In the 54th fixture of the Indian Premier League, we will witness Royal Challengers Bangalore taking on Sunrisers Hyderabad in their last league game. Kohli & Co will look to end their miserable season on a high while the Sunrisers will be desperate to perform well in this must-win game. We can anticipate another thrilling battle when both these teams will meet for the second time in this season. Sunrisers Hyderabad thrashed RCB by a massive 118-run margin last time both these times met.

Royal Challengers Bangalore have had a forgettable season under the leadership of Virat Kohli. The hosts became the first team in the IPL history to lose 100 T-20 games, and in the process, RCB was knocked out from the playoff race. With four wins in their thirteen outings, RCB is languishing at the bottom of the table. Virat Kohli would be hoping to finish this miserable campaign on a winning note when they host the Sunrisers tomorrow. Unfortunately, their last previous match against Rajasthan Royals resulted in disappointment as rain abandoned the play.

On the contrary, Sunrisers Hyderabad has brought their campaign back on track after a few sloppy performances. The visitors will be determined to perform well in this must-win match and keep their playoff’s hopes alive. After the departure of David Warner and Jonny Bairstow, SRH seems to be lacking the firepower in their batting lineup. Apart from Manish Pandey no other batsman has been in good knick which was quite evident in their last game against Mumbai. Kane & Co would be eyeing to register another decisive victory and seal that final playoff berth.



Date: Saturday, May 04, 2019

Time: 08:00 PM IST

Venue: M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore

League: Indian Premier League

Live Telecast: Star Network

Online Streaming: Hotstar


Head-to-Head Record


Total Played: 14

RCB Won- 05

SRH Won- 08

N/R: 01


Venue Stats IPL


Total Matches- 54

Matches won batting first- 20

Matches won bowling first- 32

Average 1st Inns scores – 170

Average 2nd Inns scores – 150

Highest total recorded – 263/5 (20 Ov) by RCB vs PWI

Lowest total recorded – 82/10 (15.1 Ov) by RCB vs KKR

Highest score chased – 207/5 (19.4 Ov) by CSK vs RCB

Lowest score defended – 106/2 (8 Ov) by RCB vs CSK 


Team News


Royal Challengers Bangalore

  • Colin de Grandhomme might feature in the starting lineup against Hyderabad.
  • Shimron Hetmyer can come in to replace Heinrich Klaasen.

Sunrisers Hyderabad

  • Yusuf Pathan or Deepak Hooda might join the starting lineup in place of Abhishek Sharma.




Royal Challengers Bangalore

Parthiv Patel, AB de Villiers, Tim Southee, Virat Kohli (c), Umesh Yadav, Moeen Ali, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Yuzvendra Chahal, Colin de Grandhomme, Pawan Negi, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Akshdeep Nath, Milind Kumar, Marcus Stoinis, Navdeep Saini, Shimron Hetmyer, Heinrich Klaasen, Himmat Singh, Mohammed Siraj, Washington Sundar, Shivam Dube, Kulwant Khejroliya, Devdutt Padikkal, Prayas Barman

Sunrisers Hyderabad

Kane Williamson (c), Rashid Khan, Manish Pandey, Yusuf Pathan, Mohammad Nabi, Martin Guptill, Vijay Shankar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jonny Bairstow, Abhishek Sharma, Khaleel Ahmed, David Warner, Billy Stanlake, Deepak Hooda, Ricky Bhui, Shakib Al Hasan, Shreevats Goswami, Basil Thampi, Sandeep Sharma, Wriddhiman Saha, Siddarth Kaul, T Natarajan, Shahbaz Nadeem


Key Players


Royal Challengers Bangalore

  • Virat Kohli
  • AB de Villiers
  • Yuzi Chahal

Sunrisers Hyderabad

  • Martin Guptill
  • Manish Pandey
  • Rashid Khan


Probable Playing XI


Royal Challengers Bangalore

Parthiv Patel, Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Marcus Stoinis, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Heinrich Klaasen, Pawan Negi, Kulwant Khejroliya, Navdeep Saini, Yuzvendra Chahal, Umesh Yadav.

Sunrisers Hyderabad

Wriddhiman Saha, Martin Guptill, Manish Pandey, Kane Williamson, Vijay Shankar, Mohammed Nabi, Abhishek Sharma / Yusuf Pathan, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Khaleel Ahmed, Sandeep Sharma