Former Australia skipper Steve Smith was left out of the playing XI as Rajasthan Royals skipper Ajinkya Rahane won the toss and elected to bowl against Kings XI Punjab in an IPL game here Tuesday.
Smith, who has managed to score only 186 runs in seven matches for Rajasthan, was replaced by fellow Australian Ashton Turner, who will make his IPL debut.
Rajasthan made two more changes, bringing in Stuart Binny and Ish Sodhi.
Kings XI also made a couple of changes to their playing XI, replacing Sam Curran with David Miller and picking Arshdeep Singh instead of Sarfaraz Khan.
Kings XI Punjab: Lokesh Rahul, Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, David Miller, Mandeep Singh, Nicholas Pooran(w), Ravichandran Ashwin(c), Murugan Ashwin, Andrew Tye, Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh.
Rajasthan Royals: Ajinkya Rahane (C), Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson, Rahul Tripathi, Ashton Turner, Stuart Binny, Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal, Jaydev Unadkat, Dhawal Kulkarni, Ish Sodhi.
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