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Last Update on: January 4th, 2020 at 02:09 pm

Recently updated on January 4th, 2020 at 02:09 pm

Kolkata Knight Riders won the toss and decided to field first against Rajasthan Royals in the forty-ninth match of the Indian Premier League at the Eden Gardens, Kolkata

Pitch report from Michael Clarke:

“This pitch is a little different. One end seems like a nice even grass covering, nice and dry too, and looks like a batting surface. The other end is particularly dry, and so the KKR spinners like Narine are likely to dominate bowling from the other end. A wonderful pitch, excellent weather, and we are in for a cracker of a contest.”

Here is what the captains said:

Ajinkya Rahane:

“Really happy to bat first. It’s a do-or-die for both the teams. We are happy to put a score on the board.. Ish Sodhi, Anirudh Singh, and Rahul Tripathi come in.”

Dinesh Karthik:

“Going to bowl first. We have chased a lot so we’d like to continue that. Two good teams competing against each other, so we’d like to continue what we have been doing.”

Playing elevens:

Kolkata Knight Riders:

Chris Lynn, Sunil Narine, Robin Uthappa, Andre Russell, Dinesh Karthik(w/c), Nitish Rana, Shubman Gill, Javon Searles, Prasidh Krishna, Shivam Mavi, Kuldeep Yadav

Rajasthan Royals:

 Jos Buttler(w), Ajinkya Rahane(c), Sanju Samson, Ben Stokes, Rahul Tripathi, Stuart Binny, Jofra Archer, Krishnappa Gowtham, Jaydev Unadkat, Ish Sodhi, Anureet Singh


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