Deepankar Kaur | cricket20
Light drizzle has forced the toss between the Kolkata Knight Riders and the Chennai Super Kings to be delayed as the teams prepare for a vital top of the table clash at Eden Gardens.
Chennai Super Kings skipper MS Dhoni has won the toss and elected to bat first against the Kolkata Knight Riders in a vital top of the table clash at Eden Gardens.
The toss was delayed by over an hour because of light drizzle but the game will get under way with no reduction in overs providing the rain stays away.
Victory for either team will strengthen their chances of a top two finish and a place in the first play off game which will leave them just one victory away from this years IPL final in Chennai.
The Super Kings come into the game full of confidence after their 8 wicket victory over the Rajasthan Royals which as seen them stretch their winning streak to four games.
The Knight Riders meanwhile will be looking to gain revenge for their tense 2 run defeat against the defending champions on the opening night of this year’s tournament.
Faced with a run chase of 154 the Knight Riders lost 6 quick wickets to hand victory to the Super Kings who secured the win from the final delivery of the game after Iqbal Abdulla failed to score the required boundary to seal victory for the visitors.
The Super Kings have brought in Wriddhiman Saha while the home side have recalled Lakshmipathy Balaji who was rested against the Deccan Chargers.
Kolkata Knight Riders team - EJG Morgan, JH Kallis, G Gambhir*, YK Pathan, MK Tiwary, MV Boucher†, R Bhatia, Iqbal Abdulla, B Lee, L Balaji, JD Unadkat.
Chennai Super Kings team - M Vijay, MEK Hussey, SK Raina, MS Dhoni*†, JA Morkel, S Badrinath, WP Saha, R Ashwin, DE Bollinger, SB Jakati, S Randiv.