Harjit Mehat | cricket20
Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper Daniel Vettori has won the toss and elected to bowl first against the Kolkata Knight Riders at Eden Gardens in Kolkata.
The Knight Riders will be looking to bounce back after their 6 run defeat against the Kochi Tuskers Kerala on Wednesday night; victory over the Royal Challengers will move them two points clear at the top of the IPL group table.
The Royal Challengers meanwhile will be looking to snap a three game losing streak which as left them in a lowly 9th in the table and having already played 5 games the pressure will be on the visitors to beat the Knight Riders.
The visitors have handed a debut to Chris Gayle against his former team after he signed a contract with the Royal Challengers yesterday.
The Knight Riders meanwhile have brought in Jaidev Unadkat and Brad Haddin, the pair replace Brett Lee and Manvinder Bisla.
Kolkata Knight Riders team - JH Kallis, BJ Haddin†, G Gambhir*, MK Tiwary, EJG Morgan, YK Pathan, Shakib Al Hasan, R Bhatia, Iqbal Abdulla, JD Unadkat, L Balaji.
Royal Challengers Bangalore team - CH Gayle, TM Dilshan, V Kohli, AB de Villiers†, SS Tiwary, CA Pujara, Z Khan, AUK Pathan, DL Vettori*, S Aravind, J Syed Mohammad.