The Rajasthan Royals and Royal Challengers Bangalore made no changed to their playing 11s from the previous match for the IPL 2022 Qualifier 2. The two sides lock horns at the Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad on Friday.
Rajasthan Royals captain Sanju Samson won the toss and elected to bowl.
Announcing his decision, Samson said that he wants to keep calm and cut off the noise.
“We will bowl first. The wicket is a bit sticky and hopefully it will help our bowlers first-up. Yesterday we had a good practice session. Everyone is happy and excited for the game. Emotionally everyone is connected to the team and the franchise. Important to keep calm and cut off the noise, trust yourself and just another game of cricket. No changes for us,” the RR skipper said at the toss.
RCB captain Faf du Plessis, on the other hand, said that the team had a rest day and are ready to fire in the key game.
“We were actually looking to bat first, it looks a good pitch and we believe runs on the board in a big game will count in our favour. Guys had a good rest yesterday, but today everyone has turned up really fresh and pumped up for the game. Tonight we are playing a very strong team and it is all about doing the right things. It’s an amazing ground, incredible to play in front of so many people. We are playing the same team,” the Protea said.
Royal Challengers Bangalore (Playing XI): Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis(c), Rajat Patidar, Glenn Maxwell, Mahipal Lomror, Dinesh Karthik(w), Shahbaz Ahmed, Wanindu Hasaranga, Harshal Patel, Josh Hazlewood, Mohammed Siraj
Rajasthan Royals (Playing XI): Yashasvi Jaiswal, Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson(w/c), Devdutt Padikkal, Shimron Hetmyer, Riyan Parag, Ravichandran Ashwin, Trent Boult, Prasidh Krishna, Obed McCoy, Yuzvendra Chahal