Kolkata elect to bat against Delhi in the first IPL qualifier

Kolkata Knight Riders are unchanged from their previous game AFP

By CricketCountry Staff

Pune: May 22, 2012

Kolkata Knight Riders captain Gautam Gambhir won the toss and elected to bat first in the first qualifier of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2012 against Delhi Daredevils at the Subrata Roy Sahara Stadium, Pune.

The winner of this game would directly proceed to the final. However, the loser gets another shot at qualification for the final as they would face the winner of the eliminator between Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings.

Delhi have been strengthened by the return of Virender Sehwag who had missed the last few games due to an illness. Ross Taylor also returned for Delhi to strengthen their middle order. Kolkata were unchanged from their previous game.

Teams:

DD: Virender Sehwag (c), David Warner, Y Venugopal Rao, Mahela Jayawardene, Naman Ojha (wk), Ross Taylor, Morne Morkel, Umesh Yadav, Pawan Negi, Varun Aaron

KKR: Gautam Gambhir (c), Brendon McCullum (wk), Jacques Kallis, Laxmi Ratan Shukla, Yusuf Pathan, Shakib Al Hasan, Debabrata Das, Rajat Bhatia, Iqbal Abdulla, Sunil Narine, Laxmipathy Balaji

Catch the live-score and ball-by-ball commentary of the first Qualifier of the IPL 2012 between DD and KKR here