Deccan Chargers won the toss and elected to bat against Pune Warriors India in the 42nd match of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2012 at Barabati Stadium, Cuttack.
Deccan Chargers captain Kumar Sangakkara is back into the side as he replaced Dan Christian.
Biplab Samantray is also included in place of Ishank Jaggi.
Pune Warrirors have included Australian skipper Michael Clarke inplace of Jesse Ryder.
Wayne Parnell and Murali Kartik replaced Alfonso Thomas and Rahul Sharma.
Pune Warriors India captain, Sourav Ganguly, said “We need to regain that winning form but it will happen in the tournament. We have had some rest and some time off, we did a bit of training yesterday.
“I would have batted as well but it is just four overs so I don’t think it will change much.
“Clarke comes in for Ryder in this game and Parnell comes in for Thomas.”
Deccan Chargers captain, kumar Sangakkara, said “It is hotter here in Cuttack, I don’t think the weather and conditions will change much through the day.
“Leaving myself out was a tough decision last game but it was one that had to be made.
“It looks a good wicket, it might slow down later on as the game goes on. Samantarey comes in and I come in for Christian.”
Pune Warriors (Playing XI): Sourav Ganguly(c), Manish Pandey, Michael Clarke, Robin Uthappa(w), Marlon Samuels, Steven Smith, Wayne Parnell, Mithun Manhas, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Murali Kartik, Ashish Nehra.
Deccan Chargers (Playing XI): Parthiv Patel(w), Shikhar Dhawan, Kumar Sangakkara(c), Cameron White, Jean-Paul Duminy, Biplab Samantray, Ankit Sharma, Ashish Reddy, Amit Mishra, Dale Steyn, Veer Pratap Singh.