Royal Challengers Bangalore
Probable XI: Virat Kohli (c), Chris Gayle, AB de Villiers, Mandeep Singh, Kedar Jadhav (wk), Stuart Binny, Pawan Negi, Tymal Mills, Samuel Badree, Sreenath Aravind, Yuzvendra Chahal
Brendon McCullum, Aaron Finch, Suresh Raina (c), Dinesh Karthik (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Jason Roy/James Faulkner, Irfan Pathan, Andrew Tye, Basil Thampi, Shubham Agarwal/Shadab Jakati, Nathu Singh
Did you know?
Chris Gayle and Virat Kohli are 43 runs short of becoming the first pair to put together 3000 partnership runs in 20-over cricket.
GL average 31.79 with the bat and 46.67 with the bowl – the difference of 14.88 being the highest among the eight teams.
Among those who faced at least 50 balls in IPL 2017, only three players strike at less than 100, two of them are from RCB – Shane Watson (96.83) and Mandeep Singh (97.01).
Suresh Raina has dismissed 18 times by leg spinners – the most for a batsman in IPL. He has got out to Yuzvendra Chahal four times.
When: Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Gujarat Lions, April 27, 20:00 IST
Where: M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru