Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Royal Challengers Bangalore: Struggling Sunrisers Hyderabad face resurging RCB

May 7, 2022
Zohaib Ahmed

Indian Premier League 2022
Betting Tips for March 54
Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
8th May, 2022, 03:30 PM

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Sunrisers Hyderabad will face Royal Challengers Bangalore in match 54 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 in Mumbai on Sunday.

In the contest between the teams earlier in the competition, it was the Sunrisers who came out on top with a nine-wicket margin.

Teams Status

Sunrisers Hyderabad: 

Sunrisers Hyderabad will enter the contest against the Royal Challengers Bangalore as an underdog, largely because of their form recently where they suffered three losses in a row, including a 21-run defeat against Delhi Capitals in the previous outing. 

Those results left the side with just 10 points after 10 matches which included five defeats and five victories. The management would be hoping to see the players produce a much better performance in the matches to come. 

Sunrisers have been heavily relying on their fast-bowling department to get them over the line with three pacers — Thangarasu Natarajan, Umran Malik and Bhuvneshwar Kumar — having claimed 10 or more wickets for the team in the tournament. 

Natarajan is leading the charts with 17 wickets to his name and he is closely followed by young Malik with 15 scalps whereas Kumar has 10 wickets under his belt. 

In the batting department, young left-hander Abhishek Sharma is leading the charts with 331 runs at an average of 33.10 and with the strike-rate of 134, which included two half-centuries. 

South Africa’s Aiden Markram is by far the team’s most lethal weapon with the bat in hand for the Sunrisers with 305 runs at an outstanding average of 76.25 along with the strike-rate of 151.74, including three fifties. 

Royal Challengers Bangalore: 

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) will enter the contest against Sunrisers Hyderabad as slight favourites, despite having won the same amount of matches (2) in the last five outings as their Saturday’s opponent.

The primary reason is the Sunrisers’ poor form with three consecutive defeats and the fact that the RCB managed to win in their last fixture against the Chennai Super Kings by 13 runs.

That win lift the side to 12 points after 11 matches and the management would be hoping to see the players continuing the winning momentum in the remaining matches.

Just like the Sunrisers, the Royal Challengers’ strength has been their bowling department. Star leg-spinner Wanindu Hasaranga de Silva is leading the charts with 16 scalps at an average of 19 and economy-rate of 8.21.

He is followed by pacers Harshal Patel and Josh Hazlewood who have managed to claim 13 and 11 wickets, respectively.

In terms of the batting department, captain Faf du Plessis is leading the table with 316 runs at an average of 28.72 along with the strike-rate of 130.04, which included two half-centuries.

What Do the Sportsbooks Say?

Brand Royal Challengers Bangalore Sunrisers Hyderabad 1.82 2.00
PariPesa 1.86 2.068
22Bet 1.8 1.98
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The odds are in Bangalore’s favor, Sunrisers Hyderabad have the resources to put in a clinical performance in this all-important clash. On the sportsbooks at, Paripesa, and 22Bet, the odds for a Royal Challengers Bangalore win are placed at 1.82, 1.86, and 1.8, respectively. On the other hand, 2.00, 2.068, and 1.98 are the odds for a Hyderabad victory in the three sportsbooks above.

Tipster’s Angle

Faf du Plessis-led RCB will be looking to seal their place in the playoffs of the competition. The franchise will be hoping to produce positive results to get necessary momentum for the knockout stages of the tournament.

On the other hand, Sunrisers Hyderabad have suffered three defeats on the bounce in the competition. Captain Kane Williamson will be hoping that the side can turn things around in this fixture.

Tip: Wanindu Hasaranga lead the bowling charge for Royal Challengers [email protected]

Sri Lankan Leg-spinner Wanindu Hasaranga has put in decent performances in the eleven matches played for RCB this season. With 16 wickets in 11 matches, Hasaranga is backed to be top bowler for Royal Challengers Bangalore. These odds have been sourced from

Tip: Aiden Markram to continue his excellent form for [email protected]

Aiden Markram showcased excellent form for Sunrisers Hyderabad in the ten matches played so far this season. Markram is expected to score well over 22.5 runs and is tipped to be top batsman for Sunrisers Hyderabad These odds have been sourced from


Both teams will be coming into the fixture knowing that a win would be a must to stay in the hunt for a spot in the playoffs.

On paper and as per the current form, Royal Challengers Bangalore are looking slightly better than Sunrisers Hyderabad who are going through a hard time, having lost three matches in a row.

Therefore, the prediction is for Faf du Plessis-led unit to secure another win on Sunday.

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