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IPL 2021 SRH v RCB: Dream11 Prediction, Fantasy Tips & Probable XI For Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Royal Challengers Bangalore

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by Wisden Staff 2 minute read

In the sixth game of IPL 2021, Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) take on Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in Chennai – here are some Dream11 fantasy predictions and tips for the game.

Sunrisers Hyderabad will once again have plans revolving around their x-factor spinner, Rashid Khan. Against an RCB side that has struggled against spin, using Rashid against the key players will be in focus. They struggled against a quality Kolkata batting line-up with Bhuvneshwar Kumar and the pace attack having a rough game. They face RCB, a side that beat the defending champions first game and will be eyeing another win at a difficult venue for them.

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Head to head record

Overall: SRH 10 – 7 RCB
Since 2018: SRH 4 – 3 RCB

Team record in Chennai

Sunrisers Hyderabad: Won 0, Lost 3
Royal Challengers Bangalore: Won 3, Lost 8

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SRH RCB Dream11 Fantasy tips

  • Rashid Khan is the undisputable pick in the XI and as one of the captains given RCB’s own challenges against spin. Even if they do plan on playing his overs out, Rashid is good enough to breach defenses and come out on top.
  • The make-up of the credits is such that you cannot have Manish Pandey and Devdutt Padikkal in the same team unless you decide to ditch one of Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers or David Warner. Padikkal, by virtue of being a left-hander against Rashid and having the leeway to play powerplay overs against SRH’s attack is a better pick here.

Predicted XI and match preview for SRH v RCB available here.

  • David Warner adds value despite his sort of slump in recent times and should be picked alongside Jonny Bairstow, who might walk in earlier than usual given RCB’s impressive powerplay bowlers.
  • Bairstow likes taking on Chahal and it makes the leggie a suspect pick. Sundar, though, might be used to tackle Warner in the powerplay and is a good pick.
  • Rajat Patidar and Abdul Samad are low credit picks that add value primarily because it allows you to pick the bigger players all at once and also because Samad is likely to be pushed up the order after the other day’s knock. Patidar at No.3 also seems to be how RCB will go.

Rewind: IPL 2020 matches between KKR & MI

Game 1: RCB win

Game 2: SRH win

Eliminator: SRH win

SRH RCB Dream 11 Team

Potential swaps

Khaleel (if he plays) for Samad/Patidar
Maxwell for de Villiers
Bhuvneshwar for Kohli

Captaincy options in order

Rashid, Warner, AB de Villiers, Bairstow


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