By CricketCountry Staff
Pune: May 19, 2012
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) captain Gautam Gambhir wins toss and elects to bat first against Pune Warriors India (PWI) in the 70th Indian Premier League (IPL) 2012 match at the Subrata Roy Sahara Stadium in Pune.
Gautam Gambhir's KKR are currently second on the table with 19 points from 15 matches and have been among the most consistent performers in the IPL, having won nine of their 15 league games so far.
The side has a power-packed batting line-up boasting of an in-form Gambhir, the unpredictably explosive Brendon McCullum, the ever-reliable Jacques Kallis and Manoj Tiwary in the top half.
Pune, on the other hand, are a team in disarray. The second-from-bottom side was handed a sound thrashing by Rajasthan Royals in the previous match.
PWI: Jesse Ryder, Robin Uthappa (wk), Michael Clarke, Sourav Ganguly(c), Callum Ferguson, Anustup Majumdar, Harpreet Singh, Wayne Parnell, Ali Murtaza, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ashish Nehra
KKR : Brendon McCullum(wk), Gautam Gambhir(c), Jacques Kallis, Yusuf Pathan, Shakib Al Hasan, Manoj Tiwary, Debabrata Das, Rajat Bhatia, Lakshmipathy Balaji, Iqbal Abdulla, Sunil Narine