With momentum on their aspect, a assured Sunrisers Hyderabad would search for one other full efficiency to proceed their ahead march within the IPL once they face a struggling Royal Challengers Bangalore within the Eliminator in Abu Dhabi on Friday. Pushed to the wall after a sluggish begin to the match, SRH produced a lion-hearted effort within the second leg and peaked on the proper time to qualify for the play-offs by ending third within the league standings, simply forward of RCB.
It has been contrasting outcomes for the 2 groups on the enterprise finish of the match. Whereas RCB suffered 4 consecutive defeats to complete the league stage on the fourth spot, SRH registered a hat-trick of wins to edge previous Virat Kohli‘s males within the standings. SRH made a outstanding turnaround of their ultimate three video games — defeating Delhi Capitals, RCB and table-toppers Mumbai Indians to ebook their last-fourth berth.
Head-to-head tie: Sunrisers Hyderabad lead the H2H rivalry 9-7 though both aspect has shared equal wins and losses of their final six matches. On this season, RCB received the primary recreation, successful by 5 wickets, however misplaced the second by an equal margin.
On the venue: RCB have a 2-Three file on Abu Dhabi which incorporates two wins and two defeats in IPL 2020. SRH have managed just one win at this venue in 4 IPL matches.
Playoffs file: Because the current system of playoffs was launched in 2011, RCB have reached the playoffs thrice and have a Three-Four file together with a defeat to SRH in 2016 ultimate. David Warner’s Orange Military, who’ve reached the playoffs for the fifth consecutive 12 months, additionally maintain the identical file on this stage of IPL.
– Sandeep Sharma has dismissed Virat Kohli seven occasions in IPL profession, probably the most he has been dismissed by any bowler in T20 cricket and the joint-most for a batsman-bowler mixture.
– Chris Morris managed to unravel RCB’s death-over points since his inclusion into the taking part in XI, however has light away in the direction of the tip, conceding 55 runs for simply two wickets in his final 4 video games.
– RCB’s middle-over concern have been their largest hindrance to this point, with the group scoring 7.47 runs per over between 7 and 15.
– Virat Kohli is three sixes away from amassing 300 T20 maximums.
(with PTI inputs)