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Kohli and coin tosses, was quite a story in this IPL. This is his tenth defeat in 13 attempts. Steven Smith opts for a bowl, with the Royals replacing Ashton Turner for Mahipal Lomror. For the hosts, Pawan Negi and Kulwant Khejroliya reach eleven.
Royal Challengers Bangalore (Playing XI): Parthiv Patel (wk), Virat Kohli (c), Villiers AB, Heinrich Klaasen, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Marcus Stoinis, Pawan Negi, Umesh Yadav, Navdeep Saini, Kulwant Khejroliya, Yuzvendra Chahal
Rajasthan Royals (Playing XI): Ajinkya Rahane, Liam Livingstone, Sanju Samson (wk), Steven Smith (c), Parag Riyan, Binny Stuart, Lomror Mahipal, Gopal Shreyas, Unadkat Jaydev, Varun Aaron, Oshane Thomas
Just a few hours before departure, it rained in Bengaluru. But the Chinnaswamy stadium is equipped with the sub-air system, which means the action should start quickly if there is an interruption. Purnima has some positive news, saying the covers are being pulled out and the two super-blowers are circling.
One team is placed in seventh and the other in eighth. With 10 points from 12 games, Rajasthan Royals are still looking for play-offs, but they will need NRR victories in their last two matches to have a chance to reach the next round. Royal Challengers hosts Bangalore may also have been on the count if they had won the previous game against Delhi Capitals. But with only four wins in 12 games, they can rely only on math to convince themselves they still have a chance. Here's a look at the rating.
Purnima "The change in RR's leadership helped the ways of both relieved service captain Ajinkya Rahane and starter Steve Smith as well as the team's .The Royals have since won three of their four games, reviving their campaign that was almost at middle of the road … There are encouraging signs in front of bowling alike ".
While we wait for the team's bid and details, see how things are with both teams in our preview.