Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) won the toss and elected to field against Deccan Chargers (DC) in the 71st match of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2012 at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Uppal, Hyderabad.
Royal Challengers Bangalore have retained the same playing XI.
Deccan Chargers captain Kumar Sangakarra returned to the playing XI replacing Chris Lynn.
Royal Challengers Bangalore captain, Virat Kohli, said “It is a really important game for us. It is an all or nothing match for us.
“We have played some good cricket. The matches that we lost affected our net run-rate.
“We will bowl first. We are fielding an unchanged side.”
Deccan Chargers captain, Kumar Sangakkara, said “The guys played well in the last game. The way we bowled and batted was great.
“I would have batted first. We would want to spoil Bangalore’s party.
“I replace Chris Lynn in the team and that is the only change.”
Royal Challengers Bangalore (Playing XI): Tillakaratne Dilshan, Chris Gayle, Virat Kohli(c), Saurabh Tiwary, AB de Villiers(w), Mayank Agarwal, Vinay Kumar, Zaheer Khan, Harshal Patel, Prasanth Parameswaran, Muttiah Muralitharan.
Deccan Chargers (Playing XI): Akshath Reddy, Shikhar Dhawan, Cameron White, Parthiv Patel(w), Kumar Sangakkara(c), Jean-Paul Duminy, Ashish Reddy, Dale Steyn, Amit Mishra, Manpreet Gony, Veer Pratap Singh.