The opening match of Vivo IPL-10 has been scheduled to play between finalists of 2016 season Sunrisers Hyderabad and Royal Challengers Bangalore. SRH vs RCB match-1 will be played on 5th April at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad.
The batting line-up Royal Challengers Bangalore have got, you will probably find in any other team around the world. Chris Gayle and Virat Kohli are the opening batsmen for RCB whereas Mr. 360 degree AB De Villiers bats at number 3. Top three are the most dangerous batsmen and if they fail, Bangalore have got experienced and one more dangerous batsman in the middle order as Shane Watson to play as an all-rounder.
Stuart Binny, KL Rahul, Sarfraz Khan make the lower order impressive as these players can also hit the ball and contribute quick runs if team requires in the final overs. The actual problem for RCB is their bowling. Mitchell Starc is out off the season hence team bought England’s fast bowler Tymal Mills who’ll be trump card.
On the other hand, Sunrisers Hyderabad are now looking settled as they have got top class Indian experienced players Ashish Nehra and Yuvraj Singh for 2017 IPL. Title defending champions are depending on top order David Warner, Shikhar Dhawan and Kane Williamson who are the pillars in Hyderabad side.
Wicket-keeper batsman Naman Ojha and all-rounder Yuvraj Singh are key batsmen in the middle order. Ashish Nehra, Ben Laughlin, Ben Cutting, Mustafizur Rahman and Bhuvneshwar Kumar are the key fast bowlers for SRH. Pravin Tambe and Rashid Khan are the main spinners in Sunrisers Hyderbad line-up.
Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH)
David Warner (Captain), Ben Laughlin, Yuvraj Singh, Rashid Khan, Naman Ojha, Deepak Hooda, Ben Cutting, Shikhar Dhawan, Kane Williamson, Vijay Shankar, Brinder Singh Sran, Tanmay Agarwal, Pravin Tambe, Ashish Nehra, Abhimanyu Mithun, Mustafizur Rahman, Eklavya Dwivedi, Bipul Sharma, Ricky Bhui, Mohammed Siraj, Siddarth Kaul, Chris Jordan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammad Nabi, Moises Henriques.
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)
Virat Kohli (Captain), Shane Watson, Stuart Binny, Iqbal Abdulla, Tymal Mills, Praveen Dubey, Sarfaraz Khan, KL Rahul, Sachin Baby, AB De Villiers, Chris Gayle, Billy Stanlake, Samuel Badree, Mandeep Singh, Kedar Jadhav, Avesh Khan, Praveen Dubey, Adam Milne, Travis Head, Pawan Negi, Aniket Chaudhary, Yuzvendra Singh Chahal, Sreenath Arvind, Harshal Patel.
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Win Percent: Royal Challengers Bangalore are looking strong and will start 2017 IPL edition with a win over title defending champion SRH. As per our predictions, RCB have got 55 percent win chances in the opening match of tournament.
Predicted Score: The projected score at Rajiv Gandhi stadium can be around 180 while batting first in the first match of Vivo IPL 2017.