IPL Live Score, RCB vs SRH: SunRisers Hyderabad Win Toss, Opt To Bowl vs RCB
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Their chances of making the playoffs still hanging by a threa d, Royal Challengers Bangalore will take on table-toppers SunRisers Hyderabad in another must-win Indian Premier League encounter at M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru on Thursday. The consecutive victories over Delhi Daredevils and Kings XI Punjab have revived RCB's hopes, while SRH has been on a roll, having won nine matches out of 12. RCB are still languishing at the second last position on the table, while SRH are on top of the table with 18 points. Virat Kohli's RCB has endured a tough season, having lost seven of its 12 matches so far but the recent turnaround has rekindled hopes of a possible shot at the playoffs berth provided some other results go the team's way. The hosts are overtly dependant on Kohli and South African swashbuckler A B De Villiers. The two have combined to score nearly half of RCB's total runs this season but the side needs bigger contributions from the likes of Moeen Ali and Corey Anderson. (Live Scorecard)
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Match 51, M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru, May 17, 2018
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In peerless form, Kohli has been a standout performer with 514 runs from 12 games. De Villiers (358 runs) is next to him, although he has played two games less than the Indian. On the bowling front pacer, Umesh Yadav has delivered for the team, taking 17 wickets so far. SRH, on the other hand, depend quite a lot on opener Shikhar Dhawan (369 runs) and skipper Kane Williamson (544 runs) for inspiration. Williamson has been an astute leader, who would look to consolidate the team's top spot and ensure a top-two finish at the end of the league stage.
IPL 2018 Live updates of Royal Challengers Bangalore vs SunRisers Hyderabad match straight from M Chinnaswamy Stadium
19:45 IST: Playing XI for both the teams --
Royal Challengers Bangalore : Virat Kohli (c), Parthiv Patel (w/k), Moeen Ali, AB de Villiers, Mandeep Singh, Sarfaraz Khan, Colin de Grandhomme, Tim Southee, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal
SunRisers Hyderabad: Shikhar Dhawan, Alex Hales, Kane Williamson (c), Manish Pandey, Deepak Hooda, Shakib Al Hasan, Shreevats Goswami (w/k), Rashid Khan, Siddarth Kaul, Sandeep Sharma, Basil Thampi
19:35 IST: Virat Kohli -- We wanted to bowl but SRH are not a bad side to bat first against SRH, who bank on their bowling. Would be nice to test their batting with a score on board. We can play with freedom. We are going to do well whatever we are doing first. It's my 163rd IPL game, so not my first. We have been through these times before, so the key is to enjoy. There's no reason to think too much now because we have two (consecutive) wins. Another day in life, so just enjoy. We have won two games, so we are playing with the same side. We'll try and replicate the same tonight.
19:32 IST: Kane Williamson -- We are gonna bowl. Hard to know how the surface will play, so we'll try and make use of it first with the ball in hand. Hopefully we can restrict them. We have one change: Basil Thampi comes in for Bhuvneshwar. Great opportunity for Basil tonight. Hopefully we can adapt to conditions.
19:30 IST: SunRisers Hyderabad captain Kane Williamson wins toss, elects to bowl vs Royal Challengers Bangalore
19:15 IST: We are few minutes away from the toss, stay tuned.
19:00 IST: Hello and welcome to the live blog of the match between Royal Challengers Bangalore vs SunRisers Hyderabad from M Chinnaswamy Stadium.
Apart from Dhawan and Williamson, Yusuf Pathan (186), Manish Pandey (189) and Shakib-Al-Hasan (166) have also chipped in at crunch situations for SRH. But what has been truly outstanding for SRH is their diverse bowling attack. The bowlers, led by India pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar (8), have been terrific. Bhuvneshwar has been backed up superbly by Siddharth Kaul (13 wickets), Sandeep Sharma (8), leg-spinner Rashid Khan (13) and Shakib-Al-Hasan (12).
The Teams (From):
Royal Challengers Bangalore: Virat Kohli (captain), Quinton de Kock(w), Brendon McCullum, AB de Villiers, Sarfaraz Khan, Mandeep Singh, Chris Woakes, Washington Sundar, Kulwant Khejroliya, Umesh Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Colin de Grandhomme, Moeen Ali, Manan Vohra, Aniket Choudhary, Navdeep Saini, Murugan Ashwin, Pawan Negi, Mohammed Siraj, Corey Anderson, Parthiv Patel, Aniruddha Joshi, Pavan Deshpande, Tim Southee.
SunRisers Hyderabad: Kane Williamson (C ), Shikhar Dhawan, Manish Pandey, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Wriddhiman Saha, Siddharth Kaul, Deepak Hooda, Khaleel Ahmed, Sandeep Sharma, Yusuf Pathan, Shreevats Goswami, Ricky Bhui, Basil Thampi, T Natarajan, Sachin Baby, Bipul Sharma, Mehdi Hasan, Tanmay Agarwal, Ale x Hales, Carlos Brathwaite, Rashid Khan, Shakib Al Hasan, Mohammad Nabi and Chris Jordan.Topics : Royal Challengers Bangalore Sunrisers Hyderabad Indian Premier League 2018 Cricket Live Score Live Cricket Score Live Blogs Related Articles IPL Live Cricket Score, Royal Challengers Bangalore vs SunRisers Hyderabad: RCB To Bat First vs SRH IPL Live Score, RCB vs SRH: SunRisers Hyderabad Win Toss, Opt To Bowl vs RCB IPL Highlights, Mumbai Indians vs Kings XI Punjab: All-Round MI Beat KXIP In A Thrilling Contest IPL Highlights, MI vs KXIP: Jasprit Bumrah Stars As Mumbai Indians Beat Kings XI Punjab By 3 Runs IPL Highlight, Kolkata Knight Riders vs Rajasthan Royals: KKR Beat RR By 6 Wickets At HomeSource: Google News