Just a couple of weeks ago it seemed implausible that the Sunrisers would make the playoffs, though after rejigging the top of their batting order they’ve managed to claw back the places and finish in third place, and even come into this game as favourites over a RCB side that could do no wrong just after the half way stage of the competition.
Four successive defeats for Virat Kohli and co. has cast a shadow of doubt over their chances here, though their quality should never be called into question and the fact that they still made the playoffs despite their tail off shows just how good they can be.
Aaron Finch may just be recalled to the line-up despite his replacement and fellow countryman Josh Phillipe not putting much of a foot wrong, though the change seems to have disrupted the rhythm of the side and a big call will need to be made as switching back could disrupt things even more.
What we do know for certain is that if Devdutt Padikkal, Kohli and AB de Villiers all fail to put on a decent score, it’s going to be a massive uphill battle for the Royal Challengers against an in-form side.
Sunrisers To Beat RCB
Wriddhiman Saha was been a revelation for the Sunrisers since taking over from Jonny Bairstow at the top of the order, and it’s that switch that has got them to the position they’re currently in.
They also have Manish Pandey and Kane Williamson to come later on though the longer David Warner and Saha can stay at the crease, the better.
There’s no real indication to show why they can’t, and we’re happy to side with the in-form team in this case to take one step close to the final.