Hello and welcome to Sportstar’s LIVE coverage of the IPL Eliminator between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Royal Challengers Bangalore at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.
After being down and nearly out, with just four wins in 11 matches, Sunrisers Hyderabad has scripted an impressive turnaround to reach the playoffs and will start as the favourite against Royal Challengers Bangalore at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi on Friday.
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The 2016 IPL champion had to win its final three games, which it did comprehensively to pip RCB and finish third, thanks to a better net run rate.
SRH struggled in the first half of the tournament to find the right combination. Since then, a few changes to the line-up have helped with the revival.
IPL 2020 Playoffs Schedule:
|DATE & DAY||MATCHES||TIME (IST)||VENUES|
|November 5, Thursday||Mumbai Indians vs Delhi Capitals||7:30 PM||Dubai|
|November 6, Friday||Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Royal Challengers Bangalore||7:30 PM||Abu Dhabi|
|November 8, Sunday||Qualifier 2 – Winner of Eliminator vs Delhi Capitals||7:30 PM||Abu Dhabi|
|November 10, Tuesday||Final – Mumbai Indians vs Winner of Qualifier 2||7:30 PM||Dubai|
Probable XI SRH: David Warner (c), Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Manish Pandey, Kane Williamson, Abdul Samad, Priyam Garg/Abhishek Sharma, Jason Holder, Rashid Khan, Shahbaz Nadeem, Sandeep Sharma, T. Natarajan
Probable XI RCB: Joshua Philippe, Devdutt Padikkal, Virat Kohli (c), AB de Villiers (wk), Moeen Ali, Shivam Dube, Chris Morris, Washington Sundar, Navdeep Saini/Shahbaz Ahmed, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal
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Current Purple and Orange Cap Holders
Purple Cap holder: Jasprit Bumrah 27 wickets
Orange Cap Holder: KL Rahul 670 runs
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Royal Challengers Bangalore: Aaron Finch, Devdutt Padikkal, Parthiv Patel, Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Gurkeerat Singh, Shivam Dube, Chris Morris, Washington Sundar, Shahbaz Ahmed, Navdeep Saini, Dale Steyn, Yuzvendra Chahal, Adam Zampa, Isuru Udana, Moeen Ali, Josh Philippe, Pawan Negi, Pavan Deshpande, Mohammad Siraj, Umesh Yadav.
Sunrisers Hyderabad: David Warner (Captain), Jonny Bairstow, Kane Williamson, Manish Pandey, Shreevats Goswami, Virat Singh, Priyam Garg, Wriddhiman Saha, Abdul Samad, Vijay Shankar, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Jason Holder, Abhishek Sharma, B Sandeep, Sanjay Yadav, Fabian Allen, Prithvi Raj Yarra, Khaleel Ahmed, Sandeep Sharma, Shahbaz Nadeem, Siddharth Kaul, Billy Stanlake, T Natarajan, Basil Thampi.
Eliminator: Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Sunrisers Hyderabad.
Venue: Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Date: November 6, Friday
Time: 7:30 p.m.
When and Where To Watch Eliminator IPL 2020 – SUNRISERS HYDERABAD vs ROYAL CHALLENGERS BANGALORE LIVE?
The Indian Premier League Eliminator match will be broadcast live on the Star Sports Network. Live streaming will also be available on the Hotstar app.