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Maxwell, Jitesh Out; Teams Make Plenty Of Changes As Sam Curran Invites RCB To Bat First

Maxwell has been dropped for PBKS clash (AP Photo)Maxwell has been dropped for PBKS clash (AP Photo)

In the 58th match of the IPL 2024 at the HPCA in Dharamsala, Punjab Kings (PBKS) won the toss and opted to bowl first against the Royal Challengers Bengaluru on Thursday (9 May).

Speaking of the changes, Sam Curran made significant alterations to PBKS's playing XI, Vidhwath Kaverappa made his debut, and Liam Livingstone replaced KG Rabada.

RCB brought in Glenn Maxwell in place of Lockie Ferguson, while Mahipal Lomror replaced Yash Dayal.

PBKS Vs RCB: Playing XI

Royal Challengers Bengaluru Playing XI : Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis (c), Rajat Patidar, Will Jacks, Mahipal Lomror, Cameron Green, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Swapnil Singh, Karn Sharma, Mohammed Siraj, Lockie Ferguson

Impact Player: Anuj Rawat, Suyash Prabhudessai, Mayank Dagar, Vyshak Vijaykumar, Yash Dayal

Punjab Kings Playing XI: Jonny Bairstow, Sam Curran (c), Prabhsimran Singh (wk), Rilee Rossouw, Liam Livingstone, Shashank Singh, Ashutosh Sharma, Rahul Chahar, Harshal Patel, Arshdeep Singh, Vidhwath Kaverappa

Impact Player: Jitesh Sharma, Rishi Dhawan, Harpreet Brar, Nathan Ellis, Tanay Thyagarajan

PBKS Vs RCB: Captain's Quote

Sam Curran (Punjab Kings Captain): "We are going to bowl first. There might be something in it for the bowlers and we will try to take advantage of it and put RCB under pressure. We lost the last game while chasing but don't dwell on it too much. It's pretty simple for us now. We just have to win every game. Losing is not ideal. But the boys are in good spirits. A couple of changes for us. Liam Livingstone is in for Kagiso Rabada and the other one is impact player"

Faf du Plessis (Royal Challengers Bengaluru Captain): "We would have bowled first as well. Look it has been a good turnaround. Now, we want to improve and focus on improving everyday. We are not looking at the points table at all and only focussing on what we need to do to succeed here. We have got one change. Glenn Maxwell is out and Lockie Ferguson replaces him."