Mumbai, April 12 (IANS) Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Faf du Plessis won the toss and opted to bowl first against Chennai Super Kings in an IPL 2022 match at the DY Patil Stadium, here on Tuesday.
Speaking at the toss, Du Plessis mentioned that his side have brought in Josh Hazlewood for David Willey while Suyash Prabhudesai is also making his IPL debut for RCB.
“We are going to have a bowl. Going with the trend of the tournament, win the toss and bowl. I know them, but they also know me very well. It’s like playing against my brothers today,” said RCB skipper.
“We have been good with the ball, we need to improve with the last two overs. Josh Hazlewood is back, excited to see what he will do with the new ball. We also have an exciting youngster (Suyash Prabhudessai) coming in,” he added.
On the other hand, the Ravindra Jadeja-led CSK didn’t make any changes to their playing XI for this match.
“We would have bowled first as well, looking at the wicket. We’ll look to come here and play competitive cricket. The toss is not going our way, something that’s not going our way. As a team every game is important. We’ll try to fight it out and clinch our first win hopefully. We are going with the same team,” said Jadeja.
Royal Challengers Bangalore: Faf du Plessis(c), Anuj Rawat, Virat Kohli, Glenn Maxwell, Dinesh Karthik(w), Shahbaz Ahmed, Wanindu Hasaranga, Josh Hazlewood, Mohammed Siraj, Suyash Prabhudessai, Akash Deep
Chennai Super Kings: Robin Uthappa, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Moeen Ali, Ambati Rayudu, Shivam Dube, Ravindra Jadeja(c), MS Dhoni(w), Dwayne Bravo, Chris Jordan, Maheesh Theekshana, Mukesh Choudhary