Paul Reiffel (Australia), Yeshwant Barde (India), Anil Chaudhary (India, TV)
The match will be played on a relatively new wicket. This means that the pitch, along with the short boundaries, will aid batsmen to play big shots. One shouldn't forget that the dew setting in later in the evening will make life futher difficult for bowlers. Hence, the captain winning the toss should opt to field first and restrict the opposition to something between 180 and 190 runs.
It will be a hot and humid evening with temperatures ranging between 29 and 27 degree celsius. We are in for full 40 overs.
While it is a must-win game for the SunRisers Hyderabad, Virat Kohli too wouldn't want to retreat for a win tonight would guarantee them a place in the top 4 after 4 long years. Bowling has been a cause of concern for RCB off late, and they need to step up tonight for the SunRisers have the highest run-rate (8.24) in the powerplay and have lost the least number of wickets (9). On top of that, Devdutt Padikkal and Joshua Philippe need to get RCB off to a steady start for Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers to take it deep and finish the innings in style. On the other hand, SRH were dealt a big blow as Vijay Shankar has been ruled out for the remainder of the season. That means that there will be extra pressure on the likes of David Warner and Manish Pandey to put enough runs on the board for the SRH bowlers to able to defend.