Kings XI Punjab won the toss and elected to field against Royal Challengers Bangalore in the 44th match of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2012 at M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore
Kings XI Punjab have made three changes to the side with Ryan Harris, Paras Dogra and Abhishek Nayar replacing David Miller, Bipul Sharma and Bhargav Bhat.
Royal Challengers Bangalore have made two changes with Andrew McDonald and Asad Pathan replacing Tillakaratne Dilshan and Harshal Patel.
Royal Challengers Bangalore captain, Daniel Vettori, said “We had 3 wins in a row before losing badly in our last game.
“The wicket will be pretty good over the entire stretch of the game.
“We would have probably bowled on this pitch. The pitch looks to be a bit tacky.
“We have made 2 changes in our playing XI. Andrew McDonald and Asad Pathan are in.”
Kings XI Punjab captain, David Husssey, said ” Gilly is coming up well and should be back very soon.
“We need to win today’s match and join in the cluster of teams with 10 points.
“We will have a bowl. There might be some moisture and we hope to exploit the surface.
“We have made a few changes. Ryan Harris, Abhishek Nayar are in the team. David Miller misses out.”
Royal Challengers Bangalore (Playing XI): Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers(w), Saurabh Tiwary, Andrew McDonald, Daniel Vettori(c), Asad Pathan, Vinay Kumar, Zaheer Khan, KP Appanna.
Kings XI Punjab (Playing XI): Mandeep Singh, Shaun Marsh, David Hussey(c), Azhar Mahmood, Abhishek Nayar, Paras Dogra, Nitin Saini(w), Piyush Chawla, Ryan Harris, Praveen Kumar, Parvinder Awana.