IPL 2023 RCB vs KKR Live: Faf du Plessis to play as an impact player, KKR includes Vaibhav Arora; Check Playing XI

KKR includes Vaibhav Arora to playing XI while RCB to witness Faf as an impact player; Check out playing XI for tonight’s RCB vs KKR clash

Indian cricket star Virat Kohli will lead the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) team for the third time in IPL 2023, as Faf du Plessis is still unfit for fielding. However, du Plessis will play as an impact player and open the batting for RCB. Kohli won the toss and chose to bowl first, as he believes his team can chase down any target set by the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the second half of the tournament. Kohli praised the pitch and said it was a “no-brainer” to bowl first, given the expected conditions at the Chinnaswamy stadium.

KKR captain Nitish Rana, on the other hand, acknowledged that the second half of the tournament has started and this is an important game for his team. He added that KKR has played some good cricket and some not so good, and it’s time for them to step up. Rana emphasized that if they play well collectively, the result will be in their favor.

KKR has made one change from the last match, with Vaibhav Arora coming in for Kulwant Khejroliya. Rana also revealed that they were going to bat first, and they have had unforced changes in the previous games, with Shardul Thakur and Rahmanullah Gurbaz having niggles.

Check out the playing XI –

Kolkata Knight Riders (Playing XI): N Jagadeesan(w), Jason Roy, Venkatesh Iyer, Nitish Rana(c), Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, David Wiese, Vaibhav Arora, Umesh Yadav, Varun Chakaravarthy

Royal Challengers Bangalore (Playing XI): Virat Kohli(c), Shahbaz Ahmed, Glenn Maxwell, Mahipal Lomror, Dinesh Karthik(w), Suyash Prabhudessai, Wanindu Hasaranga, David Willey, Vijaykumar Vyshak, Harshal Patel, Mohammed Siraj

Royal Challengers Bangalore Subs: Faf du Plessis, Akash Deep, Karn Sharma, Finn Allen, Anuj Rawat

Kolkata Knight Riders Subs: Mandeep Singh, Litton Das, Anukul Roy, Suyash Sharma, Kulwant Khejroliya,