IPL Match 6
Time : 7:30 PM IST
Date : 14 April 2021
Venue: MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
In the 6th match of IPL 2021 on Wednesday Sunrisers Hyderabad and Royal Challengers Bangalore will hustle to gain more points in the points table as there is an uncertainty about the match or the tournament being cut short in their plan due to rising clouds of Covid-19.
Both teams have played their first match of this season and are due to encounter each other for the first time at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai in IPL 2021. RCB chased down the 160 target in the IPL opener against Mumbai Indians in a last ball fight and came up with a 2 wickets win. SRH played their first match against Kolkata Knight Riders at the same venue but could not register a win while chasing a hefty target of 187. SRH fought till the last ball but eventually fell short of 10 runs and lost their very first clash.
The RCB vs SRH rivalry has been a thrill for spectators since the final of the IPL 2016 season where SRH marked the victory by 8 runs. Apart from that both teams have dominated against each other at their respective home grounds but this time every match will be played at a neutral venue so both the opponents have to perform with all the loaded guns.
SRH vs RCB Head to Head
Total Matches: 18 SRH Won: 10 RCB Won: 7 Tie: 1
Preview for SRH vs RCB Match
As both teams have played their respective first match at the same venue, they will be familiar with the conditions and what works here or what to avoid at this pitch. Both teams will be aware of the fact that the pitch is great for batting as a massive score can be set and any target is chasable as well. And both sides are loaded with classic and cracking batsmen that is a relief factor for sure.
Talking about Royal Challengers Bangalore, they will be happy about the form of their key players and with the performance in the very first match. Likewise Kohli, Maxwell, De Villiers who make the core of RCB were in good touch with the bat. Best thing is that skipper Kohli has decided to open that will definitely boost the confidence of RCB as he has been the most consistent, reliable, and leading run scorer over the years. It will also provide a good and stable start in the upcoming matches and will help to build pressure from the beginning on the opponent’s bowling attack.
De Villiers was the highest scorer in the opener and played a destroyer’s role in crucial overs. Maxwell also contributed as per the expectations and proved himself worthy for the auction bid. Apart from all good things for RCB in the first match, Harshal Patel’s 5 wicket haul was the sensation of the match. He was also exceptional in terms of economy. RCB will be happy after that sensational performance from Harshal Patel if we talk about their second match against SRH at the same venue.
Leaving the last match behind, RCB should pay attention to their weak points as they lag behind in the bowling department. The fast bowlers need to put more effort to make an impact this time.
Let’s talk about Sunrisers Hyderabad, they are overall a balanced team of the qualitative and qualified players. The first match defeat was just a mere experience of cricket. But learning from their mistakes, they would definitely fight with all their strength to turn the tables this time. David Warner’s earlier departure caused a little bit of a slower chase. But Manish Pandey and Jonny Bairstow played up to the mark and completed their half centuries.
The most impressive and consistent bowler, Bhuvneshwar could not deliver accordingly along with other bowlers as well. SRH made all the possible ways to grab the match but unfortunately could not reach the winning runs by just 10 runs. SRH will of course make a comeback to their fortunes and contribute their best to make an interesting and thrilling match for the fans.
The pitch at the Chepauk has been a fairly decent one for batting. The track has shown signs of slowing down, especially in the second half. Batting first should be the safer option. Scoring runs in the powerplay will be critical.
Possible Playing XI
David Warner, Wriddhiman Saha, Manish Pandey, Jonny Bairstow, Abdul Samad, Mohammad Nabi/Jason Holder, Vijay Shankar, Rashid Khan, Buhvneshwar Kumar, Sandeep Sharma, T Natarajan
Royal Challengers Bangalore:
Devdutt Padikkal, Virat Kohli, Washington Sundar, AB de Villiers, Glenn Maxwell, Dan Christian, Shahbaz Ahmed, Kyle Jamieson, Harshal Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammad Siraj.
SRH vs RCB Match 6 IPL 2021 Prediction
If we talk about batting line-ups, both teams look dangerous as both sides have a plethora of classic and fearsome strikers. Both teams are balanced with Indian and overseas players. Overall Sunrisers Hyderabad come up as favorite team in this match as they have quality all-rounders around. Sunrisers Hyderabad are likely to register a win over Royal Challengers Bangalore.
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