PunterPolls Prediction – Match 9: Royal Challengers Bangalore v Sunrisers Hyderabad at Bangalore, 9 April

Teams clash again after Super Over thriller | PunterPolls Prediction

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With two wins in two games, including the remarkable Super Over victory over Royal Challengers Bangalore on Sunday, Sunrisers Hyderabad have begun IPL 2013 well. Their consistency will be tested once again in a rematch of that thrilling game, this time in Bangalore.

For one, they will have to adjust quickly to a pitch that's different from the sluggish surface in Hyderabad. The Chinnaswamy track is far more conducive to pace and movement, and while that could give Sunrisers an advantage - with their attack of Dale Steyn, Ishant Sharma and Thisara Perera - it could also expose the weaknesses in their batting early on. Perera's and Hanuma Vihari's innings aside, the Sunrisers have had no other contributions of note in their matches so far.

Royal Challengers have similar problems. Like in their first match, their total in Hyderabad was built around two batsmen, as the others were dismissed in single digits. Tillakaratne Dilshan's form is a worry for Royal Challengers and it remains to be seen if they will persevere with him.

AB de Villiers, who missed Royal Challengers' first two matches due to his cricket commitments in South Africa will arrive tomorrow. According to a franchise spokesperson, de Villiers "will be available for selection". While his presence will boost a struggling batting side, it will mean a new combination of overseas players.

Both teams have a settled bowling line-up. For Royal Challengers, Vinay Kumar has excelled in the death overs, though he slipped up in the Super Over on Sunday. Henriques and Jaydev Unadkat have been promising at the start. For Sunrisers, Amit Mishra and Dale Steyn have impressed, while Perera has bowled important spells, curbing the flow of runs.

PunterPolls Prediction

In yesterday's match KKR and Our experts performance both were below par. I didn't get chance to update the yesterday posts but we had updated our Facebook page status after falling of first two wickets of KKR while chasing the target. Our experts had expectation with Y.Pathan and Morgan, that they have the caliber to win this game but that didn't work.

Comeback to this game between RCB and Risers. Our experts believe that this should be high scoring game with few reasons. Firstly, Small ground and Secondly this is day match. Though Sunrisers have won the Sunday's encounter, RCB is a better team and on their home ground its going to be difficult of Risers to won the match.

According to our experts RCB should win this game.

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Match 9: RCB v Risers, 9 April

  • Sunrisers Hyderabad (33% Votes)
  • Royal Challengers Bangalore (67% Votes)

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