Virat Kohli’s Royal Challengers Bangalore are taking on Surisers Hyderabad in what is expected to be a cut-throat battle in the Indian Premier League (IPL) on Monday.
The match begins at 7:45 NST at the Dubai International Cricket Ground in Dubai where both teams will be seeking for a bright start in the tournament. 2016 champions Hyderabad are led by Aussie opener David Warner who holds three Orange Caps in tournament history.
It was in 2016 final when Hyderabad got the better of Bangalore by eight runs for their maiden title. While Bangalore have reached two finals and failed in both attempts, Sunrisers succeeded in one of their two appearances in the finals.
Both team has played 15 games so far with Hyderabad winning eight out of them. Their one match was abandoned due to rain. In their last five meetings both teams have won two matches each.
Here are some interesting stats from the matches between two teams:
Leading Run scorer
Royal Challengers Banglore – Virat Kohli, 504 runs
Sunrisers Hyderabad – 562 runs
Highest runs in an innings
Royal Challengers Banglore – Virat Kohli, 93 not out
Sunrisers Hyderabad – Jonny Bairstow, 114 runs
Royal Challengers Banglore – Yuzvendra Chahal, 10 wickets
Sunrisers Hyderabad – Bhuvneshwar Kumar, 14 wickets
Best bowling figures
Royal Challengers Banglore – Washing Sundar, 3 for 24
Sunrisers Hyderabad – Mohammad Nabi 4 for 1
Royal Challengers Banglore – 227/4
Sunrisers Hyderabad – 231/2