New Delhi: IPL the second leg of the 2021 season, the 52nd match between Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) will be played today. The match will be played at the Zayed Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi. Both the teams will play their 13th match this season. RCB has secured a place in the playoffs, while Kane Williamson-captained Hyderabad has been eliminated long before.
RCB is in the third spot with 16 points after 8 wins in 12 matches. While Williamson's team has won just 2 in the same number of matches and is eighth at the bottom of the table with 4 points. RCB will play its sixth match in the second leg of IPL 2021. The team did not have a good start in the second leg and had to lose two matches in a row.
Virat Brigade then made a stunning comeback and scored a hat-trick of victories. Bangalore beat Punjab Kings by 6 wickets in the last match and will now try to beat Hyderabad to reach the victory boundary. Hyderabad has played 5 matches in the UAE stage so far and has won just one. Hyderabad beat Rajasthan Royals by 7 wickets. SRH has nothing to lose and will try to end the season positively by winning the remaining two matches.
The potential playing XI of both the teams
- Sunrisers Hyderabad
Kane Williamson (captain), Jason Roy, Wriddhiman Saha (wicketkeeper), Priyam Garg, Abhishek Sharma/Manish Pandey, Abdul Samad, Jason Holder, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umran Malik, Siddharth Kaul.
- Royal Challengers Bangalore
Virat Kohli (captain), Devdutt Padikkal, Sreekar Bharat (wicketkeeper), Glenn Maxwell, AB de Villiers, Daniel Christian, George Garton/Wanindu Hasranga, Shahbaz Ahmed, Harshal Patel, Mohammad Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal.