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IPL 2017 Live: Match 1 SRH vs RCB: Who will Win?

IPL 2017 1st match SRH vs RCB

Finally Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017 is going to start from 5th April with the 1st match scheduled between Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad. The match will start at 8:00 pm after the opening ceremony, where bollywood celebrities will perform and also the Fab 5 legends of Indian Cricket Team: Sachin Teandulkar, Sourav Ganguly, Rahul Dravid, VVS Laxman and Virender Sehwag will be felicitated by the BCCI.

Both the teams look strong on paper but RCB having the likes of Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers and Chris Gayle appeared to have an upper edge until the news of  the absence of skipper Virat Kohli for the match due to injury came about.  Royal Challengers Bangalore, a strong team has been unable to clinch the trophy in the past 9 seasons played by them while SRH tasted success  in 2016, their 4th year in the tournament.

Tickets for the Match can be booked at: Book SRH vs RCB 1st Match Ticket

Last time when they met in IPL 2016 final at Bengaluru, SRH won a thriller match with 8 runs.  SRH and RCB have played a total of nine matches against each other; eight league matches and one final in IPL 2016. SRH has won on five of the 9 head to head matches comprising the dramatic first match victory in super overs. So the tenth encounter of both the teams on 5th April will be a balance run and the match is supposed to be exciting.

Head to head SRH vs RCB

Date Winner Won By Venue
7th April, 2013 Sunrisers Hyderabad Super Over Hyderabad
9th April, 2013 Royal Challengers Bangalore 7 Wickets Bengaluru
4t May, 2014 Royal Challengers Bangalore 4 Wickets Bengaluru
20th May, 2014 Sunrisers Hyderabad 7 Wickets Hyderabad
13th April, 2015 Sunrisers Hyderabad 8 Wickets Bengaluru
15th May, 2015 Royal Challengers Bangalore 6 Wickets Hyderabad
12th Apil, 2016 Royal Challengers Bangalore 45 Runs Bengaluru
30th April, 2016 Sunrisers Hyderabad 15 Runs Hyderabad
29th May, 2016 Sunrisers Hyderabad 8 Runs Bengaluru

Playing XI for Match 1: SRH vs RCB

SRH: D Warner*, S Dhawan, B Cutting, M Henriques, Y Singh, D Hooda, N Ojha (wk), B Sharma, B Kumar, A Nehra, R Khan

RCB: C Gayle, M Singh, S Watson*, K Jadhav (wk), S Baby, TM Head, S Binny, T Mills, S Aravind, A Choudhary, Y Chahal

Match Details

Venue: Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium, Hyderabad
Time: 08:00 pm IST
Result: Sunrisers Hyderabad won by 35 Runs