- Bangalore is third with 16 points from 12 games
- Hyderabad is in last place with only two victories in total
- RCB Hyderabad match at Abu Dhabi Stadium
With 16 points from 12 matches, Bangalore could reach the top two if they win the remaining two matches. As the play draws to a close, the RCB is aiming for an easy win as all batters and bowlers are in good shape. At the same time, some senior players may be allowed to rest while the playoffs are confirmed. Captain Virat Kohli and his team will land in Abu Dhabi with full confidence.
Hyderabad believes that it will be back with pride when one of the worst seasons is over. A team that has won only two of its last 12 games will need to win the next two games to come back. It will not be easy for a weakened team to beat Bangalore. Hyderabad, which is struggling to find a winning XI, may give some young players a chance in the match.
RCB Probability Team: Devadath Padikkal, Virat Kohli, KS Bharat, AB de Villiers, Glenn Maxwell, Dan Christian, Shahbaz Ahmed, Kyle Jamison, Hershal Patel, Mohammad Siraj, Yusvendra Chahal.
Possible Sunrisers Hyderabad squad: Jason Roy, Wriddhiman Saha, Priyam Garg, Kane Williamson, Abhishek Sharma, Abdul Samad, Jason Holder, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Sandeep Sharma, Siddharth Kaul.
Mumbai Indians defeated Rajasthan
The Mumbai Indians, who thrashed the Rajasthan Royals in Tuesday’s game, have maintained their play-off hopes. It was the bowlers who ensured Mumbai victory. Ishant Kishan, who found form in the United Arab Emirates, scored half a century to boost Mumbai confidence. The biggest challenge for Mumbai was not getting in shape. Only one game left for Rohit Sharma and his team.
Mumbai will face KKR for the last place in the play-offs.
With the victory, Mumbai finished fifth. The fact that Sunrisers Hyderabad are the opponents in the final match increases Mumbai ‘s play-off chances. The performance of the fourth-placed Kolkata Knight Riders will determine Mumbai’s chances. The hopes of the Rajasthan Royals and the Punjab Kings are almost over. Hyderabad is an external team.
RCB and Hyderabad face off