Sunrisers Hyderabad will take on Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Eliminator of IPL 2020 at Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi tonight.
Sunrisers Hyderabad after a slow start gained momentum in the second half of the tournament and are now coming with three back-to-back big wins and one of them came against Bangalore. Their all-round bowling attack of Sandeep Sharma, T Natarajan, Jason Holder, Rashid Khan, and Shahbaz Nadeem has been superb from the last a few matches, and once again they have to do the job.
In the batting, David Warner and Wriddhiman Saha's opening pair is leading from the front and they also have Manish Pandey, Kane Williamson, Jason Holder, and Abdul Samad for the support.
On the other hand, Royal Challengers Bangalore who was playing well lost the momentum and form at the wrong time and have now lost each of their last four matches and they need to do something special to turn things around. Their batting has let them down and bowlers aren't doing well either.
Captain Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers these two have to score big runs and then in bowling Yuzvendra Chahal and Chris Morris have to lead.
All the major stats and facts ahead of the Eliminator between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Royal Challengers Bangalore in Abu Dhabi :
Head to Head in IPL -
Matches - 16
Sunrisers Hyderabad won - 9
Royal Challengers Bangalore won - 7
7.7 - Royal Challengers Bangalore's run rate in death overs (16-20) in the last four matches. They have scored 49/5, 27/3, 35/4, and 44/4 in the death overs of the last four matches.
23 - Sandeep Sharma has taken 23 wickets at 17.30 in 14 innings against Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL and has also dismissed Virat Kohli 7 times in this league.
42 - Virat Kohli needs 42 more runs to go past Shane Watson's tally of 566 runs and become the leading run-scorer against Sunrisers Hyderabad in IPL.
300 - Virat Kohli needs to hit 3 more sixes to complete 300 sixes in T20 cricket.
683 - David Warner has scored 675 runs at 45.53 in 17 innings with 1 hundred and 7 fifties against Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL.