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- Sunrisers Hyderabad defeated Royal Challengers Bangalore by 8 runs in the 2016 IPL Final.
- Hyderabad also won the title in 2009, when the team name was Deccan Chargers, which was changed in 2013.
- Second match of IPL in Dubai from 7.30 pm on Live Broadcasting Star Sports and Hot Star
The third match of the 13th season of IPL will be played by Sunrisers Hyderabad between Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in Dubai today. RCB captain Virat Kohli has a chance to avenge the 2016 final loss to Sunrisers captain David Warner. Warner then won the title for the second time by defeating Kohli by 8 runs. Last season, RCB stood at the lowest 8th position. While Hyderabad reached the eliminator.
Earlier in 2009, Hyderabad had won the IPL title under the captaincy of former Australian wicketkeeper Adam Gilchrist. The team was then named Deccan Chargers. In 2013, Sun TV Network bought and renamed the team.
Kohli can be the fourth captain to win 50+ matches for a team
At the same time, RCB played the final under the captaincy of Daniel Vettori in 2011 and Anil Kumble in 2009, apart from 2016. Every time the team had bad luck. Virat is the most successful captain of RCB. He captained the team in 110 matches and won 49. After winning the match against Hyderabad, Virat will become the fourth captain to win 50+ matches to a team in the IPL.
Earlier, Mahendra Singh Dhoni has won so many matches to Chennai Super Kings, Gautam Gambhir to Kolkata Knight Riders and Rohit Sharma to Mumbai Indians. Dhoni is the only captain who has won 100 matches to CSK.
Expensive players from both teams
Warner is the most expensive player in Hyderabad. The team will give him 12.50 crores of a season. After him, Manish Pandey is named in the team, who will get Rs 11 crore this season. At the same time, Kohli is the most expensive player in RCB with a price of 17 crores and AB de Villiers Rs 114 crores.
Spinners will play an important role in both teams
Hyderabad have the world’s number-1 bowler and leg-spinner Rashid Khan. Besides No. 1 all-rounder and off-spinner Mohammad Nabi, there is also left-arm spinner Nadeem. At the same time, Bengaluru also has leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal, Adam Jampa and off-spinner Washington Sundar.
Pitch and Weather Report: The sky will be clear during the match in Dubai. The temperature is likely to be between 27 and 37 degrees Celsius. The pitch can help the batsmen. Being a slow wicket here will also help the spinners a lot. The team that wins the toss will like to bat first. The success rate of the first batting team in the last 62 T20s here was 56.45%.
There have been 15 matches between the two so far. Hyderabad has won 8 matches whereas Bangalore has won 6 matches. 1 match is getting frustrated. Talking about the last two seasons, 4 matches between the two teams have been tied 2-2.
Warner and Williamson Hyderabad’s strong batting
Apart from Warner, Hyderabad have a lot of batsmen like Johnny Bairstow, Kane Williamson, Priyam Garg and Manish Pandey. Apart from Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Khalil Ahmed and youngster Virat Singh are also in the bowling.
Kohli is the highest run-scorer in IPL
Apart from Virat Kohli in RCB, there are legendary batsmen like AB de Villiers and Aaron Finch. The team has Chris Morris, Moin Ali and Washington Sundar in the all-rounder. In the bowling department, apart from Yuzvendra Chahal, Umesh Yadav and Navdeep Saini will be seen strengthening the RCB. Kohli is also the highest player to score 5412 runs in IPL.