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Royal Challengers Bangalore will take on Sunrisers Hyderabad for the 51st Match of Indian Premier League 2018. Dream11 Grand League team for RCB Vs MI 31st match of IPL 2018 is given by our experts with all key stats.


Venue: M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru

Venue Stats – IPL

Total matches 74
Matches won batting first 28
Matches won bowling first 42
Average 1st Inns scores 169
Average 2nd Inns scores 148
Highest total recorded 263/5 (20 Ov) by RCB vs PWI
Lowest total recorded 82/10 (15.1 Ov) by RCB vs KKR
Highest score chased 207/5 (19.4 Ov) by CSK vs RCB
Lowest score defended 106/2 (8 Ov) by RCB vs CSK

Team News:

Royal Challengers Bangalore:

  • RCB will have to look for options as Moeen Ali is returning back. Management might pave in Q de Kock or B McCullum in his place.
  • Apart from this, there is no reason to tinker the winning combination unless there are any forced changes.

Sunrisers Hyderabad:

  • Sunrisers Hyderabad lost to Chennai Super Kings after 6 consecutive wins and are expected to remain the same.
  • The form of M Pandey is a concern but he is expected to feature tomorrow.


Royal Challengers Bangalore:

Quinton de Kock(w), Virat Kohli(c), AB de Villiers, Corey Anderson, Mandeep Singh, Colin de Grandhomme, Pawan Negi, Washington Sundar, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal, Manan Vohra, Kulwant Khejroliya, Aniket Choudhary, Sarfaraz Khan, Brendon McCullum, Chris Woakes, Moeen Ali, Navdeep Saini, Murugan Ashwin, Parthiv Patel, Aniruddha Joshi, Pavan Deshpande, Tim Southee

Sunrisers Hyderabad:

Shikhar Dhawan, Kane Williamson(c), Wriddhiman Saha(w), Manish Pandey, Shakib Al Hasan, Yusuf Pathan, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Basil Thampi, Siddarth Kaul, Sandeep Sharma, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Chris Jordan, Alex Hales, Carlos Brathwaite, Ricky Bhui, Deepak Hooda, T Natarajan, K Khaleel Ahmed, Sachin Baby, Tanmay Agarwal, Shreevats Goswami, Bipul Sharma, Mehdi Hasan


Royal Challengers Bangalore 1 Virat Kohli (capt), 2 Parthiv Patel (wk), 3 Moeen Ali / B McCullum, 4 AB de Villiers, 5 Mandeep Singh, 6 Sarfaraz Khan, 7 Colin de Grandhomme, 8 Tim Southee, 9 Umesh Yadav, 10 Mohammed Siraj, 11 Yuzvendra Chahal

Sunrisers Hyderabad 1 Shikhar Dhawan, 2 Alex Hales, 3 Kane Williamson (capt), 4 Manish Pandey, 5 Deepak Hooda, 6 Shakib Al Hasan, 7 Shreevats Goswami/Wriddhiman Saha (wk), 8 Rashid Khan, 9 Bhuvneshwar Kumar, 10 Siddarth Kaul, 11 Sandeep Sharma

Fantasy pick:

Dhawan is one of the reasons Sunrisers haven’t felt the absence of David Warner. He is their second-highest run-scorer and is now riding on successive half-centuries. Moreover, his record at the Chinnaswamy makes him a favourable pick: 246 runs in eight T20 innings at an average of 49.2 and a best of 73 not out.

Sandeep has had an outstanding IPL. His economy rate of 5.83 is the best this season and goes alongside eight wickets at 22.62. A proven, consistent performer who doesn’t really eat into your purse. What else do you need?


Royal Challengers Bangalore :

  • Umesh Yadav bowled exceedingly well in the last match KXIP, as his figures of 3-23, paved way for other bowlers to bowl KXIP out for just 88.
  • Virat Kholi &  AB de Villiers are must have players.

Sunrisers Hyderabad :

  • Shikhar Dawan (369) and Kane Williamson (544) have been cornerstone of SRH batting in this edition thus far.
  • Rashid, Kaul & Shakib are the most successful bowlers for team SRH.


Sunrisers Hyderabad has predominantly employed a 5-man bowling attack. In 7 of their 12 matches, they’ve used only 5 bowlers in the match.

The average first innings total in VIVO IPL 2018 matches in Bengaluru is 182.

RCB have a 1-4 win-loss record batting first in VIVO IPL 2018; the corresponding number for SRH is 4-1.

Sandeep Sharma has an outstanding record in IPL matches against RCB; he has taken 17 wickets in 10 matches and has an average of 16.65. The last time he visited the M Chinnaswamy Stadium for an IPL match, he rocked the RCB batting line-up, becoming the first bowler to dismiss Chris Gayle, Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers in a particular match.

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