Abu Dhabi: Rajasthan Royals skipper Steve Smith on Saturday won the toss and elected to bat in their Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 match against Royal Challengers Bangalore at the Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium.
“We’ll bat first. It’s a day game and it is pretty warm out here. We’ve got one change, (Mahipal) Lomror comes in for Ankit (Rajput). Hopefully, we’ll put on a good show today,” Smith said after winning the toss.
On the other hand, RCB have gone with the same team which played against Mumbai Indians.
“It’s dry heat, but it’s not so bad,” said RCB captain Virat Kohli when asked about the weather conditions. “We are playing with the same XI. We wanted to bat first, day game, better to get into the game with the first six overs of the match.”
Rajasthan Royals: Jos Buttler(w), Steven Smith(c), Sanju Samson, Robin Uthappa, Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Tom Curran, Shreyas Gopal, Jofra Archer, Mahipal Lomror, Jaydev Unadkat
Royal Challengers Bangalore: Devdutt Padikkal, Aaron Finch, Virat Kohli(c), AB de Villiers(w), Shivam Dube, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Washington Sundar, Isuru Udana, Navdeep Saini, Adam Zampa, Yuzvendra Chahal