Sunrisers could prove tricky for Royal Challengers| PunterPolls Prediction
Heading into their first away match of IPL 2013, Royal Challengers Bangalore may start favourites but Sunrisers Hyderabad, with a victory as well in their opening game, showed they can be tough and determined opponents.
How formidable the Sunrisers' challenge will be depends largely on their batting order. With the exception of Thisara Perera, nobody really managed to take charge of the innings after getting a start. Against Royal Challengers, they will be tested against a stronger bowling attack.
Chris Gayle is fit for Royal Challengers after limping through a good part of his match-winning innings in their first game. Gayle, again, had a huge influence on his team's fortunes, but he could have done with more support during his unbeaten 92. He and Virat Kohli added 25 before Royal Challengers slipped to 80 for 5. Only KB Arun Karthik gave him company of any significance. Getting Gayle early offers Sunrisers' bowlers a strong chance of containing Royal Challengers.
On Sunday, Gayle and Tillakaratne Dilshan will be up against Dale Steyn and Ishant Sharma on a track that could likely play the way it did in the low-scorer between Sunrisers and Pune Warriors. Royal Challengers would have noted Steyn's dominance in his first spell but playing Perera and Amit Mishra could prove just as challenging.
Bad day today for punters as well as our experts. Our experts predicted Pune Warriors but they had lost the game and that too with big difference. Again our experts were very confident this time about Warriors and predicted before the match begun.
Anyhow, back to Sunrisers v RCB game. No doubt, Royal Challenger is a better team between the two but in T20 one man can change the game. We are not predicting officially for this game right now but we will and if we won't be able to update this post, you can anytime check our PunterPolls fan page on facebook.
Match 7: Risers v RCB, 7 April
- Royal Challengers Bangalore (67% Votes)
- Sunrisers Hyderabad (33% Votes)