Hyderabad, May 15: The IPL 2015 playoffs race is wide open with just 5 matches to go. And 2 of the 5 contenders - Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) face off tonight here. (5 teams, 5 games, 3 playoff slots in 3 days)
Both SRH and RCB are in must-win situations. There are 3 spots remaining in the last-four and SRH, RCB, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), Mumbai Indians (MI) and Rajasthan Royals (RR) are battling. Only Chennai Super Kings (CSK) have qualified.
SRH are coming off 3 straight wins and enjoy home advantage. Only concern for them is how to stop the big hitters of RCB. It should be an exciting contest with SRH holding slight edge.
Here is your guide to today's Match 52 of IPL 2015
Who are playing? (Match Preview)
- Sunrisers Hyderabad Vs Royal Challengers Bangalore
Where, when and time?
- Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium, Hyderabad
- May 15 (Friday)
- 8 PM IST
Where to watch on TV in India?
- Sony MAX (Hindi commentary)
- Sony SIX (English)
- Sony AATH (Bengali)
- Sony KIX (Tamil, Telugu)
- List of broadcasters for other countries is here
- SRH - David Warner, Moises Henriques, Trent Boult
- RCB - Chris Gayle, Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Mitchell Starc
- SRH - 3
- RCB - 2
Current positions in Points Table
- SRH - No. 3 (7 wins, 5 losses)
- RCB - No. 6 (6 wins, 5 losses, 1 no result)
Sunrisers Hyderabad: David Warner (captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Dale Steyn, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ishant Sharma, Moises Henriques, Lokesh Rahul, Parveez Rasool, Naman Ojha (wicketkeeper), Ashish Reddy, Ricky Bhui, Chama Milind, Karn Sharma, Kane Williamson, Kevin Pietersen, Eoin Morgan, Ravi Bopara, Trent Boult, Praveen Kumar, Hanuma Vihari, Prasanth Padmanabhan, Siddarth Kaul, Bipul Sharma.
Royal Challengers Bangalore: Virat Kohli (captain), AB de Villiers, Chris Gayle, Mitchell Starc, Nic Maddinson, Varun Aaron, Ashok Dinda, Harshal Patel, Vijay Zol, Abu Nechim, Sandeep Warrier, Yogesh Takawale, Yuzvendra Chahal, Rilee Rossouw, Iqbal Abdulla, Manvinder Bisla, Mandeep Singh, Dinesh Karthik (wicketkeeper), Subramaniam Badrinath, Darren Sammy, Sean Abbott, David Wiese, Sarfaraz Khan, Jalaj Saxena, Shishir Bhavane, Sreenath Arvind.