Gujarat Lions captain Suresh Raina won the toss and opted to bowl first in the Indian Premier League (IPL) match against Kolkata Knight Riders in Kanpur on Thursday.
Raina explained his decision, saying day-night games haven’t been played at Kanpur before, adding that he backed his side’s batting to chase.
Raina’s Kolkata counterpart Gautam Gambhir said he was looking to bowl first as well.
DR Smith, B McCullum, S Raina, A Finch, D Karthik, R Jadeja, DJ Bravo, E Dwivedi , P Kumar, D Kulkarni, S Jakati
Kolkata Knight Riders
R Uthappa, G Gambhir, M Pandey, Y Pathan, S Yadav, S Al Hasan, J Holder, P Chawla, S Narine, M Morkel, A Rajpoot