Virat Kohli-led Royal Challengers Bangalore will take on the Sunrisers Hyderabad in Abu Dhabi on Friday. By the end of the clash, there will be one less team in the IPL as the loser will be knocked out of the tournament.
The contrasting routes that the two teams have taken to IPL 2020 play-offs certainly make Sunrisers Hyderabad the favourites for the Eliminator on Friday.
The David Warner-led side are brimming with confidence after being pushed against the wall and winning their last three group stage clashes to enter the play-offs.
The Virat Kohli-led Royal Challengers Bangalore seem to have peaked early and are coming off 4 back-to-back losses into Friday’s do-or-die game. They were rather lucky to make it there after the last group stage match against the Delhi Capitals.
However, it would be foolish to rule out Virat Kohli’s side from the key clash. The reason that they are here in the final four is because they played extremely well in the early part of IPL 2020, where at one point they seemed to be the team to beat.
The winner of the Eliminator will play the Delhi Capitals in Qualifier 2 on Sunday.
Dream11 Team: David Warner (captain), Wriddhiman Saha, Devdutt Padikkal, Virat Kohli (vice-captain), AB de Villiers, Kane Williamson, Shahbaz Nadeem, Yuzvendra Chahal, Sandeep Sharma, T Natarajan, Chris Morris
Royal Challengers Bangalore Predicted Playing XI: Josh Philippe, Devdutt Padikkal, Virat Kohli (c), AB de Villiers (wk), Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Washington Sundar, Chris Morris, Isuru Udana, Mohammed Siraj, Navdeep Saini, Yuzvendra Chahal
Sunrisers Hyderabad Predicted Playing XI: David Warner (c), Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Manish Pandey, Kane Williamson, Abdul Samad, Jason Holder, Abhishek Sharma, Rashid Khan, Shahbaz Nadeem, Sandeep Sharma, T Natarajan