SRH vs RCB, IPL 2023 Match 65 Prediction, Betting Tips & Odds

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) will lock horns in match no. 65 of IPL 2023 at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium on Thursday, May 18. RCB head into the match as the favourites with the odds of 4/6 (1.66) whereas SRH have a greater challenge at 5/4 (2.25).

These odds from Ladbrokes were correct at the time of writing.

  • Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (SRH vs RCB), Match 65
  • May 18, 2023 – 2 PM GMT
  • Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Uppal, Hyderabad

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Pitch Report and Weather Conditions

Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium has produced mixed types of pitches, with good assistance for bowlers and enough value for shots for batters. The average first innings score in IPL matches played here since 2017 reads 163. The number for this season reads 172.

The weather forecast suggests Hyderabad should have clear skies on Thursday evening with zero threat of rain. The temperature is likely to range between 27-32 degrees.

SRH vs RCB – Match Predictions

Sunrisers have defeated Royal Challengers in three of the last five encounters. However, RCB have a significantly better squad for this season. They have a strong top order and a decent bowling attack. Compare that to SRH, who have struggled with the bat throughout the season.

Probable 6s

RCB have the likes of Glenn Maxwell, Faf du Plessis, Virat Kohli and Mahipal Lomror. Sunrisers Hyderabad heavily rely on Heinrich Klaasen, Aiden Markram and Abhishek Sharma. RCB have smashed 98 sixes from 12 games compared to just 69 by SRH.

Our prediction: Royal Challengers Bangalore to hit most sixes in the match at 11/20 (1.55).

Probable Wickets

Karn Sharma has taken 10 wickets in just six outings this season at a strike rate of 11.1. SRH batters struggle against leg-spin and you can back Karn to be RCB’s top wicket-taker at 9/2 (5.50). For Sunrisers, Bhuvneshwar will be key. He’s coming off a five-for. Back Bhuvi to be the top bowler for RCB at 100/30 (4.33).

Our prediction: Karn Sharma to be RCB’s highest wicket-taker at 9/2 (5.50).

Man of the Match

Glenn Maxwell has been sensational in the ongoing season, scoring 384 runs at a strike rate of 183 while averaging 34. Back Maxwell to be the player of the match at 8/1 (9.00). Among others, Faf du Plessis, Virat Kohli, Mohammed Siraj and Heinrich Klaasen are top betting options.

Our prediction: Glenn Maxwell to be the Man of the Match at 8/1 (9.00).

SRH vs RCB Preview

SRH have been knocked out but RCB have their destiny in their own hands after Mumbai Indians’ loss against Lucknow Super Giants. Let’s take a look at two sides ahead of their meeting on Thursday.

Sunrisers Hyderabad

The season has gone by but SRH just could not get any momentum. They managed to win only four games while losing eight. Most recently they lost to Gujarat Titans by 34 runs, which put curtains on their season.

SRH dropped Glenn Phillips in the previous game, with Marco Jansen coming in. They could bring back Phillips for this game in place of one of the pacers.

Predicted XI: Abhishek Sharma, Anmolpreet Singh, Rahul Tripathi, Aiden Markram (c), Heinrich Klaasen (wk), Glenn Phillips, Abdul Samad, Marco Jansen, Mayank Markande, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, T Natarajan

Royal Challengers Bangalore

RCB will be delighted with MI’s recent loss. Now they only need to win both their games to reach the playoffs thanks to their superior net run-rate of 0.166. RCB hammered Rajasthan Royals by 112 runs recently to get a huge NRR boost.

RCB made two changes in the previous game, with Michael Bracewell and Wayne Parnell coming in for Wanindu Hasaranga and Josh Hazlewood. Hazlewood had a minor niggle and he could be back.

Predicted XI: Faf du Plessis (c), Virat Kohli, Glenn Maxwell, Mahipal Lomror, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Anuj Rawat, Michael Bracewell, Karn Sharma, Harshal Patel, Josh Hazlewood, Mohammed Siraj

How to Watch IPL 2023 in the UK: Live Streaming & Channel List

SRH vs RCB prediction

Fans in the UK can witness the live action of IPL 2023 on Sky Sports Cricket. For online streaming, you can access the DAZN application.

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