Ganguly elects to bat against Chennai
Kolkata Knight Riders won the toss decided to bat first against Chennai Super Kings in their Indian Premier League outing at the Eden Gardens.
With semi-final race getting hot with each match passing, Chennai Super Kings would look to get vital points as they clash against inconsistent Kolkata Knight Riders. Both the sides lost their previous encounter against Mumbai Indians and would be keen to boost their tally by two points before a full house at the Eden Gardens.
Placed third with 12 points from 10 matches, the visitors would be keen to cash in on the brittle batting of the Kolkata side, who folded up for a miserly 67 in their IPL game opposite Mumbai Indians on Friday to slip to the sixth position.
Kolkata have relied on peak individual performances, rather than collective efforts to win five of their matches. David Hussey has been the only consistent performer in the side and his swashbuckling knocks in adverse situations have won two matches for the Knight Riders.
Kolkata Knight Riders: SC Ganguly, S Kaul, AB Agarkar, A Chopra, DB Das, AB Dinda, CH Gayle, BJ Hodge, DJ Hussey, Iqbal Abdulla, M Kartik, BB McCullum, Mohammad Hafeez, RT Ponting, WP Saha, Salman Butt, I Sharma, Shoaib Akhtar, LR Shukla, T Taibu, Umar Gul.
Chennai Super Kings: MS Dhoni, VV Kadbe, P Amarnath, S Anirudha, R Ashwin, S Badrinath, L Balaji, N Einstein, SP Fleming, M Gony, ML Hayden, MEK Hussey, SB Jakati, Joginder Sharma, CK Kapugedera, AB Karthik, SS Kumar, JA Morkel, A Mukund, M Muralitharan, M Ntini, JDP Oram, PA Patel, SK Raina, S Vidyut.