Royal Challengers Bangalore won the toss and elected to field against Mumbai Indians in the 54nd match of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2012 at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai.
Royal Challengers Bangalore have made three change to their team with Saurabh Tiwary, Harshal Patel and Vinay Kumar replacing Asad Pathan, Prasanth Parameswaran and Abhimanyu Mithun.
Mumbai Indians have made two changes with Kieron Pollard and Pragyan Ojha replacing Robin Peterson and Munaf Patel.
Mumbai Indians captain, Harbhajan Singh, said “We would like to concentrate on good cricket and results will follow.
“We have to be there and do our best, we’ve been fighting till the last ball in our games and that’s the way T20 goes.
“The wicket looks a bit damp, but I’m sure it will play well.
“Franklin, Pollard, Malinga and Smith are the foreigners.”
Royal Challengers Bangalore captain, Virat Kohli, said “It’s a challenge and a learning curve for me to captain a side with so many experienced players.
“Looks like there is something on the wicket early on and our fast bowlers will look to exploit that.
“Every game is a must win game for us, especially playing against a strong team like Mumbai.
“Tiwary comes in for Pathan. Vinay returns. Gayle, Muralitharan, Dilshan and de Villiers are the foreigners.”
Royal Challengers Bangalore (Playing XI): Tillakaratne Dilshan, Chris Gayle, Virat Kohli(c), AB de Villiers(w), Saurabh Tiwary, Mayank Agarwal, Syed Mohammad Jamaluddin, Vinay Kumar, Zaheer Khan, Harshal Patel, Muttiah Muralitharan.
Mumbai Indians (Playing XI): Sachin Tendulkar, James Franklin, Rohit Sharma, Dinesh Karthik(w), Ambati Rayudu, Kieron Pollard, Dwayne Smith, Harbhajan Singh(c), Lasith Malinga, RP Singh, Pragyan Ojha.