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RCB aim for revenge against Hyderabad

Jolted by a narrow loss, Royal Challengers Bangalore would aim for revenge when they take on table-toppers Sunrisers Hyderabad in IPL on Tuesday. RCB lost to Hyderabad in the Super Over at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium last night and avenging the close defeat would be on the RCB players’ minds when they take to the field on home turf.

A win would give RCB some much-needed confidence when they face defending champions Kolkata Knight Riders, who had comfortably defeated Delhi Daredevils by six wickets in the opening encounter of this year’s IPL. Hyderabad, on the other hand, would be keen to extend their winning run after consecutive victories lifted them to the top spot in the points table.

Team Bangalore’s bowling has been their strength with Vinay Kumar making an impact in the absence of injured pace spearhead Zaheer Khan. Muttiah Muralitharan, Jaydev Unadkat, Murali Karthik and Moises Henriques have picked up wickets at crucial stages of the matches.

On the other hand, Hyderabad are on a high going into the match having tasted victories in their first two matches. The rechristened team, however, has batting worries as none of their top batsmen have fired which has reflected in team scores (126/6 and 130 /7).

Skipper Kumar Sangakkara has managed to score just 31 in two matches. Parthiv Patel and Cameron White, except for his fireworks in the Super Over against Bangalore, have also not exactly flourished. They all need to fire if Hyderabad want to maintain the winning spree.
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