The 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 is being held in Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates (UAE.)
Today is the 15th match, played between Rajasthan Royals (RR) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB.)
Steve Smith, the RR Captain won the toss and elected to bat first, which means RCB would bowl.
Steve Smith, the Captain of RR said, “We’ll bat first. It’s a day game, pretty warm out here, so we want to bat first and set a target. We got one change, Lomror comes in for Ankit (Rajpoot). It’s a long tournament, you are going to win games, lose games. Hopefully, we’ll put on a good show today. Ben (Stokes) is a quality player, adds to our squad once he’s arrives.”
Virat Kohli, the Captain of RCB said, “We are playing with the same XI. We wanted to bat first as it’s a day game, better to get into the game in the first six overs of the match. Getting a strong squad together, it’s good to see the youngsters doing the job for us. Chahal’s always a banker and AB does what he is good at doing.”
Playinh XI squad:
Royal Challengers Bangalore (Playing XI): 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.
Rajasthan Royals (Playing XI): Jos Buttler(w), Steven Smith(c), Sanju Samson, Robin Uthappa, Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Tom Curran, Shreyas Gopal, Jofra Archer, Mahipal Lomror, Jaydev Unadkat.
Meanwhile squad of RR and RCB:
Rajasthan Royals: Stevens Smith, Ankit Rajpoot Ben Stokes Jofra Archer Jos Buttler (W) Mahipal Lomror Manan Vohra Mayank Markande Rahul Tewatia Riyan Parag Sanju Samson Shashank Singh Shreyas Gopal Varun Aaron Robin Uthappa Jaydev Unadkat Yashasvi Jaiswal Anuj Rawat Akash Singh Kartik Tyagi David Miller Oshane Thomas Anirudha Joshi Andrew Tye Tom Curran
Royal Challengers Bangalore squad
Virat Kohli (c), AB de Villiers, Parthiv Patel (wk), Aaron Finch, Josh Philippe, Chris Morris, Moeen Ali, Mohammed Siraj, Shahbaz Ahmed, Devdutt Padikkal, Yuzvendra Chahal, Navdeep Saini, Dale Steyn, Pawan Negi, Isuru Udana, Shivam Dube, Umesh Yadav, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Washington Sundar, Pavan Deshpande, Adam Zampa
So far, RR scored 31 runs with 1 wicket in 3 overs.
The match is being held at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi, the UAE and started at 3:30 P.M., IST (Indian Standard Time.)