Gilchrist wins the toss, Kings XI bowl first
Kings XI Punjab skipper Adam Gilchrist has won the toss and elected to bowl first against the Royals Challengers Bangalore in a vital game for both teams at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore.
The Royal Challengers come into the game sitting in 6th place in the IPL group standings with two games in hand the Rajasthan Royals who sit in 4th place just 2 points ahead of Daniel Vettori’s team.
Having started the tournament off brightly the Kings XI have slowly slide towards the bottom of the standings after a three games losing streak but having only played 7 games they still can reach the play offs nut need to record a vital victory today.
The visitors have brought in Ryan McLaren and Luv Ablish while the Royals Challengers have brought in middle order batsman Asad Pathan.
Royal Challengers Bangalore team - CH Gayle, TM Dilshan, V Kohli, AB de Villiers†, M Kaif, SS Tiwary, DL Vettori*, Z Khan, S Aravind, A Mithun, AUK Pathan.
Kings XI Punjab team - AC Gilchrist*†, PC Valthaty, SE Marsh, KD Karthik, AM Nayar, R McLaren, Sunny Singh, PP Chawla, P Kumar, RJ Harris, L Ablish.