Gambhir wins the toss, Royals put into bat
Kolkata Knight Riders skipper Gautam Gambhir has won the toss and elected to bowl first against the Rajasthan Royals at Eden Gardens in Kolkata.
The Knight Riders will be looking to make it two wins in the space of three days over the Royals after they cruised to 9 wicket victory against today’s opponents at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur.
The Royals, fresh from that defeat on Friday night will be looking to gain revenge after the Knight Riders ended their unbeaten start to this year’s tournament.
The visitors will be without the injured pair of Rahul Dravid and Johan Botha while Nayan Doshi has been dropped, the trio have been replaced by Shaun Tait, Faiz Fazal and Ajinkya Rahane.
The Knight Riders meanwhile have announced an unchanged line up.
Kolkata Knight Riders team - JH Kallis, MS Bisla†, G Gambhir*, MK Tiwary, YK Pathan, EJG Morgan, Shakib Al Hasan, Iqbal Abdulla, R Bhatia, B Lee, L Balaji.
Rajasthan Royals team - SR Watson, AM Rahane, AL Menaria, LRPL Taylor, AG Paunikar†, AS Raut, SK Warne*, A Singh, SK Trivedi, SW Tait, FY Fazal.