Sundaram Ravi (India), Paul Reiffel (Australia), Virender Sharma (India, TV)
The toss might be a crucial factor since the last 5 matches in Abu Dhabi have been won by the chasing teams. Also, one shouldn't forget that the dew setting in later in the evening will make life toigher for bowlers. The captain winning the toss should opt to field first and restrict the opposition to something around 160 runs.
It would be a hot and humid evening with temperatures hovering between 29 and 27 degree celsius. We are in for full 40 overs.
Both sides will be going into tonight's clash with contrasting forms - while the SunRisers Hyderabad handed the Mumbai Indians a 10-wicket mauling on Tuesday, the Royal Challengers Bangalore are on a 4-match losing streak. For Virat Kohli and Co. to turn things around for themselves, they can't let the runs dry up in the middle overs. The onus will be on the captain and AB de Villiers to keep the scoreboard moving and set the perfect foundation for the likes of Chris Morris, Shivam Dube and Washington Sundar to finish with a flourish. However, RCB will have a more important job with the ball. And that will be to break the SRH opening partnership. Considering the form both David Warner and Wriddhiman Saha are in at the moment, dismissing them early will reduce quite a few runs from their total. That said, SRH would again be staring at their openers to give them a solid start. With the ball, Sandeep Sharma will have a key task of accounting for the RCB openers and then Virat Kohli, who he has dismissed a record 7 times in the IPL.