Gujarat Lions skipper Suresh Raina won the toss and elected to field against Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League here today.
Hours before the start of the game, AB de Villiers announced on Twitter that he would not be playing because of his shoulder injury, while Samuel Badree is also out with niggles and Chris Gayle and Travis Head will replace the duo in the RCB playing XI.
For Gujarat, Aaron Finch is back in the XI, while Shivil Kaushik and Dhawal Kulkarni have also been included in the team in place of Jason Roy, Praveen Kumar and Munaf Patel.
Gujarat Lions: Brendon McCullum, Dwayne Smith, Suresh Raina (C), Aaron Finch, Karthik Karthik (WC), Ishan Kishan, Ravindra Jadeja, Dhawal Kulkarni, Basil Thampi, Andrew Tye, Shivil Kaushik
Royal Challenger Bangalore: Chris Gayle, Virat Kohli (C), Shane Watson, Mandeep Singh, Travis Head, Kedar Jadhav (WC), Stuart Binny, Pawan Negi, Adam Milne, Sreenath Aravind, Yuzvendra Chahal.
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