Toss: Virat Kohli won the toss and Royal Challengers Bangalore opted to field against Sunrisers Hyderabad at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Uppal in the 27th match of the Indian Premier League 2016 on Saturday (April 30).

Team news

Sunrisers Hyderabad: OUT: Eoin Morgan, Aditya Tare, Bipul Sharma; IN: Kane Williamson, Ashish Reddy, Barinder Sran

Royal Challengers Bangalore: OUT: Sarfaraz Khan, Stuart Binny, Yuzvendra Chahal, Iqbal Abdulla; IN: Sachin Baby, Harshal Patel, Varun Aaron, Parveez Rasool

What they said

David WarnerWe would have fielded first. Now it’s about putting up a good score and making good use of the Power Play overs. We always talk about not losing wickets in clumps.

Virat Kohli: We are taking the opportunity to chase down the target. We rested and are ready to go. We want to do well with the ball, it’s an area we have lacked.

Tournament: With three wins in six matches, Hyderabad are fifth on the points table. Bangalore have lost three of their five matches and are only above Kings XI Punjab at No. 7. In the first game between the two sides in the season, Bangalore had won by 45 runs at home.

Conditions: A hot day was followed by a windy evening and drizzle, meaning that the toss was delayed by an hour. The pitch is expected to stay true through the game, but the team bowling first could have an advantage.


Royal Challengers Bangalore: Virat Kohli (capt), KL Rahul, AB de Villiers, Shane Watson, Sachin Baby, Varun Aaron, Kedar Jadhav (wk), Kane Richardson, Parveez Rasool, Tabraiz Shamsi, Harshal Patel.

Sunrisers Hyderabad: David Warner (capt), Shikhar Dhawan, Moises Henriques, Kane Williamson, Naman Ojha (wk), Deepak Hooda, Ashish Reddy, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mustafizur Rahman, Barinder Sran, Ashish Nehra.