IPL 2019 Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Rajasthan Royals Match 49: It’s not just the results but also the coin toss seems to have ditched Virat Kohli’s luck in the ongoing edition of Indian Premier League (IPL). On Tuesday, Kohli lost his 10th toss of the tournament during Royals Challengers Bangalore vs Rajasthan Royals clash at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru.
Rajasthan skipper Steve Smith opted to field first on a good batting track at Chepauk. Rajasthan have made one change, replacing Mahipal Lomror for Ashton Turner. While RCB has dropped Shivam Dubey and brought in Pawan Negi and Kulwant Khejroliya. (SCORECARD)
In the last few games, RCB turned the tide against Chennai Super Kings, Kolkata Knight Riders and Kings XI Punjab. Mathematically, Bangalore are still in with an outside chance to qualify for the playoffs; a miniscule spot of a chance which needs a mighty rub of luck.
“I was trying to practice the coin toss, nothing seems to be working. I’ve lost 10 tosses out of 13. This is a ground where the pitch is going to be nice in both the innings. Still if you play good cricket and bowl well, you have a good chance of winning. We can max get to 12 points, it’s about enjoying these two games.
“The reason why we bounced back is that we focused on that (having fun). We can’t afford to take too much of pressure,” Kohli said in jest.
Rajasthan Royals Playing XI: Steve Smith (C), Ajinkya Rahane, Liam Livingstone, Sanju Samson, Mahipal Lomror, Riyan Parag, Stuart Binny, Shreyas Gopal, Jaydev Unadkat, Varun Aaron, Oshane Thomas.
Royal Challengers Bangalore Playing XI: Virat Kohli (C), Parthiv Patel, Heinrich Klaasen, Gurkeerat Singh, A B de Villiers, Marcus Stoinis, Pawan Negi, Umesh Yadav, Navdeep Saini, Kulwant Khejroliya, Yuzvendra Chahal.