Kolkata opt to field against Pune

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Pune, April 24 (IANS) Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) captain Gautam Gambhir won the toss and decided to field against Rising Pune Supergiants in their Indian Premier League (IPL) contest at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium here on Sunday.

Pune made two changes, replacing injured batsman Kevin Pietersen and pacer Ishant Sharma with all-rounder Albie Morkel and batsman Saurabh Tiwary.

Kolkata replaced injured batsman Manish Pandey with Rajagopal Sathish.

The teams:

Pune: Ajinkya Rahane, Faf du Plessis, Steve Smith, Saurabh Tiwary, Mahendra Singh Dhoni (captain and wicket-keeper), Thisara Perera, Albie Morkel, Rajat Bhatia, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ankit Sharma, Murugan Ashwin.

Kolkata: Robbin Uthappa (wicket-keeper), Gautam Gambhir (captain), Suryakumar Yadav, Shakib Al Hasan, Yusuf Pathan, Andre Russell, Rajagopal Sathish, Piyush Chawla, Sunil Narine, Morne Morkel, Umesh Yadav.

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