RCB vs SRH Predictions and betting : On Saturday, RCB have an important game in hand against SRH who are coming off a big win against Delhi Capitals.
While RCB still have a good chance to make it playoffs, they wouldn’t wish for any hiccups in the next two games with SRH desperately requiring to win all games from now on to stay alive. Overall, it will be a cracker of a contest that the fans would sit back and enjoy.
The two teams will clash against each other at Sharjah Cricket Stadium.
RCB vs SRH Predictions and Cricket betting Tips
RCB vs SRH Predictions and betting : Recent form and head-to-head
RCB had one of the starts to the season after winning 5 out of their 7 games in the initial half. They didn’t start well in the second half with a comprehensive loss against KXIP but bounced back with two back to back tidy wins against RR and KKR with their play off spot almost confirmed.
To their dismay, they didn’t secure wins against CSK and MI that has put them in a spot of bother with two games to go.
SRH didn’t have the best of the starts with 3 wins in the first seven games, but they didn’t back down without putting a fight. They were a tad unlucky to lose against KKR in the super over and collapsed against KXIP when chasing 126 in Dubai. But a convincing win against DC in their last outing has put them in contention with some rejuvenation in the side.
All they can do from now on is get to 14 points and pray for their competitors to help them to reach top 4.
Matches – 16
RCB – 7
SRH – 8
Recent Meeting – RCB beat SRH by 10 runs at the Dubai International stadium on 21st September.
In UAE: RCB - 1, SRH – 0.
RCB vs SRH Predictions and betting : Team Comparison
Top order: RCB = SRH
RCB has always been top heavy over several seasons which is also the main reason for the top order to score the bulk of the runs. Devdutt Padikkal has been the find of the season with 417 runs at 128.70 strike rate.
Josh Phillippe who has come in for Aaron Finch as an opening pair with Padikkal and looked solid against MI while the captain Virat Kohli will have to start playing explosively instead of playing the anchor role. He has 424 runs in 12 innings but has scored at just 122.54 so far which has been a little bit of concern. Looking at SRH,
David Warner looks in imperious touch after that big innings against DC and has so far accumulated 436 runs in 12 games at 134.56.
Wriddhiman Saha’s inclusion is still a question mark but the veteran wicket keeper scored a handy 87 the other day.
Jonny Bairstow has also played his part with 345 runs at a strike rate of 126.83 whereas Manish Pandey has 3 fifties in 12 games along with a contribution of 354 runs at No.3
Middle order and All-rounders: RCB > SRH
The RCB middle order is led by none other than the superman AB de Villiers who has single handedly won four games for the team this season. He has 339 runs at an impressive strike rate of 171.21.
Shivam Dube can slog well but he will have to be more consistent and shouldn’t waste balls in the middle. Gurukeerat Mann will have to show more intent in the middle but he is someone who can hold the batting lineup together but an increase in strike rate is necessary.
Chris Morris has done an amazing job with the ball taking 11 wickets in 7 games at an economy of 6.21. He has also provided with some important runs for the side in the death.
As far as SRH is concerned, the return of Kane Williamson has helped them in a big way to hold that middle order together. The Kiwi captain is striking at 143.28 and has one half century to his name.
The youngsters Priyam Garg or Abdul Samad haven’t made an impact so far while there is some news looming around Vijay Shankar’s injury.
Bowlers: SRH > RCB
RCB have surprisingly bowled extremely well in few games but they have been taken to cleaners in few other games.
Yuzvendra Chahal is still their best bet who has 18 scalps in 12 games at an economy of 7.23. He has been supported by Washington Sundar who has bowled impressively in the powerplay and still maintains an economy of 5.65 after 12 games.
Looking at the pace department, there is still no update on Navdeep Saini’s injury which means that Siraj will have to bowl more responsibly in the coming games. Dale Steyn was back in Playing XI in last match but could not make much difference.
Isuru Udana will have to return to the side who will be an asset with the pitch slowing down. The Sri Lankan pacer has 7 wickets in 8 games.
SRH has the services of one of the best T20 spinners in Rashid Khan who has bagged 17 wickets in 12 games at as astonishing economy of 5.
He has been supported by Indian pace trio of T Natarajan, Sandeep Sharma and Khaleel. T Natarajan has been one of the finds for the team who has taken 13 wickets at a strike rate of 21.61.
Sandeep Sharma has done a wonderful job with the new ball and has gone for just 7.47 runs per over in 12 games along with 8 scalps. Jason Holder had a bad day at the office against DC but he is someone who gives you important breakthroughs.
The West Indian has 6 wickets in 3 games at a strike rate of 12 which makes him so dangerous.
SRH vs RCB Predictions and betting : Schedule, Pitch report and Match Prediction
The clash between RCB and SRH will be played in the Sharjah stadium on 31st October at 7.30pm IST. The surface in Sharjah is flatter than the other two decks with the ball coming on well. It might start to slow down in the second part but the dew factor might neutralize this effect.
The team batting 1st should post anywhere near 175 or 180 in order to defend. With shorter boundaries, this will be a high scoring contest and the bowlers will try to use variations instead of bowling hard lengths.
The predictions and betting platform highly favors RCB over SRH for this match.