Adam Zampa: The Australian spinner has been handed a debut by Royal Challengers Bangalore against Mumbai Indians.
During the 10th match of the ongoing 13th season of the Indian Premier League between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Mumbai Indians in Dubai, Mumbai Indians have won the toss and chose to field in their third match this season.
“We will bowl first. The wicket looks a bit green but dry. Hopeful that it plays well under lights, that’s the reason we are chasing. We’ll have to play good cricket, back yourselves to do the job.
“The results have been in favour of team batting first, but we had a great last game and the confidence is there. Early days the middle-order hasn’t got much to bat, a lot of guys haven’t played a lot of cricket,” Sharma said during the toss.
As far as the changes for Mumbai are concerned, batsman Ishan Kishan has come in for his senior Jharkhand teammate Saurabh Tiwary. “Saurabh Tiwary isn’t fit,” Sharma said about the change. It is worth mentioning that Kishan had played seven matches for Indians in IPL 2019.
Who has Adam Zampa replaced in today’s match?
Coming on the back of a shambolic loss against Kings XI Punjab, Royal Challengers Bangalore have made as many as three changes to their Playing XI. For starters, RCB have handed debuts to Australia spinner Adam Zampa and Sri Lanka all-rounder Isuru Udana.
The third RCB player who will play his first IPL 2020 match tonight is all-rounder Gurkeerat Singh Mann. Wicket-keeper batsman Joshua Philippe and fast bowlers in Umesh Yadav and Dale Steyn have been benched for this match.
— Royal Challengers Bangalore (@RCBTweets) September 28, 2020
“We wanted to bat first, it has worked well for the teams. It’s a decent shout to defend on this ground. We’re working extra hard on our catching and fielding, but the pitch has played really well. Dew hasn’t come in and KXIP showed we can defend scores on this ground.
“I think we bowled well in the first match, last game, we didn’t have the momentum going into the death overs. We’ll be looking to be more attacking with the ball,” Kohli said during the toss.