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IPL 2020, SRH vs RCB: Virat Kohli’s RCB bat first

Sunrisers Hyderabad take on Royal Challengers Bangalore in Match 3 of IPL 2020.

By: Sports Desk | Updated: September 22, 2020 10:20:51 am
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The first Southern derby of IPL 2020 is on the cards as Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) face Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Monday.  Virat Kohli will begin his quest for an elusive IPL title with Royal Challengers Bangalore as they take on Sunrisers Hyderabad in their opening IPL encounter in Dubai on Monday.

IPL 2020, SRH vs RCB Live Score Updates

Following a nightmarish 2019 season when they finished last, RCB seem to have a much better balance but their ability to hit late in the innings is yet to be tested. For SRH- Kane Williamson doesn’t find a spot but Mitch Marsh plays. For RCB, Moeen Ali is on the bench while Joshua Phillipe plays. The pitch is the same as yesterday.

Live Blog

SRH vs RCB Predicted Playing 11:

19:13 (IST)21 Sep 2020
Royal Challengers Bangalore (Playing XI):

Aaron Finch, Devdutt Padikkal, Virat Kohli(c), AB de Villiers, Josh Philippe(w), Shivam Dube, Washington Sundar, Umesh Yadav, Navdeep Saini, Dale Steyn, Yuzvendra Chahal

19:13 (IST)21 Sep 2020
Sunrisers Hyderabad (Playing XI):

David Warner(c), Jonny Bairstow(w), Manish Pandey, Vijay Shankar, Mitchell Marsh, Priyam Garg, Abhishek Sharma, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Sandeep Sharma, T Natarajan

19:13 (IST)21 Sep 2020
Toss Time!

Sunrisers Hyderabad have won the toss and have opted to field.

18:00 (IST)21 Sep 2020
FOLLOW LIVE | SRH vs RCB

Exactly an hour to go for the toss and team news from SRH vs RCB. Follow all the live updates of the match here.

17:24 (IST)21 Sep 2020
Royal Challengers Bangalore

Probable XI: Aaron Finch, Devdutt Padikkal/Parthiv Patel, Virat Kohli (C), AB de Villiers, Gurkeerat Singh, Shivam Dube, Washington Sundar, Chris Morris, Dale Steyn, Navdeep Saini, Yuzvendra Chahal

17:23 (IST)21 Sep 2020
Sunrisers Hyderabad

Probable XI: David Warner (C), Jonny Bairstow (WK), Manish Pandey, Virat Singh, Vijay Shankar, Abdul Samad, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Khaleel Ahmed, Siddarth Kaul/Sandeep Sharma

17:21 (IST)21 Sep 2020
Form guide: SRH vs RCB

In their last five completed head-to-head encounters, Sunrisers have won 3 battles as compared to RCB winning twice. In the 12th edition of the IPL, wherein the two teams played each other twice, the result was 1-1.

16:59 (IST)21 Sep 2020
Milestone Alert !

David Warner is set to appear as IPL captain for the 48th time and is set to surpass Kumar Sangakkara's tally of 47. SRH will begin their IPL 2020 campaign against RCB in a few hours.

16:38 (IST)21 Sep 2020
Focus is always on bowling economically: Rashid Khan

With 55 wickets in three seasons, Rashid Khan is one of the lethal bowlers operating in the IPL but the Afghanistan spinner says his focus is not on taking wickets but bowling economically. 

“My focus is always bowling economically well for the team. When I bowl economically it helps the bowlers on the other end to take wickets,” Rashid said during a media interaction ahead of their match against RCB. 

16:14 (IST)21 Sep 2020
SRH spin and pace department well-stocked

Sunrisers Hyderabad could well be the best bowling unit in the competition with the spin and pace department well-stocked and carrying rich experience in this format. If their top order can be prolific and consistent in this high-pressure tournament played during an unprecedented situation, their bowling is strong enough to challenge for their second IPL title.(READ SRH PREVIEW FOR IPL 2020)

15:57 (IST)21 Sep 2020
Can RCB break the IPL jinx?

Royal Challengers Bangalore have upgraded their bowling attack, which looks well rounded, and have class and power at the top of the batting order. Can they break the IPL jinx? It is the million dollar question every year in this multi-million dollar league. (READ RCB PREVIEW FOR IPL 2020)

15:35 (IST)21 Sep 2020
Skipper Warner before SRH's first clash
15:25 (IST)21 Sep 2020
Irfan Pathan on umpiring 'blunder'
15:06 (IST)21 Sep 2020
All set
15:00 (IST)21 Sep 2020
RCB Probable XI:

Royal Challengers Bangalore Predicted Playing XI: Aaron Finch, Devdutt Padikkal/ Parthiv Patel, Virat Kohli(C), Ab De Villiers(WK), Shivam Dube, Moeen Ali, Chris Morris, Washington Sundar, Yuzi Chahal, Navdeep Saini, Umesh Yadav.

14:45 (IST)21 Sep 2020
SRH Probable XI:

Sunrisers Hyderabad Predicted Playing XI: David Warner(C), Jonny Bairstow(WK), Manish Pandey, Priyam Garg/ Virat Singh, Vijay Shankar, Abdul Samad/ Abhishek Sharma, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Sidharth Kaul, Sandeep Sharma

 
14:29 (IST)21 Sep 2020
Chris Gayle turns 41
13:34 (IST)21 Sep 2020
KXIP appeal

Kings XI Punjab have lodged an appeal with the match referee over what they believe was an erroneous line call in their match against Delhi Capitals with many claiming the 'short run' call cost them the game including their CEO Satish Menon.

13:28 (IST)21 Sep 2020
SRH coach before the match today:
13:27 (IST)21 Sep 2020
Chris Jordan's emptiness

Chris Jordan was looted for 30 runs by Marcus Stoinis and co. in the final over that pushed Delhi Capitals past 150, a total that looked hardly possible at one stage. Were the cricketing gods done with him yet? Nope. The poor man had go through more trauma. He was deemed to have run short in the 19th over by the umpire, costing his team a valuable run though replays suggested his bat was inside the line. He was left to face the final ball of the chase. He needed just a run and Stoinis actually repaid his earlier largesse with a full toss on the legs but his nightmare refused to go away. He scooped it straight to square-leg, dragging the match into super over where his team tamely surrendered.

Kohli has always led from the front but he knows his search for a maiden title will remain incomplete if the team doesn’t perform in all departments. The addition of Australian limited overs captain Aaron Finch to the squad gives the star-studded batting line up more firepower. Expectations are also high from highly rated young opener Devdutt Padikal.