The local outfit suffered a setback ahead of the start with their bowling ace Shoaib Akhtar sitting out owing to knee injury. Gul returns to share new-ball with Ashok Dinda. Kolkata have to win in order to stay in hunt for semis' spot. Rajasthan Royals fielded an unchanged squad.
Knight Riders: Salman Butt, Mohd Hafeez, Sourav Ganguly, David Hussey, Debabrata Das, Laxmi Ratan Shukla, Wriddhiman Saha, Ajit Agarkar, Ishant Sharma, Ashok Dinda and Umar Gul
Rajasthan Royals: Smith, SA Asnodkar, YK Pathan, SR Watson, M Kaif, RA Jadeja, captainSK Warne, Sohail Tanvir, wicketkeeperM Rawat, SK Trivedi, MM Patel.
Match Officials: Umpires: Brian Jerling and Rudi Koertzen. Third umpire: K Hariharan. Match Ref: Farookh Engineer.