Kolkata Knight Riders captain Gautam Gambhir won the toss and opted to bowl first in the Indian Premier League (IPL) match against Royal Challengers Bangalore in Bengaluru on Monday.
Gambhir explained his decision, saying the track looked like a good one to bat on. Batting has been his side’s strength and hopefully his side would have a successful chase, he added.
Gambhir’s Royal Challengers counterpart Virat Kohli said he too would have opted to bowl first, adding that his side need to step up and perform better with the ball.
Kolkata Knight Riders
R Uthappa, G Gambhir, S Yadav, Y Pathan, M Pandey, A Russell, C Lynn, P Chawla, U Yadav, S Narine, M Morkel
Royal Challengers Bangalore
V Kohli, C Gayle, L Rahul, AB de Villiers, S Watson, S Baby, S Binny, Y Chahal, S Aravind, V Aaron, T Shamsi