Kings XI Punjab captain Murali Vijay won the toss and decided to bat first against Rising Pune Supergiants.
Two bottom-placed teams, Rising Pune Supergiants and Kings XI Punjab will aim to end their turbulent Indian Premier League (IPL) campaign with a win when they take on each other in Visakhapatnam on Saturday.
Both debutants Pune and Punjab have eight points each and are placed in the seventh and eight spot respectively on the league table -- the former are ahead on better net run rate. A win will help the teams avoid the last spot and it can be a big motivation.
Both the sides are out of the race for the play-offs but the cricketers in each side will like to give respite to their shattered reputation in their final league game.
Rising Pune Supergiants: #RPS XI: Rahane, Khawaja, Bailey, Tiwary, Dhoni (c), Perera, Pathan, R Ashwin, A Zampa, Dinda, Chahar.
Kings XI Punjab: Vijay (c), Amla, Saha , Miller, Behardien, GK Mann, R Dhawan, Axar, Abbott, S Sharma, M Sharma.