SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) will face Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) on Friday in Eliminator of IPL 2020 at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi. The teams entered the playoffs with a completely opposite series of results. SRH beat the top three teams in their last three games to secure a top half finish, while RCB secured the playoff spot despite losing their last four league games at the trot. SRH’s last three matches were a do-or-die match for them and they played their best cricket under pressure. RCB, on the other hand, was a bit relaxed and it showed in their performance. With momentum on their side, SRH enters the tie as light favorites, but RCB already has the arsenal in hand to stop David Warner and his squad’s progress.
Top IPL 2020 Eliminator Fantasy Picks for SRH vs RCB Match:
David Warner (Credits – 10.5)The SRH skipper is the most successful overseas batsman in IPL history and has also led his side from the front this season, scoring 529 runs from 14 games with the help of four half centuries. He was at his explosive best in their last league match against defending champions Mumbai Indians who failed to hit 85 of 58 balls. He has scored more than 500 runs in each of the past six seasons, making him one of the most consistent players in the cash-rich league. He’s also brought in 11 catches so far this season and you can be sure of some extra points there too if you pick him up on your fantasy team.
Wriddhiman Saha (Credits – 8.5): He was brought into the squad to replace English wicket-keepers Jonny Bairstow and made an immediate impression, with scores of 58 *, 39 and 87 in the last three games. With his offensive at bat, he transformed SRH’s fortunes by giving them an explosive start in the Powerplay. With two fifties in the last three games, he was one of the most consistent hitters for SRH in the past few games and you can hope he continues with the same form on Friday as well. Since he’s also a wicket-keeper, he’s always in the fight to get some extra points for you with his glove work behind the stumps.
Jason Holder (Credits – 9): The West Indian all-rounder has sealed his place in the squad with some great performances, game after game. After coming in as a substitute mid-season, Holder initially struggled to find a place on the squad, but as a true warrior he seized the opportunity when given the opportunity and has now become vital to the overall balance of the team. In just five games, Holder has picked up 10 wickets, with runs at an economy of 7.90 runs per over. He has the best success rate among bowlers with 10 or more wickets this season.
Devdutt Padikkal (Credits – 9.5)The 20-year-old batsman has turned a lot of eyes with his batting in his debut IPL season. In a batting line-up that compromised the likes of Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers, you rarely saw anyone else grab the attention, but that’s Padikkal’s influence on the rankings. He is the best points scorer for RCB this season, with 472 points from 14 appearances. He’s scored five half centuries so far, the most by all RCB batsmen.
AB de Villiers (Credits – 10): AB de Villiers is a player who can turn the tide in his own favor. However, the former South African skipper has been quiet for the last few matches, but that doesn’t undermine his match-winning skills. Despite a quiet season by his standards, de Villiers is just two short of completing 400 runs this season and when he gets down to business there is no one better to bring Diwali to you early.
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