Sunrisers Hyderabad Vs Royal Challenger Bangalore First IPL Match
Question in detailSRH Vs RCB first IPL match: A new season with a new set of challenges, IPL 2017 is all set to kick start on April 5. The two sides to begin the season will be the last-year champions (SRH) and the runner-up (RCB). Both the teams would be hopeful of getting a good start to the season, but then only one team will win. Who? In the Sunrisers Hyderabad Vs Royal Challenger Bangalore first match, SRH seems to have an edge over their opponents given the fact that RCB has missed two their most potent batsmen in the initial stage of the tournament.
RCB will be opening the series without their star batsmen Virat Kohli and KL Rahul. SRH, on the other hand, would take Kohli-Rahul's absence as a handy opportunity to overpower their opponents in Sunrisers Hyderabad Vs Royal Challenger Bangalore first match. In Kohli's absence, AB de Villiers will be seen leading the team. And this leaves de Villiers with added responsibilities. Apart from just captaincy, he needs to shoulder much of the batting responsibilities to ensure the team's first win.
Sunrisers Hyderabad couldn't have written a better script than how they had done in the last IPL season. Led by David Warner, the side reaped success for the second time although under a different ownership. Their journey began in Bengaluru and ended too at the same venue. They didn't have big names in their rosters last year, but managed to go the distance owing to swashbuckling performances both with bat and ball. Captain David Warner was the face of the team as he stunningly ended the season with 848 runs at an average of 60 and a strike-rate of 150 plus. Warner single-handedly powered his team to the coveted title in 2016. His opening partner Shikhar Dhawan gave him a little foil from the other end with 501 runs in the whole season. The other factor that led SRH to the second IPL title was their bowling resources.
SRH Vs RCB first IPL match is going to be crucial particularly from the view point of RCB. The match is an ordeal for the Challengers as it would define their real batting strength without Virat Kohli and KL Rahul. RCB is undoubtedly one of the most entertaining IPL sides. They have plenty of power-hitters and T20 specialists in their roster. However, Kohli's injury might hamper their quest to pack a punch in the initial stage of the tournament.
Will RCB overpower SRH in the first match without their lead batsmen Virat Kohli and KL Rahul?