Royal Challengers Bangalore won the toss and elected to bat first. Kedar Jadhav returns to the side for the RCB franchise, whereas Delhi pacer Anrich Nortje will not feature in today’s match
Anrich Nortje, a fast bowler for the Delhi Capitals, will miss tonight’s game against Royal Challengers Bangalore at the Arun Jaitley Stadium. An official statement was sent on the franchise’s social media accounts in the afternoon to announce the news.
Why is Nortje not playing today?
Nortje’s return to South Africa owing to a personal emergency is significant. Anrich Nortje, a fast bowler with the Delhi Capitals, had to leave for South Africa late on Friday night due to a personal issue. According to a statement from Capitals, he won’t be available for this evening’s game against Royal Challengers Bangalore.
What did the captains say at the toss?
David Warner: We would have batted first as well. We are coming out here with a lot of energy, passion and belief. We can get only better from where we are. All facets of the game, batting, bowling and fielding (looking forward to do well in everything.) It rained today, so there might be no dew I guess. Mukesh Kumar comes in for Anrich Nortje who has gone home and Mitch Marsh comes in as the other overseas player.
Faf du Plessis: We are going to have a bat, looks like a dry surface, and hopefully there won’t be dew tonight. T20 cricket has got to do a lot with momentum, we got to assess the conditions and post a good score. We have got a lot of away games, for me it’s not an issue. With this new impact player rule, you can be so flexible. We have batted well in the top four, and we have done bulk of the scoring. Kedar Jadhav – the old man, he comes back for us.
Delhi Capitals (Playing XI): David Warner(c), Philip Salt(w), Mitchell Marsh, Rilee Rossouw, Manish Pandey, Aman Hakim Khan, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Mukesh Kumar, Ishant Sharma, Khaleel Ahmed
Royal Challengers Bangalore (Playing XI): Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis(c), Anuj Rawat, Glenn Maxwell, Mahipal Lomror, Dinesh Karthik(w), Kedar Jadhav, Wanindu Hasaranga, Karn Sharma, Mohammed Siraj, Josh Hazlewood