SRH vs RCB Match Day Live Updates: RCB Set to Honour Covid-19 Heroes as Virat Kohli and Co. Kick off Campaign vs SRH

SRH v RCB, IPL 2020 Schedule, IPL 2020 Live updates:This match would hold greater value to Virat Kohli and Co. since they had a pathetic season in 2019. If they can start with a win here, that would set tone for the rest of the tournament. If not, last year's story would repeat itself.

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  • 17:15 (IST)

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  • 14:16 (IST)

    "Very excited, have got butterflies in my stomach, we have worked so hard. Moeen (Ali), (Aaron) Finch, (Adam) Zampa and Josh (Philippe) look like really good guys who will bring a lot of energy to the side. I am looking forward to watching them perform for our side," said AB de Villiers in a video posted on the official Twitter handle of RCB.

  • 13:28 (IST)

    Back to SRH vs RCB. Interesting selection calls to make for both teams. Will Kohli play Moeen Ali or go for Dale Steyn? Assuming Chris Morris is a sure starter. Will Devdutt Padikkal make his IPL debut? If so, will AB de Villiers keep wickets? For SRH, they have to decide on Kane Williamson. Adding Williamson means they might have no place for Mohammad Nabi.

  • 12:32 (IST)

    Meanwhile, some news from the CSK camp: Ruturaj Gaikwad has tested negative for COVID-19 twice, and is back in training. Will he take Murali Vijay's place on Tuesday?

  • 12:28 (IST)

    "There is no room for human error in a world class tournament like the IPL. This one run could even cost us a play off berth. Hope the rules are reviewed after this unfair call," KXIP CEO Satish Menon told PTI

  • 11:58 (IST)

    So, the one short fiasco is not ending soon, looks like. KXIP are said to have reported the umpiring error to match referee Javagal Srinath. ANI has reported that the IPL governing council will decide on the outcome.

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Our match blog for SRH vs RCB is up and running folks. Head on there for more on this match. Click here  MATCH BLOG: SRH vs RCB, Match 3 IPL 2020

18:53 (IST)

SRH think-tank are have their game mode on !!! 

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RCB players making their way to the stadium

17:20 (IST)

To acknowledge the efforts and honour the sacrifices made by these real challengers, RCB team will don a tribute jersey with the message “My Covid Heroes” both during training and matches for the entire tournament.

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17:17 (IST)

Here's a look at the head to head stats between these two teams

 

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17:15 (IST)

Former England captain Kevin Pietersen has said bowling has been a concern for RCB ahead of their IPL 2020 season opener against Sunrisers Hyderabad. Pietersen said RCB have the best of batsmen but have lacked bowlers. However, he welcomed the decision to add bowlers like Dale Steyn and Adam Zampa into the squad.

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"I don’t know how many IPLs I have done now, sitting here and previewing every single one of them. It’s always that question about RCB and can they do it. Now, they are proven performers with the bat, they can bat and are brilliant with the bat," Pietersen said on Star Sports show Cricket LIVE.

17:12 (IST)

Will we see the debut of Aaron Finch today for RCB? -- What would be their combination, any guesses?

  

17:09 (IST)

The two most exciting teams of the Indian Premier League will be up against each other in Dubai. Yes you guessed it right. Virat Kohli's Royal Challengers Bangalore go head-to-head with David Warner's Sunriser's Hyderabad. Both the teams have an array of star players. Hence to make things easy for you, here is a list of players who can go big in tonight's fixture. Click here to read the full article -- IPL 2020: Top Five Players to Watch Out For as Royal Challengers Bangalore Take on Sunrisers Hyderabad

16:25 (IST)

This match would hold greater value to Virat Kohli and Co. since they had a pathetic season in 2019. If they can start with a win here, that would set tone for the rest of the tournament. If not, last year's story would repeat itself.

16:05 (IST)

More wishes for RCB

16:02 (IST)

Jonny Bairstow is all set.

15:56 (IST)

A simple message for SRH from Actor Nani.

15:05 (IST)

SRH are ready to take on RCB!

15:02 (IST)

Mayank Agarwal tweets after his heroics yesterday.

14:31 (IST)

Ricky Ponting hoping R Ashwin is fit for match against CSK.

14:16 (IST)

"Very excited, have got butterflies in my stomach, we have worked so hard. Moeen (Ali), (Aaron) Finch, (Adam) Zampa and Josh (Philippe) look like really good guys who will bring a lot of energy to the side. I am looking forward to watching them perform for our side," said AB de Villiers in a video posted on the official Twitter handle of RCB.

13:29 (IST)

Here's what Aakash Chopra has to say about it.

13:28 (IST)

Back to SRH vs RCB. Interesting selection calls to make for both teams. Will Kohli play Moeen Ali or go for Dale Steyn? Assuming Chris Morris is a sure starter. Will Devdutt Padikkal make his IPL debut? If so, will AB de Villiers keep wickets? For SRH, they have to decide on Kane Williamson. Adding Williamson means they might have no place for Mohammad Nabi.

12:49 (IST)

"I was a bit nervous in the beginning, but it was more excitement than nervousness for me to make my debut. I just wanted to do well and help my team win. Bowling against Pant, there was no set plan or strategy in place, I just kept sticking to the basics, didn’t try another out of the box. Just kept bowling how I normally would" - Ravi Bishnoi to KXIP.in

12:32 (IST)

Meanwhile, some news from the CSK camp: Ruturaj Gaikwad has tested negative for COVID-19 twice, and is back in training. Will he take Murali Vijay's place on Tuesday?

