Dale Steyn: We have been competitive throughout, and have come close even in the games we lost. We want to be 10% better with both disciplines. I’m looking at things from the player’s perspective than that of a coach, the discussions have been on preparing mentally and physically, how the players feel, and keeping fresh. Lots of YouTube, fishing and surfing content has helped me cope with bubble life, I get out to the pool and enjoy the workouts. (On the chainsaw celebrations) That’s what I’m coaching (laughs) I picked it up from Brett Lee, Jansen is catching, and so is Umran. Long may it continue.
Josh Hazlewood’s: (On the indoor games) We got a few categories with 4 teams; it was table tennis last time. Sadly, we’re in the bottom-4. The off-the-field activities are important as it bonds you as a team and takes the mind off the cricket and bubble. The Maxi marriage was another reason for a party which was great. SRH had our number at Brabourne and we’ll look to get some revenge. We didn’t get a chance to bowl much against them. Hopefully, we will and can go well this time.
Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Sunrisers Hyderabad Highlights today, Sunday 8-5-2022. 54th Match (D/N), Tata Indian Premier League from Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai.
RCB win the toss, decided to bat first.
Faf du Plessis: It’s nice to win a toss as Kane is winning all of them. We will look to put up a good score on the board. We needed the win after sliding down, it boosted the confidence in the batting. We’re going with the same team. The good thing with our bowling is we have had options, Siraj, who’s not had the best of games consistently but he is practicing and doing well in the nets and should come good. The green initiative is a nice on
Kane Williamson: I was due to lose to a toss. I was undecided but we have chased well before. We need to do well with the ball upfront. Suchith comes for Gopal, and Farooqi comes in for Sean Abbott.
Royal Challengers Bangalore team: 1 Faf du Plessis (capt), 2 Virat Kohli, 3 Rajat Patidar, 4 Glenn Maxwell, 5 Mahipal Lomror, 6 Dinesh Karthik (wk), 7 Shahbaz Ahmed, 8 Wanindu Hasaranga, 9 Harshal Patel, 10 Mohammed Siraj, 11 Josh Hazlewood
Kolkata Knight Riders team: 1 Kane Williamson (capt), 2 Abhishek Sharma, 3 Rahul Tripathi, 4 Aiden Markram, 5 Nicholas Pooran (wk), 6 Shashank Singh, 7 Jagadeesha Suchith, 8 Kartik Tyagi 9. Bhuvneshwar Kumar, 10 Umran Malik, 11 Fazalhaq Farooqi
Head to head
Total matches played: 22
RCB Won: 9
SRH Won: 12
Match Timings: 10:00 GMT | 15:30 Local
Umpires – Bruce Oxenford, Nitin Pandit
TV Umpires – Pashchim Pathak
Match Referee – Shakti Singh
Reserve Umpire – Akshay Totre
Match number – Tata IPL 2022 – Seasone 15, 54th Match