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IPL 2020: Royal Challengers Bangalore’s predicted XI against Sunrisers Hyderabad


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Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) will open their IPL 2020 campaign against Sunrisers Hyderabad on Monday in Dubai. Virat Kohli-led RCB which finished at last place last season would look to perform better this season.

Ahead of the IPL 2020, the RCB franchise has picked up some players who can remove the pressure on Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers. Though they are behind SRH in the head to head games, RCB would be looking to start with a win.

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Ahead of the much-awaited clash, we take a look at RCB’s predicted XI for their first game against SRH:

Openers:

Parthiv Patel and Aaron Finch:

Parthiv Patel in RCB

Even though they have a left-handed opener in the form of Devdutt Padikkal, they will likely start with Parthiv Patel. He is an experienced cricketer who can utilize the powerplay well. In 2019, he scored 373 runs in 14 games at an amazing strike-rate of 139.18.

Aaron Finch has been in good touch with the bat as he smashed the England team in the T20I series. He will open alongside Parthiv to ease the pressure off Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers.

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