Knight Riders opt to bat against Daredevils

May 13th, 2008 - 9:42 pm ICT by admin  

A file-photo of Shoaib Akhtar

Kolkata, May 13 (IANS) Kolkata Knight Riders captain Sourav Ganguly won the toss and elected to bat against Delhi Daredevils in an important Twenty20 match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) at the Eden Gardens here Tuesday. Knight Riders’ Shoaib Akhtar and young spinner Iqbal Abdullah will make their debut in the IPL. Local boy Manoj Tiwari has been included in place of Dinesh Karthik for Delhi Daredevils

Teams:
Kolkata Knight Riders: Sourav Ganguly (captain), Aakash Chopra, Salman Butt, David Hussey, Wriddhiman Saha (wicketkeeper), Tatenda Taibu, Laxmi Ratan Shukla, Shoaib Akhtar, Ishant Sharma, Ashok Dinda, and Iqbal Abdullah.

Delhi Daredevils: Virender Sehwag (captain), Gautam Gambhir, Shikhar Dhawan, Abraham Benjamin de Villiers (wicketkeeper), Tillekeratne Dilshan, Manoj Tiwari, Farveez Maharoof, Yo Mahesh, Glenn McGrath, Pradeep Sangwan and Amit Mishra.

Umpires: Asad Rauf (Pakistan) and Ian Howell (South Africa)
TV umpire: A.V. Jayaprakash (India)
Match referee: Talat Ali (Pakistan)

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