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Pietersen misses out, Chargers bat first

Deccan Chargers skipper Adam Gilchrist has won the toss and decided to bat against the Royal Challengers Bangalore in a must win game for the defending champs.

Defeat tonight for the Chargers will make their task of reaching the knock out stages of this years tournament almost impossible.

After 5 straight defeats the Chargers have made three changes to the team that lost against the Rajasthan Royals on Monday night.

The Royal Challengers have made three changes to the team that lost against the Delhi Daredevils on Sunday. Kevin Pietersen, KP Appanna and Abhimanyu Mithun are replaced by Dale Steyn, Manish Pandey and Praveen Kumar.

Royal Challengers Bangalore team - JH Kallis, MK Pandey, CL White, RV Uthappa†, LRPL Taylor, V Kohli, R Dravid, R Vinay Kumar, P Kumar, A Kumble*, DW Steyn.

Deccan Chargers team - AC Gilchrist*†, MD Mishra, A Symonds, Y Venugopal Rao, MR Marsh, RG Sharma, TL Suman, RP Singh, PP Ojha, RJ Harris, Harmeet Singh.

Deccan Chargers Team - Adam Gilchrist(w/c), Monish Mishra, Rohit Sharma, Andrew Symonds, Mitchell Marsh, Venugopal Rao, Tirumalsetti Suman, Ryan Harris, Harmeet Singh, Pragyan Ojha, RP Singh.

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