IPL 2020, SRH vs RCB: Player to Watch Out
Two days in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 and the tournament has already seen some tremendous action, including a super over. Now, it is the turn of Sunrisers Hyderabad and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), after the two best teams, which is the Vestage. The matchup also pits some of the best players in the world against each other, and the class in both teams just goes out. Players like Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, David Warner, Kane Williamson and Johnny Bairstow will be seen in action for the first time in the IPL 2020, and fans will get to see from their TV sets how they fare.
David Warner: Australian dasher is back for Sunrisers Hyderabad and will lead from the front. Warner had a tremendous opening pairing with England’s Johnny Bairstow and the season could not be any different.
With a total of 4,706 runs, Warner has been one of the most consistently performing players in the IPL. He has averaged no less than 40 in the last five editions and he will hope to continue his sensational performance with the bat.
Ken Williamson: There is no doubt that the New Zealand captain is one of the best batsmen in world cricket when it comes to Test and ODI cricket. But Williamson has proved that he is a force to be reckoned with, as well as the game’s shortest format.
Williamson supervised Warner and Bairstow last season, averaging 42.66 and 52.50 in the 2017 and 2018 editions, respectively. On slow pitches in the United Arab Emirates, where shot-making may not be so easy, Williamson’s class can vary greatly.
Rashid Khan: Few spinners in the world influence that Afghan sensation has had an impact on T20 games in recent times. A perfect master of his art, Rashid is one of the toughest bowlers in this format. To go with his mind-blowing economy rate (6.55), Rashid’s wicket-taking abilities are right there.
The pitch in the UAE could be the perfect playground for Rashid Khan to weave his magic. Add to his unique batting style, and Afghan is definitely among the first names on the team sheet for SRH.
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Virat Kohli: The Indian captain and the Beloved of Bangalore will finally be seen in action after a long coronavirus-enforced break. Virat Kohli’s boundless energy is unparalleled and the RCB captain would be itching to put down an opening marker in a tournament that has been a mixed bag for him.
Despite his brilliant performance with the bat, Virat Kohli did not manage to extend his hand in the IPL Trophy, but this time there is a calm confidence in the team. Kohli will be seen repeating his heroines from 2016, when he scored 973 runs, including four centuries.
AB de Villiers: One year old, but still fit as a bella, the South African has been an integral part of the RCB in great years. De Villiers has formed a deadly combo with Kohli, but despite these two great bowlers beating the bowlers in all parts of the field, the RCB has been reduced to other departments of the game.
In the last two seasons, de Villiers has been superb and without the burden of international cricket, South Africa can once again become RCB’s game-changer with the bat.
Yuzvendra Chahal: The Willie leg-spinner has been a part of the RCB’s inception since 2014 and has become a fan favorite thanks to his on-field and antics. Chahal has come for a few sticks, especially due to the fact that RCB’s home ground has been a death bed for bowlers. However, the tournament shifted to the UAE, playing very well at the hands of Chahal.
The 30-year-old who took 18 wickets last season would take it a step further and prepare RCB for their first title.
Note: All statistics courtesy iplt20.com