SRH won the Qualifier 2 against GL to qualify for the final © AFP
SRH (above) won the Qualifier 2 against GL to qualify for the final © AFP

Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) have won the toss and elected to bat first against powerhouse Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), in the final of the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2016 at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru on Sunday. Regarding the teams, SRH skipper David Warner made a change in the form of Mustafizur Rahman, coming in for Trent Boult, while RCB skipper Virat Kohli decided to move in with an unchanged squad. SRH won the Qualifier 2 against Gujarat Lions (GL) to qualify for the final, while RCB won the Qualifier 1 against GL to qualify, as the contest promises to be a thriller. Full Cricket Scorecard: Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Sunrisers Hyderabad, IPL 2016 Final

After 56 league matches, two qualifiers, and an eliminator, Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) will face off against Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in the much-awaited finale of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2016 at M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru on Sunday. These two teams are the deserving finalists, simply because they are the best batting and bowling sides of the tournament respectively. RCB’s batting is unmatched with the presence of Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Chris Gayle, Shane Watson, and KL Rahul in the top five. As for SRH, even in the absence of Ashish Nehra and Mustafizur Rahman they still manage to look threatening. Full Cricket Updates: Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Sunrisers Hyderabad, IPL 2016 Final

The final is being held at Bengaluru, which apart from being RCB’s fortress is also a ground best suited to their team. In Rahul, Aravind, and Stuart Binny RCB have three Karnataka cricketers who know what to expect from the pitch. Kohli, Gayle, and de Villiers have played for RCB for years, so they too are virtually hometown heroes. The deck is stacked in favour of RCB, but SRH and Warner are worthy adversaries. Expect a run-fest at Chinnaswamy!