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Royal Challengers Bangalore 0/0 (0.2 Ovs)
Parthiv Patel 0 (2)
Sandeep Sharma 0.2-0-0-0
Sunrisers Hyderabad opt to bowl
Here are the Playing XIs
Royal Challengers Bangalore: Virat Kohli (c), Parthiv Patel (wk), Moeen Ali, AB de Villiers, Mandeep Singh, Sarfaraz Khan, Colin de Grandhomme, Tim Southee, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal
Sunrisers Hyderabad: Shikhar Dhawan, Alex Hales, Kane Williamson (c), Manish Pandey, Deepak Hooda, Shakib Al Hasan, Shreevats Goswami (wk), Rashid Khan, Basil Thampi, Siddarth Kaul, Sandeep Sharma
TOSS TIME: Kane Williamson calls it right, wins and elects to field. Virat Kohli agrees he would have done the same, but apparently, feels it is a good chance to ‘test their batting’ in the chase. RCB are playing the same XI, while SRH have made only one change. Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who didn’t practice yesterday, has been rested. Basil Thampi comes in.
Hello and welcome to Match 51 of IPL 2018. It’s a do or die game for RCB as they face off table-toppers Sunrisers Hyderabad at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium. For as clinical as SRH have been throughout the tournament, the fact that they have nothing left to play for in the league stage – with their top two finish confirmed – it will be RCB’s best chance to keep their tournament hopes alive. SRH could look to experiment, give some of their out of form players greater roles as well as blood in some new players, resting the regulars. RCB haven’t been the best team under pressure, and yet again they will find themselves in a similar situation, only this time against possibly a less motivated opposition. Can they survive?