Kings XI Punjab opt to bat at Eden Gardens

Kolkata, April 26 (IANS) Kings XI Punjab skipper Adam Gilchrist won the toss and chose to bat first in their Indian Premier League match against Kolkata Knight Riders at the Eden Gardens here Friday.

KKR made two changes bringing in Manvinder Bisla for an injured Manoj Tiwary and Sarabjit Ladda for Iqbal Abdulla.

Punjab too made two changes dropping Luke Pomersbach and Parvinder Awana for Azhar Mahmood and Gurkeerat Singh.

The teams:

Kolkata Knight Riders: Gautam Gambhir (captain), Yusuf Pathan, Jacques Kallis, Eoin Morgan, Manvinder Bisla (wicketkeeper), Debabrata Das, Rajat Bhatia, Sarabjit Ladda, Sachithra Senanayake, Sunil Narine, Lakshmipathy Balaji.

Kings XI Punjab: Adam Gilchrist (captain), Mandeep Singh, Manan Vohra, David Hussey, Azhar Mahmood, Gurkeerat Singh, David Miller, Piyush Chawla, Praveen Kumar, Harmeet Singh, Bhargav Bhatt.

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