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Rajasthan Royals win toss, elect to bat against RCB

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Dubai, Oct 17 (IANS) Rajasthan Royals (RR) won the toss and elected to bat in their Indian Premier League match against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium here on Saturday.

Royals, who are languishing at the seventh position on the points table with six points, need a win to move up. Royal Challengers Bangalore are third on the table with 10 points.

Both the teams lost their previous matches, RCB to Kings XI Punjab while RR went down to Delhi Capitals.

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“This pitch looks a lot better than what we had in Sharjah. We would have batted first as well,” said RCB captain Virat Kohli.

RCB have made two changes, bringing in batsman Gurkeerat Singh Mann to replace pace bowler Mohammed Siraj. Bengal left-arm spinner Shahbaz Ahmed replaces all-rounder Shivam Dube.

Teams

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Rajasthan Royals: Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler (WK), Steven Smith (Capt), Sanju Samson, Robin Uthappa, Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal, Jaydev Unadkat, Kartik Tyagi.

Royal Challengers Bangalore: Aaron Finch, Devdutt Padikkal, Virat Kohli (Capt), AB de Villiers (WK), Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Washington Sundar, Chris Morris, Shahbaz Ahmed, Isuru Udana, Navdeep Saini, Yuzvendra Chahal.

–IANS

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