Harjit Mehat | cricket20
Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper Virat Kohli has won the toss and elected to bowel first against the Rajasthan Royals in a vital clash for both teams at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur.
Both teams come into the game still fighting for a place in the IPL playoffs as the IPL group stages slowly build towards a frantic finish.
The Royals Challengers can move up into second place in the group standings with a victory tonight which will see their winning streak increase to six games which coincides with the arrival of Chris Gayle.
The West Indian has scored 328 runs including two centuries as well as taking five wickets during the Royals Challengers five game winning streak.
The Royals meanwhile know anything less then a victory will leave them facing an up hill task of reaching the playoffs with only two games to go and a three point gap to the 4th place Kolkata Knight Riders.
The visitors are without skipper Daniel Vettori who has a knee injury, the Kiwi is replaced by Charl Langeveldt while the Royals have brought in Pankaj Singh for Amit Singh.
Rajasthan Royals team - SR Watson, R Dravid, J Botha, AL Menaria, LRPL Taylor, AM Rahane, AS Raut, SK Warne*, DH Yagnik†, SK Trivedi, Pankaj Singh.
Royal Challengers Bangalore team - CH Gayle, TM Dilshan, V Kohli*, AB de Villiers†, CA Pujara, M Kaif, SS Tiwary, AA Kazi, Z Khan, S Aravind, CK Langeveldt.