Probable Playing XI: (In the Batting order)
Royal Challengers Bangalore: Mandeep Singh, Virat Kohli (c), AB de Villiers, Shane Watson, Kedar Jadhav(wk), Stuart Binny, Pawan Negi, Sreenath Aravind, Tymal Mills, Yuzvendra Chahal, Samuel Badree.
Rising Pune Supergiant: Ajinkya Rahane, Rahul Tripathi, Steven Smith(c), Ben Stokes, Manoj Tiwary, MS Dhoni(wk), Ankit Sharma, Lockie Ferguson, Rahul Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Imran Tahir.
Royal Challengers Bangalore:
- RCB might bring in extra batsman (Sachin Baby or Vishnu Vinod) in place of Pawan Negi to strengthen their batting.
- Also, Travis Head can be picked in playing XI instead of Shane Watson as his off-spin can be helpful under these conditions.
Rising Pune Supergiant:
- They might need to review their 3rd spin option in Ankit Sharma, Washington Sundar or Saurabh Kumar. Or they can add a batsman such as Baba Aparajith who can chip in some overs with his off-spin.
My Dream11 pick
Royals Challengers Bangalore: Chris Gayle, Virat Kohli (c), AB de Villiers, Mandeep Singh, Vishnu Vinod (wk), Travis Head, Shane Watson, Kedar Jadhav (wk), Sachin Baby, Stuart Binny, Pawan Negi, Yuzvendra Chahal, Tymal Mills, Sreenath Aravind, Samuel Badree, Harshal Patel, Aniket Chaudhary, Iqbal Abdulla, Praveen Dubey, Tabraiz Shamsi, Billy Stanlake, Adam Milne, Avesh Khan.
Rising Pune Supergiants: Ajinkya Rahane, Mayank Agarwal, Faf du Plessis, Steven Smith(c), MS Dhoni (wk), Ben Stokes, Rajat Bhatia, Ashok Dinda, Adam Zampa, Shardul Thakur, Jaydev Unadkat, Manoj Tiwary, Baba Aparajith, Ankush Bains, Ankit Sharma, Ishwar Pandey, Jaskaran Singh, Imran Tahir, Deepak Chahar, Usman Khwaja, Rahul Chahar, Daniel Christian, Lockie Ferguson, Saurabh Kumar, Milind Tandon, Rahul Tripathi, Washington Sundar.