Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma won the toss and opted to bowl first against the Kolkata Knight Riders in the IPL match at Mumbai’s Wankhede stadium on Thursday.
Sharma explained his decision, saying there was dew on the pitch in their last home game against Royal Challengers Bangalore. With dew, the ball doesn’t swing, aiding his decision to bowl first.
Sharma’s Knight Riders counterpart Gautam Gambhir said he too would have liked to bowl first.
Mumbai Indians are fielding an unchanged side, while for Kolkata, Chris Lynn is in, replacing Morne Morkel. Jaydev Unadkat replaced Piyush Chawla.