Two stuttering teams take on each other as both the Royal Challengers and the Sunrisers will be looking to generate some momentum after both sides have had slip-ups in their recent games. They need inspiration and performances by the boatload and will be desperately hoping that their key players finally step up to the plate with some key contributions in this game, which is now a must-win for both sides. The cricket news is positive from this fixture after an initial scare.
This could give us a match to remember, as both sides will go hell for leather. Who will come up trumps in this battle will be decided by the side that learns from their past mistakes quickly. It should be a great cricket match though.
After rampaging to 5 straight wins that made the league sit up and take notice, their juggernaut has come off the rails and is now in serious danger of getting completely derailed with these 3 straight losses. The same mistakes have popped up in their gameplay. The slow starts in the powerplay, the over-reliance on Markram and Pooran, and the lack of a proper all-rounder following the absence of Sundar. Their bowling has been poor for the second straight game, giving away another 200+ score. If this continues, then every game will be a task too big for them to achieve.
Royal Challengers Bangalore
Royals Challengers have seemed to find some wind in their sails after the win against the Super Kings has reignited their hopes, after a 3-match losing streak had threatened to put paid to their playoff hopes. Their bowling has well and truly delivered in the times that they have needed that most. The batting needs to start firing. There cannot be an instance where the batsmen leave it to the bowlers, and it is a job too much for the bowlers to deliver. The onus is on Kohli and Du Plessis to lay the foundation for the rest. There are no second chances from here on. RCB know that and will have to play out of their socks
Out of 21 encounters so far, Sunrisers Hyderabad has won 12 while Royal Challengers Bangalore have won 8 and one match was without any result.
Based on the head-to-head, and their recent record especially after the result of the first game between the two teams, Sunrisers will be the favorites for this game.
Date and Time
8th May 2022 (Sunday) at 3:30 pm.