Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) will look to get back to winning ways when they face  Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in match 54 of the Indian Premier League 2022 on Sunday, May 8. The IPL 2022 match starts at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai from 3:30 PM IST (Indian Standard Time).

Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Royal Challengers Bangalore: IPL 2022 standings

After a solid start to their campaign, Kane Williamson-led Sunrisers Hyderabad seem to have lost their way of late, losing their last three matches on the trot. SRH are currently sixth in the IPL 2022 table with 10 points from as many matches and desperately need to turn things around going into the business end of the cricket season.

Royal Challengers Bangalore, meanwhile, have 12 points from 11 matches and are fourth. RCB were in a similar situation as Sunrisers Hyderabad in their last match but managed to break their three-match losing streak with a 13-run win over MS Dhoni’s CSK side. Faf du Plessis’ men, however, cannot afford to rest easy and need to maintain their momentum to secure a place in the playoffs.

SRH vs RCB IPL 2022 odds

  • Dafabet: Sunrisers Hyderabad 2.02,Royal Challengers Bangalore 1.83
  • Bet365: Sunrisers Hyderabad 2.00,Royal Challengers Bangalore 1.80
  • 10Cric: Sunrisers Hyderabad 1.98,Royal Challengers Bangalore 1.80
  • Parimatch: Sunrisers Hyderabad 1.97,Royal Challengers Bangalore 1.78
  • 1xBet: Sunrisers Hyderabad 2.068,Royal Challengers Bangalore 1.86

Note: Odds are subject to change. Please visit betting sites to check and confirm the latest odds.

Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Royal Challengers Bangalore head-to-head

SRH and RCB and CSK have faced each other 20 times in the past. Sunrisers Hyderabad boast a better head-to-head record with 12 wins while Royal Challengers Bangalore have come out on top on eight occasions. One match between the two was abandoned.

Interestingly, SRH’s last victory in IPL 2022 came against none other than RCB when the two sides faced off earlier this season. The Hyderabad team were runaway winners by nine wickets in the match. 

Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Royal Challengers Bangalore probable playing XI

SRH: Abhishek Sharma, Kane Williamson (c), Rahul Tripathi, Aiden Markram, Nicholas Pooran, Shashank Singh, Sean Abbott, Shreyas Gopal, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kartik Tyagi, Umran Malik

RCB: Faf du Plessis (c), Virat Kohli, Rajat Patidar, Glenn Maxwell, Dinesh Karthik, Shahbaz Ahmed, Mahipal Lomror, Wanindu Hasaranga, Harshal Patel, Mohammed Siraj, Josh Hazlewood

Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Royal Challengers Bangalore top picks

SRH: Young opener Abhishek Sharma has been the focal point for the SRH batting this season, having already hit 331 runs in 10 matches. Furthermore, the Indian youngster has also proven a nightmare for the RCB bowlers this campaign, as his match-winning 47 in the previous encounter shows.

In the bowling department, the let-right handed bowling partnership of T Natarajan and Umran Malik has worked out well for SRH and the two pacers will be handed the responsibility of wrecking RCB’s star-studded top order yet again.

RCB: After a torrid start to the season, RCB talisman Virat Kohli has shown signs of returning to form in the last couple of matches, scoring 58 against Gujarat Titans and raking up a 30 against CSK. Kohli regaining form will be crucial for RCB’s title ambitions this season and the Bangalore team’s management will hope their former captain clicks against SRH on Sunday. 

Sri Lankan all-rounder Wanindu Hasaranga, meanwhile, has been RCB’s star man with the ball, having already picked up 16 wickets in 11 outings. The spinner will be out to add more to his tally against SRH.

Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Royal Challengers Bangalore IPL 2022 prediction

Despite Sunrisers Hyderabad’s domination over Royal Challengers Bangalore in the head-to-head record and their convincing win earlier this season, Faf du Plessis’ RCB have the odds in their favour for Sunday’s clash solely based on their current form.

Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Royal Challengers Bangalore IPL 2022 playing conditions and weather report

Maximum Temperature: 34°C

Precipitation: 10%

Humidity: 66%

Wind: 24 km/h