Hyderabad vs Bangalore Winner Prediction
Recommended Bet: Back RCB to win @ 1.83 with Betway
We are backing RCB to win here owing to the fact that they are in fine form at the moment. Beating the defending champions in the opening game will certainly do wonders to any team’s confidence and that is just what Bangalore needed to start their IPL 2021 campaign.
While there may have been a few faults in their performance from day one, those are something that can be addressed in the training sessions. Plus, there is an abundance of talent and experience in Royal Challengers Bangalore.
Case in point, Virat Kohli, Glen Maxwell, and AB de Villiers alone can turn the course of the match around on their best day. And speaking of Maxwell, the Australian will not be under that much pressure here to perform, seeing that he has some big names by his side to complement the efforts.
So with this kind of firepower, Bangalore will more than fancy their chances of retaining their winning momentum.
That said, they will need to be on the lookout for SRH’s threatening bowling attack. Rashid Khan, Mohammad Nabi, Bhuvaneshwar Kumar, and T Natarajan pose a very real danger to RCB’s batsmen, and surviving them will be the key here.
At the same time, RCB will need to be more disciplined in the bowling department. They must ensure to not give a lot of room to the likes of David Warner and Manish Pandey. Getting them out early is crucial.
Sunrisers Hyderabad Total Sixes – Over 6.5
Recommended Bet: SRH Total Sixes Over 6.5 @ 2.10 with Betway
In our opinion, this is one of those safe bets with a very good chance of clicking. Here’s why:
From the few of games played in Chennai so far, it is quite evident that you can easily hit the sixes if you have the right players to do so.
Hyderabad hit 10 sixes in their unsuccessful target chase against Kolkata Knight Riders with Jonny Bairstow and Manish Pandey hitting three sixes each.
Combine this with the fact that RCB’s bowling still needs a bit of work, there is no reason why SRH batsmen cannot find the opportunity to hit the ball for a six every now and then, especially when we are looking at just seven sixes in 120 balls.
Today’s SRH vs RCB Hot Bet
Recommended bet: Virat Kohli to be Away Team Top [email protected] 3.00 with 10CRIC
Virat Kohli got to a good start with the bat against Mumbai (33 off 29) but fell to a tricky delivery by Jasprit Bumrah.
Nonetheless, Kohli is a T20 specialist and his recent form from England’s Tour of India Series is a strong testimony to his abilities with the bat. Additionally, as a captain, Kohli will look to step up and deliver, just like Sanju Samson and KL Rahul did for their respective teams.
Moreover, Kohli is likely to either open for RCB or come one down in the order – either way, he gets plenty of time on the crease to hit sufficient runs to become the top batsman for Royal Challengers Bangalore.