SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) offers fans the chance to watch some of the world‘s most explosive batsmen play cricket against each other. RCB is led by Indian star Virat Kohli, while SRH is led by Australian opener David Warner. Aside from Warner and Kohli, who lead their respective side by example, there are several other players such as AB de Villiers, Kane Williamson, Rashid Khan and Yuzvendra Chahal who all master their own traits. Both teams are neck-and-neck in terms of firepower and star quality, making it difficult to distinguish one from the other. In fact, the statistics between the two sides also give a clear indication of how intense the rivalry has been over the years.
SRH and RCB faced each other 14 times in IPL between 2013 and 2019, with SRH slightly ahead of RCB with eight wins, including one in the Super Over, while RCB had only six wins to their credit.
Aside from the head-to-head stats, SRH also has the upper hand over RCB in terms of major awards, with one IPL trophy to their name. RCB, on the other hand, have made it to the finals three times, but have not been able to get the IPL trophy.
Head to Head Match Stats:
SunRisers Hyderabad vs Royals Challengers Bangalore
SRH won: 8 (one win came in Super Over)
RCB won: 6
The last time RCB reached the IPL finals in 2016, their quest to win their first trophy was halted by none other than SRH, who, led by David Warner, had a narrow eight-run victory.
While on paper, SRH will be hosting RCB for their IPL 2020 opening league clash on September 21, they will certainly miss the comforts of their Hyderabad home venue where they have been a force to be reckoned with, especially in the past several seasons.
With IPL taking place in UAE, RCB will be the happier of the two sides as it makes things even for both teams and they want to make the most of this opportunity by starting their campaign on a winning note and closing the narrow gap in the head-to-head statistics.
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