#IPL2022, KKRvsRCB: Faf du Plessis wins toss, chooses to bowl first

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Mumbai: Faf du Plessis has won the toss in the second game against Kolkata Knight Riders who will eye on marking its first win of the Indian Premier League 2022.

“We are gonna bowl. The pitch looks similar but it feels a little bit tacky. A lot of positives, the first 3-4 overs were challenging, the way we batted through. From bowling perspective, you are expected not to get everything perfect. Same XI. Nice to start the tournament like that, hopefully, I can do that again,” said Faf du after toss.

I would have loved to bowl as well. Dew plays a massive role. The bowlers did an amazing job, made it easy for the batsmen. Now it’s going to be a test for us to come in and bat and see to it that we get a good total. It’s just a work of execution. Tim Southee is coming in for Mavi. That’s the only change we are making,” Sheryas Iyer after losing the toss. 

“RCB franchise is always good, I played the second half last year. KKR is a good team, they have Shreyas Iyer, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine. They have big names, we are ready for the challenge. We played the previous game in the same venue. When we bowled in the second innings, there was dew. Sometimes it’s really hard to bowl, but that’s the challenge in cricket,” said Waning Hasaranga ahead of the toss. 

Playing XI

RCB – Faf du Plessis(c), Anuj Rawat, Virat Kohli, Dinesh Karthik(w), Sherfane Rutherford, Shahbaz Ahmed, Wanindu Hasaranga, David Willey, Harshal Patel, Akash Deep, Mohammed Siraj

KKR – Ajinkya Rahane, Venkatesh Iyer, Nitish Rana, Shreyas Iyer(c), Sam Billings, Sheldon Jackson(w), Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Tim Southee, Umesh Yadav, Varun Chakaravarthy

first published:March 30, 2022, 7:01 p.m.

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