RCB vs SRH Today Match Prediction & Tips

Royal Challengers Bengaluru vs Sunrisers Hyderabad T20 Match Prediction & Betting Tips, IPL 2024

RCB will take on SRH in the 30th match of the IPL 2024. The match will be played at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru and will start at 7:30 PM IST on April 15.

RCB find themselves in a desperate situation. The team is languishing at the bottom of the table with one win and five defeats. It will be false if RCB’s poor show was not expected as the team looked completely off balance. 

The bowling was a concern heading into the tournament and the team’s worst nightmare came true as none of the bowlers made any impact. In the batting as well, Virat Kohli did exceptionally well but he got absolutely no support from the other end.

SRH, on the other hand, look a real force. They have won two games and lost three matches. The team is laced with match winners from top to bottom. SRH have been bowled out for low scores in a couple of games but they have also posted some of the biggest totals in the tournament, including 277 vs MI. 

The batting unit comprising Travis Head, Abhishek Sharma, Aiden Markram, Heinrich Klassen have started in fourth gear thus either they bat the opposition out of the contest or collapse. On a small Chinnaswamy Stadium, RCB will be under massive pressure against SRH.

Royal Challengers Bengaluru vs Sunrisers Hyderabad T20 Live Streaming

TV channels: In India, the RCB vs SRH match will be available on Star Network. The match will also be available on Sky Sports (UK), Fox Sports (Australia), Sky Sport NZ (New Zealand), SuperSport (South Africa) and Willow TV (USA)

IPL 2024 Live Streaming: RCB  vs SRH fixture will be live-streamed on Jio Cinema in India. In Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Nepal, the matches can be watched live on Yupp TV.  Other channels where the match will be streamed live are Willow, Foxtel Go and Kayo.

RCB vs SRH Match Toss Prediction

The match will be played at the Chinnaswamy Stadium and it is no secret that the captain winning the toss will bowl first as defending is not easy here.

RCB vs SRH Pitch Report

The pitch at the Chinnaswamy Stadium will be flat and there won’t be much help on offer. The spinners get odd balls to grip and turn but it’s a very small ground and even mishits go over the ropes thus there is very little bowlers can do here.

Bengaluru Weather Report

Bangalore is going through a dry spell thus rain is not a concern. The temperature will range between 35 and 21 degrees and the humidity will be around 30 per cent.

Read on for team previews, betting tips, latest odds, and match prediction for Royal Challengers Bengaluru vs Sunrisers Hyderabad, Indian Premier League 2024

RCB Team News & Playing 11

RCB Team News

RCB dropped Cameron Green in the last game and it is time for them to drop Glenn Maxwell, who has been below par. RCB need to bolster their bowling thus there are great odds that Lockie Ferguson will get a shot in playing XI along with Alzarri Joseph, with Maxwell and Reece Topley making way. Also, Maxwell has a minor thumb injury which might make RCB’s job of dropping him a bit easier.

RCB Key Players

  • Virat Kohli- Virat Kohli has carried RCB’s batting on his shoulders. He has been magnificent and currently holds the orange cap with 319 runs in six games, including a century and two fifties. Kohli will need to fire again as he is he only batter in form.
  • Faf du Plessis- Faf du Plessis returned to form against MI and scored 61 in 40 balls. This was Faf’s first fifty of the tournament. Having got runs under his belt, the RCB captain can now be expected to make big impact in following matches.
  • Dinesh Karthik- Karthik also looked fluent against MI and scored a brisk 53. Karthik has been the best RCB batter after Kohli. Coming late in the innings, he has played some scintillating innings. RCB can think about promoting Karthik up in the order and hand over the finisher role to Mahipal Lomror or Anuj Rawat.
  • Vijaykumar Vyshak-There is not much to show from RCB in terms of bowling quality but Vyshak has done better than others. Once again, the expectations will be high from the youngster.

RCB Possible Impact Player Substitutes

Cameron Green, Swapnil Singh, Rajan Kumar, Anuj Rawat, Yash Dayal

Anuj Rawat is the likely player who can be used as an impact player as he can score quick runs when required. In case RCB need a bowler, Yash Dayal can be used.

RCB Team Form

RCB have played worst cricket among all teams this season, losing five out of the six games.

RCB Predicted Playing 11

Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis (c), Will Jacks, Rajat Patidar, Suyash Prabhudessai, Dinesh Karthik (wk),  Reece Topley/Alzarri Joseph, Vijaykumar Vyshak, Mohammed Siraj, Akash Deep, Lockie Ferguson

SRH Team News & Playing 11

SRH Team News

SRH are on a two match winning run and they sure would not want to disturb the combination that has worked well. Although Jaydev Unadkat and T Natarajan should not be playing together as they are like to like bowlers, the Chinnaswamy surface, where slower bowlers are more effective, might force SRH to go ahead with both pacers, however, a change looks inevitable in following games. 

SRH Key Players

  • Travis Head- Head started off in fine fashion with a blazing fifty but failed to play a big innings in following games. However, he is one of the most dangerous batters in the team and can be brutal in the powerplay. Given the venue and quality of bowling he will be up against, Head can be backed to play a good innings against RCB.
  • Abhishek Sharma- Abhishek Sharma has been magnificent for SRH. He had a rare failure against PBKS but has been very consistent throughout the IPL 2024 season. He has scored 177 runs in five games at a strike rate of over 200.
  • Heinrich Klassen- Klassen has been on fire in T20 cricket and has been at his best in IPL as well. He has single handed won a few games for SRH. The batter has scored 186 runs in five innings at a strike rate of 193, including 17 sixes.
  • Pat Cummins- Cummins has bowled beautifully. He has been very smart in using himself. He has not taken many wickets but has bowled crucial overs. He bowled a spell of 1-22 in the last game vs PBKS.

SRH Possible Impact Player Substitutes

Washington Sundar, Nitish Reddy, Umran Malik, Mayank Markande, Glenn Phillips

Nitish Reddy should come in as impact player. When all big guns failed, Reddy scored 64 and helped the team to a decent score of 182-9 vs PBKS. He also won the POTM. In case SRH want a bowler, Washington Sundar can be used.

SRH Team Form

SRH have played good cricket. They have won three games while suffered defeats in the other two games they have played.

SRH Predicted Playing 11

Travis Head, Abhishek Sharma, Aiden Markram, Rahul Tripathi, Heinrich Klaasen (wk), Abdul Samad, Shahbaz Ahmed, Pat Cummins (c), Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jaydev Unadkat, T Natarajan

RCB vs SRH Head to Head

Overall, both teams have been competitive but SRH look a better team this season so they can extend their lead over RCB.

RCB vs SRH Head to Head Stats in T20’s

  Matches Played RCB Won SRH Won Tie NR
Overall 22 10 12 0 0
Last 5 3 2 0 0 0

RCB vs SRH Betting Odds

SRH are getting the favourites tag on betting platform. SRH are a better side and given how RCB have fared so far, the bookies have backed SRH to win.

Who will win Royal Challengers Bengaluru vs Sunrisers Hyderabad T20 Match?

We suggest backing SRH to win. RCB have lost the last four games. The team’s bowling looks miserable while the batters have shown no form either apart from Kohli. SRH, on the other hand, have rallied on the performance of their batters who have been in great form. SRH are clear favourites to win.

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