Chennai Super Kings won the toss and chose to bat, hoping to set a big score and continue their successful run at home which includes three wins in a row before losing to Kings XI Punjab on Saturday. Michael Hussey joins the Super Kings playing XI, after having completed the tour of the West Indies with Australia, at the expense of Nuwan Kulasekara. Super Kings also brought in a seamer in Yo Mahesh, leaving out Wriddhiman Saha. Kolkata Knight Riders stuck to the same side that beat Royal Challengers Bangalore comprehensively on Saturday.
Chennai Super Kings
: 1 S Badrinath, 2 Faff du Plessis, 3 Michael Hussey, 4 Suresh Raina, 5 MS Dhoni (capt and wk), 6 Ravindra Jadeja, 7 Dwayne Bravo, 8 Albie Morkel, 9 R Ashwin, 10 Shadab Jakati, 11 Yo Mahesh.
Kolkata Knight Riders
: 1 Brendon McCullum (wk), 2 Gautam Gambhir (capt), 3 Laxmi Shukla, 4 Jacques Kallis, 5 Manoj Tiwary, 6 Yusuf Pathan, 7 Rajat Bhatia, 8 Debabrata Das, 9 Sunil Narine, 10 Brett Lee, 11 Iqbal Abdulla.
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