It is time for the second match of the playoffs; match number 58 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020. The Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) will face off one last time this year. The losing side will bid goodbye to the tournament, while the winning team would proceed to Qualifier 2. SRH’s captain, David Warner, has been unstoppable this season and is leading the team with confidence. At the same time, having lost the last four games in the league stage, RCB will be wary of the playing 11 they bring to the field. One thing that the skipper of RCB, Virat Kohli loves, is a big fat challenge. Thus, it won’t be just RCB, but SRH as well on edge looking out for getting the high priced wickets of Kohli, De Villers, and even Padikkal this season.
Table of contents
- Match Venue
- Match Weather Report
- Match Pitch Report
- Royal Challengers Bangalore Expected Lineup
- Sunrisers Hyderabad Expected Lineup
- Overall Prediction
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Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi, UAE
The weather today is expected to be fair and consistent the way it has played out the rest of the season. Some humidity is expected, but then this is Abu Dhabi, UAE, we are talking about. The temperature is expected to be lower than 30 degrees, and there is a possibility of a windy evening. To get more information on the weather at the time of the match, keep following the live score section on Cricdaddy.
The pitch of Sheikh Zayed stadium has been a good wicket to bat on be it against spinners or fast bowlers. Pitch is expected to be hard with a few cracks here and there and a little grass to hold it. This would make it ideal for both the batsman and the fast bowlers. What would matter more regarding the pitch is the toss. The last five matches at the stadium were won by the team chasing. Anrich Nortje had expressed how ‘dew’ begun to set in the second half of the game made it harder to pitch the ball accurately.
RCB’s expected lineup – Devdutt Padikkal, Josh Philippe, Virat Kohli (C), AB de Villiers (WK), Chris Morris, Shivam Dube, Washington Sundar, Dale Steyn, Mohammed Siraj, Navdeep Saini, and Yuzvendra Chahal.
SRH’s expected lineup – David Warner (c), Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Kane Williamson, Priyam Garg/Abhishek Sharma, Rashid Khan, Shahbaz Nadeem, Sandeep Sharma, T. Natarajan, Manish Pandey, Abdul Samad, Jason Holder
Match 58: Overall Prediction
Cricdaddy IPL match prediction today is leaning towards the win of RCB. The franchise is hungry for an IPL win. Having reached finals two times in the 13 editions of the IPL and not win a single one, RCB will give its all today. Meanwhile, SRH won’t hold back either. SRH had played the big stages before as well and even won the title. Thus whatever the result be today, it would be a good contest to watch. Keep yourself updated on the IPL 2020 live score by following the live score section of Cricdaddy.