in top-4.
Delhi eye top-two finish as Rajasthan's aim for playoffs
Delhi Capitals host Rajasthan Royals in an afternoon game in match 53 of the Indian Premier League at the Feroz Shah Kotla on Saturday. The capitals will be eyeing a convincing win to enhance their chances for a second-place finish. However, a day before the match Kagiso Rabada was ruled out of the IPL and that will be a major setback. The last time these two sides met this year, it was Delhi Capitals who emerged victorious in Jaipur by six wickets in a high-scoring affair.
Delhi Capitals' Rabada, who has been called back by Cricket South Africa, remains at the top of the Purple Cap with 25 wickets while RR's Shreyas Gopal is on the third position.
Meanwhile, RCB's Yuzvendra Chahal occupies the third spot and SRH's Rashid and Khaleel are on the ninth and tenth positions.
Delhi Capitals' Shikhar Dhawan and Shreyas Iyer hold the fourth and tenth place respectively in the Orange Cap list which features no one from RR.
Meanwhile, Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers of RCB are on seventh and ninth spots while David Warner, who has returned for World Cup preparation, maintains his top spot for SRH. His teammate Jonny Bairstow is on the eighth.
IPL Points Table
Delhi Capitals have already qualified for the playoffs, standing on the third position while Rajasthan Royals stand on the sixth with 11 points.
Meanwhile, Royal Challengers Bangalore are already out of contention, standing last on the IPL Points Table while Sunrisers Hyderabad are on the fourth spot, hoping to make it to the playoffs.
DC vs RR, RCB vs SRH
Hello and welcome to our live blog where we provide you all the news, probable XI and buildup ahead of the two IPL matches taking place on Saturday between DC and RR and RCB and SRH.