IPL 2021: Match 52, RCB vs SRH Match Prediction – Who will win?


Match No.52 of the 2021 Indian Premier League will take place on Wednesday, October 6 at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi, between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Sunrisers Hyderabad. The Virat Kohli-led Challengers have already qualified for the postseason with a 16-point record and a net run rate of -0.157.

After winning their last two games in the round-robin, players have the opportunity to advance to Qualifier 1 if they finish first or second. So far in the competition, they've defeated the Mumbai Indians (twice), the Sunrisers Hyderabad franchise (twice), and now the Punjab Kings.

However, in the T20 competition, SRH have been left gasping for air. The Kolkata Knight Riders defeated them by six wickets in their last encounter in Dubai. Their season is over if they lose their last two games. The Sunrisers were defeated by RCB by six runs in their last encounter.

Match Details

Match – Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Sunrisers Hyderabad – 52nd match

Venue – Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi

Time – 7:30 PM IST, 02:00 PM GMT

Where to watch live – Star Sports Network, Hotstar

Pitch Report

Sheikh Zayed Stadium's batting surface has been improved. It's possible that hitters won't have any issues with their swings. Bowlers may expect a difficult day at work. The best course of action is to go for what you want.

Avg first innings score: 149 (6 matches in the IPL 2021 at Abu Dhabi)

Record of chasing teams: Won – 5, Lost – 1, Tied – 0

Probable Playing XIs

Royal Challengers Bangalore

Virat Kohli (c), Devdutt Padikkal, KS Bharat (wk), Glenn Maxwell, AB de Villiers, Dan Christian, Shahbaz Ahmed, George Garton, Harshal Patel, Mohammad Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal

Bench: Akash Deep, Tim David, Dushmantha Chameera, Pavan Deshpande, Kyle Jamieson, Mohammed Azharuddeen, Suyash Prabhudessai, Rajat Patidar, Wanindu Hasaranga

Probable Playing XIs

Sunrisers Hyderabad

Jason Roy, Wriddhiman Saha (WK), Kane Williamson (C), Priyam Garg, Abhishek Sharma, Abdul Samad, Jason Holder, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Rashid Khan, Siddarth Kaul, Umran Malik

Bench: Mohammad Nabi, Kedar Jadhav, Basil Thampi, Shreevats Goswami, Siddarth Kaul, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Shahbaz Nadeem, T Natarajan, David Warner, Jagadeesha Suchith, Virat Singh, Vijay Shankar, Manish Pandey, Sandeep Sharma

They both have face 19 times each other and Royal Challengers have won 8 games while Sunrisers has won 10 games and a game ended in no result. A total of two games were played in the United Arab Emirates, one each by the Royal Challengers Bangalore and the Sunrisers Hyderabad.

Probable best batsman of the match:

Devdutt Padikkal (RCB)

In the current season of the IPL, Devdutt Padikkal has been outstanding for the Challengers. The left-hander has 349 runs at 34.90 and a 135.79% strike rate in 11 games. The southpaw hasn't tried to fool anybody with his numbers, as he has one fifty and one century to his credit. Padikkal racked up 40 points against PBKS the night before and seemed to be in excellent form.

Probable best bowler of the match:

Harshal Patel (RCB)

The Challengers' outstanding bowler in the current T20 competition in the UAE is Harshal Patel. The fast bowler has 26 wickets at an economy rate of 8.41 from 12 games. As a result of his high level of trust, the economy is doing well. However, after going the entire game without picking up an assist, his brute strength with the bat remains unshakeable.

Today’s match prediction: Royal Challengers Bangalore to win the match.