Lasith Malinga returns for MI and is likely to take the field. Ambati Rayudu won't be playing this game. For KKR, Shakib returns and it will be interesting to see what they do with their bowling line-up. One of the overseas seamers might be left out.
After losing their opening game, Gujarat will look to make some changes. James Faulkner might come in for a specialist overseas batsman. The Sunrisers are unlikely to tinker unless of course injury forces them to.
Kohli and ABD have not yet been declared fit and that will mean another game for RCB without their two pillars. For DD, Pant might skip this game after his father's demise. Also, DD will have problems deciding between Cummins and Rabada. There is no rain forecast in Bangalore for this game.
Pune after their win over Mumbai might not make many changes to their playing 11. That said, one of Dinda or Chahar could come under fire. On the other hand, Punjab will be contemplating whom to open with and how they can fit Marcus Stoinis into the 11. The weather is set to be fine in Indore.
Shakib AL Hasan & Umesh Yadav won't be available for this game. For Gujarat, R Jadeja & Bravo won't feature. The Lions will have problems picking their top-order given the numerous options at their disposal.
The Mumbai Indians have the liberty of playing 2 overseas pacers. While Mitch Johnson is more likely to make the cut, the second spot will see a toss up between Kiwi seamers Southee and McCleneghan.
Virat Kohli, ABD and Sarfraz Ahmed have been ruled out of this game for RCB. Shane Watson will lead Bangalore in the opener.
The series has come to a point where it's become clear whom to pick and drop. Don't experiment too much as that can cost you. Also, pick captain and vice captain wisely.
The Windies batsman have been playing very shoddy cricket and picking them at this point makes little sense. Also, the changes from Pakistan camp is unlikely unless they would want to give Hafeez a chance in place of K Akmal.
The second game was called off due to rain, the final game at Colombo is also likely to see some threat from the rain. We don't see Bangladesh making changes, but the hosts might think differently.
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