Sunrisers Hyderabad will square off against Royal Challengers Bangalore in the sixth match of IPL 2021 at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai from 7:30 PM IST.
Hyderabad who is known as unpredictable and most descent team in the league face defeat in their first match of the campaign against Kolkata Knight Riders by 10 runs. Due to lack of inability in batting order they fell 10 runs short.
On the other hand Bangalore kick started their campaign with a close victory against defending champions Mumbai Indians, all courtesy to Ab de Villiers for playing astonishing inning in the slog overs. Though RCB’s newly renovated bowling department did well in the middle overs.
Royal Challengers Bangalore are all set to welcome Devdutt Padikkal back into the fold. The youngster’s inclusion will further strengthen a batting lineup that already looked in good touch in the tournament opener. This is also quite an important game for Yuzvendra Chahal, who has been looking off-colour for a while now. The legspinner would want to get some rhythm before embarking on tougher challenges in Mumbai and Kolkata later in the tournament.
While on the other hand one of the best batsman in the world across formats, Williamson has found it hard to nail down a permanent spot in the SRH XI. The latest reason given by the head coach was the lack of match-fitness.
Pitch Report: Another humid day in the offing in Chennai but the pitches haven’t been too challenging as they were expected to be. In the two matches played so far, the average score is 170.
Probable Playing XI:
Royal Challengers Bangalore: Virat Kohli (c), Devdutt Padikkal, Rajat Patidar, Glenn Maxwell, AB de Villiers (wk), Washington Sundar, Daniel Christian, Kyle Jamieson, Harshal Patel, Mohammad Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal
Sunrisers Hyderabad: David Warner (c), Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Manish Pandey, Jonny Bairstow, Jason Holder/Mohammad Nabi, Vijay Shankar, Abdul Samad, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Shahbaz Nadeem/Sandeep Sharma, T Natarajan