IPL 2018: Sunrisers defends, again

Catch the live updates of the 39th match of IPL 2018, between Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad.

Rashid Khan has been a standout bowler for Sunrisers Hyderabad, whose bowling attack has performed the best this season.   -  AP

 

Toss update: Virat Kohli, captain of RCB, has won the toss and opted to field first. RCB has two changes from its last match: M. Ashwin is replaced by Manan Vohra and Brendon McCullum makes way for Moeen Ali, who'll be making his IPL debut. Sunrisers is unchanged.

With seven wins and two losses, Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) is atop the IPL 2018 table. With a win against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) tonight, it will have 16 points and can seal its spot in the playoffs. For RCB, which has six points and three wins from nine matches, this is now or never time: it must win tonight to have a chance of reaching the knockout stage of the tournament.

This is the first meeting between these sides this season.