Sangakkara wins the toss, Chargers bowl first
Deccan Chargers skipper Kumar Sangakkara has won the toss and elected to bowl first against the Kolkata Knight Riders in a vital game for both sides at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad.
Having won their previous two games the Knight Riders can move to the top of the IPL group standings with victory over the Chargers tonight.
The home side meanwhile will be looking to bounce back after their 19 run defeat against the Chennai Super Kings on Sunday night.
The Chargers have brought Dale Steyn back into their line up meaning Harmeet Singh misses out while Jaidev Unadkat and Mark Boucher play for the Knight Riders.
Deccan Chargers team - S Sohal, S Dhawan, KC Sangakkara*†, CL White, DT Christian, DB Ravi Teja, B Chipli, A Mishra, PP Ojha, I Sharma, DW Steyn.
Kolkata Knight Riders team - JH Kallis, G Gambhir*, MK Tiwary, YK Pathan, EJG Morgan, MV Boucher†, R Bhatia, Iqbal Abdulla, L Balaji, B Lee, JD Unadkat.