SRH won the toss and chose to field first. The teams are ready to take on each other as the table toppers Sunrisers Hyderabad have already made it to the playoffs but on the other hand for RCB, it is a must win match and a defeat would mean elimination for Virat's army.
SRH have proved how significant a strong bowling side can be in a tournament like IPL which is dominated by the batsmen. The SRH is arguably the best bowling side this IPL with a comparatively weak batting line up. However, their bowlers have time and again proved their mettle and belittled the might and myth of batsmen in the league this year.
RCB have had a mixed season this year where they lost a number of matches consecutively one after the other but have now been able to balance themselves up to an extent.
RCB are hanging on a fragile thread and a little mistake at this stage of the game would mean nothing but elimination. RCB's performance has been hot and cold this season but they are getting their form back right on the spot. Having won both of their last matches, Kohli's army must be brimming with confidence.
Royal Challengers Bangalore: V Kohli*, P Patel (wk), M Ali, AB de Villiers, M Singh, S Khan, C de Grandhomme, T Southee, U Yadav, M Siraj, Y Chahal
Sunrisers Hyderabad: S Dhawan, A Hales, K Williamson*, M Pandey, D Hooda, S Al Hasan, S Goswami (wk), R Khan, B Thampi, S Kaul, Sandeep Sharma