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Royals win the toss, Warne elects to bowl

Rajasthan Royals skipper Shane Warne has won the toss and elected to bowl first against the Deccan Chargers in the first of todays two Indian Premier League group games.

The Royals, winners of the inaugural IPL in 2008 suffered a torrid winter after a legal battle with the BCCI to retain their place in this year’s tournament so they will be looking to start this season on the right note.

Speaking at the toss Warne said the wicket at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad looked a bit different from the normal wickets at the ground.

The Chargers, winners of the 2009 tournament which was held in South Africa suffered semi final heartache last year after a 38 run defeat against the eventual champions, the Chennai Super Kings.

New skipper Chargers Kumar Sangakkara wasn’t too disappointed at losing the toss; the Sri Lanka international feels the pitch will remain consistent throughout the game.

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