KXIP vs RCB, IPL Toss Update: Virat Kohli wins toss and Royal Challengers Bangalore will field

Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli won the toss and elected to field in the IPL 2020 match in Dubai.

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Virat Kohli.   -  K. Murali Kumar

Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli won the toss and elected to field. "It's a fresh wicket. Bit of dew in the second half and when the ball gets wet it's hard to execute. That's been a big factor," said Kohli after the toss. "We have done really well defending a total less than 170 and seeing the bowlers execute their plans so well."

Kings XI Punjab will look to put behind it the controversial ‘short run’ decision in its IPL opener and start afresh when it takes on Virat Kohli’s buoyant Royal Challengers Bangalore here on Thursday.

In Kings XI’s opening game against Delhi Capitals, the square-leg umpire erroneously called the Punjab team’s Chris Jordan for a ‘short run’ off the third ball of the 19th over, effectively costing his team the closely fought game.

In contrast, RCB opened its campaign on a winning note, defeating Sunrisers Hyderabad by 10 runs. Devdutt Padikkal started his IPL career on a classy note, hitting a sublime half-century and will once again be in focus, while A.B. de Villers will also look to continue in the same vein following a crucial half-century.

Kings XI Punjab (Playing XI): Lokesh Rahul(w/c), Mayank Agarwal, Karun Nair, Nicholas Pooran, Glenn Maxwell, Sarfaraz Khan, James Neesham, Mohammed Shami, Murugan Ashwin, Sheldon Cottrell, Ravi Bishnoi

Royal Challengers Bangalore (Playing XI): Devdutt Padikkal, Aaron Finch, Virat Kohli(c), AB de Villiers, Shivam Dube, Josh Philippe(w), Washington Sundar, Navdeep Saini, Umesh Yadav, Dale Steyn, Yuzvendra Chahal

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