Ganguly elects to bat against Chargers

Published: Sunday, May 11, 2008, 3:35 [IST]
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Hyderabad: Kolkata Knight Riders skipper Sourav Ganguly won the toss and elected to bat first against home side Deccan Chargers in their Indian Premier League match at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium.

With six defeats in eight games, Deccan are in a must-win situation in every matches and the hyderabad side decided to omit one of their biggest stars for today's match as Shahid Afridi made way for Chaminda Vaas.

Kolkata made one change too as Salman Butt came in for Brad Hodge, who has left the IPL to join the Australian squad in the West Indies.

Deccan Chargers: Adam Gilchrist, Herschelle Gibbs, Scott Styris, Rohit Sharma, Venugopal Rao, Ravi Teja, Sanjay Bangar, Chaminda Vaas, RP Singh, Pragyan Ojha, DP Vijaykumar.

Kolkata Knight Riders: Aakash Chopra, Salman Butt, Sourav Ganguly, David Hussey, Tatenda Taibu, Laxmi Ratan Shukla, Wriddhiman Saha, Murali Kartik, Umar Gul, Ishant Sharma, Ashok Dinda.


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