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Sridhar
17 May 2023
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Sridhar Bhamidi 17 May 2023
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  • Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Royal Challengers Bangalore IPL match predictions to be played in Hyderabad on Thursday, May 18 at 7:30pm IST
  • Sunrisers Hyderabad have conceded the most powerplay runs in 8 of their last 12 IPL matches
  • Royal Challengers Bangalore have posted the highest score in the first 6 overs in 9 of their last 12 IPL matches
  • Playing in Hyderabad, Sunrisers Hyderabad have lost 5 of their last 6 IPL matches
  • Heinrich Klaasen has been SRH's best batter in their last 2 IPL matches
  • Can RCB move into the playoffs place with a crucial win?
Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Royal Challengers Bangalore IPL
Faf and Virat will be cricual once again for Bangalore, as they target a quick start against Hyderabad (Getty Images)

Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Royal Challengers Bangalore IPL


With nothing to play for, Sunrisers Hyderabad will be out to entertain their home fans which will make their opponents Royal Challengers Bangalore weary. This IPL match #65 will be played in Hyderabad on Thursday, May 18 from 7:30pm IST.
  • Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Royal Challengers Bangalore IPL
  • Head to Head
  • Sunrisers Hyderabad Form
  • Sunrisers Hyderabad Team News
  • Royal Challengers Bangalore Form
  • Royal Challengers Bangalore Team News

Hyderabad are already out of the playoffs and the only thing ahead is to play for pride and avoid the last spot. For Bangalore, a win will take them into top-four while a loss would complicate their playoff hopes.

I am backing Royal Challengers Bangalore to post the highest powerplay score. They look solid at the top with the bat, and impressive with the ball in the first six overs.

  • Sunrisers Hyderabad have conceded the highest powerplay score in 8 of their last 12 matches (IPL)
  • Royal Challengers Bangalore have posted the highest powerplay score in 9 of their last 12 matches (IPL)
  • Sunrisers Hyderabad have conceded the highest powerplay score in 4 of their last 6 matches at this venue (IPL)
  • Royal Challengers Bangalore have posted the highest powerplay score in 2 of their last 3 matches here against Hyderabad (IPL)
  • Sunrisers Hyderabad have lost 5 of their last 6 matches in Hyderabad (IPL)
  • Heinrich Klaasen has been Sunrisers Hyderabad’s best batter in their last 2 matches (IPL)

Head to Head


In the history of this competition so far, Sunrisers Hyderabad have played 22 matches against Royal Challengers Bangalore. Of those, 12 have been won by Hyderabad and nine by Bangalore with one abandoned.

Crucially, the Sunrisers have won six of their seven matches at this venue against Bangalore including four in a row.

Sunrisers Hyderabad Form


The Sunrisers Hyderabad are 9th in the IPL standings and are already eliminated from the playoff race. They are coming off a 34-run hammering at the hands of Gujarat on Monday.

It was a poor reflection of Hyderabad’s season that they couldn’t convert their dominance to a win. After restricting Gujarat by 20-30 runs, the batters failed to lift Hyderabad with only one of the top-eight batters scoring more than 10.

That has been the problem for Hyderabad throughout the season with only one batter aggregating more than 300 runs – Heinrich Klaasen. With the ball, only Bhuvneshwar Kumar (14) and Mayank Markande (12) have been consistent among the wickets.

Sunrisers Hyderabad Team News


With nothing to play for, Hyderabad may look to play the likes of Umran Malik, Kartik Tyagi and Glenn Phillips.

Royal Challengers Bangalore Form


Royal Challengers Bangalore are 5th in the standings with 12 points and a win will take them above Mumbai Indians to fourth. They are coming off a massive 112-run win over Rajasthan Royals that boosted their net run rate.

That win was championed by fifties from Faf du Plessis and Glenn Maxwell with the bat. With the ball, Wayne Parnell struck gold with three wickets.

The top-three for Bangalore – Virat, Faf and Maxwell – have been their batting backbone aggregating at least 384. Bowling charge is led by Mohammed Siraj (16 wickets) although the up-and-down form of Harshal Patel is a concern.

Royal Challengers Bangalore Team News


Wanindu Hasaranga sat out the last game and could come back in place of Michael Bracewell. Parnell will hope to keep his spot having done well in the last game although Josh Hazlewood will look to gatecrash the party.

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What time does Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Royal Challengers Bangalore IPL start?

This Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Royal Challengers Bangalore IPL match is being played at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad at 7:30pm IST on Thursday, May 18.

Verdict

Sunrisers Hyderabad have traditionally dominated this fixture when played at this venue, but the form of this season is completely the opposite. Bangalore also have the motivation to do well and bag full points. Our prediction though, is in the powerplay, where Bangalore have a clear edge. I am backing Royal Challengers Bangalore to post the highest powerplay score.

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