IPL Match 27: Strong start by Plessis, Kohli for RCB against PBKS

Virat Kohli and Sam Curran during the toss at Mohali

On Thursday, PBKS stand-in skipper Sam Curran won the toss and opted to field first against RCB in the Indian Premier League at IS Bindra Stadium in Mohali.

For the RCB side, Virat Kohli will lead as captain, and they will take Faf Du Plessis as an impact player in the opener against the PBKS. Sam Curran will captain the side as Shikhar Dhawan missed out on today’s match for Punjab. So far, RCB has won only two of its five matches and is ranked eighth in the points table. While PBKS has three wins in their bag out of five matches, they are placed in fifth place.

So far, RCB starts well in batting position as opener batsman Faf Du Plessis and opener Virat Kohli have made a strong partnership of 100 runs. Kohli scored 43 runs out of 34 balls, and Faf Du Plessis scored 58 runs out of 38 balls.

Punjab Kings (Playing XI):

Atharva Taide, Matthew Short, Harpreet Singh Bhatia, Liam Livingstone, Sam Curran(c), Jitesh Sharma(w), Shahrukh Khan, Harpreet Brar, Nathan Ellis, Rahul Chahar, Arshdeep Singh.

Royal Challengers Bangalore (Playing XI):

Virat Kohli(c), Faf du Plessis, Mahipal Lomror, Glenn Maxwell, Shahbaz Ahmed, Dinesh Karthik(w), Wanindu Hasaranga, Suyash Prabhudessai, Harshal Patel, Wayne Parnell, Mohammed Siraj