12:28 (IST)

"There is no room for human error in a world class tournament like the IPL. This one run could even cost us a play off berth. Hope the rules are reviewed after this unfair call," KXIP CEO Satish Menon told PTI

11:58 (IST)

So, the one short fiasco is not ending soon, looks like. KXIP are said to have reported the umpiring error to match referee Javagal Srinath. ANI has reported that the IPL governing council will decide on the outcome.

11:42 (IST)

RCB pay tribute to COVID warriors

11:18 (IST)

A good suggestion indeed.

11:17 (IST)

KXIP co owner Preity Zinta is not happy. Understandably so.

11:14 (IST)

Washington Sundar will be sporting this jersey tonight.

11:03 (IST)

A good initiative by RCB

10:56 (IST)

The preview to tonight's game:

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IPL 2020: Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Sunrisers Hyderabad Preview - Virat Kohli's RCB Eye Maiden Title, David Warner's SRH Eye Return to Top

Virat Kohli will begin his quest for his maiden title when Royal Challengers Bangalore take on David Warner's Sunrisers Hyderabad in their opening IPL 2020 encounter in Dubai on Monday.

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SRH vs RCB Match Day Live Updates: RCB Set to Honour Covid-19 Heroes as Virat Kohli and Co. Kick off Campaign vs SRH

IPL 2020, SRH vs RCB, Match 3, Latest Updates: To acknowledge the efforts and honour the sacrifices made by these real challengers, RCB team will don a tribute jersey with the message “My Covid Heroes” both during training and matches for the entire tournament.

The two most exciting teams of the Indian Premier League will be up against each other in Dubai. Yes you guessed it right. Virat Kohli's Royal Challengers Bangalore go head-to-head with David Warner's Sunriser's Hyderabad. Both the teams have an array of star players. Hence to make things easy for you, here is a list of players who can go big in tonight's fixture. Click here to read the full article

Virat Kohli will begin his quest for his maiden title when perennial under-achievers Royal Challengers Bangalore take on David Warner's Sunrisers Hyderabad in their opening IPL 2020 encounter in Dubai on Monday. (IPL 2020 FULL COVERAGE|IPL 2020 SCHEDULE|IPL 2020 POINTS TABLE)

Both teams possess dangerous batsmen who can single-handedly take the game away from the opposition. Kohli has always led from the front but he knows his search for a maiden title will remain incomplete if the team doesn't perform in all departments.

The addition of Australian limited overs captain Aaron Finch to the squad gives the star-studded batting line up more firepower. Expectations are also high from highly rated young opener Devdutt Padikal.

On the other hand, Warner, whose exploits in the IPL include winning the Orange Cap thrice and leading his side to a maiden title triumph in 2016, will once again pair up with the dangerous Jonny Bairstow.

The formidable opening duo that shattered multiple records including the highest opening partnership in IPL history against RCB last season will hope to emulate the previous edition's exploits. Sunrisers also have the batting prowess of Kane Williamson, Manish Pandey, Mitchell Marsh and Fabian Allen.

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Following a nightmarish 2019 season when they finished last, RCB seem to have much better balance but their ability to hit late in the innings is yet to be tested.

Sunrisers' blind spot also lies in the lack of depth in their batting order. The franchise has invested in youngsters like Virat Singh, Abhishek Sharma, Priyam Garg and Abdul Samad and the management in the hopes that one of them could become the vital cog in the middle order.

A team that is known for its depth and variation in bowling, Sunrisers' core unit remains unchanged. Bhuvneshwar Kumar will spearhead the pace department with Sandeep Sharma, Siddarth Kaul and Basil Thampi playing secondary roles.

Armed with presence of the top T20 bowler - Afghanistan leggie Rashid Khan - and no.1 all-rounder in the format Mohammad Nabi, who was in a terrific form in the recently-concluded CPL 2020, Sunrisers have one of the best spin bowling attacks in the tournament. They also have wily left-armer Shahbaz Nadeem in their ranks.

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RCB also boasts of a potent spin unit, leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal will again be the key as he has been over the past seasons with Washington Sundar, Pawan Negi, Adam Zampa and Moeen Ali lending more options.

WHAT: IPL 2020, Match 3

WHEN: September 21, 7:30PM IST

WHERE: Dubai

TELECAST: Star Sports Network

LIVE STREAMING: Disney + Hotstar

Squads

SRH: David Warner (C), Kane Williamson, Manish Pandey, Virat Singh, Priyam Garg, Abdul Samad, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Khaleel Ahmed, Sandeep Sharma, Siddharth Kaul, Billy Stanlake, T Natarajan, Abhishek Sharma, Shahbaz Nadeem, Mitchell Marsh, Fabian Allen, Vijay Shankar, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Sanjay Yadav, Jonny Bairstow, Wriddhiman Saha, Shreevats Goswami, Bavanaka Sandeep, Basil Thampi.

RCB: Virat Kohli (C), AB de Villiers, Devdutt Padikkal, Gurkeerat Mann Singh, Moeen Ali, Mohammed Siraj, Navdeep Saini, Parthiv Patel, Pawan Negi, Shivam Dube, Umesh Yadav, Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Aaron Finch, Chris Morris, Josh Philippe, Pavan Deshpande, Dale Steyn, Shahbaz Ahamad, Isuru Udana, Adam Zampa.