Right, big news straightaway!Virat Kohli is opening the batting for Royal Challengers Bangalore alongside Devdutt Padikkal. Sandeep Sharma has the new ball in hand for Sunrisers. No slip but a short extra-cover in place for him. Kohli on strike. Here we go!
Playing XI for both the teams!
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Royal Challengers Bangalore: Aaron Finch, Devdutt Padikkal, Virat Kohli(c), AB de Villiers(w), Moeen Ali, Washington Sundar, Shivam Dube, Navdeep Saini, Adam Zampa, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal
Sunrisers Hyderabad: David Warner(c), Shreevats Goswami(w), Manish Pandey, Kane Williamson, Priyam Garg, Jason Holder, Abdul Samad, Rashid Khan, Shahbaz Nadeem, Sandeep Sharma, T Natarajan
Captains at the toss!
Virat Kohli – It could go both ways, we would have bowled first. But runs on the board could prove crucial. The last game opened up completely, when you haven’t qualified, the nerves will come. It’s an exciting time, it’s been a leasure to play here.The seniors will have to take up responsibility, let the youngsters play freely. Chris Morris misses out with a quad injury, Joshua Phillipe is out as well. Aaron Finch is back, so is Adam Zampa. Saini replaces Shahbaz Ahmed.
David Warner – We will bowl first. Dew could play an effect, the last couple of games say so. But the wicket will not change a lot. We are under no pressure, it already started a couple of games back. Unfortunately Saha misses out with an injury, Goswami replaces him. The trophy means a lot for us, the owners and the fans back home.
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Team news: One forced change for Sunrisers as injured Wriddhiman Saha is replaced by Shreevats Goswami. Four changes for Royal Challengers as well. Chris Morris misses out due to a quad injury. Josh Phillipe is out as well. Navdeep Saini replaces Shahbaz Ahmed. Moeen Ali comes in for Isuru Udana. Aaron Finch and Adam Zampa are back as well.
Toss news: Sunrisers Hyderabad skipper David Warner wins toss, opts to field against Royal Challengers Bangalore in Abu Dhabi.
The King is all set!
RCB skipper @imVkohli getting into the groove 💪🏻💪🏻#Dream11IPL #SRHvRCB https://t.co/DejcT1XsrO
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Pitch report: “Pretty even sized boundaries on both side with the biggest boundary being 76m. There is some wind blowing towards the ground, there’s a lot of grass coverage on the surface and it should be fantastic for bowling, they should also enjoy the bounce on offer. Overall, it’s going to be a challenging pitch for the batsmen,” opines Ian Bishop.
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Players from both the teams are out in the middle, warming up ahead of the knock-out encounter. We are just 30 minutes away from the toss.
Battle within the battle!
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The do or die clash between the two teams!
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