In a clash between two in-form teams, Sunrisers Hyderabad have won the toss and have opted to field against Royal Challengers Bangalore at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai on Saturday.

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On this ground, SRH began their campaign with two consecutive losses. However, they persisted with
their strategy and are now on a four-match winning streak.

The Hyderabad
based franchise now has 8 points from six matches and stand a chance to enter
the top four of the points table tonight.

RCB, on the
other hand, are buoyant by five wins. They are coming into this game in the
backdrop of two straight wins. Currently occupying the third position, RCB will
look to improve their standing on the points table.  

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What did the captains say? 

Kane Williamson: We are gonna have a bowl. Quite humid, perhaps some dew coming in, we’ll have to see. The wickets tend to remain similar throughout. We have had a little bit of a break. We have to play smart and make the required adjustments. Same team. Washington is recovering well, another few days should help him out.

Faf du Plessis: It’s our first game here, it’s looked like a pretty decent surface. IPL has something for the bowlers in the first six overs. The pitch has looked like a nice, consistent pitch. We have to assess and play accordingly from there.

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Pitch report: At this ground, the team batting second won five times while four matches went in favour of the batting first side. The pitch wears a green look which means there will be a bit of pace and bounce. As the ball will come fast to the bat, batters will be able to score freely. So, a high scoring game is on the cards. 

Playing XI 

Sunrisers Hyderabad: Abhishek Sharma, Kane Williamson(c), Rahul Tripathi, Aiden Markram, Nicholas Pooran(w), Shashank Singh, Jagadeesha Suchith, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Marco Jansen, Umran Malik, T Natarajan

Royal Challengers Bangalore: Faf du Plessis(c), Anuj Rawat, Virat Kohli, Glenn Maxwell, Suyash Prabhudessai, Shahbaz Ahmed, Dinesh Karthik(w), Wanindu Hasaranga, Harshal Patel, Josh Hazlewood, Mohammed Siraj