Gautam Gambhir won the toss and elected to bowl first in their Champions League Twenty20 match against the Royal Challengers Bangalore at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium here on Thursday
Wicketkeeper-batsman Brad Haddin replaces Shakib Al Hasan, seamer Shami Ahmed takes Malvinder Bisla’s place and left-arm seamer Jaidev Unadkat comes in for L Balaji.
Royal Challengers Bangalore are without AB de Villiers, who broke his finger. He has been replaced by Tillakaratne Dilshan. Abhimanyu Mithun has been left out to include seamer Raju Bhatkal.
Kolkata Knight Riders: Jacques Kallis, Gautam Gambhir(c), Manoj Tiwary, Yusuf Pathan, Brad Haddin(w), Ryan ten Doeschate, Shami Ahmed, Rajat Bhatia, Iqbal Abdulla, Brett Lee, Jaidev Unadkat.
Royal Challengers Bangalore: Chris Gayle, Tillakaratne Dilshan(w), Mayank Agarwal, Virat Kohli, Saurabh Tiwary, Mohammad Kaif, Raju Bhatkal, Daniel Vettori(c), Syed Mohammad Jamaluddin, Sreenath Aravind, Dirk Nannes.
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