Toss: Bangalore have won the toss and elected to field
Virat Kohli: We have deicded to bowl first, just a little of grass on the wicket, any early moisture we’ll try to use it to get early wickets and put them under pressure. Kolkata are a strong side, they won the league last year. It will be great to get a win tonight and make the local crowd happy on Ugadi. We have made one change, KL Rahul replaces Murali Karthik in the side. We are eager to play this game hopefully we’ll pull this off.
Gautam Gambhir: We were anyway looking to bat first, yes a happy toss to lose. People have asked us whether we’ll play well on bouncy tracks and I am sure we didn’t win the tournament last time batting on only on slow wickets. We didn’t play well as a batting unit against Rajasthan, we want to win this game and hopefully we’ll do well. We have a couple of changes in the side, Ryan McLaren replaces Brett Lee and Laxmi Shukla makes way for Pradeep Sangwan.
Bangalore (Playing XI): Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Virat Kohli(c), AB de Villiers, Moises Henriques, Lokesh Rahul, Arun Karthik(w), Vinay Kumar, Jaidev Unadkat, RP Singh, Muttiah Muralitharan
Kolkata (Playing XI): Manvinder Bisla(w), Gautam Gambhir(c), Jacques Kallis, Eoin Morgan, Manoj Tiwary, Ryan ten Doeschate, Yusuf Pathan, Rajat Bhatia, Pradeep Sangwan, Shami Ahmed, Sunil Narine