Abu Dhabi, Sep 26 : Kolkata Knight Riders skipper Eoin Morgan won the toss and elected to bat first against Chennai Super Kings in their IPL 2021 match here on Sunday.
Morgan said the reason he chose to bat first was that he reckoned the pitch may slow down further in the second half of the match.
The Knight Riders were unchanged while the Super Kings brought in Sam Curran for Dwayne Bravo.MS Dhoni said Bravo has been rested as he had picked up a niggle in the Caribbean Premier League.
Kolkata Knight Riders: Shubman Gill, Venkatesh Iyer, Rahul Tripathi, Eoin Morgan (capt), Nitish Rana, Andre Russell, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Sunil Narine, Lockie Ferguson, Prasidh Krishna, Varun Chakravarthy.
Chennai Super Kings: Ruturaj Gaekwad, Faf du Plessis, Moeen Ali, Ambati Rayudu, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni (capt) (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Sam Curran, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, Josh Hazlewood.