52nd Match of IPL 2020 Between RCB and SRH

Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Sunrisers Hyderabad

52nd Match:

IPL 2020’s fifty second encounter between RCB and SRH is going to be played at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah on October 31st 2020.

RCB vs SRH History:

IPL 2020

The teams completed 16 meetings, till date. Out of them, RCB won 7 times. SRH won 8 matches including one super over victory for SRH in tied game. One match was abandoned without a ball.

The teams completed 8 meetings at the home ground of RCB. The host won 5 times. Visitors won just twice.

The teams met each other 7 times at the home ground of SRH. The host won 6 time including the super over victory. On the other hand, visitors won just once.

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The teams competed against each other at the neutral venue just once. RCB won the game.

Victory brings points:

In the group stage, the winner will earn 2 points and the defeating team will earn 0 points.

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If the match result will go in favor of RCB, then the team will be at the same place in the point table with 16 points, depending upon NRR. In case of defeat, the team may be at 2nd or 3rd position, depending upon NRR, with 14 points.

If the match result will favor the team, SRH, then the team will be at 4th position with 12 points. In case of defeat, the team will be either on 7th or 8th position with 10 points, depending upon NRR.

Venue Weather:

Weather forecast for Sharjah shows the weather would be mostly clear during the match. The precipitation percentage would be between 0% to 5% as of now, so there would be no chance of rain during the match. The temperature would be 27 – 30 Celsius. The wind would be between 6 – 17 km/h throughout the match. The wind speed and the temperature would decrease as the match progressed.

Toss and Pitch (Record of International Matches):

Teams preferred to bat first after winning the toss, which happened 11 times out of 14 matches. The selection favored the teams, and the teams won 7 times, while lost 3 times with one tie. 

On the other hand, the team chose to field first after winning the toss, won just once and lost twice. 

Over all, the teams, who won the toss, won 8 times and lost 5 times.

The first batting team won the matches 9 times. Whereas, the teams, who batted second, won just 4 times.

The lowest successful defended total was 132 on the venue in 2013. On the other hand, the highest successful chase is 140 on the ground, again in 2013.

The first inning lowest total was 90 in 2013, and the highest total was 215 runs in 2016. For the second inning, the lowest total was 56 runs (completed innings) in 2013, whereas the highest was 182 runs in 2016.

The batting average of the first innings is 20.46 and 18.84 is for the second innings.

Toss and Pitch (Record of IPL Matches):

Teams preferred to field first after winning the toss, which happened 10 times in 16 matches. The selection behaves neutral to the teams, as the teams won 5 times and lost 5 times. 

On the other hand, the team chose to bat first just 6 times, and the team won the match twice and lost 4 times. 

Over all, the teams, who won the toss, won 7 times and lost 9 times.

The first batting team won 7 times. Whereas, the teams, who batted second, won 9 times.

The lowest successful defended total was 150 on the venue. On the other hand, the highest successful chase is 224 on the ground.

The first inning lowest total was 114, and the highest total was 228 runs. For the second inning, the lowest total was 112 runs, whereas the highest was 226 runs.

The batting average of the first innings is 31.63 and 30.57 is for the second innings.

Toss and Pitch (Record of IPL 2020 Matches):

Teams chose to field first after winning the toss, which happened 6 times in 10 matches. The selection behaves neutral, as the teams won thrice and lost thrice, as well. 

On the other hand, the team chose to bat first, won twice, and lost twice, too. 

Over all, the teams, who won the toss, won 5 times and lost 5 times.

The first batting team won 5 times. Whereas, the teams, who batted second, won 5 times, as well.

The lowest successful defended total was 184 on the venue. On the other hand, the highest successful chase is 224 on the ground.

The first inning lowest total was 114, and the highest total was 228 runs. For the second inning, the lowest total was 112 runs, whereas the highest was 226 runs.

The batting average of the first innings is 33.32 and 30.69 is for the second innings.

Sharjah Cricket Stadium

History Between the Teams at the Venue:

Both the teams never faced each other at the venue. The upcoming encounter will be the first between the teams.

Teams’ History at the Venue:

RCB had 4 opportunities to play at the venue, and the team won twice and lost twice, too. The team won and lost one in running season.

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SRH got 3 chances to play the matches at the venue, and the team lost all thrice and still searching for the first victory at the place. The team got just one chance to play at the venue in current edition and lost that game.

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Tentative XI for both the Teams:

Royal Challengers Bangalore:

The team would prefer to have N. Saini, if he will be fit, in XI. The team also may ask M. Ali to open in place of J. Philippe.

Royal Challengers Bangalore Eleven: M. Ali / J. Philippe, D. Padikkal, V. Kohli, AB. de Villiers, G. Singh, S. Dube / N. Saini, W. Sundar, C. Morris, I. Udana, M. Siraj, Y. Chahal

Sunrisers Hyderabad:

The team would prefer to go with winning combination.

Sunrisers Hyderabad Eleven: D. Warner, W. Saha, M. Pandey, K. Williamson, V. Shankar, A. Samad / A. Sharma, J. Holder, R. Khan, S. Sharma, T. Natarajan, S. Nadeem / K. Ahmed