IPL 2021, RCB v RR: Bangalore win toss, elect to bowl first

Mumbai: Royal Challengers Bangalore have won the toss and have opted to field. The match number 16th will be played between RCB and Rajasthan Royals.

“We are going to bowl. Have seen results here whether there’s dew or not. Confident we can chase anything down. Try and exploit whatever we can with the new ball. Very exciting for me as a batsman but the bowlers will have to adjust. Have experienced conditions totally opposite in Chennai,” said Virat Kohli.

Royal Challengers play two games at the Wankhede which would be closest to resembling their home ground. Their first challenge at a new venue comes in the form of Rajasthan Royals who have had a excellent start to their campaign for 2021.

Glenn Maxwell is the second-highest run-scorer in the tournament, and that is a massive achievement given that he has played all 3 of his games in Chennai thus far.

Harshal Patel has been the surprise package with the ball. Sanju Samson in his first stint as captain of an IPL team has had to deal with the loss of Jofra Archer before the tournament even began, which was further compounded by the loss of Ben Stokes after the first game. 

Teams:

Rajasthan Royals (Playing XI): Jos Buttler, Manan Vohra, Sanju Samson(w/c), Shivam Dube, David Miller, Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Chris Morris, Shreyas Gopal, Chetan Sakariya, Mustafizur Rahman

Royal Challengers Bangalore (Playing XI): Virat Kohli(c), Devdutt Padikkal, Shahbaz Ahmed, Glenn Maxwell, AB de Villiers(w), Washington Sundar, Kyle Jamieson, Kane Richardson, Harshal Patel, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal

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