By : Oneindia Video Team
Published : April 04, 2017, 05:17
Duration : 04:10
IPL 10: Bangalore vs Hyderabad Match PREVIEW
Bangalore vs Hyderabad Match PREVIEW. IPL 2017 will get started from April 5, and we have got the preview for you of the opening match between defending champions Hyderabad and Bangalore. Bangalore will have their task cut out when they take on defending champions Hyderabad in the opener. Captain Virat Kohli and star batsman AB de Villiers will be unavailable for the match due to injuries. They have also lost star batsman KL Rahul, Sarfaraz Khan because of the injury. Sarfaraz Khan was expected to partner Chris Gayle in the absence of Kohli. Shane Watson is named as captain in the interim. RCB can still bank on Gayle and Watson. Travis Head, Indian players Sachin Baby and Mandeep Singh, who have previous experience of playing in the IPL, are also valuable assets in the batting order. Hyderabad, on the other hand, are determined to repeat last year's magic. Skipper David Warner is star batsman for Hyderabad. Warner opens batting in the company of Shikhar Dhawan. Yuvraj Singh also adds to the batting strength of Hyderabad, Moises Henriques, Kane Williamson, Naman Ojha, Deepak Hooda, and Vijay Shankar are no pushovers and make for a solid line-up. Hyderabad bowling is one of the best in IPL. Ashish Nehra, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Barinder Sran are quality bowlers, who can turn the match at any given time. The team has acquired Rashid Khan, leg-spinner from Afghanistan, this year to add to its bowling strength. All-rounders like Yuvraj Singh, Henriques, Ben Cutting, Mohammad Nabi and Chris Jordan would also be crucial to the team.