2⃣ struggling teams are in focus👀 as Royal Challengers🍻Bangalore welcome Rising Pune💪Supergiants today. Contrary to their team names😉, RCB have failed to challenge the other teams so far😅 while RPS have hardly risen⬆ in the table since winning their opening game against Mumbai Indians. RCB have lost 5 out of their 7 matches and are 7th in the table😟 while RPS are 6th, having won just 3 out of 9👎. Virat Kohli has had trouble finding the right bowling combination and have struggled to defend scores😳. Chris Jordan, who replaced Mitchell Starc, might come in handy👏 there for Kohli. Pune, on the other hand, have been blighted by injuries🚑 to key players but seems to have turned the corner after winning their previous encounter against Delhi Daredevils👍.
Kohli has elected to bowl and has handed Chris Jordan his IPL debut✨. Gayle has been dropped while Dhoni has decided to go in with 3⃣ Australians - Khawaja, Bailey and Zampa. Murugan Ashwin misses out as Adam Zampa comes in.
RCB: Watson, AB de Villiers, Travis Head, Chris Jordan
RPS: Khawaja, Bailey, Perera, Zampa