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Royals win the toss, elect to bat first

Rajasthan Royals skipper Shane Warne has won the toss and elected to bat first against the Kolkata Knight Riders at the Sardar Patel Stadium in Ahmedabad.

The Royals go into todayís game having lost their previous three games so a win it vital if they donít want to slip out on contention for a place in the knock out stages of the IPL.

They have made two changes to the team that was thrashed by the Royals Challengers Bangalore on Thursday night; Adam Voges and Shaun Tait have replaced Damien Martyn and Morne Morkel.

The Knight Riders will be looking to get back to winning ways after losing their unbeaten record against the Chennai Super Kings. Chris Gayle was expected to play after flying into India this week after completing the West Indies ODI series against Zimbabwe but he has picked a bug up and wonít play.

The Knight Riders have made to changes with Rohan Gavaskar and Laxmi Shukla being replaced by Cheteshwar Pujara and Ashok Dinda.

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