Royal Challengers Bangalore will be batting first after Sunrisers Hyderabad captain David Warner won the toss and elected to field. Navdeep Saini is fit but Isuru Udana replaces Dale Steyn for RCB. Fortunately for SRH, Wriddhiman Saha has been declared fit and will bat. RCB have 7 wins to their name from 12 matches and occupy a place in the top half of the points table. In their last encounter in the Dream 11 IPL, RCB defeated SRH by 10 runs.
On the other hand, SRH, are on the sixth spot in the standings, having registered 5 wins from 12 games. RCB can ill afford to lose both their last two games as it will affect their NRR , resulting in their elimination if other teams on 14 points have higher run rates. Sitting on the sixth spot with 10 points from 12 games, the Hyderabad outfit need to win their remaining two matches against RCB and MI to reach 14 points to stay in the reckoning.