Former India spinner Pragyan Ojha believes that Sunrisers Hyderabad will have a little bit of edge over Royal Challengers Bangalore due to their winning momentum when the two sides meet in IPL 2020 Eliminator on Friday.
Hyderabad head into Eliminator on the back three back to back wins including a 10-wicket triumph over MI to seal their play-offs berth. However, Virat Kohli’s RCB go into the Eliminator on a shaky note, having tasted defeat in their last four IPL 2020 matches, and only got into the top four on the basis of a better net
Ojha pointed out that Abu Dhabi has been a happy hunting ground for Hyderabad and David Warner's team has peaked up at the right time. In terms of games between the two sides, SRH have a slender 8-7 lead by virtue of their triumph the last time these sides met.
"I think both are very good at handling the pressure. If you look at the stats, RCB has lost four games but if you look at SRH, they have been winning. And I tell you it's all about the momentum you get. I think if you talk about momentum it's SRH which has a little bit of edge over RCB," Pragyan Ojha told Sports Today.
"But saying that it's a very important point, who handles pressure well, who forgets their past and thinks that this is the final game. From here on we have got two more games to go after this.
"Abu Dhabi has been a very good venue for SRH. They have played three, won two. And RCB, it's been fifty-fifty as they have lost two and won two. Whoever uses the conditions well, whoever reads the wicket and the dimensions well will have an advantage," Ojha added.
Pragyan Ojha also said that RCB has a fragile middle order and the management need to take some bold decisions to boost it. Ojha recommended RCB to promote Virat Kohli as an opener and get Aaron Finch in the middle order.
"RCB have to take some bold decisions. Virat Kohli can open and get Aaron Finch in the middle. It gives them a solid boost.
SRH will take on the RCB in the IPL 2020 Eliminator at Abu Dhabi that would see one of the two sides knocked out.