Rajasthan Royals captain Steve Smith has decided to bat first by winning the toss against Royal Challengers. In this match being played in Dubai, Rajasthan Royals have not made many changes in their team. At the same time, Virat Kohli has made two changes in the team.
Smith said that this match is being played during the day, so it would be good to bat first. He said that there is no change in our team. Our team is good. And with the arrival of Stokes, the balance is improved. Smith said the wickets are slowing down over time and that is why he is batting.
At the same time, Virat Kohil said that this wicket is better than he thought. He described this wicket better than Sharjah’s wicket. He said that he too would have chosen to bat first. There are two changes in the team. Gurkeerat Mann has replaced Mohammed Siraj and Shahbaz Ahmed has got the chance to play the first match in place of Shivam Dubey.
Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler (wicketkeeper), Steve Smith (captain), Sanju Samson, Robin Uthappa, Ryan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal, Jaydev Unadkat, Karthik Tyagi
Royal Challengers Bangalore
Aaron Finch, Devdutt Padikkal, Virat Kohli (captain), AB de Villiers (wicketkeeper), Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Washington Sundar, Chris Morris, Shahbaz Nadeem, Isuru Udana, Navdeep Saini, Yuzvendra Chahal