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IPL 2020 Match 3 – Sunrisers Hyderabad Vs Royal Challengers Bangalore Betting Preview

IPL 2020 Match 3 – Sunrisers Hyderabad Vs Royal Challengers Bangalore Betting Preview

The third match in the 2020 Indian Premier League is between the finalists of the 2009 as well as 2016 edition – SRH and RCB.  These two teams have been fierce rivals over the years and this looks to be a mouthwatering clash, with plenty of world-class players on display, most notably the 2 respective captains – Virat Kohli and David Warner, probably the two best batsmen in the tournament.

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These sides have faced each other in 2 finals previously, and SRH came on top on both occasions. First it was Adam Gilchrist who single-handedly took them to the title in 2009 and then David Warner inspirationally won the title in 2016. The teams have faced each other 15 times, with SRH leading 8-6, and one match was abandoned due to rain. Since the 2016 IPL Final, SRH have reached the play-offs in every single season, while RCB have finished bottom of the table twice and 6th in 2018.

Team News

Sunrisers Hyderabad will be looking to welcome their main players back from the recently concluded ODI series in England between Australia and England. The devastating opening pair of Warner and Bairstow followed by Williamson at number 3 is enough to create fear in the hearts of the opposition. The bowling will be led by Rashid Khan and Bhuvneshwar Kumar.

Royal Challengers Bangalore also seem to have a fully strength squad for this game, with Australian captain Aaron Finch back in the side and likely to open with veteran Parthiv Patel, followed by the captain Virat Kohli and the devastating AB Devilliers. The bowling will be led by Dale Steyn and Yuzvendra Chahal.

Betting Preview, Picks And Prediction

To Win The Match

Sunrisers Hyderabad are the favourites to win the match with odds of 1.80 as per Bet 365. They are the joint 2nd favourites to win the title this season, and have a very strong batting top order which makes them a force to be reckoned with. RCB to win has odds of 2.00, as per Bet 365, which is not surprising as they have often struggled against SRH.

Top Team Batsman

SRH captain David Warner is unsurprisingly the favourite to be their top batsman in this match with odds of 3.25. His opening partner Johnny Bairstow has odds of 3.75, while the dependable Kane Williamson has odds of 3.50.  

Virat Kohli is the favourite to be the top batsman from RCB, with odds of 3.00, while the ever-dangerous ABD has odds of 3.75. Aaron finch at 4.00 is also a decent shout as he is a devastating opener.  

Highest Opening Partnership

SRH have one of the best opening pairs in the tournament, with David Warner and Johnny Bairstow both capable of destroying bowling attacks on their own. Hence SRH are favourites at 1.80 to have the highest opening partnership in this match.

Top Team Bowler

Both the primary spinners of each team, Rashid Khan (3.00) and Yuzvendra Chahal (3.50) are the favourites to be the top team bowlers of their respective teams.

Total Runs In The Match

This is a very attractive market as odds of there being more than 322.5 runs in this match are 2.00, as per Bet 365. Both these teams have very deep batting lineups, full of big hitters, and can easily score past the average required score per team i.e. 162 in this case. With players like ABD, Virat Kohli, Johnny Bairstow, Williamson and David Warner, this match is full of batting talent, and this bet is a very winnable one.

Individual Player Betting

  • David Warner and Virat Kohli to score more than 28.5 runs has odds of 1.83 each, which is again a very attractive bet as they are the two most consistent batsmen in the IPL. Aaron Finch to score more than 23.5 runs has odds of 1.83, which is a fair shout considering he is the main opener for RCB.
  • David Warner to hit 2 or more sixes has odds of 2.20, which is very tempting as he can take the opposition bowlers to the cleaners with ease. Virat Kohli to hit just 1 or more six has odds of 1.57.
  • Rashid Khan to take 2 or more wickets has odds of 2.20, while Chris Morris to take 1 or more wickets has odds of 1.50.  

Our Top Betting Picks

  • SRH to win the match @1.80
  • David Warner to hit 2 or more sixes @2.20
  • SRH Highest Opening Partnership @1.80
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