Jayawardene wins the toss and elects to bowl
Kochi Tuskers Kerela skipper Mahela Jayawardene has won the toss and elected to bowl first against the Rajasthan Royals at the Holkar Cricket Stadium in Indore.
The Royals will be looking to keep their faint hopes of reaching the IPL play offs alive with a victory tonight while the Tuskers will be looking to end their debut season off on a high.
Even if the Royals win tonight, they can still be knock out of contention of the Kolkata Knight Riders beat the Pune Warriors on Thursday night at the Dr DY Patil Sports Academy in Mumbai.
The Tuskers will be without Vinay Kumar and Raiphi Gomez who have been ruled out because of injury meaning Prasanth Padmanabhan and Gnaneswara Rao find their way into the line up.
The Royals meanwhile have made six changes to the team which lost by 9 wickets to the Royal Challengers Bangalore last week.
Kochi Tuskers Kerala team - BB McCullum, DPMD Jayawardene*, PA Patel†, OA Shah, BJ Hodge, RA Jadeja, RP Singh, P Parameswaran, , S Sreesanth, Y Gnaneswara Rao.
Rajasthan Royals team - SR Watson, R Dravid, AM Rahane, FY Fazal, AL Menaria, PR Shah†, JDP Oram, AA Chavan, SK Warne*, SW Tait, ND Doshi.