Bangalore win toss, elect to bowl against Mumbai

While Mumbai Indians have garnered 14 points from 11 matches, Royal Challengers Bangalore are trailing them by three points, having played the same number of games AFP

By CricketCountry Staff

Mumbai: May 9, 2012

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) captain Virat Kohli wins toss and elects to bowl first against Mumbai Indians (MI) in the 54th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2012 at Mumbai.

Kohli will be captain the RCB side as Saurabh Tiwary returns to the team. Kieron Pollard for Mumbai Indians makes a comeback into the team.

Buoyed by their sensational last-ball victory over Chennai Super Kings (CSK), a keyed up Mumbai Indians (MI) take on strong challengers Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in a crucial Indian Premier League (IPL) game, in Mumbai on Wednesday.

While MI have garnered 14 points from 11 matches, RCB are trailing them by three points, having played the same number of games ahead of the high-octane first leg clash.

If MI stopped the Super Kings in their tracks when new recruit Dwayne Smith smashed Ben Hilfenhaus for a six and two fours off the last three balls, RCB were no less impressive in pulling off a thrilling victory over Deccan Chargers.

Teams

MI : Sachin Tendulkar, James Franklin, Rohit Sharma, Dinesh Karthik (w), Ambati Rayudu, Kieron Pollard, Dwayne Smith, Harbhajan Singh (c), Lasith Malinga, RP Singh, Pragyan Ojha.

RCB : Tillakaratne Dilshan, Chris Gayle, Virat Kohli (c), AB de Villiers(w), Saurabh Tiwary, Mayank Agarwal, Syed Mohammad Jamaluddin, Vinay Kumar, Zaheer Khan, Harshal Patel, Muttiah Muralitharan.

Catch the live score & ball-by-ball commentary of the MI vs RCB match here