Match Details
Date: May 18, 2023
Time: 7:30 pm
Venue: Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad
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In their first rivalry for this year’s IPL, SunRisers Hyderabad will wish to take down Royal Challengers Bangalore on May 18, Thursday and keep their hopes alive for making it to the playoffs. The Challengers, on the other hand, will give a tough fight to their opponents to advance further to the top four of this season. 

Pitch Report

The home ground to SunRisers Hyderabad for over years now, the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium is known for favouring the teams batting first in limited-overs cricket. However, in the second innings, the pitch favours medium-pace bowlers and spinners. The surface is known to be dry and challenging, which helps the bowlers bounce and spin. The average first-inning score at this pitch is 158 runs. 

Team Analysis

SunRisers Hyderabad 

SunRisers Hyderabad didn’t perform as per the expectations and had been inconsistent throughout the season. In their last match, they were defeated by Gujarat Titans following their loss against Lucknow Super Giants. Bhuvneshwar Kumar is leading the bowling unit of the team along with names like Fazalhaq Farooqi, Glenn Phillips, T Natarajan, Mayank Markande, and Abhishek Sharma. Even though Bhuvneshwar Kumar took five wickets in the game against Titans, the collective effort couldn’t be seen anywhere, and they ended up leaking 188 runs. Speaking of the batting department, they couldn’t pull out a good score except for Heinrich Klaasen and were restricted to 154. 

SportsTiger Playing XI of SunRisers Hyderabad
Abhishek Sharma, Rahul Tripathi, Aiden Markram (c), Heinrich Klaasen (wk), Abdul Samad, Sanvir Singh, Mayank Markande, Marco Jansen, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Fazalhaq Farooqi, T Natarajan

Royal Challengers Bangalore

The Faf-led squad is coming off victorious in a huge win against Rajasthan Royals played on May 14, clearly indicating that they won’t let go of their opportunity to make it to the playoffs. Names like Virat Kohli and Faf du Plessis have done well in the batting department throughout the season. The team has the strongest bowling lineup with names like Mohammed Siraj, Josh Hazlewood, Glenn Maxwell, Wanindu Hasaranga, Karn Sharma, Harshal Patel, and Mahipal Lomror. 

SportsTiger Playing XI of Royal Challengers Bangalore 
Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis(c), Anuj Rawat, Glenn Maxwell, Mahipal Lomror, Dinesh Karthik(wk), Josh Hazlewood, Wayne Parnell, Karn Sharma, Harshal Patel, Mohammed Siraj

Match Prediction

ipl 2023 match 65 prediction 


Royal Challengers Bangalore will emerge victorious in their upcoming clash against SunRisers Hyderabad.

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