Toss Report Rajasthan Royals chose to bat v Kolkata Knight RidersLive scorecard and ball-by-ball details
Brad Hogg has been included for the first time this IPL by Rajasthan Royals © AFP
Matches: Kolkata Knight Riders v Rajasthan Royals at Kolkata
Series/Tournaments: Indian Premier League
Teams: Kolkata Knight Riders | Rajasthan Royals
Rajasthan Royals chose to bat on a typical Eden Gardens surface that is expected to aid spinners. Consequently, both teams beefed up their bowling attacks with slower bowlers with Royals making three changes. They included Brad Hogg, the left-arm chinaman bowler, for the first time this season and also added left-arm spinner Ankeet Chavan. Wicketkeeper batsman Dishant Yagnik was also back in the the XI.
Kolkata Knight Riders replaced their two fast men – Brett Lee and L Balaji – with Sachithra Senanayake and Iqbal Abdulla.
Rajasthan Royals are in a comfortable position in the points table with six wins from nine matches, but they have only won one away match out of four.
Kolkata Knight Riders: 1 Gautam Gambhir (capt), 2 Manvinder Bisla, 3 Yusuf Pathan, 4 Jacques Kallis, 5 Eoin Morgan, 6 Debabrata Das (wk), 7 Rajat Bhatia, 8 Sumit Narwal, 9 Iqbal Abdulla, 10 Sunil Narine, 11 Sachithra Senanayake
Rajasthan Royals: 1 Rahul Dravid (capt), 2 Ajinkya Rahane, 3 Sanju Samson, 4 Shane Watson, 5 Dishant Yagnik, 6 Stuart Binny, 7 Owais Shah, 8 James Faulkner, 9 Brad Hogg, 10 Siddharth Trivedi, 11 Ankeet Chavan