The home side Sunrisers Hyderabad won the toss and decided to bowl first in hot conditions out there in Hyderabad.
The sun is shining dark at nearly 42 degrees but Warner was happy to let his fielders drain sweat in the heat, as the surface will be good for batting later in the evening, the skipper reckoned at the time of toss.
Ashish Nehra made his way back in the team in place of youngster Mohammed Siraj, whereas, once again Bipul Sharma too made his way back on a slow track in place of batsman Deepak Hooda.
Rising Pune Supergiant went in the game with an unchanged squad, keeping in mind the fruits of their last win against KKR.
RPS side will look to win the game and secure a place in the top four on the points table, whereas, Hyderabad will aim to add two more points to their account.
Here is what both the captains said at the time of the toss –
“No changes for us. Going in with the same side. I think we are in the top four at the moment and have had a good run in the last six-seven games. We’re going pretty well.
“We are going to bowl first. We aren’t sure about the weather, we aren’t pretty sure about the wicket either. It always makes more sense to chase in a day game. Bipul Sharma in for Hooda and Nehra comes back in for Siraj. We have a job to do, need to win day in and day out and are hoping that everyone does their job assigned.
Here is the playing XI of both the sides –
Sunrisers Hyderabad Playing XI: David Warner(c), Shikhar Dhawan, Kane Williamson, Yuvraj Singh, Moises Henriques, Naman Ojha(w), Rashid Khan, Bipul Sharma, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Siddarth Kaul, Ashish Nehra
Rising Pune Supergiant Playing XI: Ajinkya Rahane, Rahul Tripathi, Steven Smith(c), Manoj Tiwary, MS Dhoni(w), Ben Stokes, Daniel Christian, Washington Sundar, Jaydev Unadkat, Shardul Thakur, Imran Tahir.