IPL 2017, SRH vs RCB Prediction: The opening match of IPL season 10 will take place between the last year finalist Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and defending champions Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) ion April 5. The fans are excited about the most awaited cricket league in the world and they can expect a good competition between the teams this year as all ten teams are equally balanced. VIVO IPL 2017 opener will kick off at 8 PM (IST) today.
Royal Challengers will be frustrated with the defeat that they got in the last year final and would love to even the score with Sunrisers. RCB would also like to kick off their campaign with a victory over the defending champion. This win will not only give them the points but also increase their confidence that they can win this year’s tournament.
But the main concern for the RCB camp will be the list of injured players. They received a huge setback in their bowling department due to injury to Mitchel Stark. The main concern will be the absence of their captain Virat Kohli.
Virat got injured in the last series against the Aussies and is set to miss the first few games of RCB. This will create a massive hole in the top order. The concern will be more as AB de Villers will also be not playing in this game. Now RCB cam will have to decide the best combination and replacement for these two players.
Their batting lineup will depend on the like of Gayle, Watson, Binny, Manpreet to get the team to some suitable score. The bowling department will be led by Tymal Mills who was the second most expensive player in the section. He will get support from Badree and Chahal.
On the other hand, Sunrisers looks more settled. All of their players are in good form and injury free. They would love to win the trophy in back to back years. They will love to get the good start and take the benefits from the absence of star players in the RCB line-up.
Thier batting department will be led by ever reliable man David Warner and Shikhar Dhawan. These two will had the responsibility for giving the team a good start. They will get the support from the like of Ben Cutting and Henriques in the middle order. The batting order looks solid and could really create the problem for RCB bowling lineup.
Sunrisers had the best bowling attack last year. This year also the bowling responsibility will be on the shoulder of Bhuvaneshwar Kumar and young ‘Fizz’ from Bangladesh. They will love to get rid of the dangerous Gayle early in his inning. The bowlers like Nehra, Cutting and Henriques will also provide a crucial role in restricting RCB at the minimal score.
Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Royal Challengers Bangalore 2017: Match details
Match date: 5 April 2017, Wednesday.
Match time: 20.00 IST, 14.30 GMT.
Match venue: Hyderabad
IPL 2017, SRH vs RCB Prediction
A lot will depend upon the pitch but whatever be the condition of the pitch, Sunrisers will have the upper edge as they have beaten the same team in last year finals. As per my prediction, Sunrisers to win the match.
Royal Challengers Bangalore: Shane Watson (captain), Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Sarfaraz Khan, Sreenath Aravind, Avesh Khan, Samuel Badree, Stuart Binny, Yuzvendra Chahal, Aniket Choudhary, Praveen Dubey, Chris Gayle, Travis Head, Iqbal Abdulla, Kedar Jadhav (wicketkeeper), Mandeep Singh, Tymal Mills, Adam Milne, Pawan Negi, Harshal Patel, Sachin Baby, Tabraiz Shamsi, and Billy Stanlake.
Sunrisers Hyderabad: David Warner (captain), Tanmay Agarwal, Ricky Bhui, Bipul Sharma, Ben Cutting, Shikhar Dhawan, Eklavya Dwivedi, Moises Henriques, Deepak Hooda, Chris Jordan, Siddharth Kaul, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ben Laughlin, Abhimanyu Mithun, Mohammad Nabi, Mohammed Siraj, Mustafizur Rahman, Ashish Nehra, Naman Ojha (wicketkeeper), Rashid Khan, Vijay Shankar, Barinder Sran, Pravin Tambe, Kane Williamson and Yuvraj Singh.