Kolkata Knight Riders captain Dinesh Karthik won the toss and opted to bowl in their IPL match against Royal Challengers Bangalore here Friday.
RCB made two changes from their last match playing eleven with Tim Southee and Pawan Negi coming in for Shimron Hetmyer and Umesh Yadav.
KKR made one change with Sunil Narine replacing Nikhil Naik.
Royal Challengers Bangalore: Virat Kohli (c), Parthiv Patel, AB de Villiers, Marcus Stoinis, Moeen Ali, Akshdeep Nath (wk), Pawan Negi, Navdeep Saini, Tim Southee, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammad Siraj
Kolkata Knight Riders: Sunil Narine, Chris Lynn, Robin Uthappa, Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik (c)(wk), Shubman Gill, Andre Russell, Piyush Chawla, Kuldeep Yadav, Prasidh Krishna, Lockie Ferguson
Royal Challengers Bangalore simply must figure out a way to get off the blocks and join the race. After four false starts this season, the team will be desperate to get the engines firing with a win over Kolkata Knight Riders here on Friday.
But it won’t be easy, especially after the most recent insipid show that led to a seven-wicket loss to Rajasthan Royals on Tuesday.
Catches were dropped, a run-out was missed, and the batting was rusty.
Virat Kohli and his men have been left bereft of ideas and solutions to tackle a long list of problems. Leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal, whose eight wickets makes him the most successful bowler in the tournament, is the lone bright spot.