SRH Vs RCB Dream11 Team: Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) will take each other on and will begin their campaign in IPL 2020 on Monday night. SRH and RCB have played 15 games against each other in the past and SRH leads the head to head battle 8-6. One game finished without a clear result.
The match will be played at Dubai International Cricket Stadium and will get underway at 07:30 PM IST. The weather in Dubai is not going to be any different than usual. It will be a hot day and the minimum and the maximum temperature that is likely to be recorded during the day is 27 degree and 38 degree Celsius respectively.
SRH and RCB were the finalists in IPL 2016. While SRH has been incredibly consistent ever since and has qualified for the playoffs thrice in a row, RCB has failed to finish in top 4 in the last 3 seasons and has finished in the bottom half of the table on a regular basis.
The average second innings score at Dubai International Cricket Stadium is significantly lesser than the average first innings score, but since this is only the start of the season in UAE and not too much of cricket has been played on this surface at all, chasing might not be a bad option here.
SRH Vs RCB Who Will Win Dream11 Prediction
SRH doesn’t have as many flashy players as RCB has, but they are still a tad more balanced unit and don’t have too many loopholes in their line-up. RCB, on the contrary, is brilliant in certain areas, but ordinary in certain others.
Since a balanced unit always has a better chance of winning in the shorter formats of the game, SRH will go into this game as favorites.
SRH playing 11 (expected): David Warner (C), Jonny Bairstow (WK), Manish Pandey, Abdul Samad, Vijay Shankar, Mohammad Nabi, Abhishek Sharma, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Siddarth Kaul, Khaleel Ahmed
RCB playing 11 (expected): Devdutt Padikkal, Aaron Finch, Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers (WK), Moeen Ali, Shivam Dube, Chris Morris, Shahbaz Ahmad, Umesh Yadav, Navdeep Saini, Umesh Yadav
Aaron Finch: While RCB has got a few other heavyweight players who can also be considered as Dream11 captain, Finch will be a wise pick because he is coming into the tournament with a fair bit of cricket under his belt on the England tour. The right-handed opener is a very explosive player at the top of the order.
Jonny Bairstow: Jonny Bairstow was struggling a little bit at the start of the English summer, but in the last three innings that he played for England before arriving to UAE, he scored two fifties and a hundred. He is the man in form and will be extremely vital for SRH with the bat at the top.
Chris Morris: Chris Morris is the only genuine all-rounder in the RCB squad who is not only likely to bowl his full quota with the ball, he will hold the key with the bat as well down the order. Since Morris will have the opportunity to contribute in two facets of the game, he can be a good pick as Dream11 vice-captain.
Mohammad Nabi: Mohammad Nabi was one of the most impressive all-rounders in the recently concluded CPL 2020 and he is coming into the tournament with plenty of confidence. Apart from batting at no. 6, he will also contribute immensely for SRH with his crafty off spin.