Mumbai Indians have proved that it is possible to win in Daputa by batting first in Amirshahi. Despite this, Virat Kohli could not turn away from the conventional notion. RCB won the toss and elected to field against Kings XI Punjab. Captain Kohli called on Lokesh Rahul to bat first.
Before the match, there were indications from the Punjab camp that Chris Gayle would be fielded. But at the last minute, it was decided to see Puran in another match. Although their playing XI has been reshuffled a couple. Jimmy Neesham has replaced Chris Jordan. Murugan Ashwin will replace Krishnappa Gautam.
Royal Challengers Bangalore decided to retain the winning combination of the last match. They are playing against Punjab with an unchanged playing XI.