Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) will face Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the 65th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL). Notably, the two teams are facing each other for the first time this season. They had locked horns twice last time around and won a game each comfortably.
As far as this season is concerned, SRH are already knocked out of the tournament with 8 losses from 12 matches. On the other hand, RCB are well and truly alive in the competition with six wins and as many losses from 12 matches. They will have to win both their remaining matches to make it to the playoffs.
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— SunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) May 17, 2023
SRH lost their previous encounter to table-toppers Gujarat Titans as they failed to chase down 189 runs. Bhuvneshwar Kumar was the star for them with the ball picking up a five-wicket haul while Henrich Klaasen top-scored with the bat. But there was no contribution from the rest of the players, as they ended up going down by 34 runs.
RCB, on the other hand, got their campaign back on track with a stunning win over Rajasthan Royals by a massive margin of 112 runs. Batting first, they posted 171 runs in their 20 overs thanks to half-centuries from Faf du Plessis and Glenn Maxwell. With the ball, Wayne Parnell led the way with the new ball as the Royals were skittled for only 59 runs thereby registering a huge win.
This is a must-win game for RCB and they will be giving it all to earn those two points. As for SRH, they will be playing for pride and looking to sign off the competition with decent wins to their name.
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SRH vs RCB head to head IPL record
Below is how the SRH vs RCB head to head record stands in the IPL:
SRH vs RCB IPL match results
|2022||Royal Challengers Bangalore won by 67 runs||Mumbai|
|2022||Sunrisers Hyderabad won by 9 wickets||Mumbai|
|2021||Sunrisers Hyderabad won by 4 runs||Abu Dhabi|
|2021||Royal Challengers Bangalore won by 6 runs||Chennai|
|2020||Sunrisers Hyderabad won by 6 wickets||Abu Dhabi|
|2020||Sunrisers Hyderabad won by 5 wickets||Sharjah|
|2020||Royal Challengers Bangalore won by 10 runs||Dubai|
|2019||Royal Challengers Bangalore won by 4 wickets||Bengaluru|
|2019||Sunrisers Hyderabad won by 118 runs||Hyderabad|
|2018||Royal Challengers Bangalore won by 14 runs||Bengaluru|
|2018||Sunrisers Hyderabad won by 5 runs||Hyderabad|
|2017||Sunrisers Hyderabad won by 35 runs||Hyderabad|
|2016||Sunrisers Hyderabad won by 8 runs||Bengaluru|
|2016||Sunrisers Hyderabad won by 15 runs||Hyderabad|
|2016||Royal Challengers Bangalore won by 45 runs||Bengaluru|
|2015||Royal Challengers Bangalore won by 6 wickets||Hyderabad|
|2015||Sunrisers Hyderabad won by 8 wickets||Bengaluru|
|2014||Sunrisers Hyderabad won by 7 wickets||Hyderabad|
|2014||Royal Challengers Bangalore won by 4 wickets||Bengaluru|
|2013||Royal Challengers Bangalore won by 2 runs||Bengaluru|
|2013||Match Tied (SRH won Super Over)||Hyderabad|
SRH and RCB have faced each other in 21 matches in the history of IPL and the contests have been fairly close. SRH have so far won 11 matches while RCB emerged victorious on 9 occasions. One match between them ended in a tie and SRH won it in the Super Over.
They are facing each other for the first time this season while the honours were shared last time around. Both matches were played at different venues in Mumbai with RCB winning one by 67 runs while SRH won the other comfortably by nine wickets.
The most recent match between the two was played on May 8 last year. Faf du Plessis had scored 73 runs off 50 balls while the likes of Rajat Patidar, Glenn Maxwell and Dinesh Karthik contributed well to help RCB post 192 runs in their 20 overs. In response, SRH were a no match to some class bowling from Wanindu Hasaranga who picked up a sensational five-wicket haul. SRH could only muster 125 runs before getting bowled out.
SRH vs RCB all-time IPL stats | Top performers
|David Warner (SRH)||647|
|Virat Kohli (RCB)||569|
|AB de Villiers (RCB)||540|
|Kane Williamson (SRH)||367|
|Shikhar Dhawan (SRH)||263|
A lot of things have changed since the mega auction ahead of IPL 2022. Only Virat Kohli is an active player in the top five list of most run-scorers in the matches between SRH and RCB. David Warner dominated with the bat while playing for SRH and he is the top run-getter in these matches with 647 runs to his name.
Kohli follows him with 569 runs in 20 matches with four half-centuries to his name while AB de Villiers is in third place with 540 runs. Kane Williamson was a crucial part of the SRH franchise and was one of the retained players last year as well, before being released in 2023. He scored 367 runs in matches against RCB and stands fourth in this list while Shikhar Dhawan is in the fifth position with 263 runs.
|Yuzvendra Chahal (RCB)||17|
|Bhuvneshwar Kumar (SRH)||17|
|Rashid Khan (SRH)||11|
|Jason Holder (SRH)||9|
|Mohammed Siraj (RCB)||8|
Yuzvendra Chahal is at the top of the most wicket-takers list in the matches between SRH and RCB. While featuring for RCB, he picked up 17 wickets in 16 matches. Bhuvneshwar Kumar has also picked 17 wickets and will be looking to add more to his tally in this match. Rashid Khan, who is now playing for Gujarat Titans, started his IPL career with SRH and scalped 11 wickets against RCB.
Jason Holder is another bowler who played for SRH and accounted for nine scalps against RCB. However, he is now with Rajasthan Royals. Mohammed Siraj has picked up 8 wickets so far in matches against SRH, his former side, and he will be keen on going up the ladder in this game.