Royal Challengers Bangalore will host the Sunrisers Hyderabad at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru on Saturday night for their final league match of their 2019 IPL campaign. Sunrisers Hyderabad will look to seal a playoffs spot when facing the bottom-table Bangalore.
Royals Challengers Bangalore is the only team who is not in the race to qualify for the playoffs after the dreadful start of the season. However, the things got improved where they lost just two of their seven games and claimed four wins and now they are in the business to ruin the Hyderabad's chance to qualify for the playoffs and they have done the same in the past. Moreover, Bangalore will be without Moeen Ali who already flown back to take part in World Cup preparations, while Dale Steyn already ruled out of the tournament and still the availability of Marcus Stoinis is still not known as he was also expected to fly back to take part in World Cup preparations. However, players like Parthiv Patel, Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers who are in great form and still the team will rely more on them for this encounter.
Hyderabad meanwhile is sitting on the fourth position with 12 points in 13 matches and are still in contention for the playoffs spot if they manage to pull a victory against Bangalore thanks to their better net run-rate of 0.653. However, they suffered the major setbacks in the batting department after the departure of David Warner and Jonny