Date: October 6, 2021
Time: 7:30 PM (IST)
Venue: Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
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High flying Bangalore lock horns with struggling Hyderabad in Indian T20 League 2021 on Wednesday at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi. Sunrisers Hyderabad are the first team to be eliminated from the playoff race. On the other hand, Bangalore are already assured of a playoff berth and will aim to win their remaining games to make a late push for the top-two positions.
The two teams have already met once this season in April and at that time it was the Virat Kohli-led side which emerged victorious by a narrow margin of 6 runs. Bangalore scored 149/8 thanks to superb batting from Glenn Maxwell (59 off 41). Spinner Shahbaz Ahmed's 3-wicket haul then helped Bangalore restrict Hyderabad to 143/9.
Position in the Indian T20 League standings:
Bangalore: Current Position: 3rd (16 points in 12 matches)
Hyderabad: Current Position: 8th (4 points in 12 matches)
Hyderabad made one change to their team in last match with Umran Malik coming in for Sandeep Sharma. They are expected to make changes to their team as they look to give opportunities to new players.
Bangalore have a settled team at the moment and no changes are expected in their team.
Head to Head (in Indian T20 League)
Matches Played – 19
Bangalore – 8
Hyderabad – 10
The Afghan all-rounder has been a fantastic performer for SRH in the IPL ever since he made his debut in 2017. He be leading the spin attack and will also be responsible for adding valuable runs lower down the order. However, he hasn't been at his best this season. If Rashid Khan is at his best against Bangalore, a lot of Hyderabad’s problems might be solved .
AB de Villiers
AB de Villiers has played some memorable innings for RCB over the years. Undoubtedly, he is one of the most loved foreign players in the IPL along with David Warner and Chris Gayle. When he is in top form, he’s almost impossible to stop. RCB fans will hope to see fireworks from ABD against Hyderabad.
There are few more thrilling sights than Glenn Maxwell in full flow. The Aussie all-rounder has been at the peak of his form lately, smashing bowlers all over the ground. Maxwell has amassed 407 runs and smashed 36 fours and 19 maximums this season. Maxwell will be eager to showcase his match-winning abilities once again with a good performance here.
Probable Playing XI
Bangalore: Virat Kohli (c), Devdutt Padikkal, Srikar Bharat (wk), Glenn Maxwell, AB de Villiers, Daniel Christian, George Garton, Shahbaz Ahmed, Harshal Patel, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal
Hyderabad: Jason Roy, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Kane Williamson (c), Priyam Garg, Abhishek Sharma, Abdul Samad, Jason Holder, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umran Malik, Siddarth Kaul