RR win the toss and elect to ball
RR win the toss and elect to ball first

Ahead of the Kolkata Knight Riders vs Rajasthan Royals game at the Eden Gardens, Sanju Samson has won the toss and elected to field first at the Eden Gardens.

After winning the toss, speaking with Harsha Bhogle, Sanju Samson remarked, “We have usually batted first, but would look to bowl first this time. It is a long tournament and we have played several tough games. We did lose the last two games, but the players’ morale is high and we are professionals and know how to bounce back.”

Meanwhile, Nitish Rana said, “We are finally getting the pitch we want. We have just one change which is Anukul Roy replaces Vaibhav Arora. We are not looking at a projected score on this pitch, but we will take one game at a time and look to earn 2 points in this one.”

Here are the playing XI for KKR vs RR match.

Kolkata Knight Riders: Rahmanullah Gurbaz(w), Jason Roy, Venkatesh Iyer, Nitish Rana(c), Andre Russell, Rinku Singh, Sunil Narine, Shardul Thakur, Anukul Roy, Harshit Rana, Varun Chakaravarthy

Rajasthan Royals: Yashasvi Jaiswal, Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson(w/c), Joe Root, Dhruv Jurel, Shimron Hetmyer, Ravichandran Ashwin, Trent Boult, Sandeep Sharma, KM Asif, Yuzvendra Chahal