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No Rishabh Pant As Axar Patel led-Delhi Capitals Win The Toss And Opt To Field First

DC won the toss and opted to bowl first at Bengaluru 
DC won the toss and opted to bowl first at Bengaluru 

In the 62nd IPL game at M Chinnaswamy, Axar Patel-led Delhi Capitals won the toss and opted to field first. 

RCB vs DC Toss: Watch the video here

Rishabh Pant will be miss this game as he has been suspended, in his absence Axar Patel will be taking charge as stand-in skipper. While there are no changes in the Faf du Plessis led RCB, but for DC, Kumar Kushagra and Rasikh Dar Salam come in place of Rishabh Pant and Gulbadin Naib.

This is undeniably a very good news for all the RCB fans as rain marred Bengaluru finally sees a glimmer of hope with no rain disturbing the flow of the game as of now. This ensures that RCB's chances to qualify for the playoffs are still alive. 

RCB vs DC: Playing XI

Delhi Capitals Playing XI : Jake Fraser-McGurk, Abhishek Porel (wk), Shai Hope, Tristan Stubbs, Kumar Kushagra, Axar Patel (c), Kuldeep Yadav, Rasikh Salam, Khaleel Ahmed, Ishant Sharma, Mukesh Kumar

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

RCB vs DC: Captain's Thoughts

Axar Patel: "We will bowl first. The wicket in Bengaluru is generally good and we want to chase it later. So, our aim is to start well and we spoke about it in the dressing room. That we have to start well and do the processes right. 

Rishabh is with us in the dressing room. He is motivating us a lot and saying even if I don't play, please do not lose hope. He is angry and appealed his ban. Bowlers were slow, but he had to pay the price.  We have Kushagra playing in place of Pant and Rasikh playing in place of Gulbadin Naib."

Faf du Plessis: "We would have done the same as Delhi. A little bit less grass tonight than we had played in earlier games. No dew tonight, hopefully. 100%. That is something we have fought hard since the start of the tournament. Same team."