Series Name: Indian Premier League 2017
Fixture: 1st Match, Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Royal Challengers Bangalore
Date: 5th April 2017 (Wednesday)
Time: 20:00 Local time, 19:30 PKT, 14:30 GMT
Venue: Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Uppal, Hyderabad (night)
Predicted Score: 180-190 runs
ROYAL CHALLENGERS BANGALORE (RCB)
Virat Kohli (Caption), Varun Aaron, Abu Nechim, Sreenath Arivand, Stuart Binny, Yuzvendra Chahal, AB de Villiers, Praveen Dubey, Chris Gayle, Travis Head, Iqbal Abdulla, Kedar Jadhav, Chris Jordan, Akshay Karnewar, Sarfaraz Khan, Vikramjeet Malik, Mandeep Singh, Parvez Rasool, Harshal Patel, Lokesh Rahul, Kane Richardson, Sachin Baby, Tabraiz Shamsi, Vikas Tokas, Shane Watson, David Wiese, Samuel Badree, Adam Milne, Mitchell Starc
SUNRISERS HYDERABAD (SRH)
David Warner (Caption), Ashish Reddy, Ricky Bhui, Bipul Sharma, Trent Boult, Ben Cutting, Shikhar Dhawan, Moises Henriques, Deepak Hooda, Siddarth Kaul, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Abhimanyu Mithun, Eoin Morgan, Mustafizur Rahman, Naman Ojha, Vijay Shankar, Karn Sharma, Barinder Sran, Tirumalasetti Suman, Aditya Tare, Kane Williamson, Yuvraj Singh, Ashish Nehra
PREVIOUS MATCH HISTORY
1st IPL match is going to start from 5th of April where SRH and RCB are going to face each other at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad. Sunrisers Hyderabad has won the 9th Season IPL trophy 2016 and the runner-up team was Royal Challengers Bangalore. SRH team Placed at 3rd number in IPL points table 2016 as they played 14 matches in which they won 8 and lost 6 matches. Whereas, on other side RCB team has also lost 6 and triumph 8 matches but their net score is high from Sunrisers Hyderabad. Both teams have good key players like David Warner, Chris Gayle, SR Watson, AB de Villiers, Yuvraj Singh, Mohammad Nabi and so on. Let’s see who is going to win the 1st IPL match?
WHERE TO WATCH LIVE STREAMING OF 1ST MATCH SRH VS RCB
Viewers of India can watch the live streaming of 1st IPL match on Star Sports whereas other countries cricket lovers can watch 1st Match SRH vs RCB live streaming on Star Sports & Hotstar. For Live TV Channels stay tuned to Sony Six, Star Sports & Set Max.
TODAY MATCH PREDICTION RCB VS SRH
If we have a look on the previous analysis of both teams then no doubt both played tremendously in 9th IPL. Sunrisers Hyderabad is the defending champions of IPL 2016 and their teams are more confident than RCB. Both teams have lot of experienced players who try their level best to win the first match. According to our experts’ analysis we strongly predict that Royal Challengers Bangalore is more favorable to win the opening IPL 2017 match.
Hampered by injuries to some of their biggest stars, Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) will have their task cut out when they take on defending champions Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in the IPL 2017 lung-opener here tomorrow
Vivo IPL 2017 will begin with a repeat of last season’s final; defending champions Sunrisers Hyderabad will host last season’s runner-up Royal Challengers Bangalore.
Sunrisers Hyderabad have retained the core of the team that won the title last season and are further boosted by the acquisition of a few exciting players at the player auction prior to the season. There will particularly be several eyeballs closely following the performance of the two Afghanistan players – Rashid Khan and Mohammad Nabi, who are appearing in the IPL for the first time.
Royal Challengers Bangalore will start with a distinct disadvantage, in that they will miss their captain and last season’s Orange Cap winner ViratKohli. The team will also miss the services of the dangerous AB de Villiers, from who will miss the opener to give him more time to recap from injury he is carrying, and the prolific KL Rahul,w ho will undergo a surgery on his shoulder. RCB have been counted among the favourites at the start of every season, but are yet to win any silverware despite the formidable sides they have fielded over the years.
The same holds good this season too; they have a solid looking team this season too and will be desperate to go the distance. The RCB management have made two exciting additions to their squad; the franchise splurged Rupees Twelve Crore to acquire the services of Tymal Mills, apart from signing up the 6ft 7in tall Australian speedster Billy Stanlake.