His men are coming up against a Bangalore attack that dearly missed Dale Steyn and Praveen Kumar against Delhi. They conceded 184 in that encounter, with R Vinay Kumar and Kallis going wicket less and Cameron White bowling just a solitary over for 19 runs. They've had three days to recover, regroup and re-strategise. Steyn is likely to make his way in and White, not just because of his 19-run special, but the fact that he didn't make much of his opportunity as an opener, may have to sit out.
That means Manish Pandey will return to take his opener's berth and Abhimanyu Mithun, who was the second most expensive bowler against Delhi, will have to warm the bench. With Steyn to strengthen the bowling, it's likely that Praveen Kumar will sit out again.