Royal Challengers Bangalore stand-in captain Virat Kohli won the toss and elected to field against Kolkata Knight Riders in their Indian Premier League match at M Chinnaswamy Stadium on Saturday.
Regular skipper Daniel Vettori, who missed the Royal Challengers last match also, has flown back to New Zealand to consult a doctor about his ongoing knee problem.
Bangalore have made two changes, bringing in Abhimanyu Mithun in place of Abrar Kazi and Luke Pomersbach for Tillakaratne Dilshan.
The Knight Riders, meanwhile, have retained the same side.
Royal Challengers Bangalore: Chris Gayle, Luke Pomersbach, Virat Kohli (C), AB de Villiers, Arun Karthik, Mohammad Kaif, Saurabh Tiwary, Zaheer Khan, Sreenath Aravind, Abhimanyu Mithun and Charl Langeveldt.
Kolkata Knight Riders: Guatam Gambhir (C), Jacques Kallis, Eoin Morgan, Manoj Tiwary, Yusuf Pathan, Mark Boucher, Rajat Bhatia, Jaidev Unadkat, Brett lee, Laxmipathy Balaji and Iqbal Abdulla.