Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Sunrisers Hyderabad: Solid-looking RCB face in-form Sunrisers

April 23, 2022
Zohaib Ahmed

Indian Premier League 2022
Betting Tips for March 36
Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai
23rd April, 2022, 07:30 P

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Chennai Super Royal Challengers Bangalore will face Sunrisers Hyderabad in match 36 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai on Saturday.  The match is expected to begin at 07:30 PM IST.

Both teams have faced off 19 times in the history of the competition where the Sunrisers have an edge with 11 wins compared to Bangalore’s eight victories.

Teams Status

Royal Challengers Bangalore: 

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) will enter the contest on Saturday as slight favourites, largely because of where they stand on the table as after playing seven matches, they are one of the three teams to have secured 10 points in the competition.

The management would be optimistic that the players will continue producing similar kinds of performances in the matches to come.

In the previous outing, RCB defeated newcomers Lucknow Super Giants by 18 runs on April 19.

RCB’s success in this year’s competition is based on their batting firepower where six players have scored more than 100 and out of those, two have posted more than 200 runs.

Captain Faf du Plessis is leading the runs chart with 250 runs at an average of 35.71 along with the strike-rate of 132.27.

Wicketkeeper-batter Dinesh Karthik has been a real sensation as he has been dismissed just once and scored 210 runs at a remarkable strike-rate of 205.88.

Young Shehbaz Ahmed has also been amongst the runs after having scored 171 runs at an average of 42.75 with the strike-rate of 147.41.

Surprisingly, the weak link in the batting department in this year’s IPL for RCB has been former captain and star batter Virat Kohli who has only managed to score 119 runs at an average of 19.83 and with the strike-rate of less than 125. The management would be hoping to see their star batter returning to form in the matches to come.

In terms of the bowling department, star leg-spinner Wanindu Hasaranga de Silva has been the leading wicket-taker for the franchise with 11 scalps to his name.

Sunrisers Hyderabad:

Sunrisers Hyderabad will enter the contest against RCB as slight underdogs but with high confidence as they are on a roll after winning four consecutive matches. 

In their previous outing, the side managed to defeat Punjab Kings by seven wickets on April 17.  

Sunrisers have a set pattern where they will win the toss and elect to bowl first, which shows that the management has more trust in the batting department compared to the bowling outfit. 

Right-hander Rahul Tripathi is the leading run-scorer for the franchise in the competition with 205 runs at an average of 51.25 along with the strike-rate of 173.72. 

South Africa’s Aiden Markram has been a real sensation as he has only been dismissed once and has scored 190 runs with a strike-rate of 150.79, which included two fifties. 

In the bowling department, left-arm pacer Thangarasu Natarajan is leading the charts with 12 wickets.

What Do the Sportsbooks Say?

Brand Royal Challengers Bangalore Sunrisers Hyderabad 1.68 2.20
PariPesa 1.722 2.272
22Bet 1.67 2.18
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The odds are in Royal Challengers Bangalore’s favor but Sunrisers Hyderabad have managed to put together a couple of positive results. On the sportsbooks at, Paripesa, and 22Bet, the odds for a Royal Challengers Bangalore win are placed at 1.68, 1.722, and 1.67, respectively. On the other hand, 2.20, 2.272 and 2.18 are the odds for a Sunrisers Hyderabad victory in the three sportsbooks above.

Tipster’s Angle

Royal Challengers Bangalore have managed to win five matches out of seven played so far this season. Captain Faf du Plessis will be hoping that the side can maintain their standards with bat and ball.

On the other hand, Sunrisers Hyderabad have registered four victories on the bounce in the competition and will be keen to winning ways against Bangalore.

Tip: Bhuvneshwar Kumar to lead the bowling charge for [email protected]

The right-arm pacer has put in decent performances in the six matches played for Sunrisers Hyderabad this season. In the previous game, Kumar bowled well against Punjab Kings. Bhuvneshwar Kumar is backed to be top bowler for Sunrisers. These odds have been sourced from

Tip: Glenn Maxwell to continue his excellent form for Royal Challenger [email protected]

Middle-order batsman showcased decent form for Bangalore in the four matches played so far this season. Maxwell is expected to score well over 22.5 runs and is tipped to be top batsman for Royal Challenger Bangalore. These odds have been sourced from


Both teams will be coming into the fixture with contrasting morale. On paper at least and as per the current form, Royal Challengers Bangalore, who are on a three-match winning streak, look a far more solid unit compared to the defending champions Super Kings who are struggling in every department.

Therefore, despite having a poor record against Chennai, the prediction is for the RCB to secure their fourth win in the competition.

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