Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) won the toss and elected to field against Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the 66th match of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2012 at Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, Dharamsala.
Chennai Super Kings have included Yo Mahesh and Albie Morkel in place of Faf du Plessis and Shadab Jakati.
Kings XI Punjab have left out Shaun Marsh and David Miller to include Ryan Harris and Adam Gilchrist.
Chennai Super Kings captain, MS Dhoni, said “This is fantastic weather to play cricket. We have to travel quite a bit to get here but I think it’s a lovely place to play at.
“The ball travels fast out here, the pace bowlers get some assistance so it’s a good wicket to play on.
“It is important to keep it simple, stick to our plans and try and focus on the present.
“Even we would have liked to bowl first because we thought chasing on this track would have been relatively easy.
“Faf makes way for Albie today.”
Kings XI Punjab captain, Adam Gilchrist, said “All the teams that come here appreciate the beauty of this ground.
“There is a bit of grass cover on the wicket and we have Harris in our side so hopefully we can get a few early wickets.”
Kings XI Punjab (Playing XI): Adam Gilchrist(w/c), Mandeep Singh, Nitin Saini, David Hussey, Azhar Mahmood, Gurkeerat Singh, Siddharth Chitnis, Piyush Chawla, Ryan Harris, Praveen Kumar, Parvinder Awana.
Chennai Super Kings (Playing XI): Michael Hussey, Murali Vijay, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni(w/c), Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, Albie Morkel, Srikkanth Anirudha, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ben Hilfenhaus, Vijaykumar Yo Mahesh.