Sunrisers Hyderabad opt to bowl against Kolkata Knight Riders

Sunrisers Hyderabad won the toss and elected to bowl against Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League match played here at the Eden Gardens, Kolkata.

Kolkata Knight Riders (Playing XI): Robin Uthappa(w), Gautam Gambhir(c), Manish Pandey, Colin Munro, Yusuf Pathan, Shakib Al Hasan, Suryakumar Yadav, Jason Holder, Sunil Narine, Kuldeep Yadav, Ankit Rajpoot

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Sunrisers Hyderabad (Playing XI): David Warner(c), Shikhar Dhawan, Kane Williamson, Deepak Hooda, Yuvraj Singh, Moises Henriques, Naman Ojha(w), Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Karn Sharma, Barinder Sran, Mustafizur Rahman

Kolkata Knight Riders captain Gambhir said at the toss: “We would have bowled first as well. But you can’t control the toss. We have to put runs on the board and restrict them. We can’t think of permutations and combinations and just look to win the game. Russell is obviously not playing today as he is not available. We have two changes. Munro comes in for Morne Morkel. Kuldeep Yadav replaces Piyush Chawla.”

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Skipper of Sunrisers Hyderabad Warner stated: “We are going to bowl first. Yes, definitely (talking about their previous game). We did not get enough runs on the board. We were sloppy in the field in the last game. We have come here fresh and we will try to win. We can’t be too complacent and we will try to play our best from ball one. Kane Williamson comes in for Eoin Morgan.”