Sunrisers Hyderabad selected to bowl v Royal Challengers Bangalore
Our consultants Ajit Agarkar and Graeme Swann decide unchanged XIs for Royal Challengers Bangalore and Sunrisers Hyderabad respectively
Royal Challengers Bangalore have been requested to bat in a must-win recreation in opposition to table-toppers Sunrisers Hyderabad of their last house recreation of the season, on the M Chinnaswamy Stadium.
RCB, who’ve wrapped up back-to-back wins for the primary time since 2016, have been unchanged whereas Sunrisers, having already secured a top-two end, rested their key bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar at hand a possibility to Kerala fast Basil Thampi.
Wriddhiman Saha , who’s recovering from a shoulder damage, and Yusuf Pathan, who had missed Sunrisers’ final recreation due to soreness, didn’t discover a place within the group. As a substitute, Shreevats Goswami and Deepak Hooda have been retained.
“We’ve got nothing to lose, a week ago, we weren’t even in consideration for the playoffs,” mentioned Kohli. “The key is to just keep playing without fear and enjoy each other’s company, which we’ve gone for the last two games. it’s been a pleasure playing with this bunch, they bring so much passion as a group.”
RCB have to win this recreation in addition to their subsequent, and in opposition to Rajasthan Royals in Jaipur, to entertain hopes of a playoff berth.
Royal Challengers Bangalore 1 Virat Kohli (capt), 2 Parthiv Patel (wk), three Moeen Ali, four AB de Villiers, 5 Mandeep Singh, 6 Sarfaraz Khan, 7 Colin de Grandhomme, eight Tim Southee, 9 Umesh Yadav, 10 Mohammed Siraj, 11 Yuzvendra Chahal
Sunrisers Hyderabad: Shikhar Dhawan, Alex Hales, Kane Williamson(capt.), Manish Pandey, Deepak Hooda, Shakib Al Hasan, Shreevats Goswami(wk), Rashid Khan, Siddarth Kaul, Sandeep Sharma, Basil Thampi