By CricketCountry Staff
Jaipur: Apr 23, 2012
Rajasthan Royals (RR) won the toss and put Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) into bat first in their Indian Premier League (IPL) 2012 match at Jaipur on Monday.
Royal Challengers Bangalore, beaten by Rajasthan in their home game by 59 runs, have been an improved lot thereafter. With West Indian Chris Gayle in cracking form, the visitors have reached Jaipur with fine victories over Pune Warriors and Kings XI Punjab in their previous two matches.
The hosts, on the other hand, do not have big names but the team is well-balanced. The first centurion in this edition of IPL, orange cap holder Ajinkya Rahane, and the daring Owais Shah have clicked often and the support from the likes of Ashok Menaria, skipper Rahul Dravid, Brad Hodge and Kevin Cooper has been good.
RR: Rahul Dravid (c), Ajinkya Rahane, Owais Shah, Brad Hodge, Srevats Goswami (wk), Kevon Cooper, Pankaj Singh, Brad Hogg, Stuart Binny, Siddarth Trivedi, Ajit Chandela.
RCB: Tillakaratna Dilshan, Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers (wk), Saurabh Tiwary, Daniel Vettori (c), Zaheer Khan, R Vinay Kumar, KP Appanna, Harshal Patel.