Bangalore will lock horns with Hyderabad in the 52nd match of the Indian T20 League. The match will take place in the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday.
The match is not of much importance for both the teams as Bangalore is already in the playoffs and conversely Hyderabad is out of the league. But there is some significance for Bangalore, if they win this match and their another remaining match they will be in the top 2 and will have two chances to get into the finals.
Hyderabad is on the eighth spot, and they will finish this season on that spot only, even if they win their remaining matches. Bangalore has a good chance of getting up on the points table as Hyderabad is in their worst form and they would be taking an advantage of that. We might not see stars like Warner and Bhuvneshwar in the next season as Hyderabad is looking forward to bring a big change in its team.
If we look at the teams' past clashes, Bangalore has won 9 times while Hyderabad has sealed 10 wins in the 19 matches they have played so far.
Abu Dhabi will record a maximum temperature of around 35 degrees on the game day with humidity of around 54 percent. The chances of rain is nil and we will see clear skies.
The pitch at Sheikh Zayed has been the best in this season for the batsmen. We have encountered high scoring matches, compared to other pitches in UAE, in the past and we will expect to see a high scoring match once again.
Probable Playing XI For Bangalore
Virat Kohli (c), Devdutt Padikkal, Srikar Bharat (wk), Glenn Maxwell, AB de Villiers, Daniel Christian, George Garton, Shahbaz Ahmed, Harshal Patel, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal
Probable Playing XI For Hyderabad
Jason Roy, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Kane Williamson (c), Priyam Garg, Abhishek Sharma, Abdul Samad, Jason Holder, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umran Malik, Siddarth Kaul