Faf du Plessis has won the toss and decided to bowl first in their second match of IPL 2022 against Kolkata Knight Riders. While KKR defeated CSK in the season’s first contest, RCB lost to Punjab Kings.
“I’m no pitch expert, but this pitch feels tacky. With dew later in the evening, the ball could skid on a bit more,” said Faf du Plessis. RCB are unchanged for the match.
“I would’ve bowled first as well,” said Shreyas Iyer. “Spoke to the bowlers. They said the ball was slipping at the end of the first innings (in their first game). The bowlers did an amazing job, and the batters finished off on a good note. This is a good test for us to try and put up a good total,” he added.
KKR have included Tim Southee in place of Shivam Mavi.
The XIs for you
KKR : Venkatesh, Rahane, Shreyas, Rana, Jackson, Billings, Russell, Narine, Southee, Umesh, Chakravarthy
RCB: Faf, Rawat, Kohli, Karthik, Rutherford, Shahbaz, Harshal, Hasaranga, Willey, Siraj, Akash Deep