Bangalore win toss, bowl against Kolkata in IPL

April 18th, 2008 - 9:41 pm ICT by admin  


Bangalore, April 18 (IANS) Bangalore Royal Challengers captain Rahul Dravid won the toss and decided to bowl against Kolkata Knight Riders in the opening match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium here Friday evening. The 45-day tournament will have 59 matches, with the final slated for June 1 in Mumbai.

Teams:

Bangalore Royal Challengers: Rahul Dravid (captain), Wasim Jaffer, Virat Kohli, Jacques Kallis, Cameron White, Mark Boucher (wicket-keeper), B. Akhil, A.A. Noffke, Praveen Kumar, Zaheer Khan and Sunil Joshi

Kolkata Knight Riders: Sourav Ganguly (captain), Ricky Ponting, Brendan McCullum, David Hussey, Mohammad Hafeez, Laxmi Ratan Shukla, W.P. Saha, Ajit Agarkar, D.B. Das, Murali Kartik and Ishant Sharma

Umpires: Asad Rauf (Pakistan) and Rudi Koertzen (South Africa)
TV umpire: Amiesh Saheba (India)
Match referee: Javagal Srinath (India)
Reserve umpire: V.N. Kulkarni (India)

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