In the third match of IPL 2020, Sunrisers Hyderabad will take on Royal Challengers Bangalore at Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Dubai tonight.
Sunrisers Hyderabad is set to begin their IPL 2020 campaign under the leadership of David Warner. In the last two seasons Kane Williamson led them but this time they are going with David Warner under whom they won the title in 2016.
As usual, David Warner and Jonny Bairstow's opening pair will be the backbone of this team along with the bowling attack of Bhuvneshawar Kumar, Rashid Khan, Sandeep Sharma, Mohammad Nabi, or Siddharth Kaul. Their middle order is a bit weak and in that case, Kane Williamson and Manish Pandey will have to play a big role.
On the other hand, Royal Challengers Bangalore who has been poor for the last three seasons will be hoping for a better start this time and for that, they have made a few changes in their squad. Now they have a good batting line up of Aaron Finch, Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, and Moeen Ali.
In the bowling they have Chris Morris who might solve their death overs' bowling issues, Dale Steyn and Umesh Yadav will look to do the job upfront and in the middle overs, Yuzvendra Chahal, Moeen Ali, and Washington Sundar will look to create pressure on opponents. Overall they have a balanced squad and will be hopeful for a good start.
All the major stats and facts ahead of the third match between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Royal Challengers Bangalore in Dubai :
Head to Head :
T20 Matches - 14
Sunrisers Hyderabad won - 7
Royal Challengers Bangalore won - 6
Tied - 1
21 - Sandeep Sharma has taken 21 wickets at an average of 16.28 in 12 matches against Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL.
50 - If Royal Challengers Bangalore wins Virat Kohli will become the fourth captain to win 50 matches in IPL after MS Dhoni, Gautam Gambhir, and Rohit Sharma.
100 - Dale Steyn and Sandeep Sharma need 4 and 5 more wickets respectively to achieve the milestone of 100 wickets in IPL.
200 - AB de Villiers needs to hit one more six to become the second batsman to hit 200 sixes for Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL after Chris Gayle (239).
400 - AB de Villiers also needs 3 more sixes to complete 400 sixes in T20 cricket.
504 - Virat Kohli has scored 504 runs at an average of 45.82 against Sunrisers Hyderabad and needs 20 more runs to go past Shane Watson's tally of 523 runs and become the leading run-scorer against them in IPL.
669 - David Warner has scored 669 runs at an average of 51.46 in 15 innings with one hundred and seven fifties against Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL and his all eight fifty-plus scores came in the last nine innings.