The Royal Challengers Bangalore and Sunrisers Hyderabad are both in excellent form coming into this match. RVB has won its previous two matches and sits at second on the IPL 2022 standings with five wins from seven matches. SRH lost its opening two matches but has won its next four! It is just outside the top-4 at the moment but another win here will put it in a great position moving forward.
The IPL betting sites are all favouring RCB to win this match. Keep in mind that SRH was the underdog in the previous four matches it played as well!
Match prediction and IPL betting tips for RCB vs SRH IPL 2022. The match is going to be played at the Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai on the 23rd of April 2022.
RCB vs SRH Team Previews
Royal Challengers Bangalore
Although RCB’s batting woes are becoming more apparent, the team’s strategy of targeting bowlers in the auction appears to be working. RCB’s recent success can be attributed in part to the addition of Josh Hazelwood, who has proven to be an excellent addition to the team.
He was the best bowler in the previous game, taking four wickets.
Riding high on the shoulders of Harshal Patel (as well as Wanindu Hasaranga, Mohammed Siraj, and some useful all-rounders), RCB has an impressive bowling lineup. We believe they are superior to SRH in this regard. Both their batsmen and bowlers can handle the RCB.
Wanindu Hasaranga could also be considered as an outside bet if Josh Hazelwood fails to regain the top spot.
RCB has a lot of work to do in the batting department. Virat Kohli, Anuj Rawat, and Ravichandran Ashwin are all struggling in the top three. It was Faf du Plessis’ 96 against the Windies in the previous match that demonstrated his importance to the team’s batting line-up, but the rest of the lineup must do more.
Even if you exclude Suyash Prabhudesai or Glenn Maxwell from the starting lineup, you still have plenty of options. A little unnerving to think that we haven’t seen the best of the batsmen of RCB so far. Having a few of the team’s aces hit the ball more consistently could turn this team into a force.
Royal Challengers Bangalore Playing 11
Faf du Plessis (c), Anuj Rawat, Virat Kohli, Glenn Maxwell, Mahipal Lomror, Shahbaz Ahmed, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Wanindu Hasaranga, Harshal Patel, Josh Hazlewood, Mohammed Siraj.
To win this match, SRH will have to believe in itself. The auction and the rocky start to IPL 2022 didn’t inspire much confidence, but the team is proving the doubters wrong. This run of four victories in a row is no fluke. Washington Sundar was also not present for the previous two victories. He was able to play in this game because of a minor injury.
SRH’s bowling has been a particular asset. During the middle overs, T Natarajan and Bhvaneshwar Kumar bowl well and pick up wickets, while Umran Malik acts as the enforcer. Macro Jansen appears to be a very dependable bowler for them, but we believe he can be targeted.
Additionally, SRH’s middle order has been in excellent shape. Aiden Markram appears to be on his way to becoming a world-class finisher, while Rahul Tripathi continues to bat admirably. SRH’s batting isn’t that far behind RCB thanks to the power of Nicholas Pooran.
SRH’s biggest challenge will be to keep attacking with a lack of depth in mind. Also, as SRH fans, facing off with Pooran and Markram against a mystery spin is not something we look forward to!
Sunrisers Hyderabad Playing 11
Kane Williamson (c), Abhishek Sharma, Rahul Tripathi, Aiden Markram, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Shashank Singh, Jagadeesha Suchith, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Marco Jansen, Umran Malik, T Natarajan.
RCB VS SRH TOSS PREDICTION
The toss winner’s preference is to bat first.
To find out how we generate our toss predictions, check out our guide to toss predictions.
PITCH AND CONDITIONS
The Brabourne Stadium’s batting conditions are excellent. There has been a lot of pace in the wicket, which has been extremely flat. Some spin has started to be used at all of the venues and RCB has a better spin attack, which could work in their favour.
Teams batting first should aim for a score of at least 170, according to our estimations.
RCB vs SRH Betting Tips
In this match, we’ll be placing a bet on the Royal Challengers Bangalore. In terms of depth, we believe they have a better batting lineup and a better bowling attack. RCB’s top order is a concern, but Virat Kohli is simply too good of a player to go without scoring runs for an extended period of time.
Choose the Royal Challengers Bangalore to win.