Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
Date: 8th May 2022
Time: 3:30 PM IST
It is Faf du Plessis against Kane Williamson in today’s afternoon fixture of the TATA IPL.
Royal Challengers Bangalore have finally come back to winning ways after defeating Chennai Super Kings in their last match.
For the Sunrisers, it has been a constant journey of ups and downs. They lost their last match to Delhi Capitals by 21 runs in a tough 200+ chase.
Both teams have the firepower and skills to defend and chase down any target.
In this fixture, however, the game is moving more towards Bangalore as they are motivated from their last win and would like to move up more in the top 4.
Sunrisers on the other hand needs to notch up more wins so as to be able to make it to the playoffs. They can do it as they are not far away from the top four.
SRH just needs to play well in all of their remaining games and win by huge margins.
It is a southern derby once again today and it will be interesting to see who walks away with a win today.
Predicted Playing XI for Royal Challengers Bangalore and Sunrisers Hyderabad
Royal Challengers Bangalore
Faf du Plessis (c), Virat Kohli, Rajat Patidar, Glenn Maxwell, Shahbaz Ahmed, Mahipal Lomror, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Wanindu Hasranga, Harshal Patel, Mohammed Siraj, Josh Hazelwood
Kane Williamson (c), Abhishek Sharma, Rahul Tripathi, Aiden Markram, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Shashank Singh, Washington Sundar/Sean Abbott, Shreyas Gopal, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kartik Tyagi, Umran Malik