Sunrisers Hyderabad captain David Warner decided to field first against Royal Challengers Bangalore by winning the toss in the Indian Premier League (IPL) Eliminator on Friday. Wriddhiman Saha is not playing for Hyderabad due to injury. He has been replaced by Srivatsa Goswami. Bangalore has made three changes. He has replaced Adam Maurice, Aaron Finch and Navdeen Saini in the playing XI, replacing Chris Maurice, Joshua Phillip and Shahbaz Ahmed.
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Bangalore got a big shock
Royal Challengers Bangalore have suffered a major setback. Captain Kohli came to open today. But nothing amazing happened and Jason Holder fell victim to 6 runs. Now Finch has come to batting. Team score 7/1
Bangalore’s innings started
The innings of Royal Challengers Bangalore has started. Captain Kohli has come to open today. Devdutt Padikkal is already the team’s opener batsman but today he himself has landed with him. Sandeep Sharma has brought the first over for Hyderabad.
SRH Playing XI: David Warner (C), Srivats Goswami (W), Manish Pandey, Kane Williamson, Abdul Samad, Jason Holder, Priyam Garg, Rashid Khan, Shehzad Nadeem, Sandeep Sharma, T Natarajan.
RCB Playing XI: Devdutt Padikkal, Virat Kohli (C), AB de Villiers (W), Shivam Dubey, Washington Sundar, Mohammad Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal, Aaron Finch, Adam Jampa, Moeen Ali, Navdeep Saini
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Hit pair of Warner-Saha
At the start of the tournament, the pair of David Warner and Johnny Bairstow gave a bang. As Bairstow strayed from the rhythm in the middle matches, Hyderabad adopted Wriddhiman Saha as Warner’s new partner. No goal has been difficult for the team since this pair has been formed. Both shared a 107-run partnership against Delhi and 151 against Mumbai. Warner has so far scored 529 runs in 14 matches while Saha proved 184 by three matches to prove that the team management had missed the opening match.
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Devdutt Padikkal, the opener of Royal Challengers Bangalore, has put 51 fours in this IPL. Sunrisers captain David Warner has 49 fours so far, Sandeep Sharma has dismissed Virat Kohli 7 times, which is the record for most dismissals in any tournament. In this match too, Virat will be on Sandeep’s target.
Face to face
Total Matches: 17
SRH Won: 9
RCB won: 7
No Result: 1