Both teams finished the league stage of the IPL 2020 with 14 points (7 wins and 7 loses) each. But due to the net run-rate difference, SunRisers Hyderabad finished in the 3rd position in the IPL 2020 points table and Royal Challengers Bangalore finished in the 4th position in the same points table.
IPL 2020, Eliminator: SunRisers Hyderabad vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (SRH vs RCB) – Toss Report
SunRisers Hyderabad captain David Warner won the toss and decided to bowl first. SRH made the only alteration in the playing XI as Sreevats Goswami replaced Wriddhiman Saha.
Warner said, “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.”
On the other hand, Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli confirmed that they made four changes in the playing XI. Aaron Finch, Moeen Ali, Adam Zampa and Navdeep Saini replaced Josh Philippe, Isuru Udana, Chris Morris and Shahbaz Ahmed.
Kohli said, “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”
IPL 2020, Eliminator: SunRisers Hyderabad vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (SRH vs RCB) – Playing XIs
SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH): David Warner (C), Shreevats Goswami (wk), Manish Pandey, Kane Williamson, Priyam Garg, Jason Holder, Abdul Samad, Rashid Khan, Shahbaz Nadeem, Sandeep Sharma, T Natarajan
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB): Aaron Finch, Devdutt Padikkal, Virat Kohli (C), AB de Villiers (wk), Moeen Ali, Washington Sundar, Shivam Dube, Navdeep Saini, Adam Zampa, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal