The defending champion Chennai Super Kings have won the toss and have opted to field.
Dhoni – We’ll bowl first. If you see the wickets have been good over here. It’s difficult to contain the batsmen here, hence we need the opposition to put runs. We have had a few niggles and concerns but not worried about that. Hoping Bravo comes back as soon as possible as he gives a balance to our side. Without him being there, we need to find the right balance. I think we are a good space. We are playing with the same squad.
Chennai Super Kings (Playing XI): Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni(w/c), Ravindra Jadeja, Mitchell Santner, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Imran Tahir
Dinesh Karthik – It’s important to hit the right areas for the bowlers. It’s been a flat wicket and it’s difficult to take wickets here. Lynn and Narine are back and Gurney is back too. Looking forward to this game.
Kolkata Knight Riders (Playing XI): Sunil Narine, Chris Lynn, Robin Uthappa, Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik(w/c), Andre Russell, Shubman Gill, Piyush Chawla, Kuldeep Yadav, Prasidh Krishna, Harry Gurney