Kolkata Knight Riders win toss, elect to bowl against Deccan Chargers

Although the Kolkata Knight Riders have only 50 per cent win ratio till now — three victories from six matches so far — the Kolkata outfit certainly starts as favourite AFP


By CricketCountry Staff

Cuttack: Apr 22, 2012

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) captain Gautam Gambhir has won the toss and elected to bowl against Deccan Chargers (DC) in the 29th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2012 at Cuttack.

The bottom-placed Deccan Chargers will continue their quest for an elusive victory when they take on an inconsistent Kolkata Knight Riders in their Indian Premier League match.

The Chargers, yet to open their account, would draw inspiration from the fact that they had won both their matches in 2010 at the Barabati Stadium when the venue played host to two out of seven of their home games.

But having lost all four of their matches so far this season, they will have to get their act together against a side high on confidence after defeating Kings XI Punjab comprehensively in their last match.

Although the Knight Riders have only 50 per cent win ratio till now — three victories from six matches so far — the Kolkata outfit certainly starts as favourite.

Teams:

DC: Shikhar Dhawan, Parthiv Patel, Kumar Sangakkara (c & wk), Jean-Paul Duminy, Cameron White, Ishank Jaggi, Anand Rajan, Ankit Sharma, Amit Mishra, Dale Steyn, Veer Pratap Singh.

KKR: Brendon McCullum, Jacques Kallis, Manvinder Bisla (wk), Gautam Gambhir (c), Manoj Tiwary, Yusuf Pathan, Debabrata Das, Rajat Bhatia, Sunil Narine, Laxmipathy Balaji, Brett Lee.

Catch the live score & ball-by-ball commentary of the IPL 2012 match between DC and KKR here