Debashis Sarangi ∙ Updated: May 17 2023, 3:27 PM | 2 Min Read

SRH vs RCB: Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium Pitch Report

image-lhriarhuRCB defeated RR in their last game [Source: AP]

Sunrisers Hyderabad and Royal Challengers Bangalore will cross swords against each other in the 65th group-stage match of the ongoing Indian Premier League season. SRH have already exited from the tournament, while RCB will be in a do-or-die situation, as they must win this game to keep their playoff qualification hopes alive. As the Rajiv Gandhi international stadium in Hyderabad gears up to host this fixture, let's see what the pitch report says.

Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium Pitch Report

The surface at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad is typically sub-continental. It favours stroke play, with its pace and bounce being even throughout the day. There won't be any substantial seam movement off the deck for the seamers. However, the spinners will get some assistance, as the ball will grip and turn by a decent margin. 

Overall, the venue demands orthodox cricket shots from the batters to succeed. So, it won't be a belter like we often see in Mumbai or Bangalore, but the average scoring rate could be around 7.5 to 8 runs per over. 

However, the teams batting first have emerged victorious in four out of six matches played here this season. Therefore, it won't be surprising if the toss-winner decides to bat first.