Anurag Dasgupta ∙ Updated: May 18 2023, 3:38 PM | 3 Min Read

What is the Cricket Match Today? Expected Changes, Winner Prediction

image-lhsym0ksSRH have only won 4 matches [AP Photos]

We have moved towards the business of the Indian Premier League, and each passing game will decide the fate of this coveted tournament.

Match number 65 of the Indian Premier League will feature two teams who are playing this game for different reasons. The Royal Challengers Bangalore are at the fifth position and a win here will strengthen their position for a playoff berth. On the other hand, Sunrisers have already been eliminated from the tournament, and will be playing to spoil RCB's party.

What is the venue of SRH vs RCB Game?

The Rajiv Gandhi Stadium in Hyderabad will host this crucial game of the IPL 2023. The Stadium has a good batting surface, with the average score touching the 170-run mark.

This is the first encounter between the two sides in IPL 2023, and a lot is at stake, considering how tight the points table is at the moment.

What are the expected changes in the Playing XI of SRH vs RCB?

The SRH side have nothing to lose from this game. The team management have made a lot of changes in the previous matches, but nothing has worked for them. However, for this match, SRH can bring in Akeal Hosein in place of Fazalhaq Farooqi. RCB openers, especially Virat Kohli struggles against finger spinners, and Hosein could be used as a match-up against the former RCB skipper.

Ideally, they should bring in Glenn Phillips as well, but the permutations and combinations of the side won't allow the team management to fit him in the playing XI.

Expected Playing XI of SRH

Abhishek Sharma, Rahul Tripathi, Aiden Markram (c), Heinrich Klaasen (wk), Abdul Samad, Sanvir Singh, Mayank Markande, Marco Jansen, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Akeal Hosein, T Natarajan

Impact Players

Anmolpreet Singh, Mayank Agarwal, Glenn Phillips, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Kartik Tyagi

What are the expected changes in the Playing XI of RCB vs SRH?

Why to change the winning combination? RCB thrashed Rajasthan by a whopping 112 runs in the last match, and should go in with the same squad. However, the team management will be tempted to drop Dinesh Karthik, who has failed to perform this season. 

The wicket-keeping gloves can be donned by Anuj Rawat, and Kedar Jadhav can replace Karthik in the playing XI. Barring that, the RCB franchise should play the same team that featured against the Royals.

Expected Playing XI of RCB

Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis (c), Anuj Rawat (wk), Glenn Maxwell, Mahipal Lomror, Kedar Jadhav, Michael Bracewell, Wayne Parnell, Karn Sharma, Harshal Patel, Mohammed Siraj

Impact Players

Suyash Prabhudessai, Vijaykumar Vyshak, Shahbaz Ahmed, Josh Hazlewood, Wanindu Hasaranga.

Winner prediction

SRH have always had the upper hand over RCB, but the Royal Challengers have the momentum with them. They will go out all guns blazing and should be victorious against a stuttering SRH side in this game.