Series: Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023
Match: SRH vs RCB, 65th Match
Date: Thursday, May 18, 2023
Time: 7:30 PM
Venue: Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)
The Royal Challengers Bangalore is a cricket team that represents Bangalore, Karnataka, and participates in the Indian Premier League (IPL). The team was established in 2008 by United Spirits and was named after their liquor brand, Royal Challenge. They play their home games at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium. Although the team has had notable players, they have not won the IPL tournament, finishing as runners-up three times between 2009 and 2016. Due to their lack of success, they are sometimes referred to as "underachievers." The team holds the record for the highest and lowest totals in IPL history, scoring 263/5 and 49 runs, respectively.
Sunrisers Hyderabad is an Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise cricket team based in Hyderabad, Telangana, India. It was established in 2012 after the Deccan Chargers, another Hyderabad-based team, were terminated by the IPL. The Sunrisers Hyderabad are owned by Kalanithi Maran of the Sun TV Network and are currently led by David Warner and coached by Trevor Bayliss. The team plays most of its home games at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in Hyderabad, which can accommodate up to 55,000 spectators.
Previous Performance Of SRH and RCB in IPL
SRH has been one of the most consistent teams in IPL, having qualified for the playoffs in six out of nine seasons they have played.
SRH won the IPL title in 2016 and reached the final in 2018.
However, they had a disappointing season in IPL 2021, finishing in the last position on the points table.
RCB has been one of the most followed teams in IPL, but they have struggled to win the title despite having a star-studded lineup.
RCB has qualified for the playoffs seven times in IPL history, but they have never won the title.
In IPL 2021, RCB finished third on the points table but lost to Kolkata Knight Riders in the Eliminator.
Strengths And Weaknesses Of Both Teams
Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH):
Strong batting lineup with players like David Warner, Kane Williamson, and Manish Pandey
Good depth in the bowling department with bowlers like Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, and T Natarajan
Experience in key positions with players like Kane Williamson, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, and David Warner.
Lack of depth in the middle-order batting, which has been a concern for SRH in the past
Inconsistency in their performances, which has led to some disappointing results in the past
Over-dependence on a few key players, which puts pressure on them to perform consistently.
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB):
Star-studded batting lineup with players like Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, and Glenn Maxwell
Good all-rounders in the team like Kyle Jamieson and Washington Sundar
A strong bowling attack with the likes of Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Siraj, and Harshal Patel.
Over-dependence on Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers in the batting department, which has been a concern for RCB in the past
Inconsistent performances from some of their key players, which has resulted in some disappointing results in the past
Lack of depth in the bowling department, which puts pressure on their main bowlers to perform consistently. Who wins in RCB vs SRH? RCB win the match.
IPL Live Streams / TV Broadcast 2023
Below is the list of broadcasters that will stream the live IPL match between RCB and SRH:
India: Star Sports, Star Gold, DD Sports
United Kingdom: Sky Sports Cricket
United States: Willow TV
Australia: Fox Sports
MENA Countries: BeIN Sports
South Africa: SuperSport
Pakistan: Geo Super
New Zealand: Sky Sport NZ
Caribbean: Flow Sports (Flow Sports 2)
Canada: Willow TV, Hotstar Canada
Bangladesh: Channel 9, Gazi TV (GTV)
Afghanistan: Radio Television Afghanistan (RTA)
Sri Lanka: SLRC (Channel Eye)
SRH Players List
Aiden Markram, who is the captain of the team
Upendra Singh Yadav
Nitish Kumar Reddy
RCB Players List
Faf du Plessis, who is the captain of the team
Suyash S Prabhudessai
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