RCB vs RR: The first day-match of the 13th season of IPL is being played between Royal Challengers Bangalore and former champion Rajasthan Royals at Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi. In the match, Rajasthan Royals captain Steve Smith won the toss and decided to bat first. He said after winning the toss his team wants to make a big score.
RCB vs RR- Playing-XI
Royal Challengers Bangalore – Devdutt Padikkal, Aaron Finch, Virat Kohli (captain), AB de Villiers (wicketkeeper), Shivam Dubey, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Washington Sundar, Isuru Udana, Navdeep Saini, Adam Zampa and Yuzvendra Chahal.
Jos Buttler (wicketkeeper), Steve Smith (captain), Sanju Samson, Robin Uthappa, Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Tom Curran, Shreyas Gopal, Jofra Archer, Jaydev Unadkat and Mahipal Lomroor.
Changes in the team?
A change has been made in the Rajasthan team and Mahipal Lomroor has been inducted into the playing-XI instead of Ankit Rajput. There is no change in the Bangalore team
Will the weather affect?
The weather in Abu Dhabi can put a big difference as the match is being played in the afternoon and then there is a lot of heat. However, dew will have no role to play due to the day match. Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli will also have all eyes on those who are reeling under poor form.
Steve Smith’s captained team, Rajasthan, made a spectacular debut in IPL and won both his opening matches, but got defeated by Kolkata in their previous match, which is their first defeat of the session.