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IPL 2020 Eliminator: RCB sweat over Chris Morris’ injury, will he play against SRH?

IPL 2020 Eliminator: RCB sweat over Chris Morris’ injury, will he play against SRH?

IPL 2020 Eliminator: Royal Challengers Bangalore are set to play against Sunrisers Hyderabad in the IPL 2020 Eliminator on Friday and the team’s think tank will be worried about Chris Morris’ hamstring niggle. In his last game against Delhi Capitals, Morris suffered an injury during his first spell and went out of the ground. He […]

IPL 2020 Eliminator: Royal Challengers Bangalore are set to play against Sunrisers Hyderabad in the IPL 2020 Eliminator on Friday and the team’s think tank will be worried about Chris Morris’ hamstring niggle.

In his last game against Delhi Capitals, Morris suffered an injury during his first spell and went out of the ground. He never returned to the field as Pawan Negi fielded as a substitute player.

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The South African will be dearly needed in RCB’s bowling attack that has suddenly lost its sting but there’s still a big question mark over the all-rounder’s availability for the do-or-die game against SRH.

Meanwhile, RCB pacer Navdeep Saini, who missed the last game against DC with his hand injury, is likely to return for the Eliminator.

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With momentum on their side, a confident Sunrisers Hyderabad would look for another complete performance to continue their forward march in the IPL when they face a struggling Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Eliminator here on Friday.

Pushed to the wall after a slow start to the tournament, SRH produced a lion-hearted effort in the second leg and peaked at the right time to qualify for the playoffs by finishing third in the league standings, just ahead of RCB.

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It has been contrasting results for the two teams in the business end of the tournament.

While RCB suffered four consecutive defeats to finish the league stage at the fourth spot, SRH registered a hat-trick of wins to edge past Virat Kohli’s men in the standings.

SRH made a remarkable turnaround in their final three games — defeating Delhi Capitals, RCB and table-toppers Mumbai Indians to book their last-fourth berth.

And come Friday, SRH would be brimming with confidence, especially after their 10-wicket win over MI in the last must-win game.

On the other hand, knowing very well that another blunder could send them packing, the Kohli-led RCB have a lot to ponder over.

Coming into the match with four consecutive losses, RCB’s confidence would be rock-bottom.

But skipper Kohli understands it is not the time to think about past results and what matters from here on is three wins on the trot to lift the IPL title.

RCB Probable XI: Joshua Philippe, Devdutt Padikkal, Virat Kohli (c), AB de Villiers (wk), Moeen Ali, Shivam Dube, Chris Morris/Isuru Udana, Washington Sundar, Navdeep Saini/Shahbaz Ahmed, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal

SRH Probable XI: David Warner (c), Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Manish Pandey, Kane Williamson, Abdul Samad, Priyam Garg/Abhishek Sharma, Jason Holder, Rashid Khan, Shahbaz Nadeem, Sandeep Sharma, T. Natarajan

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