Kolkata Knight Riders captain Nitish Rana won the toss and elected to bowl against Punjab Kings in their opening match of Indian Premier League 2023 on Saturday. (More Cricket News) | (Scorecard)
For KKR, Afghanistan player Rahmanullah Gurbaz is making his IPL debut, while Zimbabwe's Sikandar Raza has been named in the playing XI for Punjab Kings.
Punjab Kings: Shikhar Dhawan (c), Prabhsimran Singh, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Sikandar Raza, Jitesh Sharma (wk), Shahrukh Khan, Sam Curran, Nathan Ellis, Harpreet Brar, Rahul Chahar, Arshdeep Singh.
Kolkata Knight Riders: Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Mandeep Singh, Nitish Rana (c), Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Shardul Thakur, Sunil Narine, Tim Southee, Anukul Roy, Umesh Yadav, Varun Chakravarthy.