IPL 2020, SRH vs RCB: Player Ratings as Padikkal, De Villiers and Chahal power RCB to hard-fought win over unfortunate SRH

RCB got their IPL 2020 campaign off to a winning start
RCB got their IPL 2020 campaign off to a winning start

In the third game of the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2020), the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) take on the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in what is a repeat of the 2016 final.

On the back of brilliant fifties from debutant Devdutt Padikkal and AB de Villiers, RCB posted a par total of 163/5. Although Jonny Bairstow offered some resistance, game-changing spells from Yuzvendra Chahal and Navdeep Saini, along with a fair share of luck, ensured that Virat Kohli's side started their IPL 2020 campaign with a 10-run win.

Here are the player ratings from the SRH vs RCB IPL 2020 game.

IPL 2020, SRH vs RCB: SRH Player Ratings

Mitch Marsh suffered a serious-looking ankle injury in his first IPL 2020 game
Mitch Marsh suffered a serious-looking ankle injury in his first IPL 2020 game

David Warner: 6/10

Warner scored only 6 runs, but was very unlucky to be run out at the non-striker's end while backing up. The SRH captain was good with his bowling changes and fielding as ever, and he looked in excellent nick in the 6 balls that he faced as well.

Jonny Bairstow: 7/10

Bairstow was SRH's top-scorer, and carried over his form from the limited-overs leg against England into IPL 2020. The Englishman was the team's best hope to take them over the line, but played a needless shot off Chahal to throw his wicket away.

Manish Pandey: 6.5/10

Pandey got a promotion to No. 3 for this game, and he performed decently courtesy of some wayward bowling and smart strokeplay. After scoring 34, he attempted an ill-advised lofted shot off Yuzvendra Chahal that resulted in his downfall. The right-hander was electric in the field, as always.

Priyam Garg: 4/10

Garg was preferred ahead of the likes of Abdul Samad and Virat Singh, and he didn't do much to justify his selection. The former India U-19 captain attempted a cheeky scoop that resulted in an embarrassing dismissal, and given that he isn't a big hitter, he might be left out of the side for the next game.

Vijay Shankar: 3/10

Shankar had a nightmare start to his game as he overstepped on consecutive deliveries and was made to pay by Aaron Finch. Although he later dismissed Devdutt Padikkal, the all-rounder receives a poor rating after being comprehensively deceived by a Yuzvendra Chahal googly first-ball.

Mitchell Marsh: 4/10

Marsh could bowl only 4 balls as his susceptibility to injury came back to haunt him. The Australian came out to bat late in the SRH innings despite majorly struggling with his ankle, but a dream effort wasn't to be. The injury doesn't look good, and he might miss a significant part of IPL 2020.

Abhishek Sharma: 6/10

Abhishek picked up the crucial wicket of Aaron Finch, and played a beautiful stroke off Chahal to rekindle hopes of an SRH win. However, his innings was cut short after a nasty collision with Rashid Khan, who took the brunt of the damage.

Rashid Khan: 5.5/10

Rashid wasn't anywhere near the standards expected of him, and never really troubled the batsmen on a pitch that Yuzvendra Chahal later found purchase from. The Afghanistan captain was also shoddy in the field as he misfielded a couple and misjudged a catch. He suffered a sickening blow while batting and although he was able to continue, his status will be monitored closely ahead of the upcoming IPL 2020 games.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar: 7.5/10

Kumar might not have picked up wickets but he was the pick of the SRH bowlers. Tasked with two overs with the new ball and two more at the death, he seemed to be back to full fitness post his injury and his form augurs well for SRH's hopes in IPL 2020.

Sandeep Sharma: 5/10

Sandeep's figures read 0/36 off his 4 overs, and this was largely due to AB de Villiers taking a particular liking to him at the death. The former Kings XI Punjab pacer bowled in the late 120s and SRH might just look to the abundance of fast-bowling options on the bench in the coming IPL 2020 games.

T Natarajan: 6/10

Natarajan bowled his fair share of loose deliveries and finished with figures of 1/34. Although that one wicket was RCB skipper Virat Kohli, SRH might consider replacing the left-armer with a bowler of a similar mould - Khaleel Ahmed - in future IPL 2020 games.

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IPL 2020, SRH vs RCB: RCB Player Ratings

AB de Villiers was in incredible touch in his first IPL 2020 game [PC: iplt20.com]
AB de Villiers was in incredible touch in his first IPL 2020 game [PC: iplt20.com]

Devdutt Padikkal: 8/10

Padikkal looked calm and confident, and not at all like someone making his IPL debut. The Karnataka youngster registered a fluent fifty as he continued his rich vein of form, and IPL 2020 might just be his breakthrough season.

Aaron Finch: 5/10

Finch was more than happy to play second fiddle to Padikkal in the early part of his innings, but never really got going after being denied regular strike. The Australian captain looked slightly out of sorts, and dropped a catch off Bairstow's bat at a crucial stage of the innings that might have proven to be costly.

Virat Kohli: 5/10

Kohli got off to a sedate start as he looked to rotate strike and keep things ticking, but perished off the first attacking shot that he played. The RCB skipper ran hard between the wickets, and runs are bound to come thick and fast soon this IPL.

AB de Villiers: 8/10

De Villiers was his fluent best as he scored 51 off just 30 balls, which was an innings studded with 4 fours and 2 sixes. The South African's innings was crucial in an RCB middle order that was without Moeen Ali, and he shows so signs of slowing down despite having retired from international cricket.

Shivam Dube: 7/10

Dube never quite got going with the bat, but bowled an excellent 3 overs (2/15) in the latter part of the SRH innings. The all-rounder's capability with the ball has been under question, and his performances today would have greatly encouraged the RCB think-tank.

Josh Philippe: 4/10

Philippe was a surprising inclusion in the RCB side, and faced only two balls in the last over. The Australian had a terrible day behind the stumps as he conceded a number of byes, with some of them not acceptable at this level at all. He might be replaced by either Moeen Ali or Chris Morris for the next game.

Washington Sundar: 5/10

Sundar didn't have much to do in this game as he bowled only one over and didn't get to bat. The off-spinner probably didn't bowl more overs due to many right-handers in the SRH batting lineup, and could play a bigger role in the coming games in IPL 2020.

Dale Steyn: 6/10

Steyn didn't have a great game as he conceded 33 runs in his 3.4 overs, and his pace seems to have dropped off a touch in the recent past. The South African also dropped Bairstow, although the missed opportunity didn't cost the team too much.

Umesh Yadav: 3/10

Yadav was horrible on the night as he sprayed balls all over the place, especially on the pads. After his superb 2018 IPL season, his form has tapered off significantly, and he could find himself out of the side in favour of Morris or Siraj if his poor performances continue.

Navdeep Saini: 8/10

Saini was superb on the night as he bowled fast and accurately to finish with excellent figures of 2/25 in his 4 overs. The express pacer is arguably already the leader of the RCB bowling attack, and could prove to be Kohli's trump card in IPL 2020.

Yuzvendra Chahal: 9/10

Chahal was the star of the show with the ball in hand for RCB, and finished his Man of the Match performance with figures of 3/18 in his four overs. The leggie scalped the wickets of Jonny Bairstow, Manish Pandey and Vijay Shankar to completely change the course of the match, and extracted turn off a pitch that didn't really favour the spinners.

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Edited by Atharva Papnoi
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