IPL: Supergiants opt to bat against KKR

Kolkata, May 14 (IANS) Rising Pune Supergiants skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni won the toss and opted to bat against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in an Indian Premier League (IPL) contest at the Eden Gardens here on Saturday.

The Supergiants named bowlers Murugan Ashwin and Irfan Pathan in place of Rajat Bhatia and R.P. Singh, while KKR replaced bowlers Brad Hogg and Umesh Yadav with Ankit Rajpoot and Sunil Narine.

The teams:

Kolkata Knight Riders: Robin Uthappa (wicket-keeper), Gautam Gambhir (captain), Manish Pandey, Suryakumar Yadav, Shakib Al Hasan, Yusuf Pathan, Andre Russell, Piyush Chawla, Morne Morkel, Ankit Rajpoot, Sunil Narine

Rising Pune Supergiants: Ajinkya Rahane, Usman Khawaja, George Bailey, Saurabh Tiwary, Mahendra Singh Dhoni(wicket-keeper/captain), Thisara Perera, Irfan Pathan, Ravichandran Ashwin, Adam Zampa, Murugan Ashwin, Ashok Dinda



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