While Warner Sena is excited with a series of victories, the Bangalore batting department is strong with batsmen like Padikkal, Kohli and Abby De Villiers. But the inability to run in the middle overs became a problem for the RCB. While Padikkal is making a good start .. Kohli and De Villiers are quickly disappointing Outai. Lanka pacer Isuru Udana is likely to be replaced by all-rounder Moin Ali to resolve the midfielder issue.
In the middle overs, spinners Chahal and Sundar put pressure on the batsmen while Chris Morris and Mohammad Siraj wanted to take wickets in the power play. Yuzvendra Chahal, who has excelled in the last two matches against Sunrisers, will be crucial this time as well.
The Sunrisers bowling department is strong with Rashid Khan, Sandeep Sharma and Natarajan. It became interesting how De Villiers faced Rashid bowling. Sandeep Sharma, who has included Kohli in the pavilion seven times in the IPL, is eager to achieve that feat once again. The Sunrisers’ groove fell when Wriddhiman Saha and all-rounder Jason Holder joined the team. Saha, who replaces Bairstow as the opener, is in excellent form.
The two teams have met 16 times in the IPL so far. Sunrisers have won nine times and Bangalore seven times. Morris, who has scored 55 runs in the last four matches, has taken just two wickets to upset Bangalore. In the last four matches, Bangalore have scored 44/4, 35/4, 27/3, 49/5 in death overs.
The eliminator match between Sunrisers and RCB will start at 7.30 pm Indian time in Abu Dhabi. With the effect of the snow .. the toss is going to be crucial in this match. The team that wins the toss is more likely to choose fielding.